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Thai Bistro

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537 E Venice Ave, Unit B, Venice, FL 34285-4669
941-484-8458
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food is delicious but............

Had dinner here two nights ago and the wait was sooooooo long!!!! When we got there around 6:45pm there was a waiting line and we understood it may be awhile. We sat down after a 15 minute wait, placed our order shortly after, but then waited about an hour for our meal. It was a long wait for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
LDoyle1128
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here two nights ago and the wait was sooooooo long!!!! When we got there around 6:45pm there was a waiting line and we understood it may be awhile. We sat down after a 15 minute wait, placed our order shortly after, but then waited about an hour for our meal. It was a long wait for everyone for... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We came here for the second time and again the flavors were truly delicious. Servers are very helpful with suggestions about spiciness and dish sizes. Curried shrimp in a coconut base was delightful, as was the shrimp fried rice. The reviews on the wall while we waited for a table speak to the authentic nature of the food. A memorable... More 

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Venice, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best Thai food ever. It is original from the homeland. The owner travels to her home country of Thailand every year. She knows what is going on both there and here in the US where American tastes might require slight innovations to capture the full essence of what they offer. Denise & Bob have been going there for years.

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The food here is good. I'm not a big fan of Thai food, but my husband loves it. He says it's the best he's had in Florida. I stick to the Pad Thai. It's delicious. We also had the sampler app. It too was delicious, although everything was fried. My only complaint is we felt rushed. I just wanted to... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We ordered carryout for lunch. The order was ready when we arrived and still hot when we opened the containers at home. We had chicken coconut soup which was flavored to perfection. We also had spring rolls and Pad Thai which were also excellent. We were given a choice of spiciness from mild to hot. We chose medium and that's... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant with superb food and outstanding service. Four of us went for dinner and were not disappointed. The chicken coconut soup is a treat not to be missed. My green curry with pork was tasty and a bit tangy. The portion was generous. My wife's pineapple fried rice was huge, and she thought it was quite... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ordered the happy fish which was a slightly fried haddock with a massaman curry sauce. It was the biggest fish dish I ever ordered at a restaurant. The flavor was awesome with plenty of crisp fresh vegetables and cashews. We also ordered the Pad Thai crispy duck dish. This just might be my new favorite dish!! Our server was... More 

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Venice, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Are you kidding? A great Thai restaurant in Venice? Yes, I'm glad to say there is one. Try it, you won't be sorry. Prices are very reasonable, portions nicely sized, flavors outstanding. If there is one flaw in this nearly perfect eating establishment, it is the service. Possibly just an inherent cultural issue, maybe language, not sure, but the treatment... More 

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McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Thai Bistro is located in a little strip mall and the restaurant itself is not very large. The service was warm, welcoming and very attentive. The food was excellent. All dishes come with your choice of tofu, chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or seafood. The menu is pretty extensive. The Amazing Sautee comes with a nice peanut sauce with ground peanuts.... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been meaning to come here for some time. It's in an awkward location with awkward parking so it's easy to just go elsewhere. Don't do it. It's a small restaurant but not crowded. The servers are very friendly, easy to talk to and quick to explain or answer questions. We both started with Coconut Soup with tofu. I'd not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 537 E Venice Ave, Unit B, Venice, FL 34285-4669
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-484-8458

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?