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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bangkok Bay

Bangkok Bay
Solana Beach, CA
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Ranked #9 of 67 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Solana Beach
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The best Thai food this side of Thailand! The restaurant is small, so come early or late, but if that doesn't work for you, it's still worth the wait! Spicy Som Tom, fantastic Ginger Chicken and outrageous rice/basil rolls!

Visited January 2012
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English first
Davidson, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Thai find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We are wintering in Solana Beach and are busy trying the area restaurants. Last night we found The Bay tucked in a small strip mall off 101 just north of Via de Vale. What luck. We sat down just before 6 and shortly thereafter people were lined up and waiting for a table in this relatively small place, but we never felt rushed. Our food was Excellent and the service prompt and friendly. My wife is still raving about the rib dish. Only complaint - a lame martini special that took way too long to make and serve. otherwise, flawless.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Reliable, excellent Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Title says it all. We live walking distance and visit frequently and always will.

Visited November 2011
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding atmosphere & food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011 via mobile

Can't wait to go back. Service and atmosphere was wonderful. The food was great. Generous portions with very friendly staff.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moorpark, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ruined our visit by asking us to give up our table”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

Made a reservation for six of us. We drove three hours away to meet friends, we picked this restaurant. I thought it was a disaster! They served two of our meals, then we waited ten minutes to be served two more of our meals, then finally waited another 15 minutes for the last two of our meals. Each person after waiting ten minutes began to eat and not wait for the rest of our meals. We sat and waited, while everyone else was eating there meals. Extremely unacceptable! We finally all finished our meals, and ordered desert. While we were still eating our desert, she asked if we could finish so she could give our table to someone who was waiting. I have never been to a restaurant where they asked me to leave, especially since we drove so far away to meet our friends. We hurried ate our desert, paid and left. I thought that was so rude of them to ask us to give up our table. I could understand if we had been sitting there for an hour and a half or so, but that wasn't the case. I will never go back there, nor our friends who live in the area. The food was good, but the service was so so bad! It ruined our entire dinner, also the fact that they couldn't serve us our meals all at the same time.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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