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1206 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4417
919-967-5805
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very tasty appetizers!

I stopped by Thai Palace only because it was on my way home from work and I really, really wanted pad thai. I ordered to-go and my food was ready in about 10-15 minutes. The appetizers, curry puffs and summer rolls, were so delicious. I would come back for those alone, and my husband agrees. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Stephanie_MEL
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I stopped by Thai Palace only because it was on my way home from work and I really, really wanted pad thai. I ordered to-go and my food was ready in about 10-15 minutes. The appetizers, curry puffs and summer rolls, were so delicious. I would come back for those alone, and my husband agrees. The pad thai was also... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

To begin with, if your meal is not to your liking, be sure to let your waiter know. A review after the fact will not help you get what you want. I'd suggest even letting the staff know ahead of time that you are looking for a more authentic Thai experience. That said, our meal was very good! We waited... More 

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We must have also even there on an off day because this was the worse meal we have had in a long time. We ordered chicken sates that were produced to fast that they must have been already made -- the chicken was dry and the peanut sauce was floury. We ordered steamed dumplings that tasted gamey, and the padthai... More 

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Asheville, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1206 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4417
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-967-5805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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