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George's Thai Bistro

3732 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7304
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Ranked #98 of 583 restaurants in Santa Ana
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Lake Worth, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 The place is clean but outdated decor.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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117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Napa, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

The good...the food! Everything we ordered was tasty and prepared to our liking! We had appetizer and two entrees. We would return! The bad...they are a bit disorganized. You see wait-staff literally running from table to table. Looks a bit understaffed. We did wait 45 minutes for our diner to arrive. We were visiting from out of town, so had... More

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