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Thai Tom

#239 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#287 of 3,656 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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University District
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4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
206-548-9548
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This place is awesome, just a tiny, dingy, hole in the wall, with the BEST Thai food and really cool service and atmosphere. Don't expect white linens and bright lights, this is the real deal... great food, neat experience. There is a reason the line goes down the block often! We packed into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Korey H
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place is awesome, just a tiny, dingy, hole in the wall, with the BEST Thai food and really cool service and atmosphere. Don't expect white linens and bright lights, this is the real deal... great food, neat experience. There is a reason the line goes down the block often! We packed into the back corner with our 3 kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I'm not from America but every time i pass by Seattle I always come here. About two times a year and I'm always so positive and happy about my food. It is extremely tasty and delicious!

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Davenport, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I really do not like leaving negative reviews but I must. We were at the University of Washington Medical Center and wanted to eat somewhere pretty close since it was way past lunchtime so I depended on TripAdvisor to show us a good place. Thai Tom is a very small place and parking can be difficult to find but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just delicious!!! This place may be small and get a little hot but totally worth it for the food and if you don't want to eat in then just do take out... You will not regret it. Fried Tofu, amazing.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having just come back from Thailand and visiting a friend in Seattle, we chose to go to Thai Tom and would absolutely go back! Tiny hole in the wall authentic Thai restaurant with great service and good energy. The food was exceptional and large portions at reasonable prices… I would recommend to anyone looking for a traditional Thai meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I came out to the UDub district solely for the purpose of trying Tom's Thai. AND IT WAS WORTH IT!!!! I had the best pad thai in my life all for around $8!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Our friends told us this was their favorite Thai place, and they did not steer us wrong. We shared several dishes. The chicken coconut soup was one of th best we've had. The vegetable curry was excellent, as was the fried trout. The dessert was new to us, mango with sticky rice, light and very pleasant. Service was superb, food... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was excellent though the Thai ice tea was not as good as some others. We were here the past weekend and was surprised when we were able to sit in right-a-way. I guess the street fair was attracting people to their food fair, which was only around the corner. Since the street was closed off for the fair, we... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is so busy the hostess urged me to use a fork to speed me up. My skills with chopsticks are unconventional and slow, but effective. I left a scant few grains of rice in the dish.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sit at the counter. Watch the maestro conduct. Not a wasted motion. 10,000 BTU zen. Feel the heat from all six burners. Wooden paddle menu lists the choices. Intense favors. Best coconut milk chicken soup we ever ate. PAd Thai, green curry rice with shrimp both truly wonderful. Ambiance unlike anything we experienced in decades. We loved it. NOT traditional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: 206-548-9548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 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?