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Surin West

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1918 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
+1 205-324-1928
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Surin West is my favorite! The waiter was great. It's located in five points and very close to UAB. We had amazing peanut coconut curry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenna P
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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So, we went at 5 p.m. We were not aware of the happy hour for appetizers. So, I asked my server was there any exclusions. She said was it is only these. She pointed to the appetizer side which was all of them. She was being a smart aleck about it. So, I was trying to see if she had... More 

Thank Foodislife412
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surin West is my favorite! The waiter was great. It's located in five points and very close to UAB. We had amazing peanut coconut curry.

Thank Jenna P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! Had a Thai chicken dish Pan something funny named. Tuna sushi and the potstickers. Everything was excellent. Can't wait go back and try a few more dishes

Thank David C
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for early dinner with a vegetarian friend visiting from ATL. We were so pleased with Surin 280. I visited Surin West years ago and loved it, but this was my first visit to the 280 location. We were greeted warmly upon entering, same from our server, and others. We ordered the coconut soup, which was delicious with nice fresh... More 

Thank Pamela G
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Go for lunch and enjoy the coconut soup before your entrée, the chicken masaman is hard to pass up but some other favs are the chicken noodle bowl, the catfish and the whole chicken. Don't let the parking deter you, just park around back, it's worth it.

Thank Meredith L
Birmingham, Alabama
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

So the place may look like a hole in the wall, bug don't judge a book by its cover. My first time there so I didn't know what to order. They offered advice and it was good but HOT! If you like spicy , your good to hi!

Thank RT R
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Since neither of us had been there is a while, we decided to go to one of our favorite Thai restaurants. Bad decision. Our first clue that something had changed was the almost empty restaurant at lunch time. When we first arrived there was nobody at the hostess desk and after a several minute wait we seated ourselves at a... More 

1 Thank LoveTravelingOn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We tried Surin west for lunch.....bad idea very slow service. The Food is well above average and moderately priced....it would be wise to visit after the lunch rush hour

Thank crazytravellingpair
Wallace, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

went here last week . first, this restaurant serves the best martini's we have had in quite awhile, even though they charge a lot for them they are huge and exceptional. I had the soft shell crabs which were good and my wife had one of the thai dishes with shrimp which was huge with great looking and tasting shrimp.... More 

Thank hyeykysy
Rural Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was the first time I ate legit Thai food and it was amazing. The staff was very polite and friendly and the food came quickly and was cooked to perfection.

Thank Amanda Z

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1918 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-324-1928

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?