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This property has identified as Asian-owned.
PRICE RANGE
$13 - $25
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Fusion
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed April 3, 2023

Excellent food, probably some of the best Thai I have ever eaten. Not that I have been to Thailand. Just wish it wasn’t 2000 miles away from my home. Not much for Dining room or atmosphere, but food makes up for that in spades.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

“Thai This” is an institution. That is, it's outlived nearly every other restaurant on the Laguna to San Clemente coast. Tucked into a strip mall, Thai This is in a new location since late 2019. The space is more intimate and the food is great...if not even better than the early days. Each not Chef "Boss" prepares a couple of specials such as lamb shanks, or center-cut pork chops—these dishes are limited and go fast. This evening we had the slow-cooked and braised lamb shank served with a yellow curry sauce, potatoes, bamboo shoots, and veggies. Amazing. Chef Boss is a wine afficionado and has quite a selection and knowledge about wine.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2020

been going here for years, was located around the corner and it is primarily to go. The sister restaurant - Thai Juan On, in SAn Juan Capistrano, is sit down and has a bar. Like any thai food place, each on is slightly different, but...this is one of our favorites.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Best Thai Restaurant! Clean cooking with fresh ingredients. Relocated to a smaller space but excellent food and wine! Attentive staff and Management! Gave a personal touch to the service. Moderately priced! A complete bargain!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Great and authentic Thai food with very friendly service staff. I came here second time in a row and had the exact same dish. Green curry with vegetables and tofu instead of chicken. Terrific- no 52 on menu!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

While sitting at an other Thai restaurant in South Laguna Beach we overheard a conversation at the table next to ours (NYC seating with that table maybe 6 inches from ours) talking about Thai This in Dana Point. My wife and I went last night...and we were so happy with finding this restaurant. We were warmly greeted by the owner Jib and seated quickly. It was around 8 PM and the small restaurant was quite busy (very strange for OC) and even when we left around 9 people were still coming into have a wonderful meal. Thai This is located in a small strip center on PCH next to the construction of the Prado South development so it is a little hard to find with the minimal signage as the only one I saw was on the Del Prado side of the parking lot. I started with the Tom Koa Kai (coconut soup) that was one of the best I have had, just enough kick to add to the deep flavor. The veggies in the soup were crisp and plenty of chicken pieces. My wife got the green curry with steamed tofu and loved her dish. I got the “Most Popular” dish of Famous Yellow / Ka Rhee Kai spicy yellow curry with chicken, potato and onion which was a wonderful dish. Service was very nice, restaurant was very comfortable and Jib was a terrific host. We noticed many of the patrons knew him and this seemed like a locals place. Even the couple who sat next to us at the other Thai restaurant were there dinning as well. We will be joining the regulars eating at Thai This from now on as our choice for Thai food. Sorry no pics as when dinning with my wife or family I have promised not to take pics of my food or the restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Have not had much experience with Thai food, as I am more into Japanese & chinese cuisine. The meal here was very tasty and service was on par with other restaurants in the area.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place is permanently closed but has a second location operated by the same people with the same menu. Thai Juan On is located in San Juan Capistrano, 10 minutes away. At the Plaza Del Obispo Shopping Center, 31878 Del Obispo St, San Juan Capistrano,...CA 92675More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed August 1, 2016

Good Thai food. Not to pricey. Good service and nice atmosphere. I think that you will be happy with this choice.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Have been wanting to try Thai This forever. What a catchy little name and their entrance looks so enchanting! The ambiance was fantastic - very eclectic and well, enchanting! I ordered the pad thai to-go and was oh so disappointed - the serving size was...really small but the price wasn't. I see they're closed now, "We are now closed for the time being. Please check out our sister restaurant in San Juan Capistrano! Always check back here for the latest news about our re-opening, hopefully soon." Their sister restaurant is Thai One On, another great play on words but their menu, prices and serving sizes look identical so I probably won't give it a try.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

Great Thai food and people...wonderful! Their lettuce wraps and shrimp delicious! Ask for Jeb and Noi, tell them Lori Ann sent you! Enjoy!

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

Thai This has delicious choices. We especially liked the Thai soup. I recommend you get various dishes and share so you can sample everything

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed November 20, 2015

What a fabulous restaurant. I ate dinner here with a date and everything we tried was so good! We had some appetizer with cream cheese and avocado with a sauce - don't remember the name, but it was to die for. We also some kind...of vegetarian lettuce wraps that were also amazing. And a shrimp pad thai - so good! My mouth is watering just thinking about it now. They have an incredible wine list too, which is reasonable. I had a glass of the Cab Franc from Lodi - NICE!!! Highly recommend this place for foodies. I will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed November 13, 2015

The food is excellent and nice and spicy. You can also get it extra spicy, but beware if it's your first time :D Lunch is a great time to try out because they give you a nice salad with crispy wontons, soup, and your meal....Its a great deal. Thirsty thursdays are great days to go for martini specials!More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

This food truck parks near my house every Sunday and serves excellent Thai Cuisine for a very reasonable price. The menu varies so check them out on Facebook to see the days fare. I especially like the grilled beef salad and the drunken noodles, but...many rave about the various rice dishes as well.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thai This is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4