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Thai Bistro

159 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
831-372-8700
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Ranked #45 of 73 restaurants in Pacific Grove
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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79% Recommend
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English first
North Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We used to live in Pacific Grove and would often have lunch or dinner at Thai Bistro. It was always excellent. Back visiting the Monterey Bay area, we had dinner at Thai Bistro. More than any other restaurant I know, Thai Bistro is consistently good. The food is delicious, the service attentive, and the atmosphere comfortable and truly inviting. It... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The food here was fresh and delicious. Speedy service and the extra little touches on the presentation of the food really impressed us. Great value for the food & service. Both dishes we tried were delicious and the side salad & dumplings that came with our meal were tasty too. If we lived in Pacific Grove, this would be a... More

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Monterey, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After returning from downtown shopping and the beach the other day, my wife and I went into the resturant to get a quick bite to eat. Thai Bistro was so quite it was just what we needed after our busy a day. The young lady server must be one of the family because she was so friendly and accommodating. We... More

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Monterey, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My friend and I went to this restaurant for dinner on Feb 21, 14. We were very disappointed by the service provided by the waitress there. We asked to be seated in a more private setting since she wanted us to place us shoulder to shoulder with other people. So she let us there standing until we ourselves found a... More

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Portland, OR
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

It was the cute exterior of this restaurant on Lighthouse Ave. that drew me in. I ordered the tofu Pad Thai and just found it okay. It wasn't bad, but being from Portland (OR) maybe I am spoiled by the many excellent Thai places to choose from. Service was also just okay; polite staff, but didn't seem overly interested in... More

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Miami, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

As mentioned above, great service family owned restaurant. Pad thai i thought was really good, had the red curry which i thought needed coconut milk ( all the thai curries that i've tried have coconut milk). The thai iced tea was great, i thought they should make it bottomless LOL. It does look like a greek house from outside, maybe... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I cook and eat a lot of Thai food, and although the restaurant was very cosy and cute, the food was somewhat bland. Service was excellent, and we enjoyed ourselves but came away unimpressed with the food - we had the Pad Thai and a green curry.

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Davis, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A staffing problem slowed service considerably on the night we were here. Food was fine. Tables were close together.

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Pacific Grove, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Not just the same old Thai food but creative, seasonal, fresh fare. In an old Pacific Grove house with primarily local cliental.

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Glendale
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My daughter lives in Pebble Beach. I have been enjoying this area for eight years. This is one of our favorite go to's. I always get the eggplant special with shrimp and I always take half home for tomorrow. The noodles here are delicious. Pad Thai cannot be beat. If you like Thai- it is excellent here. In a converted... More

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