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5039 E 5TH St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
(520) 795-1715
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Thai food

Good Thai, dated interior. Very good take out option if you work anywhere in the area. Just close your eyes and point, everything is tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Tucson, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My girlfriend and I ride our bikes here. The service is great. The cook makes our dishes really spicy. The food is yummy! I've been to Bangkok in my twenties and the Thai iced coffee is just like it was in Bangkok! Love it! The place is small, but very quaint.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Newly remodeled kitchen and dining room. The best Thai food in Tucson, AZ bar none. Cost of a lunch special (served between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm) is about $12.00. Ample food, includes rice and egg rolls. A couple can get lunch for under $30.00 including tip. Also have great dinners. A perfect place for a couple's date.

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Tucson, AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Good Thai, dated interior. Very good take out option if you work anywhere in the area. Just close your eyes and point, everything is tasty!

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

"Penang Seafood' either as an entré or as a curry is absolutely delicious. I spent two wonderful years in Thailand working for the Peace Corps and I have to say the instant I first walked into Char's Restaurant I knew by the aroma of cooking in the air I had arrived at a REAL Thai restaurant. The staff is totally... More 

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Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband and I went to Char's for Thai food last Saturday night. We ordered our usual: #10 soup (chicken coconut), chicken larb salad, pad Thai pork and Panang beef curry...sometimes we add pineapple fried rice or seafood salad or yum yai salad...everything was so delicious!! The soup was fragrant, so flavorful and rich in taste! The chicken larb was... More 

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Benson, Arizona, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Just a quick update to a great place for Thai food. The place hasn't changed. The décor is old and very dated. They are still located in a strip mall off the beaten path. So why go there you ask? The food there is still terrific. Place is still clean, the staff is friendly, the service is prompt, the rest... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a home style Thai restaurant. The sauces are rich and delicious. Try the Duck with Bok Choy and spicy sauce.The Seafood Red Curry sauce I could have drunk a quart of it. The medium heat was just hot enough so you didn't scorch your tonsils. Funny wall murals.The restaurant staff is so friendly and nice.

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We came for the second time while visiting Tucson. Even though it was dinner time on Friday and the restaurant was packed full, we were served quickly and with a smile, and the food arrived almost immediately. Everything was delicious, and Tom Kha Gai soup is the best ever - thanks!

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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I drove across town to try this place based on the reviews I had read. I ordered the lunch special, Thai curry with rice and soup. The mushroom soup had the aroma of an old shoe and tasted pretty bad as well. Rice seemed a day or two old but tasted OK. The Thai curry was tasty but had only... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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168 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Nailbanger Here Again;We heard the great reviews of others and decided to give it a whirl.The atmosphere is unique to say the least a mix of Southwest murals with a Thai twist.First the service was average at best ,but we have had a lot worse. Next the food, I had the Chicken Pad Thai and it was good, the portion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5039 E 5TH St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 795-1715

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 8
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?