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All 40 Des Moines Restaurants

Emerald Thai Cuisine

22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
(206) 878-9049
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Ranked #8 of 40 Restaurants in Des Moines
Price range: $0 - $8
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • English first
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English first
Washington State
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A friend visiting from Thailand gave this a thumps up! And she is quite critical of US Thai restaurants. I find their food consistently tasty and their service sweet. It is a family establishment and seems eager to please. I like to sit at the table by their front window and sip my tea while I watch life go by... More 

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Pacifc Northwest
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went there with a group and ordered family style so we could all sample different things. We ordered the appetizer platter, orange chicken, phad thai and coconut curry shrimp. The appetizer came with gyza, satay chicken, cream cheese wonton, a roll of some sort and a unidentified fish patty. That fish thing was different. All the entrees were fine, not... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'll start off by saying I don't usually eat Thai, that said, the food was very tasty and well worth the price paid, which was average for dinner meal. English is the proprietors second language, which makes it a little difficult but more authentic.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Owner operated, not a chain (although I believe another family member also has a restaurant Emerald Thai II somewhere near). Food is excellent, service is friendly and prompt. They are gracious about special orders and the price is reasonable. I loved the cashew chicken

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British columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

One night stay close to Seattle airport so we decided to try this restaurant. The food was excellent, the restaurant is very clean. very friendly, nice owners. I will return here any time I am in the area. Highly recommend

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Federal Way, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I stopped in and tried the Tom Kah Gai soup it was very good and presented nicely. The owner was very friendly he saw that I was a Seahawk fan and talked to me about how good they are looking. I enjoyed my soup just wish it had more than one type of mushroom in it but it did have... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Don't expect to get 10% when mentioning their website. It's a gimmick. We did that and the owner said: "But you didn't call me first." His logic was beyond us. Not much service overall during our 2 hour dining. There was only 1 other table with 2 other people while we were there. We were there for dinner in mid-November... More 

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eagle river, Alaska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I saw them next to my hotel, and I got a craving for Thai. The only problem was that it was an hour past closing. But I called, and they said come on over. The friendly owner - a former professional kickboxer - chatted with me while I waited for my delicious panang curry chicken. I got it to go,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Deceptively funky looking green log-cabin exterior building that hides a nicely done interior that has some wood paneling, tasteful knick-knacks, posters, etc. Friendly manager (owner?) and atmosphere. Service was bit uneven/slow when we were there, so had to prompt for service as needed, but we were in no hurry. The manager seem to be doing most of the customer interactions,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I been to Emerald Thai a few times before with my husband, on our trips to the Seattle area. We tried out this place out and it's AMAZING! We are now residents in Seattle, and happily have gone back. The food has great quality and comes in large portions.The Pad Thai is the BEST I ever had and husband LOVED... More 

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Additional Information about Emerald Thai Cuisine

Address: 22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
Phone Number: (206) 878-9049
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: Thai

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