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“What a find in a strip mall.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lanna Thai Cuisine

Lanna Thai Cuisine
4501 Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109-4923 (Pacific Beach)
858-274-8424
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Ranked #229 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Fountain Hills, AZ
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“What a find in a strip mall.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stumbled upon the restaurant because the one we wanted to go to was booked. We are sooooo glad we did! The food was above excellent. All the dishes were hot and very tasty. The hot scale is about right. We said number 7 on heat and is was just right. If you don't like it fairly hot go for a 5 and you'll be fine. They had great sticky rice which most Thai places don't want to cook for some reason. It's so good with the grilled beef salad. The Larb was all great as was the Pad Thai. Do yourself a favor and give this place a try, you'll be back.

  • Visited April 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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English first
San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband and I are long time customers. The food is fresh and delicious. My favorite is the Summer Salmon. Cooked to perfection and served on a bed of fresh spinach with a tangy mango salsa. The staff is friendly and efficient. Love the brown rice option. Truly a winner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Midland, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Random visit to that restaurant with actual Thai friends. Great service. Great food. Very friendly personnel. And it apparently taste like in Thailand, not just an "americanized" thai cuisine. Loved it! It does not look like a place i'd actually walk in, so i am glad i was not alone :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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B.C. Canada
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“A Taste Of Thailand In Mission Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went to a Thai restaurant called Lanna for dinner Valentine's Day, evening. We were full after the first two courses. So, we had them package up the third course to take back to our condo for our lunch, the next day. Here is a cut & paste of the menu items we had. Really delicious.

Lanna’s Platter
Two each of Crispy Spring Roll, Sa-Tay, Curry Cup, Golden Triangle, & Fresh Salad Roll

Spinach Wrap
Shrimp or tofu, spinach leaves, roasted coconut, diced ginger, lime, red onion, peanuts, carrots, & aromatic herb sauce

Honey Duck
Roasted marinated duck glazed w/ honey ginger sauce, pickled ginger & crispy noodles

We ordered basmati rice to eat with the duck, as well.

We enjoyed the food, ambiance, & quick, friendly service. If, we are lucky enough to return to Mission Beach on the future, we will eat at Lanna's again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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“Out of town Thai addicts give thumbs up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

5 of us are full time RVers traveling around the country together in 2 motorhomes. We seek out good Thai food for a good price. Lanna Thai fits the bill to a "T".

Thanks to positive reviews on Trip Advisor & it being about 4 miles away, we were in! Fresh ingredients, great staff & very good prices. The heat factor is easy to understand (1-10). 3 of us like spicy & we opted for number 7. Not too hot, but provides that little bit of sweat on your head & a runny nose. But, the heat doesnt last & doesnt get hotter. An indication of good Thai pepper usage. The Panang curry dinner was plenty for leftovers, & at $10 it is quite the deal. We are here for a month & will be back a few times before we leave.

Look for it to be in a small center just off I-5 near Mission Bay. Very nice decor & all of the staff was very attentive & kind. My kind of place. If I lived here, I would be a regular!

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