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Urban Thai

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26841 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste D, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5314
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Break the crabs with bare hands

Went here for dinner. Food is ok. I ordered crab but it came with a surprise. They didn't have anything to break the crab shell with. Ended up digging out the crab meat with tiny needle.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Madana K
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Went here for dinner. Food is ok. I ordered crab but it came with a surprise. They didn't have anything to break the crab shell with. Ended up digging out the crab meat with tiny needle.

Thank Madana K
Mission Viejo, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went there expecting typical Thai sweet tasting food. It was not. The food was prepared good, but it lacked on taste. It was more bland. Not the typical sweet taste, nor was it spicy. There were new servers that didn't really know much about the restaurant, food, but were helpful but not intrusive. Portions were good. If you're hungry it... More 

Thank John C
Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A bit cookie-cutter IMO. There are better Thai options available close by. The setting is modern / nice. Service seems fine but the flavors were just okay!... Better suited for a quick lunch (order from the lunch specials) than for authentic Thai dining experience.

Thank PG13LA
Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My friends and I usually always order: Cool Autumn Rolls (Tofu with Rice Paper Rolls, House Mixed Green with Thai Peanuts Dressing, Coconut Milk Soup with Vegetable, Spinach & Tofu AND My Favorite Dessert: Sticky Rice with Mango

1 Thank gypsyveg
Sugar Land, Texas
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have dined here off and on over the years, this time I believe the restaurant has changed names. Despite this, dining is very much the same as in the past. Lots of entrees for lunch, many that can be very spicy. I prefer a milder version and was able to have a chicken cashew lunch that was very good.... More 

1 Thank Shuttrrbug
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Urban Thai was excellent and we went there for years. The food was reliably of good quality and the flavors were fresh. The service was also good. Our server always remembered us as well as the dishes we usually ordered. Being a vegetarian, I am always looking for new "takes" on tofu dishes and our server always had one to... More 

Thank minuit1942
Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I have been going here for over 5 years and really enjoy the food. Service can be lax at times. But I have only had that problem two times. Great lunch deals!

Thank ocgirl13
San Clemente, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was so excited to see a modern Thai food place near my new home. I went in to find food styles from the 1970's. It wasn't upscale or urban. More like a truck stop with cheap wine. The peanut sauce tasted like Jif whipped with some oil. Really disappointing. Skip this one and go to the other Thai place... More 

Thank stacyervin
Laguna Hills, California
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to this restaurant Friday night almost 9 pm. We were bone tired, but the food was great, service was prompt and all smiles. I was hungry but didn't want to blow my low carb diet, so opted for tom yum soup with lots of lean chicken and AMAZING flavor! I was blown away! It was sooo good I... More 

Thank Camellia S
Aliso Viejo, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've tried Urban Thai with mixed results in the past, and this last experiece was the last straw. We waited several minutes at the front while the staff chatted in the back - totally being ignored despite waving and trying to make contact. The busser was the only person who seemed to care. We waited about 45 minutes for our... More 

Thank Arland V

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26841 Aliso Creek Rd, Ste D, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: 949-831-7628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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