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Thep Lela Thai Restaurant

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505 Strawberry Village, (Hwy. 101), Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-383-3444
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic Thai.

How many times you see a sigh that says authentic Thai and it tastes more like Chinese food. Nothing wrong with that, except I like the brilliant Thai food they sell. My favs are Kow Phad with Pineapple and Prik King. Most Americans usually go for Phad Thai which is delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Thomas B
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

How many times you see a sigh that says authentic Thai and it tastes more like Chinese food. Nothing wrong with that, except I like the brilliant Thai food they sell. My favs are Kow Phad with Pineapple and Prik King. Most Americans usually go for Phad Thai which is delicious.

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Warren, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Small Thai restaurant in a strip mall. The food was okay, but not great. We shared the two barbeque dishes (chicken and pork) and eggplant entree. Soup was not spicy enough for our taste. This was the first Thai restaurant where rice was not included with the entree, but purchased separately. The chairs are wooden benches, without back support. A... More 

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Thep Lela seems to come in 3rd in ratings for best Thai Restaurant in Marin County, but it's always been my favorite! Always start-off with the Tom Ka Gai -coconut,chicken soup and it is simply lucious-best I've had and I've eaten Thai in Thailand over the years and all over the world. Thep Lela has wonderful dishes, but the waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't miss the Sushi Tuna appetizer and some of the more unusual dishes. Good value wine too. Our standby local night out. Great take-away too

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Lot-et-Garonne
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329 reviews 329 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 505 Strawberry Village, (Hwy. 101), Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-383-3444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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