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“Nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thai China Bistro

Thai China Bistro
5121 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712-2144
520-325-5185
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Ranked #775 of 1,669 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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24 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The food was just ordinary. But I did enjoy eating outside with the nice breeze. It was much cooler outside than inside.

Visited April 2013
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23 reviews from our community

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Pinconning, Michigan
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29 restaurant reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“Bland food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This was right near the hotel we were staying at, and I wanted to introduce my father to Thai food. Well, it wasn't awful food, but it was very good, either. Both of us ordered the beef pad see ew, and it was rather bland. I have had much better. It was relatively inexpensive.

Visited December 2012
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“Lousy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Had the short ribs, pad thai, green curry, & satay between two. Very boring & lacked flavor. Chicken rubber, pork tough and both way over cooked. Curry was watery congealed mess without any flavor. Avoid Avoid Avoid

Visited January 2013
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“Great inexpensive place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I wasn't too sure about this little place in a former drive thru BBQ joint, but I went inside and found it warm and inviting, with fast friendly service and excellent food!
I ordered from the Thai side of the menu and the green beans in thePad prik king were fresh and crispy with an equally fresh and spicy sauce. I asked for brown rice for only 50 cents more. The chicken was good too, but they love making vegans and vegetarians happy too.

This might not be a destination restaurant, but if you're in the area and looking for fresh Thai or Chinese at great price this is the place for you.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canmore, Canada
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“Inexpensive, but not great”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I went to the restaurant once while on vacation in Tucson and did not have a great experience. I found the food was average, the service was good, but when I ordered water, it was as if it were full of bleach.
There was lots to choose from on the menu and mostly everything was inexpensive. Just remember to bring your own water...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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