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Char Thai Restaurant
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5039 E 5TH St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
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5039 E 5TH St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
(520) 795-1715
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Best Thai Food in Tucson

"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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Burgess1941
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Tucson
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Our daughter-in-law is from Thailand. She and our son live in Hawaii. Whenever they come to Tucson they "treat" us to some authentic Thai cuisine. I should say my wife and I like Thai food and we have been to many Thai restaurants in Tucson. Char Thai has moved close to the top of the list. Our daughter-in-law ordered for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My Mom and I went there last night, Nov 19th at around 7:30. The place was not busy. I am a server myselft so I am usually give servers the benifit of the doubt. We were ignored for practically our whole meal, and the waitress was very rude and short when she did stop by. The food was good but... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I went to Char Thai for lunch on October 4th. I was with my wife and brother. It was the first time I was there and very impressed with the food. Lunch had specials and you could also order off the extensive full menu. Everyone liked the food and we will go there again. Excellent service too!

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?