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Choochai Thai

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2330 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
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11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 8:30 pm

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    4 of 5 stars
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Looks like a dive, but the best Thai in Lubbock.

We've been to all the Thai restaurants in town and this really is the best. Be careful about asking for spicy unless you REALLY want it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
Leadville, Colorado
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

THIS IS A CASH ONLY ESTABLISHMENT. They have an ATM on site but it charges $3. Bring cash. We had the egg rolls, seafood soup, and chicken curry (we got them mild). The price was reasonable but the drinks are separate and there is no fountain, just cans of soda and juices. The chicken curry was excellent! The soup however... More 

Thank Brenna W
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The signs in the restaurant are great. You know right when you walk in there the cook isnt messing around. It says if you want fast food go to a place such as that. The quality of food was awesome and the price was even better. I paid under 20 dollars for 3 meals, drinks, and extras. The wait staff... More 

Thank Oilfieldwife13
Leadville, Colorado
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We've been to all the Thai restaurants in town and this really is the best. Be careful about asking for spicy unless you REALLY want it.

Thank strangestgirl
Lubbock, Texas
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188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

First time eating at this restaurant in about 5 years...not because I don't like it, but simply because I'm never on this side of town. Even after 5 years, the food remains very good. Had the combination fried rice and egg rolls as an appetizer, both were great. I consider this small place a hole in the wall, but it's... More 

1 Thank Lifeontheroad
Odessa, Texas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I lived in Lubbock for a few years in college, and this was on of my favorite spots. Try the shrimp eggrolls.

2 Thank Angela E
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Roadtrip to the west coast... visit 2. Still en route. Left Memphis, stopped in a podunk place I can't remember outside of Amarillo, small town, great food. Can't remember the name... :banghead: Ended up in Lubbock, Texas. Wanted oriental and we found a hole in the wall cafe next to a 7-11. You don't go here for a bar, or... More 

1 Thank Alderson67
Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you're over by Texas Tech, and are into real, authentic Thai cuisine-pop in. Be prepared to wait a little while if you go during lunch or dinner rush, but even if you do decide not to wait for off hours and take your chances with the college and business crowds, it is worth the wait!

Thank Martha N
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

love the coconut soup and a yellow curry dish i cant quiet remember the full name...but no joke on the spice. Woman very friendly at the counter. Will definitely go back

1 Thank Carrie R
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were in Lubbock for a campus tour. I was texting my pet sitter in Dallas and she recommended this place. I am so happy she did. I am not afraid of dives, so that almost made me happy as I know they are some of the best places. This place did not disappoint. As we ordered we read the... More 

1 Thank Sherilyn S
Lubbock, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This place does not exist because of the atmosphere. The place looks like a diner from a Law and Order episode. The hours are erratic. The clientele is regulars with occasional college kids. But the food is the reason I keep going back. I am particularly found of Tom Kha Gai or Chicken Coconut Soup. I order mine hot. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2330 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-747-1767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai


Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 am - 8:30 pm

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