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Thai Marlai

19700 One Norman Blvd, Cornelius, NC 28031-5914
704-892-7191
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Ranked #45 of 84 restaurants in Cornelius
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Apr 1, 2014
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English first
Cornelius, North Carolina
2 reviews
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.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Davidson, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

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Woolwine, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I love Thai food and have been to many Thai restaurants around the country, and I don't think I have ever had anything but enjoyable food at pretty much all of them. We decided to go out for a last minute dinner and wanted to try Thai Marlai. We ordered fresh spring rolls, steamed dumplings, red curry chicken, basil beef,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

Decided last minute to go out for a nice dinner. We were there early and thought that would be ok. Specials were not ready. We also wanted the restaurant special ribs but of course they were out. We have visited this restaurant three times in one year for the ribs and each time they were out. Do they exist!!! I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I am a local and truly love this restaurant. I have never been disappointed in the quality of the food. I have tried much if their menu and only had one dish that I did not like (nothing wrong with it...just not to my taste). When the waiter noticed that I was not eating it, asked me about it, then... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great Thai kitchen .Honest and the real taste .Atmosphere ok , but what can you expect in the USA . Its not Europe .

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