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“Great Thai food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surin of Thailand

Surin of Thailand
810 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4574
(404) 892-7789
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Ranked #168 of 3,464 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food and service was excellent and fast. The tables are closer than I preferred; therefore, it was very noisy

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Atlanta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Best thai food you will eat in Atlanta, by far. Their curries, coconut soup, and duck are amazing. Would recommend anyone visiting Atlanta to check this place out. You'll feel like you're actually in Thailand.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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healdsburg, CA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“good service, almost inedible food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I don't get it. Usually reviews bear some resemblance to reality and the positive ones here look genuine. But this was one of the worst meals of my restaurant eating life, probably bottom 4, down there with "Thai one on" years ago, and another bad asian place in Berkeley in about 1992. Years ago I thought of this as a good Thai restaurant, but this meal was old and tired. Simple ingredients too, chicken with peanut sauce, hard to get wrong unless you just serve the same chicken that has sat in the house for weeks and use old peanut butter that tastes like cardboard. Trust me, if you like Cakes and Ale, or Miller's Union, don't even consider eating here. It was crowded and noisy too. Maybe people eat here because of the very low price, or maybe they just drink, but if you can't stomach it, it is still a waste of money.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, North Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Has a great meal with excellent service ... we had the Spring rolls and Chicken larb for apps. and then Noodles of the Drunk with Tofu , Vegetables in Ginger and Tofu and the Salmon with a curry sauce ....

  • Visited August 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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Raleigh, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very good Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Surin has a trendy decor, which normally doesn't add to the value of a meal for me, but the food is very good and the wait staff top notch. Not only is the food very good, but the menu has a larger variety of dishes than most of the Thai restaurants I've been to. You can visit frequently and eat great dishes without getting tired of eating the same favorite dish.

We were there on this visit for lunch.

The Kao Mok-Kai was very nice. The chicken breast was moist and had a good flavor all the way through, not dry in the middle, and the portion was large.

The Spicy Beef Salad was good. It wasn't quite tigers tears or nom tok (both of which are also on the menu) as it didn't have the lime juice but the grilled flavor of the beef was great and they also made it spicy enough for my tastes. Many restaurants are hesitant to make it as spicy as I like, but Surin hit it.

We also had the Fancy Thai Sausage, the Pad Prik Pork and the Surin Baskets. All delicious.

Surin is one of my favorite restaurants. I try to eat there whenever I visit Atlanta and plan to continue visiting in the future.

  • Visited August 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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