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403 W University Dr, Ste 101, Tempe, AZ 85281-5472
480-968-9250
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent Thai food

I usually have lunch at this place. The welcome soup part of the lunch menu is awesome. Tom Kha Soup is awesome. Pad Thai is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Akshay K
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tempe, Arizona
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went for lunch at 12:30 and the place was packed. The restaurant consist in a small room only with a terrible acoustic. The noise of the people talking was very strong. I order a dish of eggplants, so listed in the menu, but 85 % of the dish it was of other vegetables with very few pieces of eggplants.... More 

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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very cozy and quiet atmosphere. Service was great and food was even better. Menu was easy to understand - seasoning was as advertised. Definitely will go again.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I usually have lunch at this place. The welcome soup part of the lunch menu is awesome. Tom Kha Soup is awesome. Pad Thai is good.

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Washington dc
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Average Thai place, with a decent (but not spectacular pad thai) and curry. The 3rd person in our group ordered a sweet and sour dish and wasnt impressed. The fresh spring rolls were tasty. Sadly, this place doesnt serve alcohol and after a day full of meetings, we needed some.

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North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've eaten Thai food in many restaurants in a variety places across the country. This place, by FAR has the best Thai food we have ever tasted. I could not believe the great tastes coming out of each dish. The rice wrap veggie rolls were light and delicious, topping even those great ones coming out of the farmers market in... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A small restaurant with a modern Asian atmosphere, friendly staff and authentic Thai food that has reasonably-priced dinners & lunch specials. I usually have the tom kha kai, a chicken & coconut milk soup that is delicious and filling. The service is fast and friendly in a pleasant atmosphere, located just minutes away from Arizona State University and old town... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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207 reviews 207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Went here for lunch after a show and seating was cramped. Felt like the service was great but the food was scrimpy. Ordered a papaya salad and got only two shrimp. Although the flavor was great the amount was lacking. Servers were friendly, just needed a bit more for the price.

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South Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

i can not eat onions and love curry, i found many of the meals were onion free, my wife and i come here when we can and have no complaints. Kirin beer and good curry what's to complain about.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Thai Basil was pretty good. The service was sharp and quick, and the food was even quicker. It's biggest downfall was that it seemed a little 'cheap' and greasy, and not entirely authentic. Lots of oil in the food as well. Overall good, with fine service, just a little fast-food Asian styled.

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The food was very good, lots of options. Warning the food is very spicy even though I ordered medium spicyness. There is no gluten free option which should definently be invested in. The building was a bit odd, nice staff. Fast service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 W University Dr, Ste 101, Tempe, AZ 85281-5472
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-968-9250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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