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Thai Tom

4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510 (University District)
206-548-9548
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Ranked #223 of 3,451 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: University District
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stopped at Thai Tom for lunch on a Friday afternoon in late August. We got there right when it opened, and there was already a line to get in (so getting there early is best!) We were visiting Seattle for the weekend and stopped by based on a recommendation of someone we'd met on University Way. We're so glad... More

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Pasco, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I LOVED this place and went here all the time until I saw a cockroach crawling down the wall. And there is NEVER just ONE cockroach... Will not return.

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Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know just how many people call in their orders for pick up. It took 40 minutes to get our food. Meanwhile, we watched the chef box up about 12 meals to go, then attend to the seated customers. Also, I didn't know that a 2 out of 5 star would be so hot. My Pad Thai and my... More

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El Cajon, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is super tiny and located in the university district. by the line outside it seemed everyone was willing to wait and I would have to agree with them! The food was great, the service was super.

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Helen, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This place is small, noisy and maybe not the cleanest restaurant in the world, but I now make an effort to go here every time I go to Seattle. I love the Tom Kha soup with shrimp. This place is especially cozy on a cold, wet Seattle winter night because you can sit at the bar and feel the heat... More

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Thai Tom is a small restaurant in Seattle's University district. It can seat a maximum of 30 people I think. Because if it's small size and popularity there is usually a long wait time. But every minute spent waiting is worth it for the food is simply delicious. My wife and I made it a point it have food from... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My boyfriend brought me here promising that the food would blow my mind, and in fact, it did! Despite the long wait, we had such great time eating some amazing Thai food here. I really really really enjoyed the Green Curry and the Pad See you again with Tofu. Soooo delicious! I do recommend ordering 3 or 4 stars of... More

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Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is standing room only in this little place. You have a bar that seats about seven people that can watch the cooks make your dinner and then about 5 little tables that seat 2/3 people each. But there was a waiting line out the door. They take your order outside before you are seated. Take out would probably be... More

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Westminster, MD
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I went to Thai Tom with some friends in June while visiting Seattle. We had to wait a while for a table, but the wait was worth it. We were lucky to be seated at the counter and got to watch the chef prepare each meal. It is very fast paced and a little rushed, but the food is so... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A friend from Southern India recommended this place. The food is delicious. I loved the green curry - but next time I'll take the spiciness down to 4 stars. It is a basic cash-only hole-in the-wall establishment. Bring cash! Expect to wait to be seated. Do not be surprised by the lack of customer service. Just enjoy the food.

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