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Surin West

Certificate of Excellence
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Bar
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1918 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
+1 205-324-1928
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My sons & I have been going here for about 18 years. We love it. The food is superb. The atmosphere is relaxing. The service is really good. My favorites are the submarine roll, shrimp coconut soup, crispy squid, crab angels & the chocolate martini.

Thank carolyn w
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling for business, I was searching for a place to eat. Came across Surin West, reviews were good. It had a decent crowd for a Tuesday night. Menu was typical of a Thai place, curry, noodles, and rice dishes. Opted for my usual, spicy basil chicken and a spicy tuna roll to start from the sushi menu. Super Excited!... More 

Thank Hugh B
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surin West has been a favorite of mine for many years. Working out of state most of the time means visiting fewer restaurants in Birmingham, but I always make sure to visit Surin West. If you're in town for business, sit at the bar and relax with amazing service. Food is excellent, and always a great atmosphere for meeting new... More 

Thank aovt
Birmingham, Alabama
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have eaten my way through Surin's menu. While I personally like some things more than others, I have never had a bad meal here. Shrimp masaman is my favorite, but the sushi is really good too, and the service is usually excellent. My only complaint is parking nearby is always a hassle.

Thank Naomi K
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Birmingham my entire life and this is one of my favorite restaurants. I only get a few things on the menu, but when it's so good why change? I always get the chicken Penang or chicken curry for my entrée. They are pretty much the same thing except the chicken curry has carrots and potatoes in it.... More 

Thank ldwin
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Years ago, this was the first place I ever ate Thai, and I was hooked. Still one of the best Thai places I've ever visited. We had the namsod (outstanding), pot stickers in red curry (unique), basil rolls (SUPER fresh), sushi and spicy beef salad. Everything was great, as usual. This place serves consistently quality and great tasting food.

Thank VacationJane
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144 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Lunch Saturday with family. Tasty coconut soup, excellent BBQ Thai chicken with tasty fried rice, good sushi (masago); helpful waiter that was friendly and enhanced the meal; unfriendly seartng hostess, curt, and seemed like doing us a favor to seat our party.

Thank CharlieinTexas
Adger, Alabama
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Ginger soup and massaman chicken are always awesome! Prices are better at lunch than dinner.

Thank Waits4
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Surin hits the spot when I'm in the mood. I love their duck. I will say portions aren't huge for the prices, but the food is always tasty and well executed.

Thank Kimi W
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We met for lunch, on a first date. The waitress might have been new, but the service was slow and she didn't have a good knowledge of the menu. The sushi was pretty good, nothing special. However, the ginger soup was outstanding! The menu items are all pretty pricey. All in all, it was just an OK visit, not really... More 

Thank Angela P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
Sushi, Asian, Thai, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1918 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-324-1928

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?