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3732 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7304
714-979-8366
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I love the Pad Thai

So I'm not super knowledgeable on Thai food (yet-gonna go live in Thailand next year) but i really really love the pad thai from George's. I seriously crave it often! I love the way the different textures compliment each other. The spiciness level seems to vary and i'm not sure if it depends on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
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anywhere, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So I'm not super knowledgeable on Thai food (yet-gonna go live in Thailand next year) but i really really love the pad thai from George's. I seriously crave it often! I love the way the different textures compliment each other. The spiciness level seems to vary and i'm not sure if it depends on that day's cook or on the... More 

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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249 reviews 249 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been dining at George’s Thai Bistro for many years. For me, this is the measuring stick for Thai food in the South Coast Metro area (i.e., that doesn’t count Anaheim, Newport Beach or Laguna Beach). George’s menu has grown over the years and is now fairly extensive … but not very expensive. During our most recent visit, we... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Ordered Pad Thai to go. Surprised to see that the noodles were covered with red cabbage. At first I was a little taken aback - but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the texture and flavor of the cabbage went very well with the rest of the dish. It wasn't the best Pad Thai I ever had, but it... More 

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Glide, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I've eaten here several times and have never really been impressed. Had the chicken curry the last two times and both times the chicken was overcooked. OC needs more Thai restaurants. Maybe some competition would improve George's. Restaurant itself could use some updating and improvements.

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Mission Viejo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

George's ambiance is getting a little tired but the food and service are still great. The place is clean but outdated decor. I have visited 5 or 6 times and no matter what I order it is well prepared, fresh, and authentic Thai Cuisine. This time it was Spicy Basil Fried Rice with Beef, Squid Salad, and Thai Fried Chicken.... More 

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Los Angeles
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My sisters and I were out and about near the South Coast Plaza and were starving. We saw George's and thought we'd give it a shot. It was mid-afternoon, and there were not a lot of patrons inside, but that isn't always a reliable guide to a restaurant's goodness. We were seated right away, and the restaurant would get a... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Whenever I'm in the area, I always stop by George's Thai Bistro. They offer popular dishes such as Drunken Noodles, Pad Sa Ew, Basil Fried Rice, and Tom Yum Soup. Prices are very reasonable and average about $9 per dish. The spice level is from 1 to 10 stars. They are very serious about the spice level. I enjoy spicy... More 

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Colorado Springs
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

This restaurant is in an outdated setting but clean and comfortable for an informal, inexpensive and delicious meal. The servers seem to be family members or otherwise untrained, or at least not Americanized, and do not know the fine points of how to wait tables. For some diners, this will be a "plus" -- but for others, it may be... More 

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anywhere
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213 reviews 213 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

had dinner here 2 times. The thom ka kai soup is pretty ok, Main dish was not really mindblowing nor typical thai, ,nor as spicy as advertised. More like a nasi dish with some basil. Would rate the food more like a fusion of all kind of asian thing. They serve also jambalaya, not very thai if you ask me.... More 

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Woodstock GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We were browsing the Delta Sky Dining site to see what was in the area and decided to try this place we've not been to in the past. It is now an official part of our lunchtime rotation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3732 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 714-979-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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