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100 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5512
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Thai Smile is a typical Thai resturant .

We enjoyed eating in the outside area . the meal was served in a timely manner , well prepared and tasty . Very typical Thai menu with all the usual fare .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam B
Hamburg, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended this spot by our hotel and were very pleased! The food was lovely, I had the honey pork with rice and the chicken rolls which were both equally good! We would definitely pay this place another visit if we are in Palm Springs again! Our waiter was excellent and only more than happy to help! P.s. the... More 

Thank Janet H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more of a cafe than a restaurant but the food is amazing so much so that we will return again before the end of our trip. Staff were friendly, informative and funny.

Thank Anne M
Hamburg, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed eating in the outside area . the meal was served in a timely manner , well prepared and tasty . Very typical Thai menu with all the usual fare .

Thank Sam B
Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived here on a Tuesday evening and walked from my nearby hotel. This happened to be my first visit since they moved to this new location around two years ago. The Interior is beautifully decorated with definite Thai influence . The waiters are dressed in traditional Thai attire. I started off with a salad entrée with Thai peanut sauce... More 

Thank Sandy K
La Habra, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Every time I come here I try something different, and it is always outstanding. The staff are fantastic with some of the best service in Palm Springs. I make it a point to visit this restaurant every single time I am in town. Thanks guys for being so... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible Thai food. I think their kanom hip (thai shumai) came pre made and frozen. Their tom yum soup came in a fancy hot pot container but the taste was bland: there was acid but the spice was lacking. Pad see ew was too salty. The noodles were too gooey. Service was ok. Not unfriendly but I didn't feel like... More 

Thank gingerinseattle
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am, Chef LeeZ, Trip Advicor's Thailand #1 cooking school class instructor. I visited Thai Smile (in Palm Dessert) Thai restaurant expecting high quality traditional Thai cuisine as Thai Smile has received many consecutive years of "Best"awards. I found all the dishes (prepared by a Chinese Chef) to be Americanized meaning the ingredients were not those used in traditional Thai... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice central location. Super friendly and efficient staff. But the food is distinctly mediocre. Both of our entrees (pad thai and massaman curry) were so sweet they were almost indelible. Have had much, much better thai food at a quarter of the price.

Thank PF2UK
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Prompt attention, good Thom Kai soup. But a drunken noodle was not at all spicy, and had an undistinguished brown sauce flavor.

Thank VWFeature
Palm Springs, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I love this This restaurant..they have moved to the corner of Tahquitz and Indian Canyon drive..more spacious, always excellent food and service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: 760-320-5503

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Noodle, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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