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Reviewed March 4, 2024 via mobile

Cute small restaurant in strip mall. The food is GREAT and the service just right. Ate here for lunch and I’ll be back for more!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 24, 2024

Went on a recommendation. We found the food to be average. My dish was quite salty. If you have had good Thai food and recognize good Thai food I would not recommend this restaurant. It is okay, but we have definitely had better. Note -...there is no free refill on sodas - they are served in cans.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 9, 2024 via mobile

I am such a fool. It's taken me almost my entire life before I tried Thai food. I've been trying to make up for that mistake the past two years. We've enjoyed some great food as we travel in our RV. Last night was our...second visit in a week to this unassuming restaurant. Just a great selection of mouthful delights. And such friendly hosts. I've tried and really enjoyed several of the curries, and sampled Pad Prig Khing and Double Delight in Garlic sauce from my wife's plate when she wasn't looking! ) Deeeelishous! Don't be like me, try Thai. And this is the place to do it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 4, 2023 via mobile

Excellent - very good Thai food with a quick and friendly service. Finally, all that at a fair price! Will come back another time

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

The staff is great now not typical tie a combination over the years of Chinese with a family flare! Why they stay packed!💃❤️🥳

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 24, 2023

The absolute worst Pad Thai I have ever had. The noodles were gummy, the shrimp overcooked and the flavor was so bitter it turned my stomach. It was just about like eating straight tamarind paste with whole limes. The crab rangoon were greasy and tough...to chew. Unfortunately it was take-out otherwise I would not have paid for it. Do not eat here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 5, 2023

We live in the area and this has always been one of our favorite restaurants for lunch. Needless to say we were very disappointed to find new owners and a new chef who can't come close to the quality and taste of the food under...the old owners. While the new owners have kept the old menu, the dishes we had were poor to unacceptable. Weekday lunches come with a tiny bowl of soup and a spring roll, as they have in the past. However, the soup was a really salty broth with almost nothing in it. The spring roll was crispy on the outside but mushy on the inside. Mine had only one small discernible bit of carrot surrounded by something white and mushy - overcooked onion perhaps? Not exactly the fresh vegies of spring. My husband ordered pork with cashews and asked for it mild, as he has in the past. He said his dish had no flavor. Not spicy doesn't mean no flavor. My shrimp pad thai had four nicely cooked shrimp but the sauce and noodles were so overly salty as to make them inedible. When I told this to our server, she went to the back and could be heard telling the owner I complained of too much salt but had salted my food. This was a lie. I do like salt and asked that some be brought to the table at the start of the meal to salt my spring roll, but I never salt anything until I taste it and I certainly didn't salt my pad thai. If a person who likes salt can't eat it, the salt definitely is over the top. To his credit, the owner asked if they could make me something else but, by this time, we were so disappointed in the food and the attitude of our server that we just wanted to leave. No reduction in our bill was offered even though it was obvious I didn't eat most of my food. Under the old owners, at lunchtime in the past, Thai Phoon had been crowded with full tables and people in and out at the front picking up take out orders. On the day of our recent visit at peak lunchtime, over half the tables were empty and only one person came in to pick up take out. So, I have to assume others agree with my review. The new owners need to change things - get a new chef or get the old recipes from the former owners. We hate to see one of our favorite little places go so far downhill. We won't be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 2, 2023 via mobile

Great food shrimp was awesome nice little mom pop restaurant good service definitely worth it !! Service was great highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 4, 2023

Excellent Panang curry with tofu and pad se mao (?) - a vegetable dish with no noodles. We are vegan and came again the next evening and got pad Thai with tofu. That dish was not so good. I like wide noodles and some vegetables...in my pad Thai but it seemed to have only scallions. I’d stick to the curry next time. They also had excellent brown rice. Very good spice in the curry.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 29, 2023

I come a couple of times a week for their delicious Thai curry Great takeout service I'm leaving for the summer months so brought a beautiful orchid plant as a gift

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 15, 2023 via mobile

The food has totally changed with the new ownership. This was our favorite restaurant and after two disappointing meals under new ownership, we won’t be back. We were very frequent visitors and are very sad and disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 13, 2023

We picked this place at random, having been in Crystal River a short time and we were pleased. It's a storefront restaurant in a mall, plain but comfortable. The staff were attentive and friendly. We both had noodle dishes, my companion Pad Thai and Pad-SE-EW...for me. The food was great. Caution: We both ordered Medium Hot but it was very hot IMO. I will order the mild next time.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 14, 2022

We eat at this place often and love it. SD7 (Chicken and Shrimp in Garlic Sauce) is my fav. Beth and others provide wonderful service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

This was our first dinner on our Crystal River trip and it did not disappoint. The food was really good and everyone (meat eater and vegeterians) loved what they ordered. Everything tasted so fresh and flavorful, and the tofu was delicious. Definitely coming back the...next time we’re around Crystal River.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2022

I had a great meal at the Thai Phoon restaurant, chicken red curry and a hot and sour soup - an excellent price as I think we got the lunch deal ( free soup ) but when we asked for the vegan or even vegetarian...options, there was only one - sweet and sour with tofu . Neither of us like that but my wife had it, alongside soup that they made specially with no stock in it. Presumably as it has meat in it. We tried to work out why more dishes couldnt be at least tailored to be vegetarian - I guess they want to serve people quickly and/or only have a small kitchen, but two potentiol vegetarian diners walked out when told it was sweet and sour or nothing, so hopefuly they will leran.. My food and the service was excellent though, and an amazing price.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Response from JimmyP5 | Reviewed this property |
Really as a chef and winemaker, got the back stage pass...all looked good to me. Everyone has a bad day...all I can say is prep area clean, and food prepared to high standards.
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Response from Donna N | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant, just eat there frequently. Call them and ask...or just go down there and try their food. Check their hours...however. They do make authentic Thai food...
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