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Bangkok Bay

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Solana Beach, CA
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Restaurant setting neat. Small and intimate.

Food was good but not spicy. We ordered take out. It would have been better to eat in. Fresh vegetables. Steamed. I would have given it 3 1/2 stars if that had been an option.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Grayslake, IL
via mobile
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Grayslake, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was good but not spicy. We ordered take out. It would have been better to eat in. Fresh vegetables. Steamed. I would have given it 3 1/2 stars if that had been an option.

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fargo, nd
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We read the excellent reviews and were excited for a nice dinner on March 17th. reservations are recommended as the seating is limited. One reviewer had suggested not to be seated near the door (which was open) so we were seated in a back room. the décor in the back room was nice. Our horrible luck would have a group... More 

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If I had to choose again, I'd skip this place. Linda had a taste for Thai. We did a little research and the Bangkok received pretty good reviews, so we gave it a shot. We called in the order of mixed seafood special with Thai noodles and brought it home to eat. The food was a giant goop of pasty... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Setting: Located on a strip mall with enough parking space. Interior decor is dark and with enough "kitch" from Thailand. Seating is kind of ok. Avoid the table right by the entrance, you will feel the air + crowds waiting for a table will be staring at your food and your conversation can get difficult. Food: We had noodles, the... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Reasonably priced for lunch! Large portions and absolutely delicious! Take note there is not a lot of seating. Good service even though they were busy. Parking lot shared with other businesses. Location easy to find.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife swears this is the best Thai food this side of Thailand. Traditional Thai food with great service and flavor. Call ahead for a reservation as they fill up quickly with locals in the know.

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Midland, MI
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Though I think Bangkok Bay could up the "hot" in some of its dishes, this is a friendly and relatively inexpensive Thai restaurant with a generous menu. Wait staff are very kind to children and the food comes out in a reasonable time period. I live in a part of the Midwest where good Thai food is hard to find,... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a really nice small Thai restaurant with great ambiance! It's a little pricy, but the food is great and the portions are very large. It's some of the best Thai food I've had and I can't wait to go back, highly recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had the convenience of staying in the hotel next to this restaurant, and I went to this place multiple times in my three-month stay. They are usually busy during peak dinner hours, so come early or late. I usually order take out myself because the restaurant is not that big itself. Friendly service, clean, cozy. Recommended dishes: Roasted duck... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Hello, We are not specialists of Asian or Americanized Asian food. Again, vacation in Solana beach, walking distance from the hotel, Monday night, no reservation. Party of 6. 7.30pm. packed or seemed to be. the waitress (maybe the owner) nicely prepared a table for 4. we were like sardines but the atmosphere was nice. The pineapple fried rice dish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Solana Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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