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Rice Paddy

1720 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2131
906-225-0368
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Ranked #11 of 100 restaurants in Marquette
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Marquette, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a funky tiny place with a couple of tables. Mostly take-out. But Aoy is a fantastic Thai chef who has won awards in her homeland and now favors us with outstanding Thai food in Marquette. Everyone who enters is immediately her favorite boyfriend or girlfriend and her food makes you think she made it just for you, her... More

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ishpeming
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33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food was so greasy that I only ate about half before I got sick. I don't think I will be giving them a second chance. There's better places to eat

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The humble setting with limited indoor and outdoor space and cash-only policy might fool you. This is not your ordinary takeout joint. This is the domain of the delightful Aoy, and you are "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" the minute you walk in the door. I'm so blessed and privileged that my first experience with Thai cuisine was with Aoy, who even... More

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Negaunee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

FIrst Aoy! Need I say more? She is kind and generous and a wonderful cook. The rice paddy is your typical street food. Its cook as you order it right on the spot. The food is flavorful and wonderful. And my god you cant beat the price! Ive read some of the bad reviews on here and I guess to... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I've been going here since they opened in the mid-80's. This is primarily a take-out Thai restaurant, with limited indoor and outdoor seating. Important to note: cash only, and will often accept local checks. The Pad Thai has been written about near and far by travel writers, including being featured in Lonely Planet. It is fab! Everything is made to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Some of the best Thai food in Michigan!! We are from the Detroit area and mke special trips just to eat here. The wontons, pad Thai, and egg/spring rolls are especially tasty!

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Upper Peninsula
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

...not much else going for this place except that it's a quick takeout of freshly made Asian/Thai food that has a small amount of vegetables and/or meat for the price. Value is lacking. It's near NMU so the clientele seems to be mostly students, a few people who work in the area and some neighborhood residents. It's not really a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Oy, the lady who is responsible for making all the delicious Thai food is one of my favorite people in Marquette, just for the fact she delivers amazing food at a college student value. If you are looking to change things up some night, give this place a look. I have never had a bad experience and always leave with... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Don't expect to get though here quickly, but when you get your food, you will not be disappointed. The place is quite small and simple, but what they prepare is anything but. We ordered 5 dishes, and all were superb. If you're lucky, the owner might even call you "boy friend!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The go to carry out joint for all college students in Marquette. If you were ever in Marquette for longer than a weekend, an you missed this place, you have to come back. Aoy, the one who owns it, is always working on cooking some of the best Thai food I have ever had. And it's my even that expensive.... More

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