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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Fish and chips

Great Fish and chips and priced well within a tight budget. Though the Freighthouse itself has limited shops and is mostly empty, Paya Thai Fish and Chips located in the food court is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area of the Tacoma Dome and would like some really good fish and chips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great Fish and chips and priced well within a tight budget. Though the Freighthouse itself has limited shops and is mostly empty, Paya Thai Fish and Chips located in the food court is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area of the Tacoma Dome and would like some really good fish and chips. Chowder is good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Told my travel partner that I wanted some good fish n chips from the PNW. Well he didn't disappoint - took me to Paya Thai Fish & Chips and the daily special was fresh Cod & Shrimp and fries. Just what the palate was asking for. Excellent quality food and a huge quantity also! Treat yourself if you're a fresh... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is the best fish and chips ever. The special is 2 pieces of fish (good sized) and 5 shrimp (also good sized, fries or salad. This is in freighthouse square so it is not real fancy, it is a food court but it is very clean and the service is awesome. Love this place and we love to tell... More 

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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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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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Hoodsport, Washington
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Paya Thai Fish & Chips

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?