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“Great Thai Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gem of Thailand

Gem of Thailand
66 E Herndon Ave, Fresno, CA 93720-2912
559-446-0607
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Ranked #84 of 1,025 Restaurants in Fresno
Cuisines: Thai
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“Great Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I eat Thai food a lot, and I pretty much always love it. So, I'm the type of guy that would probably rate mediocre food as good. However, this was exceptional. My 2 year old daughter had a half order of the Pad See Yew, I had the drunken noodles and my wife had the Massuman curry. All were great, but particularly the drunken noodles. I would eat here all the time if I lived in Fresno.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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slo life
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28 restaurant reviews
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“Thanks Yelp!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The chicken salad, fresh and very GOOD! The Pai Thai chicken very GOOD. So good was the food, we came back the next day.

Visited April 2013
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“At last...good Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

The Thai food in Fresno has gone from good, to mediocre, to awful over the years. The good closed or changed hands, only to be followed by the latter. Gem of Thailand gives one hope. The Basil Fried Rice was a standout. Pad Thai with shrimp has great balance of flavors that is complemented when you add a side of fresh limes to squeeze over it. Yum Beef Salad has the most refreshing dressing, and the beef slices were cooked to perfection...not well done like many others. The only negatve was the Mu Satay has a bright orange seasoning rub that was not complimented by the peanut sauce. Without this rub, it would have been better.
All in all, a wonderful meal.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Consistently great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This small restaurant is always great-- sometimes it fills up early on Friday and Saturday (go early, or later). We usually get spring rolls and/or egg rolls as appetizers. I like Panang Curry (seafood); but Phad Pet (sp?) is good (Pad Thai is good, too). Service can slow a little if full, but well worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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“Great Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great little place for a good meal. I had the lunch special of Squid Chilli Jam and it was really good! Service was great and staff were very sweet. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I was a little disappointed by the sparse menu and lack of seafood choices, as I don't care for mine fried.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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