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“Huge portions of very good Thai food on US 101” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jasmine Thai

Jasmine Thai
1437 NW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR
541-994-2022
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Ranked #40 of 74 Restaurants in Lincoln City
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Gig Harbor, Washington
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“Huge portions of very good Thai food on US 101”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

With all due respect to the two recent poor reviews, my wife and I have been coming to Lincoln City twice a year for 30 years to stay at our ocean condo there, and for the past several years, have enjoyed at least one lunch or dinner aat Jamine Thai each time we visit Lincoln City. We have never had a bad meal there, and the dinner we just had was excellent. One of the poor reviews actually complained hat "the menu is overwhelming" -- that's bad? Oh, boo, hoo. It is a complete menu, pal, but smaller than several other Thai menus we've seen.

The decor is subdued with wood flooring and wood accents, plants along the walls and an aquarium that greets you as you walk in. It wasn't busy this Wednesday night in March, and yes, there was only one server working, but the service was still prompt.

We love Thai food -- it's our favorite international cuisine, and we seek it out wherever we go -- even to Thailand, to spend a month traveling and eating our way around the countryside. On this visit, we had the full portion of Tom Kha Gai soup, which, along with Pad Thai, are national dishes of Thailand, and a good way to see how the restaurant performs. The soup was served in a raised, round metal dish, almost like an upside down bundt pan, and was a most attractive way to present the dish. A minor quibble with the soup was that we had asked for two stars of hotness for every dish, and the soup seemed to be a little more like one star. But on the other hand, a quibble we've had for years with Tom Kha Gai soup is that several of the main ingredients that give it its unique flavor -- kaffir lime leaves, galanga root slices and lemongrass slices, are not edible, and all have o be fished out of he soup and set aside. Here, the kitchen took the inedible pieces out before bringing it to the table, so only their tastes remained.

Then came the overflowing platters of Lemon Chicken, Mango Delight (with pork), and the old
standard, Pad Thai. The Pad Thai was easily one of the best we've had recently. Too many places put so much sauce on it that the whole plate of noodles congeals into one solid mass, making it difficult to serve onto individual plates and to try and take normal size bites. Not a problem at Jasmine -- it was tangy and spicy with big chunks of tender chicken. The Lemon Chicken consisted of large pieces of chicken laying on a bed of coarsely chopped lettuce, and under a blanket of warm peanut sauce -- yum.

Very large portions of beautifully presented food in a restaurant with pleasing decor, and the entire dinner -- and we brought back half of it for a second dinner -- was only $39.50 total. What's not to like about that?

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Had dinner here one evening and the food was very good. It was very busy, both locals and tourists. The variety was very nice and we enjoyed the dinner. Despite the amount of food we got for dinner, we managed to waddle out of there and back to our hotel room with no problem.

Visited December 2012
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Portland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Sad Thai”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Skip it. There are better places to eat in Lincoln City. The place looks sad, the food tastes sad. The food doesn't have enough flavor, the menu is overwhelming and there seemed to be only one person working the whole floor.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, Oregon
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“Sorry Salad Rolls and Tepid Tea”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was my first visit to Jasmine Thai though I'm a frequent traveler to Lincoln City. Hard to miss this orange-sherbet painted place, day or night. In the mood for Thai standards, I ordered salad rolls, Tom Kha Gai soup, the ever-popular Pad Thai (w/shrimp), and hot tea. My salad rolls arrived and were attractive, but absolutely tasteless. Almost 99% filled with finely shredded lettuce, a tiny shred of tasteless tofu, and dipping sauce that was uneventful. My tea arrived and was barely warm. After politely asking the waiter to please heat it, I waited almost fifteen minutes to get it back...hot, at least. My Pad Thai was okay, but not spectacular. Portions, though, were generous. Enough that I took the extra Pad Thai and remaining Tom Kha Gai soup back to my condo, jazzed it all up the next day with some fresh onion and tomato, and concocted a fabulous Thai-esque noodle soup that I ate for two more days. So, this is a good restaurant for obtaining the basic ingredients you can later craft into a really delicious meal back at your own hotel. And, it is a fairly nice place to sit in contemplation, watching the big koi in the aquarium while you wait for your tea to come back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth
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“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've been by this restaurant many times, and when in Lincoln City I don't usually think about having Thai food. But if you want something other than seafood, this is a great place to stop. The garlic chicken with cilantro was excellent, the price was right, the portion was big enough for two, the owner aims to please, and the atmosphere was definitely comfortable.

  • Visited January 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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