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Thai Marlai

19700 One Norman Blvd, Cornelius, NC 28031-5914
704-892-7191
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Ranked #37 of 83 restaurants in Cornelius
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- May 6, 2014
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Atlanta
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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.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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