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353 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
(831) 458-3546
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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208 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I love Pho. I will unabashedly state that I search it out in every country and city I visit, usually with disappointing results. And the thought of Pho in a Thai restaurant was already unnerving. However, it was across the street from my hotel, I was pressed for time, so I thought I'd give it a try. I am so... More 

Thank krashtest d
Chatham, NY
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Friendly staff, willing to adjust 'heat' in any dish. As of this date (4/4/15), they do not serve alcoholic beverages, but I believe this is temporary. We started with a spring roll with peanut sauce (cut into 6 pieces - plenty for 3 to share) and Thai wrap (spinach leaves in which to wrap peanuts, ginger, peppers, coconut, etc., topped... More 

Thank CLCoronios
Denver, Colorado
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place has very good food but needs a little more wait staff...always fresh and tasty food! Very friendly staff. Will always go back, the wait is worth it!

Thank JaneyReviews
Half Moon Bay, California
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343 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was not a good dinner. If you took out the chiles, the food was bland and tasteless and my pork was dry and overcooked. They have a limited selection of beers, and the service was very slow. I like Thai food but this was totally undistinguished.

Thank Marfak
east coast
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped in expecting "The best Thai food in Santa Cruz!" as is plastered on the windows. If that is the case, then Santa Cruz is sorely in need of a better Thai place. The food was ok. The coconut soup was too creamy. I wasn't told until half-way through the meal that something I ordered wasn't available, so I... More 

Thank climberchica
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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845 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife, my sister, and I had lunch at this Thai restaurant that advertises itself as having won awards as the best Thai restaurant in Santa Cruz. Since the source or date of that statement was not given, I'd suggest taking it with a grain of salt, but the three of us agreed that it was a very good meal.... More 

Thank AnnArborMiBob
Santa Cruz, CA
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was surprised at the good reviews. The food was mediocre at best. They were out of items we ordered. I was really surprised to see a reviewer rave about the coconut soup. I had it and found it to be a bowl of hot overly sweet coconut milk with a couple of vegetables thrown in. Virtually nothing but a... More 

Thank Rosiq
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'll start by admitting I am not a lover of Thai food but the friends who dined with me enjoy Thai food and spices. I had the pineapple fried rice with cashews which was very good! Probably not authentic but good. The 'pirate' noodles was very good - with different seafood. The duck dish was good. Pad KEE MOW TALAY... More 

Thank catgetsdown
Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am a sucker for Thai food and this place was across the street from our hotel. Pad See Ew was top notch as was the Pad Thai!!! We almost ordered out to take some back to the hotel it was so good!!

Thank Rebecca B
Capitola, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They have the best Tom Kha soup I have ever had. I'm drooling just thinking about it. The curry is delicious too. I live for their soup though. I get it for lunch or dinner. Add noodles to make it a full meal. It does come in a HUGE bowl.

Thank danammf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 353 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 458-3546

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