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“Thia Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cove Thai Cuisine

Cove Thai Cuisine
602 N Main St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-3423
360-678-6963
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Ranked #14 of 22 restaurants in Coupeville
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thia Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Excellent food, fast, friendly service. Food arrived fast, hot and was excellent. Not a large restaurant but enough room to be cosy.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We arrived just prior to closing and the proprieters welcomed the four of us and we ate some of the best Thai food we've ever had. Impeccable service, beautiful restaurant and absolutely delicious cuisine!

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Oregom
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“Disappointing Thai Food on Whidbey Island”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Seeking ethnic cuisine in a resort setting is always a risky venture, but Cove seemed to have a number of things going for it -- until the food came. Rather, until it did not for quite a while and then when it did. Named for the plentiful and delicious Penn Cove mussel that is a staple of Whidbey cuisine, Cove delivered them in 3 dishes to members of our party in the same condition -- dreadfully overcooked and virtually tasteless. There is more, but why bother, Just know that the charm of this place starts and stops in the converted house it calls home. Stay away.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Coupeville, Washington
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“Pull Into the Cove!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This place is a bit of an oddity. Located in a Victorian painted lady, it's decorated in a curious fashion, with original 19th century fixtures and the family's collection of Americana and Thai artworks. Yes, the service can be slow, since it's all done by three members of the family, but the food is superb. As one reviewer put it, the food is authentically Thai, but that doesn't mean it's past the American palate. I've loved the sweet and sour pork, and my wife favored the swimming Rama, until we both discovered the tamarind prawns. All of those get raves from us both.
We have been shown kindness and efficiency and talent by the folks involved. The Cove has become one of our favorite restaurants on Whidbey, and among the best Thai places in the Northwest. The warm atmosphere and personal service are, alone, worth the visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coupeville, Washington
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“Our Favorite Coupeville Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We live in Coupeville and have tried pretty much every restaurant. The Cove Thai is the one our family keeps going back to...over 15 times now. The food is consistently delicious and the owners are friendly and warm. The food is authentic Thai, much like it would be prepared and served in the countryside for a family meal in Thailand. This is a small family operation and occasionally the service is slow if they get overwhelmed by too many customers at once. We love their food and it's well worth the occasional wait. Why be in a hurry anyway? You're on an island experiencing a wonderful meal...take your time and enjoy. We have tried nearly every dish on the menu, and this is the place we choose every time we go out to eat. They don't have a kids menu but families with small children, like ours, can get extra plates to share entrees.

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