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#11 of 55 Thai in Austin
#520 of 2,422 Restaurants in Austin
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2.3 miles from Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

It was really enjoyable experience with Tuk Tuk food. Good job. Just stay away from GrubHub terrible delivery service.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

This is our go-to spot for Thai food in Austin! We’ve been coming here since 2015. The food quality is always consistent. Our favorite dish is the Khao Soi, and it’s hard to try anything else. It transports us to Northern Thailand every time we...eat it! Their curries are excellent too. The spring rolls and crab rangoons are great appetizers as well. If you go to Tuk Tuk on a Friday or Saturday night, expect to wait as the place gets extremely busy. Delivery can take awhile as well (probably due to high volume of orders). The wait will be worth it though!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

I have been here a few time and it has never been a bad choice. Many of their dishes can be prepared vegetarian and vegan, just ask. The staff is always pleasant. Tofu satay with peanut sauce and spring roll appetizers. I’ve had the Thai...Basil Fried Rice and Massaman Curry are both excellent. Place is sometimes pretty busy (they do a lot of to go), but what place in Austin isn’t busy. Well worth any wait.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My family goes to this Thai restaurant at least 2 times every month. Once you try their food, you could get addicted to it! 😉 So good and it got very authentic Thai food. The service is also second to none! The fried rice and...flat rice noodles are super delicious! Highly recommended!! 👍👍👍More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Come hungry! Huge portions and great prices. The chicken noodle soup bowl was the best I have eaten. Very flavorful and could easily feed 3-4 people. Expect a wait even in the middle of the day.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Pad Woon Sen with beef!!!! I have never had anything off the menu that I didn't like . Best friend dumplings ever... We try to eat at this place at least once a week

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

This place is run by a family and their service is good. The ambiance is simple and will be accommodating to all class. There is good space and enough tables to seat large number of people. The menu options was very wide and the taste...was also true Thai in nature. The service was quick and the portion offered is adequate for one.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner with family and loved every bite. Coconut soup was out of this world. Pad Tai anyway you like it, spicy or mild, either way it's delicious. Service is prompt and friendly. Make sure to bring your appetite.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Five of us went for dinner on a weekday and the parking lot was full. I had not been before so I figured we would have a wait. That didn't happen because the restaurant is much bigger than it looks outside. Everyone ordered something diffferent...and it was all good. The restaurant isn't fancy but the food is very good and we had a good time.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

The outside of this restaurant doesn't look very appealing but you will be so happy you stopped to have some AMAZING food at this restaurant. It is actually the BEST Thai restaurant in Austin. The owners are always there as well and everyone is SO...NICE!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Tuk Tuk serves pretty standard Thai food. Nothing fancy, but definitely delicious. The close location makes this place one of my go-to take-out spots. The massaman curry is my favorite.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe is not the best Thai food I ever had but it is good. I am a big fan of the Pad Thai and every time I have been there the service is good and the staff friendly.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot. Awesome to eat in or take-out. Pad Thai $7.99 Thai famous stir-fried rice noodle with eggs, bean sprouts, chopped green onions, and crushed peanuts Panang Curry $8.99 Red panang curry with coconut milk, bell peppers, jalapeno, and kaffir leaves Thai Basil Fried...Rice $8.99 Rice stir-fried with Thai basil, yellow and green onions, and choice of meat, garnished with lime and cucumber, served with crispy fried egg Kao Soi $10.99 this dish is fabulous! Popular northern thai dish made with egg noodle and Choice of meat in yellow curry-like soup, topped with crunchy egg noodle, green onion, and cilantro, served with pickled mustard, and bean sproutMore

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

I started with their egg rolls which were very good. The house made sauce gives them a leg up on most and the ingredients were fresh and flavorful. I tend towards the curries and order the green curry chicken. The sauce was ok but not...as rich as I prefer. The chicken had a slightly strange flavor that may have been a spice I was not familiar with. It has a very typical small restaurant in an old Taco Bell kind of feel but that doesn't bother me at all. The servers were very friendly and I was never wanting for a refill. A solid effort that could up its game.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

My husband was in the mood for Thai food. I am super picky with my Thai food after being in Thailand in 2014 for 2 weeks. We ended up setting on here the Tuk Tuk Thai cafe. Upon entering we saw a seating area where...it appears if you have ordered take out you can wait there until it is ready. Note they do offer delivery service for food. They also had some thai packaged food for purchase and even a Tuk Tuk T-shirt. My husband and I were prompted to sit anywhere we like. We settled on a table and glanced at the drink menu on the table. I ordered the thai ice tea and my husband ordered the thai ice coffee. Our drinks came out shortly and we placed an order. My husband ordered the chef's special Tuk Tuk duck curry: special house duck simmered with grapes and tomatoes in a panang curry sauce. This dish is a milder curry made with coconut milk and full of flavor. The duck tasted leaner than most duck I have had in America. Meaning no big giant bowl of greasy and rubbery meat. My meal was the Po-Tak (spicy tom yum seafood soup). Tom Yum soup in general is a typical flavorful soup from Thailand that uses herbs and spices like lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, etc. The po tak version has seafood in to include crab legs, shrimp, fish, clams, etc. When I ordered this dish I asked for it to be "thai spicy". The waiter is like, now what do you mean by this? I started to explain that I have been to Thailand before and that is how i ordered it because I have a stomach of steel. My husband proceeded to tell them that I went to a Thai cooking class while I was in Thailand I had made my jungle curry with 30 peppers which is HOT!! The waiter looked at my doubtingly and said okay he would let the chef know. My meal came out in the hot pot with a little fire in the middle. Our waiter gave us two small bowls and one bowl of rice. The soup had a good flavor but still wasn't super spicy to me. The waiter decided to bring over their spice tray so I could help myself to some more. Now to the average person, this would be very spicy to you. I am just one of those freaks of nature that believes the spicier the better. However I also believe that it can't be hot to just be hot. I want super spicy with flavor. After we finished out meals we decided to check out their dessert menu since we saw mango sticky rice on the menu from earlier. However as it turned out they were out of mangos!! Boo! We decided to order their sticky rice with thai egg custard. The sticky rice was delicious and the egg custard was a light green color. I have never seen it this color before and only tasted just ok. I think next time I would try another dessert. Another person across from our tabled ordered the fried banana and ice cream. That looked awesome! My overall review of this place is it is full of flavor and probably the best Thai food place that I have been to since my Thailand trip. Since I just moved to the area my experience is limited to the DC area and maybe a few other trips I had taken within the US.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Tuk Tuk Thai Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5