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Sophia's Thai Kitchen

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129 E St, Davis, CA 95616-4658
(530) 758-4333
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11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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

We were on I-80 heading down the coast and got hungry - had never been to Davis although I pass-on-by many times a month. So, with time to spare we pulled over to take a look at this college town. We were in a "pedestrian-area" where there were nice shoppes interspersed with bistros - pulled into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Neal S
Palm Springs
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Davis, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is separate than the restaurant. I had to go to the bar and wait for a table at the restaurant. I was with a group of six adults, so the wait at the bar did not bother us. As a matter of fact, we ordered the chicken strip side dish with some margaritas, but the wait did take... More 

Thank Anna A
Palm Springs
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236 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were on I-80 heading down the coast and got hungry - had never been to Davis although I pass-on-by many times a month. So, with time to spare we pulled over to take a look at this college town. We were in a "pedestrian-area" where there were nice shoppes interspersed with bistros - pulled into the first parking space... More 

Thank Neal S
Woodland, CA
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. I have not been to Sophia's for a few years. I had a spicy chicken soup which was served with steamed rice. The soup had wonderful ginger and garlic flavor with a hint of citrus. Just excellent.

Thank Bill F
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My son his girlfriend and I ran the Oktobrewfest and wanted a nice dinner afterwards. It was late and the place was crowded. We got seated in 10 but our food order took like 45min and the place had emptied out by then. Service dissappeared. Food 4 stars service 3.

Thank S4929MKsusans
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was sub-part Thai food. And be warned: If you ask for something mild, they merely add more coconut milk. It makes the dish super watery -- and still spicy. We had to have them take a dish off our bill because it was so bad. Best thing was the pad thai. Service was pretty awful -- waited 20 minutes... More 

Thank nicuws
Davis, California
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257 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We love Thai food and Sophia's is the best in Davis. It is located right downtown, so it's easy to fit in a lunch or dinner before a movie or an event at the Mondavi. They have a small dining room inside, but try to go when the weather is nice enough to sit outside - they have a great... More 

Thank DavisSunflower
Davis, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I came here with my family after reading a lot of rave reviews on here, yelp, and Daviswiki, but it was honestly so disappointing. My family and I eat thai food frequently and Sophia's thai was both kind of expensive and kind of bland. The pad thai was just OK and the yellow curry wasn't anything special. Mediocre food along... More 

Thank RemarkableWhiteboard
Napa, California
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

While the service can be slow in this place, this visit was the worst. About 3 tables were full a little after opening. Sat there waiting and waiting. Had to order drinks when ordering food. No server to speak of during the meal. Finally had to flag him down to get the check. And either this was his first day,... More 

Thank JohnSF8
Davis, California
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of restaurants in Davis. This one has the taste and selection you expect. Never any pressure to "turn" tables. The selection is spot on. Good service and very friendly

Thank Rootsap
davis, ca
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My daughter and I go here about once a month. We usually get the heavenly beef, pad thai, jungle curry and chicken satay. We've been fans of Sophia's for over ten years. The wait can be long but it is always worth it.

Thank davismom

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 E St, Davis, CA 95616-4658
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: (530) 758-4333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am

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