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Thai Tom

#338 of 3,542 Restaurants 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
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Best Thai food around Washington University

Food is good and price is cheap, just right next to the Washington University. Always a waiting line at the door, if you can't get a seat, then just take away!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
cat7455
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Food is good and price is cheap, just right next to the Washington University. Always a waiting line at the door, if you can't get a seat, then just take away!

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Renton, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Okay.... I sat by the door and was glad for it. That way if the place burned down I could bolt out quickie like. The food is absolutely worth the wait, and the lack of anything else. The price is also great. Sweet people but ohhhhh it is sooooo small and the lines prove how good the food is.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Have been several times over the years. During main meal times better expect to wait a bit. Small place with great food all out in the open to see. Always, Always dependably very good thai food in U district. Great prices. Eat and get out!! So the next people can cycle through. Great Seattle place for a little local color.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place is fully pack and small. It fits probably 20 people max. The food for me is bit too sweet. Prices are not cheap either. 6 of us having lunch there cost us around 100.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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 1 - 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?