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Paya Thai Fish & Chips

430 E 25th St, Freighthouse Square Mall, Tacoma, WA 98421-1331
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Ranked #13 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Nov 6, 2013
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95% Recommend
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Texas Panhandle
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Tacoma, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We ended up eating here because the place we had come to eat had gone out of business. The service was amazing and the food not only delicious but artfully arranged. It looked like some of the dishes we have eaten on the cruise ships. I had the fish and salad with mango dressing. My husband ordered the fish, shrimp,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

we read the good reviews of this place on tripadvisor, and agree this is a great place. It's just 2 blocks down from the best western tacoma dome, in a food court. We have been twice. First we had the meal deal with fish and chips and the clam chowder. all excellent , and enough for 2 of us to... More

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british columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We happened to stumble into this eatery before heading over the Tacoma Dome. The staff is absolutely amazing. So friendly and tends to your every need. The fish and chips I had was probably one of the best. I would definitely recommend this place

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Ritzville, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Stopped by Freighthouse Square before taking in a State Championship Football Game at the Tacoma Dome. Parked nearby in the parking garage for the local lightrail transfer station. Had some of the best fish & chips I have had in forever. The man at the counter was helpful and very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We own a small business in the area so we've eaten here alot over the years and we send our customers and friends. Recently my parents were here from tennesee and I brought them there and they were very impressed with not only the fish but also the service. Cheyenne (the owner) and Tom who works there are always very... More

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Seattle WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

I had lunch at Paya Thai today, and have felt sick ever since. I ordered the two piece halibut and chips, and received three small pieces of a white fish (not recognizable as halibut) that tasted pre-packaged and not freshly breaded. The chips were reminiscent of a hospital cafeteria. After reading the positive reviews I was excited to try this... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Always have had great service and great food. Whenever I am in the mood for fish & chips this is the place I go to. Never had a bad meal.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Using the reviews here to find a place to eat that was close to the Tacoma Dome, we went to this restaurant that is in a food court at the bottom of the hill from the Tacoma Dome (and nearby Best Western, the best place to stay if seeing a show/event there). The workers were friendly, explained their tasty fish... More

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