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Thai Bistro

159 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
831-372-8700
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Ranked #51 of 74 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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English first
Monterey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The food is well-prepared, fresh meat, with tasty curry and chili and the perfect amount of heat for me (I like it pretty spicy), all very good. I also like their Thai iced tea. Their dishes aren't swimming in thick coconut milk like so many Thai restaurants and the chicken is always very tasty. I appreciate the brown rice for... More

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monterey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Well the price is right, the location good, service is friendly but the food is just mediocre. We had the spicy basil noodles, duck soup and chicken curry. They were all ok but seemed to suffer a bit from a lack of the freshness of vegetables that you expect to find in these dishes. I thought that there would be... More

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Run of the mill Thai over in Pacific Grove. Fairly typical for Thai on the Peninsula. Low priced and the food is so so. Not really bad but nothing to be excited about. We have tried it twice, and the service was poor one time and ok the next. The sauces seem to be toned down so far that they... More

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