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Surin

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Bar, Sushi, Asian, Thai
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1918 11th Avenue South, 1918 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
205-324-1928
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, but watch out what you eat

My wife and I heard the Surin West was very good so we tried it. It gets very busy so either go early or be prepared to wait. Between 5 PM & 7 PM appetizers are 1/2 price and we tried the eggs rolls which were very good in a mild sweet & sour sauce, crispy squid which were OK... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Richard F
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenville, South Carolina
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593 reviews 593 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I heard the Surin West was very good so we tried it. It gets very busy so either go early or be prepared to wait. Between 5 PM & 7 PM appetizers are 1/2 price and we tried the eggs rolls which were very good in a mild sweet & sour sauce, crispy squid which were OK... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I wasn't very impressed with the food. It was bland and the menu was strangely organized--they called Pad-Thai something like "National Thai Noodle Dish"...and I couldn't even find Thom Ka Gai soup on the menu.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I don't want to remember a time when I could not get Surin Thai food at one of 3 locations in Birmingham. For lunch I love a noodle bowl; for dinner Nam-sod has my vote. Crab angels are divine. Coconut soup is a favorite. Masaman curry is the best this side of heaven. Better go, I've made myself hungry.

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DeLancey, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My hband and I ate here for dinner. The apps were fresh and tasty. I had the basil veggie rolls and he had the chicken Larb, was very good. He had the lamb chops, perfectly done. I had the red curry with Chicken. It was creamy and had the exact right balance of spice and milk. I have eaten a... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Arrived at 6:15 with 15 young men, most from the local university (UAB). They promptly set a table for 16. Our waiter, Andrew, took over and did an excellent job. He later even handled separate checks for all of us like a pro. Most enjoyed sushi or spicy noodle dishes. My soft shell crabs (2) with asparagus sauce was excellent... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband, son and I (along with assorted guests) regularly eat at Surin on the Southside. Cautions - parking can be challenging - in the evening we park at the post office and walk a block. Be careful that you don't park where you will get "booted" and fined. Our menu favorites are coconut tofu soup, spring roll appetizers, Massaman... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Their sushi was definitely on par and their Thai was delicious. Our waiter was very good and the service was quick, would definitely recommend for any occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Excellent sushi will be found here as well as other delicious asian dishes. The wait staff is attentive and food is served in a timely manner, even when the restaurant is crowded. We have never had to wait more than a minute or two for a table and usually walk right in.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great food, excellent atmosphere, nice bar! Service is always really good. The menu is very extensive and the staff is always help full. Plenty of seating,if you have to wait the bar has quite a bit of seating,as well as, benches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While on a road trip from Arkansas to Florida we choose Birmingham for dinner. Surin was a bit off the route but it was nice to see a little of Birmingham atmosphere apart from the Hwy. Food and environment were nice. I had the soft shell crab with asparagus sauce and the sauce was devine. Even had a little kick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1918 11th Avenue South, 1918 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-324-1928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Sushi, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?