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128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
+1 207-947-3030
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Authentic Thai food Vietnamese and Japanese
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Thai Dining

The dishes here are fresh, made to order and tasty. Until a few months ago, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes were available in addition to Thai, but no longer. In any event, it is also a pleasant evening even when the waitstaff is sketchy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Metsfan123
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Bangor, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The dishes here are fresh, made to order and tasty. Until a few months ago, Japanese and Vietnamese dishes were available in addition to Thai, but no longer. In any event, it is also a pleasant evening even when the waitstaff is sketchy.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was our first time here, we were pleasantly surprised. We started with an appetizer that was similar to Crab Rangoons but I can't remember what they were called. We had them fried and they were amazing! My husband had a scallop and eggplant dish that he liked. I had the Pad Thai and it was very good! The service... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Bathrooms were scary. Ordered drinks, they were average. Gin and tonic with flat tonic. Food was delicious though! I will absolutely try them again.

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Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hip layout for Bangor. Very good selection of creative Asian cuisine. Vietnamese/Thai stuff is especially good. Great lunch deals.

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Eddington, Maine
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143 reviews 143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Have eaten in, and the service was only so, so, so tried takeout. Excellent service from the young man who presented our order and the food was good. Not exceptional but good.

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Dexter, Maine
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went here and had a wonderful time. Right in downtown Bangor. The food is good the menu is varied between types and has lots of good choices. Service was very good. Good value for the money

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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183 reviews 183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Went here for dinner on our one night in Bangor. Knew we would be feasting on Maine Seafood for the next 9 days so wanted something a little different. The service was just okay, they kept trying to get us to sit at a "sunken" booth which normally would have been great but I was in a knee brace and... More 

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Morrisville, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped in for an early dinner. Only 1 other couple was there. The doors were open and there were some flies around that the waitress tried to whisk away. The dumplings from the appetizer menu were hot but not very tasty. The House Special chicken dish was not very hot, the chicken was dry and tasteless and the stir... More 

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Belfast, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Three of us went there Saturday. Pull into the parking lot and get OVERWHELMED by the stench of an overflowing dumpster. My daughter, a local, says that's a standard. 6:30 on a Saturday, only 8 customers. Two servers and a bartender. Took HALF AN HOUR to get water. Waitress spilled some on floor and was going to leave it until... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were lucky to get any food. Waiting 45 min for soup. 2 servers seemed overwhelmed by about 8 tables...on a not so busy Wednesday night. Would not recommend the sushi. Bland and underwhelming for the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401-6343
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-947-3030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Authentic Thai food Vietnamese and Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
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 - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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