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Karuna's Thai Plate
1911 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
520-325-4129
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Ranked #707 of 1,690 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Thai
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Hasselt, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place is our favorite Thai place in Tucson. It is authentic and everything we had was very fresh and spiced to perfection.

This is a small restaurant, and tables fill up easily. Service is not always as fast as you would want, but it is worth the wait. You get wonderful food for an incredible price. Don't hesitate or wait and try it out!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice introduction to Thai food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This was my 1st time to try Thai food and it was pretty darn good. I had always thought that Thai food was burning hot, but now I understand that like most other food you can choose how spicy you want it. Good stuff!

Visited January 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“My favorite Thai place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I cant believe the bad reviews im reading about this place. This place is extremely authentic the ingredients are very fresh and ive eaten in Thai places all over the US and still have not found one that compares. The tom kah soup is out of this world the green and panang curries are amazing, if you wanna try something really spicy have the papaya salad hot! This place is usually packed at night from corner to corner and there's people waiting outside to sit down on the weekends. Now this isn't the place you go for atmosphere just for great food at a great price and yes the service is slow at times but all good things come to those who wait.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not real Thai!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This is decent - the food is tasty and fresh enough - it's just not super auhentic Thai cuisine. The sauce served with the spring roles is a horrible orange/red concoction that is so thick with sugar, it's nearly inedible. A safe bet when you want Thai so long as you know it's not all the way there.

Visited January 2012
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“FOOD AND SERVICE SUCKS!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

Went to Karuna's with my friends. The whole dinner experience was a disaster!!!! First, So hard to find the restaurant as the signage was not lited up!!! Then the lady serving us didn't even give a damn while taking our order. She was doing a half F*** Job, looking back while we were making an order. SOOOOOO RUDE. Then she just grab the menu and walked off, didnt even bother whether we are done with the order!!!! Adding more, she served us hot water with so much of white particles in the cup of water, wen questioned, she said, its from the same pot! What an excuse!!!! Then came our order... She just left them on the table and didnt bother giving the food to the respective person whom have ordered the dish!!! Damn POOR service!!!! To end our disastrous day at karuna, there came the bill which didnt match any of the price listed in the menu. When questioned, she mentioned that the menu given to us was not updated!!!! They got no $$$$ to change the menu and handed us a pamphlet menu to tally against the bill... The waitress got agitated when we questioned abt the bill.... Then the teenage gal behind the counter answered us very rudely... What the HELL with them serving customer in such a manner!! We eat for $40 but the bill came up to $68!!!! Robbery!!!!!! Service tax 20% becoz group of SIX, In fact it was four adult and two kids less than 4 Years Old!!! What a way to pay for such a terrible service!!!! So to all reading this review, The FOOD & SERVICE Sucks big time!!!! You can get better service and food elsewhere! Moreover the place is dirty too, more like a round down place......

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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