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Thai '99 Restaurant

2210 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2911
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Ranked #208 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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26 reviews from our community

53% Recommend
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I love Thai food, and when we travel, always eat at Thai restaurants. When visiting Charlottesville (several times a year), we always make sure we eat at Thai 99 II restaurant (at 915 Gardens Blvd). It is always a great dining experience. My wife is partial to the Shrimp Hot Pot chef special. I have had their... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We went to Thai '99 on Fontaine recently after not having been for a few years. I was disappointed in how much it had declined. The owner is away. I am not sure how long she has been gone but that may be a major factor. I recalled fondly the lovely gardens on the side and behind the restaurant where... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This was a good lunch stop. I'm not sure that I would be happy here for dinner. The food was good but the service was a bit slow.

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Shenandoah Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Delicious food and quick service in a comfortable setting. Plenty of seating for couples or groups, this restaurant is a great place to meet for lunch.

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Staunton, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I have visited three of the local Thai 99 restaurants: the location near on Seminole just north of Rio Rd. is beautiful with great food. The Fontaine St. location is in an older building with less ambiance, but excellent food and helpful wait staff. I will not return to the Crozet location, Bangkok Thai, where about eight or nine of... More

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McLean, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I ordered papaya salad and it was overrun with sauce, almost drowning in it. My husband had dried beef, which he said was OK. Our main dish, a red curry chicken, which we shared , also was loaded with sauce. It was spicy, as we ordered it, but the flavor was lacking.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you have a desire for pretty bad food, poor service, and getting short changed on a check, this is the place for you. To be fair, it is close to the university. There are too many restaurants in this city to waste time here.

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Earlysville, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Go there at least once a month service is always good and the food cannot be beat. Friendly staff and the owner is always in with a smile on his face

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Nellysford, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is good Thai food, not the best I've ever had but a nice option when in Charlottesville. The service is good. It is slightly expensive. The red curry I ordered needed something but was decent. I really liked the pineapple sauce that comes with one of the appetizer platters. I will say the soup that I ordered was excellent.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Maybe the one up 29 is better, but the Fontaine one just seems bland for the price. While it won't kill you, there is a lifelessness to the food that is just sort of depressing when you know there are other options in town. Since it is my neighborhood, I want to love it I'd say it's only average.

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