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Thai Tom

#235 of 3,099 Restaurants in Seattle
#284 of 3,626 Places to Eat in Seattle
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University District
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4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
206-548-9548
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
The best Thai Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Claire F
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Davenport, Washington
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43 reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Amidst all the Thai options in the U District, this is quite possibly the best place for Thai food. The ever-present line outside the front door is testimony to this. Seating inside is very limited, hence the line. But everything is cooked right in front of you, and George, the owner, is a fantastic and friendly person.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Let me start by saying that this is the first time Trip Advisor has ever steered me this wrong. The wait alone at Thai Tom almost caused a friendship to end! We were told 15 minutes. Over an hour later... We were seated. Hunger ground away our sense of humor. As we sat down to eat we were faced with... More 

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Additional Information about Thai Tom

Address: 4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
Phone Number: 206-548-9548
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Thai

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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?