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Thai Palace Restaurant

1206 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4417
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Ranked #64 of 249 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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27 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a relaxing dinner for two. The service was pleasant. The surroundings were calm and I enjoyed looking at the wall decor. My companion is a vegetarian and so we had all tofu dishes. That is easy to do. Many dishes allow choice of meat. We liked the food but we didn't love any of it. Many there are... More

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ate dinner here one night and we were so happy with the experience we returned the next day for lunch. I don't have time to share all the details of the menu so just highlights: The atmosphere, decor, and layout are outstanding. Beautiful decor, bright colors, very clean - just simply a delightful dining environment. Not what you might... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My family loves to eat here and it's always good. I'm not a huge fan of spicy foods but my husband is, thankfully there is something for each of us! To those that find it bland, I just have not experienced it and we have been going here for years! That's okay though, I'd rather keep this little gem to... More

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Although the owners and cook at this restaurant may be from Thailand, the food is hardly Thai. They have underestimated American tastes and have watered down their food to be as bland as possible. Even the "hot" dishes barely register. The shrimp rolls, each one exactly like the other, obviously are made somewhere else, and are tasteless. The coconut soup... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I have been an aficionado of this restaurant since it opened in 1990. Since then, it has never stopped being indescribably good! Staples such as pad thai and tom kha gai are definitively done. My favorite entrees are their whole fishes, marinaded and simmered up Thai-style with spices and vegetables, from which several can eat. I have by now eaten... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great choices of spicy and not so spicy dishes served in a pleasant atmosphere. Never seems crowded or hurried, or noisy! Good place to eat and relax and linger with friends.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We were recently introduced to this restaurant by friends. Since then we have returned twice in less that two weeks. The food is well cooked, beautifully presented and very tasty. So glad they serve brown rice for those of us who try to keep healthy. Do not be put off by the location in a mall.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

In all fairness, this has got to be another "ethnic" restaurant that is jaded by the fact that college kids will eat anything if you call it something exotic. I have eaten at Thai restaurants around the world, including Sydney Australia, where more is expected. This being the only Thai restaurant for miles around, maybe the younger crowd is impressed... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is our go-to restaurant when my husband and I don't feel like cooking. The atmosphere is quiet, the customer service is very good and the prices are reasonable. We love all of their dishes (especially the spicy ones). I'd recommend our favorite dishes but I don't remember the Thai names. What more can you ask for? My college-aged daughter... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Since this restaurant is set in a strip mall, we didn't expect much, but we were very pleasantly surprised! The proprietors have gone out of their way to make the restaurant feel slightly more upscale, the service is prompt, and the food is very good. The selection of dishes is nice, with a bit of something for everyone. Our dishes... More

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