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738 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204-3601
615-385-9854
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 6
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing Fancy, but Good, Tasty Thai Food

I am fan of the Spicy Noodles with Tofu ... but then again the Lad Nar is also one of my favorites. I get take out at least once a week, and since in summer, when my herbs and peppers are blooming, I bring bags of basil, mint and peppers ... and the cooks take care of me :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2012
Charles B
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Nashville, TN
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We've passed Thai Kitchen many times over the years, and only recently noticed that the name had changed from "Rice Bowl" to "Thai Kitchen." We always assumed it was a Chinese take-out place, and there's still a glass showcase/counter where we saw people coming in continuously for take-out. Tile floor, a few paintings on the wall, not much decoration. It's... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Order "Thai hot". Person at counter takes order. Looks quizzical. You specify again "Thai hot" and say "I've lived in Thailand. I really mean it." Wait five minutes. Counter person brings your food to the table and says "Here is your order. Not hot." You say "What?!" She says "Not hot." You say Cook didn't believe me?" She says "Yes."... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A friend and I went here for lunch recently. Even though parking was horrible it wasn't too busy inside. The lady gave us menus and told us to sit down. She came over and got our drink order while we looked over the menu. I ordered the red curry and my friend got a salad (veggies/peanut sauce) and one of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I have found this restaurant to always have excellent prices. It is certainly less expensive than restaurants along White Bridge Rd, with food of at least equal quality. I strongly recommend a pot of the Coconut Soup with Chicken, which can be shared among three or four people (or be a meal for one). The only specific suggestion I would... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have been coming to this restaurant since it was Rice Bowl. You absolutely will not find fresher fare at the $5.00 price point in Nashville. I almost always get spicy lo mein, sometimes with protein, sometimes just veggie. I would never order the shrimp again because it is truly shrimpy but I also expected that. Yes, there have been... More 

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Lebanon, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

First, to avoid confusion -- Thai Kitchen is also known as Rice Bowl. Same place, two different names! I've been eating here for more than 20 years. It's got WONDERFUL Thai food -- simple, freshly cooked, and FRESH ingredients. Do NOT bother with the "Chinese" selections, stick with the Thai dishes and the curries. Those little ladies standing at their... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I am fan of the Spicy Noodles with Tofu ... but then again the Lad Nar is also one of my favorites. I get take out at least once a week, and since in summer, when my herbs and peppers are blooming, I bring bags of basil, mint and peppers ... and the cooks take care of me :)

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Russellville, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The restaurant is located near the highway and easy to find if you look. The restaurant is in a store-front of a older building.The atmosphere is "functional." I did see many people of various ethnic backgrounds eating lunch there and this was encouraging. I ordered the "red curry" (curry chicken, vegetables, coconut milk). The curry was fresh and tasty but... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Little hole in the wall place with great food and great prices. Not everything on the menu is spectacular, but once you find the dish you like, you'll be hooked. The same people have been working there for years, and consistency is one of their strong suits. The name is a bit misleading, though, as it's not really really a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is the best Thai restaurants I have eaten at to date. My daughter took us here 4 months ago and we now go 3-4 times a month. Small, family owned and family operated. Our favorites are the panang curry, red curry and green curry. Ask for the special hot sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 738 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204-3601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-385-9854

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?