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Hot Pepper Thai Restaurant

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4212 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328-1261
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rodney, Canada
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy eating at the Hot Pepper Thai Restaurant, the Chicken Pad Thai is to die for, order it a little spicy and the flavors are wonderful. Staff is friendly and service is quick

Thank mstanley262
Detroit, Michigan
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181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for Thai food and also sushi!! We usually will get some sushi and split a dinner! Their Tom-yum soup is excellent there as well as all the food we've gotten! Clean, but not decorated the best! They do lots of carry out orders! Great food, we diffently recommend you try it!

Thank 1bunbun
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Food is fresh, good portions, fabulous flavor. Restaurant seats approximately 50. Very tight quarters. Long wait for carry out approximately 25 minutes. Call ahead.

Thank cdainslie247
Waterford, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been to many Thai restaurants around town and this is a little gem! The food is super tasty and the staff is always friendly. If you're ordering a carry out, expect at least an hour wait.

Thank Kfrantum
Waterford, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We've never had anything but wonderful food. We've never eaten there, always get a carry out. There are not a lot of tables and always seems very busy when we pick up our food.

1 Thank Rebecca D
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

One of my friends and I would go to this restaurant on a fairly regular basis for lunch. The food was very good and they gave you a free cup of soup with your lunch. I should have known that it would be a different scenario when I noticed the absence of the oriental cooks. The service was poor and... More 

1 Thank Keith S
Waterford, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been getting carry out from Hot Pepper Thai since they opened. Always large portions, freshly prepared and really good food. Try the specials too.

1 Thank Judy V
Clarkston, Michigan
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182 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

The decor is nothing to brag about but the food is. Love the spicy garlic sauce in the Pad Prik. Tom Yum soup is first rate. Kitchen takes a while when they have lots of carry out orders but worth the wait.

1 Thank Clarkston_Rambler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I love their Pad Thai with chicken. Tastes just like the restaurant I use to work at in my hometown of Tawas, MI. It's not bad priced either. But I would definitely go there more if it was on Groupon. 😊

1 Thank Beer4Taz2
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I really love this restaurant. I eat here about once a week. I have never had a dish that I didn't like. I have noticed that the food is slightly better if you eat-in rather than carry-out. However, I would prefer carry-out here over any other thai restaurant. #6, #8 and the spring rolls are my favorites.

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4212 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 248-618-0270

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