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Reviewed August 26, 2021

Called in a fairly large order and asked if I could pick it up in 30 minutes. They said yes. Food was ready and very good. Agree with others than dining room is not fancy but food is good. Very friendly and responsive staff. Parking...on street.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

The flavor was good, however, the ingredients listed on their online menu did not show up in our dish like the slied cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and mint. Instead, we got sliced lettuce greens. The Drunken noodles did not have sweet basil and onions as the...menu says. I called to tell them but barely got an apology. Will have to go to other myriads of Thai restaurants in our area instead of this one. Too bad.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Haven't had a good Green Curry for longer than I can remember. FOUND MY GO TO FOR THAI in the Metro area. No need to go anywhere else. A Saturday night with the wife. Eastside was on the way back home. Figured we would give...it a try. Seriously found my new go to place. Green Curry Chicken was PERFECTION. Thai Ice Tea to compliment the dis. Service was happy and attentive. I always say, happy staff means good management. You can't fake happy workers. Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Had a really nice dinner here. The decor is nothing fancy, very basic, but ok. Food was very good. Service excellent. The Pad Thai didn’t get served with a lime, we had to ask for one and took took the Pad Thai up a whole...level so ask for a lime with your Pad Thai.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Eastside Thai is a staple on the East side of St. Paul - it offers an array of authentic food options that are decently prepared. It is a good place for lunch/dinner and enjoyed by many locals and their families/friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

After reading all the great reviews, I was expecting a great meal, and that didn't happen. I had a good meal, an average,ok meal, but not great. I ordered the Pad See Yew with tofu and it was bland and almost pasty dry. It had...the wide rice noodles, some broccoli and some tofu. the only item in abundance was the noodles. the sauce was good, but bland and there wasn't enough on the noodles - they stuck together. I did add sriracha which helped, but overall it was just an ok dish. The other two items ordered were the Drunkard Noodles - which had a lot more vegetables and sauce. The reviews on that were very good. and the other entree ordered was the holy basil stir fry. This also received good reviews. cream cheese wontons to start were excellent with a lot of crisp and cream cheese. Service was very friendly and fast. we went at 7:20pm on a Sunday night, they close at 8pm and they started mopping and cleaning the restaurant right at 8pm, which wasn't the nicest smelling or ambiance providing. I would try this restaurant again and look at one of the many curry's or stir fries instead of a noodle dish (they only have 3 to choose from).More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The pho and catfish curry are always a must have for me there! I like getting the basil fried rice with the curry - it comes with white rice. The space is small but I've never felt like it was crowded whenever I'm there.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

It is a small restaurant on Payne Avenue but we have always found a place to sit. The wontons are the BEST! Eggrolls are also very delicious. I order #18 (stir fry) every time but with different meat -- shrimp, chicken or beef. We see...many people order the soup but we have not tried that yet. We also place orders to pick up and their portions are very generous. You must try this place!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

small space - they make an attempt at decor more than others; the pad thai is nothing special but since we've been there a few times we must like it because my husband will not return to a place that doesn't impress the first time....Not a great place for large groups at allMore

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We stopped here a few minutes after they opened on a Sunday and knew it was going to be good before we even ordered just by how quickly the tables in EST were snatched up by patrons. My husband had the Pho combination and though...he tried his best, he could not finish the extra large serving. I had the Vegetable Medley Stir Fry with Crispy Pork Belly and the flavors were amazing!!! This place isn't fancy, but for reasonable prices you get plenty of tasty food and great service from the staff.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Family-owned, they take great pride in serving the best Thai food. I don't know what to recommend as everything I've had is delicious! Worth the drive from anywhere in the Universe!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I've been here several times, dine in and take out. Service is normally consistent the waitress is always pleasant here!!! I have had some mix ups on my takeout orders but i can't complain about the food. We love love love the eggrolls but they...are a bit pricey (2 for $3something) and iced coffees, the pad thai, massaman curry, drunken noodles, but most importantly the pho. It comes in 3 or 4 sizes and then you choose meat (beef or combination). I don't like the meatballs and they are usually light on seafood but the crispy fried pork belly is the most important of all. I usually order for two and we share a large beef pho with a side order of CFPB and it the perfect amount of meat for the dish. The must have to a good pho broth is lime juice, basil, red pepper flakes, hoisen and a dash of sugar, although my boyfriend claims it's the jalapenos and fish sauce. I degress 😆 Small little restaurant and it's always busy. Expect to wait to be seated during busy hours and there isn't much of any waiting area.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We decided to go for Thai, and wanted to explore a new place. Almost didn't make it because it appeared really busy from the road. But, so glad we changed our minds and went back. Best decision! The spring rolls were freshly rolled and the...Kao Poon? Pretty much perfect. The beef Pho was also excellent. Helpful staff provided prompt service. We will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

My nephew and I ate lunch here last Friday. It is a nice neighborhood restaurant serving Thai and other Southeast Asian dishes. We both enjoyed our meals: he had sesame chicken; and I had Pad See Yew, a house specialty. Since I am not a...connisseur of food from this part of the world I can't really speak to the authenticity factor but I would recommend giving it a try!More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Great lunch place with a pleasing aroma upon entering the restaurant. The place actually is too small for the popularity of this gem. I had fresh spring rolls which were fresh indeed with a sweet dipping sauce. Followed by a vermicelli salad with shrimp, chicken...and lettuce. Again a sweet sauce came with it. All dishes at other tables looked great. Service was slow but once we put in our order it came out quickly. I recommend either going early for lunch or later.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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