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“Good food, reasonable prices” 4 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 #182 of 4,078 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

In town for a bit of vacation, always looking for good Thai, since I consider it one of the healthier cuisines. And here, close to where I was staying, was just the place. A somewhat unusual menu, which expanded on the common fare, was the first surprise. In a small strip mall was another. But the food was excellent, decor pleasant, and service very pleasant. They obviously have a local following, and deservedly so.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fountain Hills, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“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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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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“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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