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“Surprise!” 4 of 5 stars
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783 Bar
783 West Thames St, Norwich, CT
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Ranked #29 of 95 restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Asian
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Niantic
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I have driven by this place a dozen times. Only stopped b/c of some Groupon deal. I was surprised. 11:45 lunch and the place was just opening. The owner / waitress was nice and eager to serve. The place clearly has many specials from happy hour half price appetizers to beer specials on many days of the week. The place appears as though it could clearly ise a boost in business despite being open for four years, despite the fact that the casino, 3 car dealerships and Thames on the River all being within a mile.

Either way, I ordered the appetizer sampler with 4 crab rangoons, 4 mozzarella sticks, 4 fried shrimp, and two humungous egg rolls tempura style. The rangoons were amazing. Incredibly light and creamy, and in a light batter rather than a heavy doughy shell normal rangoons use. They could use a little more crab flavor though. The shrimp were tasty and the moz sticks, heated through and good. (I hate it when the middle are not cooked enough). The egg rolls were big and good.

Although this was a thai place, I had a hankering for a burger, so I got theirs. It was a normal burger with LTO and two (not one) slice of cheese. And the burger was thick! One of the best burger bargains in New London County (burger bargain rating is based on how much burger you get for the money - the ambiance / view. And at $9 for at least a 8 oz burger 2 onion rings and fries......it doesn't get any better. (Other burger bargains = Old Lyme Tavern and Jack Rabbits).

You won't leave hungry, and unless service is abominable during peak hours, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a steak, burger, or thai. Next week I'm going back for thai and will report bacjk

  • Visited June 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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English first
Oakdale, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Pad Thai!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place is attached to the Green Papaya restaurant and I'm pretty sure the whole menu is available at the bar. Its a lot better than you would expect by a first glance of the place - give it a try.

  • Visited February 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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Connecticut
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great happy hour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

This place has a great happy hour 4-7. Lots of delicious Chinese and Thai food. Friendly staff and great prices.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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