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6802 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1016
608-828-9565
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceeded expectations for Excellent Thai - Will repeat

I chose to visit based upon glowing recommendations. My expectaions were very high, based upon authentic Thai food from friends from Thailand. I ordered my favorites expecting good, but not as good as my favorite Thai restaurants in Atlanta and San Francisco. I now have a new favorite Thai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Experienced1911
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Wisconsin
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I used to frequent this restaurant. The food and service was exceptional, but things have changed since a couple of years ago. About a year previous, we stopped here on a Friday night. We ordered our standard fare, a rice dish and a masamun dish. Service was bad, but we were trying to be kind because it... More 

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Thank LibraryLynn
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I chose to visit based upon glowing recommendations. My expectaions were very high, based upon authentic Thai food from friends from Thailand. I ordered my favorites expecting good, but not as good as my favorite Thai restaurants in Atlanta and San Francisco. I now have a new favorite Thai restaurant!

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Thank Experienced1911
Wisconsin
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I usually get #53 Pad Jadet on the menu. Slightly spicy and consistent each time. Although a bit on the pricey side for lunch at almost $9.

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Thank 4recreationist
West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you like your Thai you'll love Sa Bai Thong On West end of University Ave about 2 minutes from UW worth the drive. Great wide menu very friendly wait staff. Willing to vary heat of food. Friday and Saturdays make reservations early.

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Thank TravelingGrandma51
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent Thai restaurant with a wide variety of Thai dishes.Extensive menu with wide variety of spicieness. Nice decor very good service.

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Thank Stephen O
Madison, Wisconsin
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Always a great meal. Easy to go to for dinner or lunch and normally pretty quick. Everything I've had there has been delicious. I especially love the Tom Kai.

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Thank catmc1066
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Picture I posted of what I received was not what I thought I would get. I showed my fork with a few threads of Mung noodles, when I asked about it, waiter asked if I wanted to pay for extra bowl of noodles. CHINTZY! They substituted white rice without asking. They have no honey, but really good Jasmine tea. I... More 

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Thank mabarley777
Madison, Wisconsin
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99 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I always order the guey teuy kee mao. It's fantastic. My partner gets panaeng curry. Very rich and nutty. Good beer, good service. Lunch is fast. I've been coming here for years! My only complaint is the dinner prices, which are much more than lunch but serving sizes seem the same.

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Thank docrockaud
Mc Farland
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been to Thailand 3 times and this is great --a lot like what we've had over there (only they will modify the food so you don't get it as hot as in Thailand). This is our family-favorite in Madison. The Pa Nang curry with tofu is our favorite dish and is consistently a crowd-pleaser. We also really enjoy... More 

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Thank Jeanie E
Houston, TX
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277 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On this night I ordered spring rolls, pad bai ka prao, and thai iced coffee. There had to have been meaning lost in translation. The "ka prao" I ordered was nothing like the "pad gra pow" I had come to love. The dish served was sliced beef rather than ground. Because of that I was fairly disappointed. I also did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6802 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-828-9565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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