We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lai Thai Restaurant

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-5546
Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
filthy restaurant!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
luv2travel1229
,
new jersey
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
new jersey
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntsville, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olney, Maryland
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tehachapi, California
Top Contributor
348 reviews 348 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tappan, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2007

I have eating at Lai Thai restaurant for several years. Our work group eats there at least once a week and I bring my family there for dinner. We really like the atmosphere. There are many Thai soveniors that decorate the walls. The food is delicious and the service is great. My favorite is the seafood panang which has salmon,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Lai Thai Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lai Thai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?