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4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510 (University District)
206-548-9548
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Ranked #218 of 3,492 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Neighborhood: University District
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went here on a whim when we saw a line out the door, since we are always on a search for good Thai. Ordered some takeout (the place is tiny & ambiance is nil), drove home, and even after 40 minutes was the best Thai I've had. It was spicy - authentically so - tasty, and they gave you a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was there around 9 pm on a rainy saterdaynight, and there was no line! Got a seat at the bar looking right into the tiny kitchen. Great to see the chefs at work! Food was good, well flavoured. This place is great if you are one or two and want a quick meal - too noisy to talk much,... More 

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Los Altos, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

if you like Thai food, this is the place. And if you don't, this is the place that can make you change perspective. Small, vibrant place with a line outside waiting for the opening. Everything cooked at the moment on a stove in full view. Strong and well defined flavors with your choice of spiciness. It gives you a fresh... More 

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susanmix
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We wanted Thai near the University. We got good Thai near the University. We phoned in our order. We were told 30 mins. We arrived 30 mins later. They hadn't started our order. We were told "Wait outside." The noodles were thick and tasty. The sauce was nice. Portions were smaller than any Thai I have been to. Just under... More 

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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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Thai

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