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“Thai cuisine for the afficionado” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cha Am

Cha Am
1543 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1570
(510) 848-9664
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Ranked #90 of 602 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Berkeley, CA
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Thai cuisine for the afficionado”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Cha-Am has been consistent through the years, offering basic dishes and specials which do not veer from traditional tastes. Lunch specials are particularly a good bargain. Try to sit in the area overlooking Shattuck Avenue, but remember to put enough money in the parking meters...

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Vallejo, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Berkeley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Lovely food in a relaxing environment. The servers are sweet and helpful. Great value for your dollar, as well. I happened upon this restaurant many years ago and always return to this one. There is also an enclosed porch for additional seating.

Visited February 2012
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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai standby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We go there frequently, or order take-out. Just excellent, consistent good Thai food at reasonable prices. Good service.

Visited July 2012
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Florence, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, cozy atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Some of the best Thai food around. Great food, extensive menu, Love the curry dishes and endless choices.

Visited May 2011
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SFO, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Very nice...good food. Service is okay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Good food, but waiters are unhelpful in choices. Food quality is very good and with correct level of spices ( not overwhelming ).
Wide variety of dishes - sure to please everyone in a large group.
Salad was good but had a bit too much of lemon juice but even then tasty.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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