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“Scrumptious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rama - A Fine Thai Restaurant by Celadon

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Rama - A Fine Thai Restaurant by Celadon
San Diego, CA (Downtown)
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Ranked #955 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Coquitlam, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Scrumptious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local, who steered us in the direction. It is centrally located near the Convention Center, and within walking distance to the waterfront and Horton Place Outdoor Mall. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Staff were quick and courteous; and price was very reasonable.

Visited March 2013
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Austin, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Willing to get spicy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The restaurant is in the Gaslamp Quarter of SD. The place is small but does have an outdoor area. We arrived and the inside was empty, but since we did not have a reservation, we were put in the outside area and it was freezing outside (heaters not quite working). We did point out that the inside was empty and about 10 minutes after we sat down they offered to move us inside. We ordered the Tom Kha soup and Masaman Curry spicy. The Tom Kha soup was surprisingly spicy and had an incredible flavor and freshness. The Masaman curry was spicy and was tasty, but too runny for a curry. They needed to let the curry thicken before serving it. This is the best Thai in the Gaslamp area. But on the grand scheme of things the poor execution of the curry significantly impacted our overall rating. Next time we're in SD, we'll give Rama another try though.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Thai food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great Thai food!!! I got a groupon and went there with my gf and friends. I thought The food appeared to be a little Americanized, but I was wrong. The flavors were phenomenal.

Our waiter (Dean I think) was great. We took his advice on several (if not all) items that we ordered and they were great.

The place is really nice inside, but I'd advice to eat in the back room (much nicer).

We had Pad Thai (crispier than regular at other places, which was a great touch), Panang (sp?) Curry with Duck, Lobster and Scallops.

Definitely not disappointing and right at Gaslamp district.

  • Visited January 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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Milan, Italy
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Worth every dollar! If we come back to San Diego we would go there again. You have to try the curry.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Destin, Florida
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Authenic Thai food some dishes Esan style sab sab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Have been to Rama two times during my 10 day stay in San Diego Gaslamp area. I find ther food to be excellant! Service has been good and attentive. I recomend the Pad Kana Moo Grob, Red Curry with rosted duck, Crying tiger prepared rare and the pork fried rice was good. I did not care for the cube steak special and not sure why it would be on the menu, very over done soy flavor. All in all a excellant meal from a Thai food expert!! I will go again maybe tonight :-))

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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