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“Great Authentic Thai Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lemongrass Seafood Bar & Grill

Lemongrass Seafood Bar & Grill
413 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9645
831-633-0700
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Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Monterey Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This restaurant serves authentic Thai fare, not the adulterated yuppie Thai selections you find in so many Thai restaurants in California. Two sisters run this place with family...one cooks while the other covers the front of the house. They have a full bar, diverse menu selections, and are genuinely concerned about the quality of food served and the perceptions of their customers. I would rate this restaurant above any of the other Thai restaurants in the Monterey Carmel area. The food here is delicious, savory, and layered.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Lemongrass Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This restaurant is a winner. It's actually an easy on & off Highway 1 at Moss Landing. We loved the Thai food, casual atmosphere, and very friendly wait staff. Ron was dubious about Thai food but was so won over he declared it the best of the recent lunches we have had. Ron ordered the Thai basil with beef and really loved it. I had the crispy duck and enjoyed it very much although it could have been crispier. Ron had a glass of J. Lohr chardonnay and I had a wonderful lemon cocktail (I can't remember exactly what it was but it was delicious!). We couldn't fit in dessert but they had some great offerings. Our only suggestion would be that they should heat the plates before serving. Four thumbs up!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hershey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Total surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We drove by this place twice and never gave it a thought because of lesser signage and visibility.
We were looking for a place that turned out to be out of business and decided to just give Lemongrass a chance. Wow. Best Thai we've had in CA!
The staff were helpful and considerate and the selection and quality were wonderful.
Definitely try the "crispy duck" entree and their crab cake appetizer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westford, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quirky little gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Very much off the beaten track & from the outside you wouldn't give this a second glance. However, you'd be so wrong not to stop and enter this beaten up looking shack-like building. The menu was wide & varied and the aromas from the kitchen made your mouth water in anticipation - we were not disappointed! The food was freshly cooked, perfectly balanced and in truth, just delicious! The Singha beers were cold and a perfect accompaniment to the delicious food. Great value & delicious to boot!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moss Landing, California
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“Good Food Confusing Menu Descriptions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I live in the area and have eaten here at least a half dozen times. On my first visit I read the menu and, based on its description, ordered. When the food arrived it didn't look anything like I expected based on the menu. Then I looked closely and realized that this was very creative Thai food that was also very tasty.
Since then their menu has added photos, something that usually turns me off,but which based on my experience makes sense.
If your idea of Thia restaurants is $3 & $4 appetizers and $9/$12 entree you won't find much but their food is so much fresher and beautifully presented it is worth what they charge.
The service is as other reviewers have said slow when busy; and they a full bar.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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