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George's Thai Bistro

3732 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7304
714-979-8366
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Ranked #93 of 591 restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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English first
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Lake Worth, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 The place is clean but outdated decor.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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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Huntington Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

We have been eating at George's since he opened 12 or so years ago, and at that time we lived nearby. We now live in Huntington Beach but still go back several times each month, even though there are many Thai restaurants closer. George, who is usually there, makes trips to Thailand to buy seasonings and the meals are excellent,... More

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