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159 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
831-372-8700
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Today
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    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
Fresh Food in a Clean Ocean View Atmosphere

All four of us for lunch were very pleased with the fast, friendly service, well prepared and seasoned food, and clean and beautiful atmosphere. I ate the delicious Drunken Noodles our server had the chef fix to my specifications: With wide noodles. Lots of awards on the wall impressed our guests... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
BeentherD0NEthat
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Bass Lake, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I like the thai food here. Lunch is decent value with the specials and the soup is really quite good. Quality wise, however, I think they use frozen veggies and it just isn't anything special in thai food experiences.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Thai food lovers unite here! I am from Hawaii and was craving Thai- ordered the mild curry packed with potatoes, carrots, and chicken in a yellow sweet coconut curry soup + pad thai noodles with chicken, serving big enough for at least 3 people & green papaya salad. Total was under $30 and we had left overs for lunch for... More 

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Bass Lake, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

All four of us for lunch were very pleased with the fast, friendly service, well prepared and seasoned food, and clean and beautiful atmosphere. I ate the delicious Drunken Noodles our server had the chef fix to my specifications: With wide noodles. Lots of awards on the wall impressed our guests from the office. The jasmine tea was top grade...delightful!... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-372-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?