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Dara Thai Lao Cuisine

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1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
510-841-2002
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Thai/Lao foodI

I started with baby spinach leaves with peanut and coconut on top very pretty served with a tamarind sauce. then I had stir fry vegetables with wide rice noodles with a mild black bean sauce just the right amount of flavor for the rice noodles. My guest had three delicious thin cut pork chops which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2013
Robabas
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice staff and good prices. The mother cooks (she also wrote a good cookbook) and the kids wait tables. Often children doing homework. Very friendly atmosphere. Nice to sit outside and people watch.

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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is not often that we come across an impressive extraordinary Thai restaurant, it is simply one of a surprise find. The Dara's Thai & Lao Cuisine, is exceptionally very good, the menu has many authentic traditional Thai and Lao dishes. We had the Eggplant with chicken, and the Steamed fish and vegetables, with Jasmine steamed rice, Thai tea. Delicious!... More 

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The OC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had enough Pho and other Asian choices? Then this place is for you. Homemade sausage, tiny fried quail, and VERY hot curry. Properly hot, not the typical American stuff. Service not so friendly, but hey, the food's excellent.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I started with baby spinach leaves with peanut and coconut on top very pretty served with a tamarind sauce. then I had stir fry vegetables with wide rice noodles with a mild black bean sauce just the right amount of flavor for the rice noodles. My guest had three delicious thin cut pork chops which he ate with relish.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

what is this place doing in the gourmet ghetto?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2008

have eaten there on several occasions over the last few years... lately seems like they don't have enough waiters to attend to the customers promptly and attentively... after being asked whether there were eggs in the veggie rolls (which, to me, seemed a clear indication of that i did not want eggs) she brought the noodles cooked with - yes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-841-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?