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Thep Lela Thai Restaurant

505 Strawberry Village, (Hwy. 101), Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-383-3444
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Ranked #34 of 88 restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Lot-et-Garonne
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266 reviews 266 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I were expecting Americanised Thai food (along the unfortunate lines of Americanised Italian food) and having spent a good deal of time in Thailand over the last fifty years, we were hopeful but steeled to be disappointed. Much to our delight, Thep Lela was pleasing in every respect. Good authentic food, pleasant service, and modest prices. The... More

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Marin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Back for third visit in a couple of years. Service was prompt and cordial. Meals where delivered quickly and tasted good and fresh. We had chicken pod thai and tofu yellow curry plus brown rice. No complaints. Restaurant is located in a pleasant area near the rear of the Strawberry shopping center. The ambiance is better than it sounds as... More

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Marin County, the bedroom of San Francisco, is the location of this little, great value Thai cafe' in the Strawberry Shopping Center on the Tiburon side of Mill Valley. Entry level for Mill Valley homes starts at $1 mil. But not everything in this village is expensive. Chicken pad thai, ($12.95), fantastic flavor, noodles not over cooked with a compliment... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Four days ago we had a great dinner, soup, can't remember what kind but it was great and a green curry chicken at Thep Lela, we ate there again as it was the only restaurant that didn't have an hour waiting list on Mother's Day evening! The sea bass was fantastic and the service efficient. While I probably won't go... More

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Mill Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Husband loved it, I thought it was okay. Service was not that great - never got a refill on water. Food came out fast, but wasn't the best thai food I've ever had (this is Marin). Pricey considering how just okay the food was.

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Santiago, Chile
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I don't love the service. They are nice, but often so busy everything takes a while (clearly the food is good). Good Thai place in Marin, it's my go to. The tofu green curry is so yummy and the Chicken Praram is amazing! The interior is nice enough and clean, the booth seats are a little uncomfortable. They do take-away... More

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Marin County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Thep Lela has never disappointed us in the many years we have been enjoying its fresh and delicious offerings. Great, varied menu. Gracious staff. Pleasant environment for dining in. We also appreciate the take-out option. A somewhat "hidden" location in the Strawberry Shopping Center, but well worth searching out!!

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Albuquerque
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Food was well prepared and well presented. Ingredients were fresh and tasty. None of the saccharine sweet sauces that ruin so many good Asian dishes. Good, personable service and a very enjoyable ambiance.

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Sausalito, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The restaurant has great Thai food but sometimes the service, (especially when it's busy) is not good

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MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Went here while on vacation with my daughter. Didn't care for the appetizer (montodd) but the panang curry was so good! I had chicken and my daughter had tofu. Excellent! My daughter said it is the best she has had - and she has tried many!

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