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503 North Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY
607-277-2220
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good choice for thai food - close to hope lake lodge

we visited this restaurant during our recent visit hope lake lodge in Cortland. service as well as quality of food was good. this restaurant is a good place to visit if you are craving for Thai food. just a note: food is generally spicy, we asked for medium spicy food and found it was little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

we visited this restaurant during our recent visit hope lake lodge in Cortland. service as well as quality of food was good. this restaurant is a good place to visit if you are craving for Thai food. just a note: food is generally spicy, we asked for medium spicy food and found it was little bit more spicier then what... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Definitely the best Thai food in Ithaca.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Of the several Thai places in town, this is one of maybe two that has a more authentic taste. Fresh spices. Great ambiance. The place always looks like it's closed or out of business, but I've had consistently good meals there.

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Horseheads, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Just stopped in for lunch based on all the positive reviews. And...it was edible, but unimpressive. The tom kha soup was good, but I had to pick inedible pieces of lemongrass from my mouth. The orange chicken (my daughter's choice) was dry, but the flavor was good. The yellow curry was too spicy and didn't have nearly enough coconut in... More 

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Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First, this review has nothing to do with the service - we've gotten take out here three times, and review is based on those experiences. The staff where you pick the food up has always been friendly. I know this is a popular thai place in town, and have friends who enjoy it. We love thai food and have eaten... More 

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Horseheads, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Love the food, in particular the fresh rolls, the BBQ duck, duck noodle soup, duck curry (yes, we love duck), noodle dishes, curries, etc. Everything. On winter days, lunch comes with a free bowl of garlicy broth that is out of this world. The staff are very welcoming. Once in a while, the kitchen is slow, but usually they're fine.... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

One of my family's favorite spots in Ithaca. The menu is extensive and we have never had a bad meal there. Their soups, appetizers, entrees and deserts are all delicious. The prices are reasonable and the service is great.

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Trumansburg, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It was a busy spot on Christmas Eve but, contrary to other reviews, the service staff was attentive and up to the task. This is a small restaurant but the quality of the food is anything but small, spice levels were fine and maybe a tad high (I was a 4 and had a runny nose and had to dine... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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184 reviews 184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've never been here to eat, only gotten take-out. I've been here a few times while I'm working in Ithaca. Every time I go with my tried-and-true Orange Chicken. I like it when it's prepared kind of crunchy and that's exactly how Tamarind makes it. I love it. Little disappointed they don't toss in a few flowers of broccoli but... More 

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ithaca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have been here about 30 times. We've loved it every time. It can be quite spicy but they are very good at accommodating any level of spice. For the price, I think it may be the best restaurant in Ithaca.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 503 North Meadow Street, Ithaca, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-277-2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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