We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 79 Cornelius Restaurants

Thai Marlai

19700 One Norman Blvd, Cornelius, NC 28031-5914
704-892-7191
Menu
Improve this listing
Write a Review

24 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    9
    9
    1
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Unfortunately Thai Marlai closed down in Aug 2014 and there are no plans to reopen. The owner has decided to take this opportunity to retire.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte NC
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good Tom Yum and assortment of curry dishes. A bit more pricey than the usual Thai places of similar character.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was traveling through on business and wished this restaurant was in my town. I've eaten at Thai restaurants all along the east and in Atlanta for 10 years. This ranks at the top. Fantastic food and very accommodating staff. I'll stop the next time driving though on business or pleasure trip with my spouse.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, NC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I love going to Thai Marlai, I've been a customer since 2002 when it opened and have loved every meal!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornelius, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Usually get take out - highly recommend Pad Thai and Pad See Ew. Sometimes come for lunch, nice selections and variety. Staff is super nice - been coming for over 15 years and they know us by name. Only negative is location - not so much atomosphere but food makes it worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornelius, North Carolina
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our first adventure as dine-in customers was so-so. A second try as take-out customers was a definite bust. Having lived in Asia for many years I am familiar with how the food should taste and sadly this is about as far from Thai flavour as you can get. Green Curry in a watery sauce with no spice or flavour at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have enjoyed Thai food in many locales, including Thailand, but Thai Marlai remains our favorite for chicken satay; steamed dumplings; me krob; tom kha chicken soup; pad bai krapaw; and pad Thai. We tend to stick to our favorites, and add spices to our taste from the spice tray. Occasionally, when owner Toi is not around, a dish can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I eat there on a regular basis. I love the basil chicken and pad Thai and dumplings. Great service. Food for every one mild to extra hot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornelius, North Carolina
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice, not great. Their Green Papaya salad is not like I would expect and swimming in watery tomato juice, lacking the usual lime and chill zing that I am used to. The Red Curry was good and beautifully flavored even if the beef was a bit so-so and the Thai Chicken Marlai was ok apart from onions that were barely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woolwine, Virginia
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I was excited 6-7 years ago to learn that the owner of Thai Marlai had opened the restaurant at exit 28. I ate there sometimes as much as 3-4 times a week. My wife finally refused to go there more than twice a week. Two or three years ago I noticed the quality of the food had deteriorated and that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Thai Marlai also viewed

 

Been to Thai Marlai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Thai Marlai

Address: 19700 One Norman Blvd, Cornelius, NC 28031-5914
Phone Number: 704-892-7191
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
Cuisine: Thai

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing