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Emerald Thai Cuisine

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22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
(206) 878-9049
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of my favorites

Try the chicken satay! This small, family-run business delivers delicious food and great service whether it's dine-in our carry-out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Christina S
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Try the chicken satay! This small, family-run business delivers delicious food and great service whether it's dine-in our carry-out.

Thank Christina S
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great little hole-in-the-wall find in the thick of things near SeaTac airport. Get past the looks of the outside and prepare yourself for some outstanding, authentic Thai cuisine. Prompt and courteous service from the delightful owners. I had the Drunken Noodles with chicken, which was served with the perfect proportion of veggies, noodles, and meat. I can handle things spicier... More 

Thank olygirl2007
Seattle WA
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a hidden gen for Thai food. In the Des Moines Wa area for some time the family friendly Thai food is excellent and a excellent value. The owner and staff are friendly and service is fast.

Thank Stiv_Wa
West Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Located in a converted house, this restaurant was down the street from our hotel. It has a nice warm feel to it. We were greeted at the front and given our choice of tables. This is not an expensive place to eat. All the dishes were reasonably priced. We quickly had filled water glasses and menus to look at. There... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Joined friends tonight for a spontaneous dinner, I have dined occasionally for many years and always enjoyed. Emerald Thai has warm friendly owners and great food. We started with spring rolls and they were amazing, seven of us dined and enjoyed a variety of entrées, we will certainly return again soon.

Thank SeattleWATraveler_
Castle Rock, Colorado
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354 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I really dislike posting negative reviews, especially when everyone else has had such great experience. My husband and I came in for lunch today. There were about 5 other tables and one server, probably an owner, and he was clearly very flustered and not handling the lunch rush well. He finally brought water and my husband asked for lemon. It... More 

Thank Louise M
Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Now this is a place for the most authentic Thai food ever! The place is kinda funky but the service is excellent and the food was awesome!

Thank brokigpojke
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is by far my favorite restaurant!! The decor is simple, and the food is amazing!!!! You can call in for carry-out or you can go in and get a table. The food is fresh and very authentic. I love this place because it's a local mom-and-pop establishment. The owners are the cooks, waiters, and hostesses. They aim to please... More 

Thank biggirl_travels
Seattle, United States
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great to stay in or takeout. Owners care and provide great service and fresh food. Runs a wee bit spicy, but quality and flavor ate spot on.

Thank Kathrina W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I took my fiancée to this restaurant and we fell in love with this place. The food was amazing from start to finish. We ordered the combination plate, pineapple fried rice, pad kee mao, and the pineapple prawns. The combo plate was a great sampler of all their appetizers, it was nearly impossible to decide so this helped greatly. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (206) 878-9049

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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