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“Can't tell a book by looking at the cover -- great Thai food here” 4 of 5 stars
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Sophia Thai
305 Nord Ave, Chico, CA
(530) 342-8842
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Ranked #97 of 277 Restaurants in Chico
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Orinda, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Can't tell a book by looking at the cover -- great Thai food here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Do not under any circumstances be put off by the outside of this restaurant. The plain, even forbidding exterior opens into a warm and inviting eating space, run by charming hosts, where they serve from an enormous menu of outstanding Thai dishes. My wife and I went with members of our daughter's Ultimate Disc team, and had terrific spicy Pad Thai, a great seafood hot pot, barbecued pork with a delicious, slightly sweet sauce, and pineapple sticky rice, which I expected to be cloyingly sweet, but which instead was lightly sweet and crunchy. The menu isn't divided up into food groups, so it helps to know what you like, but the meal we had was first rate. And at $20 per person, we got more food than we could finish -- this with four hungry college kids after a tournament. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Dallas Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Food. Busy take out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was really good Thai food. The owner/server was friendly and helpful. His small children played a quiet game of hide and seek that left us with a smile. They do a great take out business that can interfear with a quiet meal. Think rustic, small and family friendly for them and you.

Visited August 2013
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Must go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Very good and authentic Thai food! Best I've had in a long time. Parking is kinda wierd but worth any inconvenience. Service was great and prices very reasonable with large portions. Don't miss this one.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chico, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Chico”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Don't let the outside fool you, this is the best place to eat in Chico!!! Wonderful restaurant for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Everything on the menu (with the exception of the "larb") has been fantastic (I've ordered probably 20 different things). The food has great spice, and generous portions. The green, red, and yellow curries are all fabulous in their own way, and my husband loves the peanut chicken satay. The fried banana dessert will melt in your mouth. There are blander things for the less adventurous, and fabulous spicy dishes for those who want to experience a bit more. The atmosphere is not very lively, but it is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a double date. They also deliver, and their curry is the best for those late-night drunchies.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chico, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Little Secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

It doesn't look like much - simple ambience but the menu is impressive and the food-quality definitely memorable. They also flavor the "heat" per request. Much better to come with several people so you can try several different dishes

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