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“Great Thai place in Mission Bay area” 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 #208 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Carlsbad, California
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312 reviews 312 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Great Thai place in Mission Bay area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner experience at Lanna. The restaurant is smallish and intimate with very modern decor. One negative, at least for us, is the tables for two that are side-by-side with one diner sitting on a couch that runs along the wall. This puts both parties in such close quarters that it's difficult to have a private conversation. That said, the staff is extremely professional, courteous and accommodating and there are a few tables set up for two. The food is prepared very well and the presentations are excellent. We started with the Lanna plate, an appetizer featuring four or five good sized samples. My wife had the egg plant and I opted for the duck. She requested spicing at 4 (on a scale of 1 to 10) while I chose a 7. Hers was just fine, but I felt mine was still a bit light on the hotness scale. Overall this Thai place is excellent. They do do a substantial take-out business and people are constantly coming in to pick up their orders.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“SOOOOO good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My boyfriend and I LOVED this little restaurant! Their pad thai and appetizer sampler was absolutely amazing! Good customer service, great food, affordable prices equals one great thai restaurant! def a san diego gem ;)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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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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