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Thep Lela Thai Restaurant

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505 Strawberry Village, (Hwy. 101), Mill Valley, CA 94941
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Consistent & delicious

Consistent and fresh. We always order the Salmon with red curry & pumpkin. Never disappoints. Their Pad Thai equally tasty. Good service. NIce ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Stephanie C
Mauna Lani Hawaii
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Mauna Lani Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Consistent and fresh. We always order the Salmon with red curry & pumpkin. Never disappoints. Their Pad Thai equally tasty. Good service. NIce ambiance.

Thank Stephanie C
San Anselmo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Overall, the food here was very good. I'd skip the fish cakes because they are leaden, deep fried patties with no dipping sauce. The slightly saucy cucumber salad wasn't enough. (However, they were "traditional.") The Green Chicken Curry was quite good with an adequate amount of spice. The chicken was perfectly cooked and still moist. The baby carrots in this... More 

Thank Zin3
San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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.

Thank Thomas B
Warren, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank Shelley M
San Francisco, California
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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 

Thank Healthy94920
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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

Thank Quackathon
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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 

Thank PeterFrance
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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 

Thank Redwheelbarrow
San Francisco, California
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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 

Thank bill s
Canton of Ticino, Switzerland
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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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Thai


Open Hours
12:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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