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Lai Thai Restaurant

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1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-5546
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Always A Wrong Item

Eight out of 10 times that I have gone to this restaurant, I received either the wrong order or incorrect ingredients in my Thai dish. I cannot understand for the life of me the reason why EGGS are added to dishes that do not have eggs included as an ingredient. If training your cooks is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Queen K
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight out of 10 times that I have gone to this restaurant, I received either the wrong order or incorrect ingredients in my Thai dish. I cannot understand for the life of me the reason why EGGS are added to dishes that do not have eggs included as an ingredient. If training your cooks is necessary, for goodness sake, TRAIN... More 

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Thank Queen K
San Diego, CA
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never go to National City but we decided to head south and tried this restaurant since we like Thai food. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated with various knick knacks and other Thai items. I like noodle dishes so ordered the Phad Woon Sen - glass noodles with chicken and vegetables. I also ordered the Thai dumplings as an appetizer.... More 

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Thank maringfro
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Tasty Thai food and wine. I had Thai Fried Chicken Rice with Wine. Its great. Interior is also really very good.

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Thank DVARORA
new jersey
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We couldn't believe the health department allowed this restaurant to stay open! It was FILTHY. The floor tiles were broken and missing, the floor looked like it hadn't been swept or mopped properly, EVER. The tables were sticky with food particles, there were cobwebs everywhere, and the dishes looked like they were from a flea market that didn't match and... More 

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Thank luv2travel1229
Huntsville, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The hotel clerk recommended this restaurant and I'm happy he did. Wonderful Phad Thai and Mas Man Curry. The portions were huge and very tasty. The process were very reasonable. Highly recommend you try this place.

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Thank Dale K
Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

A nice little Thai place. It's a cozy quiet place to dine with friends and family. Homey Thai decor. I went with my brother and we both enjoyed our meals. While I like curry, I wanted something a little lighter so I had the mixed veggies. My brother had the beef salad and we shared a pot of Tom yum.... More 

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Thank alliecat2842
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The food is overpriced and not very good. The staff is indifferent as is the manager/owner. I left with a bad taste in my mouth.

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Thank Ed P P
Tehachapi, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Authentic Thai, mild medium or spicy Great service, kind attentive staff. You will be satisfied here.

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Tappan, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

A little slow on service, otherwise a pleasant place, you may have some difficulries understanding the waitress!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

one of my favorite thai place! YUMmy pad thai! i always get it number 10 hot! hehehe and the food is great even the price.. i would say abour 5 to 10 dollars a plate depends on what you get!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: (619) 474-5546

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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