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Thai Palace Restaurant

1206 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4417
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Ranked #78 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Asheville, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Perhaps we were there on an off day, but we found our meal almost inedible. We ate here for lunch and ordered appetizer and soup, plus one main dish. The restaurant was empty except for us, so perhaps the kitchen was not firing on all cylinders. We found our food over cooked and poorly seasoned. We are big thai fans,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is exactly what you'd expect from a local strip mall Thai joint - but in a good way. The place is clean, the service is quick. The food is good and the prices are fair. Seriously, what more could you want? It may not be 5-star, that is perfectly fine wig me. Here you get exactly what you... More

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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 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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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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