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Spice & Rice Thai Kitchen

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7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-456-0466
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to be in La Jolla for a few days. Michelle came across this restaurant. The restaurant was clean ordered and the service was great, polite, professional, and timely. Our order was flawlessly taken. In about 18 minutes we were presented two lovely meals. A small bowl of Chicken noodle soup Thai style. Also were two Golden Moon potato,... More 

Thank MitchandMichelle
Bellingham, Washington
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for dinner one night during our stay. The food was okay, not the best thai food I've had, not the worst. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. I think overall this is a good restaurant for Thai food while in La Jolla, just order what you normally do in a thai restaurant no matter where... More 

Thank PNW2011
San Diego, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My family loves the Golden Moon appetizer, it's always a hit with its subtle flavors. The service is reliably fast and friendly and a great choice for lunch or dinner. I like the panang curry duck and my kids like the pineapple fried rice which has a beautiful presentation in a carved out half-pineapple.

Thank 2beans2000
Tucson, Arizona
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We checked out Tripadvisor to find a local asian restaurant and this popped up. We were seated on this very pleasant covered outdoor patio at a very cozy table. We shared the Summer Roll appetizer which was very large, fresh and delicious. For the main I had the Pad Thai with pork and my friend had the green curry. We... More 

Thank GandGTraveler
La Mesa, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner here a couple Fridays back. We walked in without a reservation and were seated immediately... excellent service, very tasty dishes, and a great wine special added up to a wonderful evening.

Thank Dinahmo8
La Jolla, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

As a local, this used to be my FAVORITE Thai restaurant, but sadly things have gone downhill in the last year or so. I believe there was a change in ownership. Seems like there's one unfortunate change after another, including higher prices. I had always been impressed with the light, healthy but very tasty fare but now the food almost... More 

Thank epolaris6
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I got the Chicken Satay and the Pad Thai Chicken. Service was ok. The Satay was very bland although the peanut sauce they served with it was excellent. The Pad Thai was pretty average. Just seemed to lack flavor and the chicken seemed like it was re-heated and not fresh for the dish.

Thank tylerdurden99
Menifee, CA
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Located in the heart of upscale La Jolla, we (my wife and I) never expected to find such a great place! It's wedged quite inconspicuously in the middle of a row of eclectic, boutique-style shops, but it hides its promise well. The interior is pleasant, nothing to shout home about, but it also has a lovely little patio dining area... More 

Thank Menifeemonkey
La Jolla, California
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Walking past, you wouldn't think too much of the location of Spice & Rice. The patio seems small at first glance. After sitting down and enjoying some of the best Thai food in San Diego, the patio seemingly expands and becomes a relaxing oasis in the middle of La Jolla. We have eaten here a half dozen times in the... More 

Thank RJA_SD_1964
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Bringing my boss to try thai food for a first time. He loves it. Fresh food/Good quality/Fast service/Best taste. You got it all. We will host a dinner party at this place. Thanks Spice & Rice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7734 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0466

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