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Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen

7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4446
858-456-0466
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Ranked #92 of 1,275 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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North Battleford, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very good Thai food at a reasonable price in a pleasant environment. We would go back when we are in La Jolla.

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san francisco
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was probably our worst meal in La Jolla on our trip. The outdoor patio looked nice, but we were seated inside which looks like a chinese factory cafeteria. Every dish tasted all the same. Everything tasted like two extra tablespoons of sugar were heaped on it. The soup - Tom Yum - tasted like vinegar and sugar. The Penang... More

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Temecula
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

absolutely the worst service I have had.our waiter kept staring across the street and did not make eye contact with our party. We noticed this over and over when finally we asked him if he was looking for someone. Service was incredibly poor. But the worst part was the attitude of the hostesses/waitress. Not sure what her job was, but... More

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Carlsbad, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Several of us dined here predicated in the good reviews on tripadvisor, ( I have to suspect that some of these reviews may have been phony reviews, since they were so totally at variance with what we saw and experienced) and deeply regret that we did. If the place isn't dirty, it sure looks it, with a badly worn and... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Spice & Rice is one of those places that you pass by and know it is going to be good. We ate outside, which we recommend over the inside decor. The food was fresh, the coconut curry tasted fresh made and was light but flavorful. We ordered two half-bottles of wine so we could try out some of their Thai... More

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Plano, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited La Jolla for the weekend and had the good fortune to find this restaurant online. We love Thai and our favorite place back home (Chow, Plano, TX) has set a very high bar. This beautiful little restaurant served up our favorite dishes with great skill and the right amount of spice, as ordered. I loved the covered patio... More

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La Jolla, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been dining at Spice & Rice for nearly a decade and they've never disappointed. The services is excellent, as is their menu. It's not the fanciest place and the dining room could certainly use a bit of updating, bit the food is consistently tasty and authentic. Whether you are a visitor or local, you won't regret a stop at... More

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Denver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If you like good thai food, this place is great! Outside seating and great food and service. Prices are very reasonable.

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Tucson,az
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice staff and waitress. This is the best Pad Thai chicken I've eaten in my life. Clean restaurant, beautiful and quiet location. Highly recommended by the wife and I !!!!

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Riverside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The food was great and the outside seating was very charming. Friendly staff, good service. Great prices, especially for La Jolla. Fwmily friendly.

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