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McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
408-719-9811
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5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Been here a couple of times and both times the restaurant was packed so had to wait with a beer - but worth it so don't be put off. This is a noisy, busy sociable place maybe not the best for a quiet dinner. Food is an asian mix of Thai and Malaysian styles but all very good. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
mambroz
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Been here a couple of times and both times the restaurant was packed so had to wait with a beer - but worth it so don't be put off. This is a noisy, busy sociable place maybe not the best for a quiet dinner. Food is an asian mix of Thai and Malaysian styles but all very good. This is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been twice to this restaurant (so far) and both the times their parantha with curry sauce was my favourite. I experimented a little and tried black pepper aubergine, absolutely worthy the risk. One of the interesting dishes I have tried in a while. However, I wish I could say the same for the cocktails, drinks. I tried their... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is really popular for good reason. You get authentic Malaysian food that's perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious, and the prices are reasonable for the area. Service is also quite good, though the kitchen is usually faster than the bar. The coconut rice is amazing!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I had the pineapple rice and some type of curry chicken it was great. The service was fantastic and it has a great environment.

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were told we were very lucky to get a table in this very busy restaurant - and it was so worth it! The pratas were as flaky and yum as people had told us, the aubergine tasted great and overall it was a lip-smacking meal.

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Mountain View, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We came here for Friday nite dinner. We got a table for 3 after a long wait. The restaturant was very crowded. I didnt particularly like the food. I ordered Mango Chicken. Chicken was a little rubbery and the sauce was too tangy, seemed like a tomato ketchup. Overall I felt it was an average restaurant.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I always eat here when I come out to California, I highly recommend this to anyone who loves Thai Food!

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

From a vegetarian's perspective... Great selection of vegetarian dishes! Malay Thai Tea - Yumm! They serve Tom Yum soup when you first get there. It's completely vegetarian, but SPICY! Roti Prata - great start to your lunch/dinner Melaka okra/stringbeans - Love em! Really good lemongrass taste Asam okra/stringbeans - A bit tangy due to tamrind sauce. Like the taste but... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went here after work during my business trip. Sat at the bar and the bartender served me right away. Ordered the Pahd Thai and Fresh Summer Rolls and they were great! Bartender made sure to keep checking on me, and even gave every single person at the bar free carmalized ice cream desert! The restaurant was packed which is always... More 

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Milpitas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A friend took me here, because he claimed, it's the best tasting food, anywhere. Well, it was right up there, as one of the best, for me. I had the Black Pepper Lobster, & it was outstanding! I will definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: McCarthy Ranch Shopping Center, 182 Ranch Dr. (McCarthy Blvd.), Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-719-9811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 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?