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Thai Talay Restaurant

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601 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2527
805-773-6162
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 5
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food good, but where is the Thai hospitality?

The food was pretty good but service is not a given. There are no Thai front of house and so you are dealing with American service levels ie. if you want it, you have to demand it - and pay in the large expected tip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
John D
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Milton Keynes
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Lagos, Portugal
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous meal. The flavours were tantalizing and danced on the tongue! We had a night stopover in Pismo Beach and came across the restaurant on the edge of town - and, wow, what a treat! I've spent a while in Thailand and this little eatery didn't disappoint! The staff were also very helpful and they were very... More 

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Milton Keynes
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food was pretty good but service is not a given. There are no Thai front of house and so you are dealing with American service levels ie. if you want it, you have to demand it - and pay in the large expected tip.

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Fremont, California
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Having visited this restaurant a couple of times in the past, we decided to have lunch here again. Though service was good, the food was not up to par. The green curry seemed like white curry, flavorless and spicy. We hardly ate much of this. The Pad Thai noodles were quite good including the Garlic chicken. Remember medium spicy here... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A perfect sisters celebration dinner! We found this place from a friends recommendation and it was spot on. Delicious and well prepared, priced right. The food was generously portioned too! I was so glad we had a fridge in the hotel so I could enjoy leftovers for breakfast!

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Fremont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great food. I ordered golden fried chicken, pork fried rice and Pad Thai noodle. The food was really good. Very large portion for dinner.

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No. Calif.
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I don't like leaving bad reviews, but this place is in the tank since our last visit with 4 people for dinner. Service, food were all just lousy, don't know what else to say.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

wide variety, hard to choose, ask the waiter/waitress they know and can recommend by your likes and dislikes. They have BBQ ribs that are amazing but hard to choose because the other choices are also good. Go with friends so you can all choose something different and share. Don't forget to get some coconut ice cream, now that is the... More 

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California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stay in Pismo Beach usually twice a year, so this time we wanted to try something different in town. When we got there the restaurant was totally full, this being just before New Years. Despite that, there were only two servers on duty and one fairly new server/cleanup person. Once we got someone's attention, we ordered chicken with vegetables... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife and I travel extensively worldwide and Thai Talay is one of the very few Thai restaurants we have found in the US that prepares truly authentic Thai food to any spice level desired. We have been dining at Thai Talay for several years now and are never disappointed in the quality and flavors of the food. Having enjoyed... More 

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Irvine, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You have got to be kidding me. I'm a local, I will not eat here. Food is not authentic. And there are so many better Thai restaurants in the area. The disgusting part of the experience came as the watiress approached our table. She sneezed loudly and announced, "Sorry, I've got a cold". She explained the mgmt here lets her... More 

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Additional Information about Thai Talay Restaurant

Address: 601 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2527
Phone Number: 805-773-6162
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2527
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-6162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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