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Chai Thai Noodles

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545 International Blvd, # B, Oakland, CA 94606
+1 510-832-2500
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

At the risk that Chai Thai becomes overrun with hungry restaurant-goers looking for the best Thai food around, I write this review. This place is special. We started with tamarind prawns, which were perfectly done. We also had the rice ball salad appetizer, which is a signature dish that is both spicy and chewy -- a great combination. We tried... More 

Thank Randall B
Oakland, California
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192 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This place is very close to Lake Merritt so we were happy to try a new thai joint close to our home. We went there on a Friday for lunch (they shut at 3pm). Service was friendly and super fast. The restaurant and the bathroom in general was nice, cozy and clean. They had a very reasonably priced lunch specials... More 

Thank Heliana M
Dallas, Texas
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We ordered a feast for our family of three. Tom Kha soup (coconut chicken), pumpkin curry, Thai red curry - both curries were chicken, Pad See Ew chicken and spring rolls. Portions were generous and the food was delicious.

Thank Heidi C
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93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Normally I am a difficult reviewer and I actually wavered between a 4 and a 5. But the food was so surprisingly good, I opted for the five. This is a true mom and pop's off the beaten path, noisy, crowded but definitely worth the trip kind of joint. Jessica, a work colleague, took me out during a business trip... More 

Thank Charles C
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This review is for the Hayward location - went there on a rainy afternoon and had an amazing lunch. The staff was friendly and super attentive. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The food was hot, perfectly spiced and fresh. Loved it and plan to go back.

Thank J T
Hayward, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We've eaten here a couple of times since these folks opened this second location and the food has been excellent. We were wondering where a really good Thai restaurant could be found in Hayward and now we know! The dishes are well prepared, the presentation is very nice, and the staff is friendly. It's been quite busy when we've had... More 

Thank Jefkjp
Parkland, Florida
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

While we have never eaten in the restaurant, we catered five times in the last six months (we visit Northern CA often because our son and his family live here.) This is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in the Oakland area. You can order anything here and it will be good, but don't miss the crispy rice (incl. C.R.... More 

Thank Kershasp
Oakland, California
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138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a pretty standard Thai place with your average menu. Each time the food has been tasty and spot on. The curry portions are a bit small for the price compared to a few other places in Oakland I've tried and make sure you confirm when you order if your item comes with rice (at least one time the... More 

Thank NickiandNolan
Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Tried Chai Thai Noodles after reading excellent reviews, and from the first bite we knew we would return. My wife and I have now returned approxitmatley six times in two months.The service is always friendly and accommodating even when they're crowded. The food is complexly flavorful and can be spicy hot. we order medium spicy and some things like the... More 

Thank rkraz1
Logan, Utah
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

I've had plenty of boring Thai food, and Chai Thai is NOT boring. Something about this place made its cuisine fresher, more colorful than usual. The dining room is small and attractive. Very busy, server barely checked on us, but food was worth it. The tom kha soup (coconut lemongrass soup) and green papaya salad are amazing. Lots of vegetarian/vegan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 International Blvd, # B, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-832-2500

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