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“I'm lucky I live near by.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Noi's Little Thai Takeout

Noi's Little Thai Takeout
1288 2nd St, Los Osos, CA 93402-1110
805-528-6647
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Ranked #3 of 31 restaurants in Los Osos
Cuisines: Thai
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San Luis Obispo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I'm lucky I live near by.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I really get mad at people who make claims about "authenticity." So, this isn't going to be the thai food you had in Phuket, or whatever. And it's probably not the same as the hole in the wall in San Francisco you know about. Don't get hung up on that. Just enjoy. Noi herself is in there cooking on her wok quite often. They use fresh local (sorry, we're thousands of miles from Thailand) ingredients, they don't skimp on the meat, and it's just GOOD. I take everyone here who comes in from out of town.

But this isn't McDonalds. They aren't open all the time and the best thing on the menu is usually the curry of the day. Sometimes, they just close up for vacation. It takes them a while to make food when there's a lot of people... because they are making it fresh there.

  • Visited July 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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English first
Avon, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Really, really great Thai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I love Thai food and have had it in many places all over the country. This is one of the best in my opinion. Very limited seating, so definitely plan on take out. It does take awhile to get your food as well. But totally worth it. Go across the street and enjoy a beer while you wait or walk down to the bay. The food is exceptional and prices are very reasonable. Best Pad Thai I have had and my wife (who swears she doesn't like Thai food) loved it.

So happy that it was recommended to us. Do yourself a favor and enjoy this little gem.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Osos, California
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“Best Thai Food in the County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Everything is stir-fried in a big wok. The owner, known for her personal philanthropy after the tsunami in Thailand, is always smiling and happy, as is her younger staff. Food, whether on noodles or rice, is superb. Don't choose "Hot" unless you really want "HOT".

Visited June 2013
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Pasadena, California
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“Great Stir Fry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We enjoyed the egg rolls and veggie beef stir fry, both were very good. The beef was exceptionally tender and juicy. We also ordered the curry and pad see ew. The pad see ew was actually veggie stir fry with linguini noodles, a disappointment. The curry was bland and very neutral, almost masked by the steamed rice. The counter staff was distracted by phone orders and offered non-sequiturs as answers to requests: "Can we have the egg rolls before the entrees?" Answer: "You have people that have ordered ahead of you" Additional clarification proved fruitless. We will return with a tempered expectation and a self-imposed narrowing of what we order. Good atmosphere, parking and view.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cayucos, California
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“Tasty Thai in Baywood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's a small joint and you won't be eating in... they do have some outdoor seating, and it's very nice. The food is excellent and the service is friendly. Best Thai in the area!

Visited April 2013
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