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Hot Pepper Thai Restaurant

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4212 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48328-1261
+1 248-618-0270
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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Waterford, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow on carry out but great food, great flavors. Mild is still a bit spicy if you have a low tolerance just so you know.

Thank tchad111
Waterford, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Love this place. I usually order take out. Some nights it might take 45 minutes to have it ready... worth the wait!

Thank Oneita
Waterford, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Thai food is usually pretty good or Pretty bad. Hot Pepper Thai food is awesome. The best in Waterford, hands down. The levels of spicy are right on target. I prefer mild or medium depending on how spicy I feel. This is mainly a take out restaurant as the dine in area is pretty small but the service is prompt.... More 

Thank DJohnnyA
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

There are a lot of fancy shmancy Thai places around but this one has the most authentic and delicious Thai Curry. Being owned and operated by a man from Thailand makes all the difference in getting things to taste as they should. I highly recommend the Green Curry. They are opening a new one in Clarkston soon as well.

Thank R M
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I love this one dish they have there! They are very quick at getting you your food and it's always delicious!!!! And it's relatively inexpensive

Thank Alexis N
Milford, Michigan
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220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went here for lunch - two had Thai and one had Chinese food. All were good. Service was fast and attentive.

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Rodney, Canada
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285 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 TheBugGuy
Detroit, Michigan
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 bubbles 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +1 248-618-0270

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