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Paya Thai Fish & Chips

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430 E 25th St, Freighthouse Square Mall, Tacoma, WA 98421-1331
253-627-8432
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OHMY!

I really wanted fish and chips and thought I'd try this place after ask the great reviews! Wow, I can't say enough about how awesome this place was. The only negative is most of the shops on the freighthouse square were closed during the peak lunch time. I was greeted by a nice gentleman who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I really wanted fish and chips and thought I'd try this place after ask the great reviews! Wow, I can't say enough about how awesome this place was. The only negative is most of the shops on the freighthouse square were closed during the peak lunch time. I was greeted by a nice gentleman who walked thru the menu and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very good fish and chips. We had a special that included beer battered fish and prawns. Large portion that we shared.

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Washougal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If your looking for a quick bite in Tacoma, Paya Thai Fish & Chips is my favorite. The food is good. It is a great value. The portions are generous. The staff is very friendly. They make eating there super fun. I recommend the Clam Chowder. It is very rich and loaded with clams & bacon.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

After reading the reviews I had to try Paya on my trip to visit relatives. I was not disappointed. The restaurant is in a cool "ethnic food" food court in a historic building. The portions are fairly large and the panko batter is excellent. The size, cut and quality of the cod is ridiculous! One piece is the equivalent of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Omg these fish and chips are amazing. This place is a hidden gem for sure! Never thought I'd find a place that does fish and chips this good mmm mmmm I love ivars but even they could learn something from these guys. The gentleman working the counter is what sales and customer service is all about! I know A LOT... More 

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Seattle
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped here 10 minutes before closing on a hot August night. Owner was closing up but welcomed us with open arms and served us with great pride. Panko fish and chips with shrimp was more than enough. Several free extra glasses of iced tea and lemonade rounded out a great meal. My only wish was the old train station where... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was very impressed with the food presentation and service. Was expecting a meal in a plastic or paper boat, but was served a great meal on glass plates with a decorative garnish that you'd expect to find in a 5 star restaurant. Seafood was fresh and well prepared. I would return to this restaurant if I am ever back... More 

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Milton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had read many wonderful reviews and even been told by friends how good the fish was here. It was HORRIBLE. It was the worst frozen plank of mealy fish substitute I've ever had... worse than frozen generic fish sticks. Don't waste your time or money here.

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Texas Panhandle
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have been here in Tacoma on business for a few days...and wanted some really good fresh seafood, that didn't break the bank. We used to come to Tacoma (maybe 15-20 years ago) to do the antique show in the Dome. I remember that we had fabulous seafood here then, and I believe it was the same place we had... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We just kind of stumbled onto this place after leaving the Glass Blowing Museum. The place is in a closed in mall with lots of other kinds of restaurants in it and little stores. We almost didn't stop but glad we did. I had the clam chowder, very very good, and I am picky about my chowder meaning it must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 430 E 25th St, Freighthouse Square Mall, Tacoma, WA 98421-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-627-8432

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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