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Dara Thai Lao Cuisine

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1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-841-2002
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Aug 8, 2017
“Excellent tasty food!”
Apr 29, 2018
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1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We came to Dara on a warm day and was lucky enough to be able to eat at the outdoor wooden table. The food was really good, but not in the typical way. I'm so used to Americanized Thai and Lao food, which I enjoy,...More

Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The food was wonderful. There were 8 of us. We ordered appetizers and main courses. Everything was excellent = tasty, attractive, filling. Will return again when we are in the area again. The service was awful, but we noticed there was a "Help Wanted" sign...More

Thank BFun
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Overly smoky chicken satay, bland pat thai, and fishy tasting fried bananas. There are much better places in the East Bay to have Thai food than this. Don't waste your money or calories here.

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a nice family run restaurant. The food is very tasty and the service is fast and friendly. They had an excellent Pumpkin soup on the menu when we went.

Thank travelbuzz2015
Reviewed October 27, 2015

I think the cuisine had been "dumbed down" for the majority local population, but still offers a sense of the "real deal". I had the laarb muu (pork salad). I asked for it to be mild, because in a previous incarnation, when I was much...More

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Affordable prices, outdoor seating, pleasant wait staff. Great perch to people watch - corner of shattuck & cedar peeps.

Thank auntchrissy
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice staff and good prices. The mother cooks (she also wrote a good cookbook) and the kids wait tables. Often children doing homework. Very friendly atmosphere. Nice to sit outside and people watch.

Thank john f
Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is not often that we come across an impressive extraordinary Thai restaurant, it is simply one of a surprise find. The Dara's Thai & Lao Cuisine, is exceptionally very good, the menu has many authentic traditional Thai and Lao dishes. We had the Eggplant...More

Thank Felixberto E
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had enough Pho and other Asian choices? Then this place is for you. Homemade sausage, tiny fried quail, and VERY hot curry. Properly hot, not the typical American stuff. Service not so friendly, but hey, the food's excellent.

Thank EnglandScotland
Reviewed February 3, 2013

I started with baby spinach leaves with peanut and coconut on top very pretty served with a tamarind sauce. then I had stir fry vegetables with wide rice noodles with a mild black bean sauce just the right amount of flavor for the rice noodles....More

Thank Robabas
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-2002
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