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117 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023-2527
+1 704-857-0060
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Had another wonderful visit to this little Thai Restaurant on main street China Grove the food was excellent and the service was fast and friendly. I had the tofu lo mein with soup and a spring roll. Price was great for the amount of food.

Thank Marty Q
Lexington, NC
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Hard to find restaurant even though it's located right on Main. Look for the purple awning... Even using Google directions I passed it twice. The owners work here and are super friendly. Food is made fresh to order and it's delicious. The noodles are fresh and made in the restaurant. Hibachi steak is out of this world. Prices are good.... More 

1 Thank Amy R
Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My kids are picky and so am I. We loved it and wish we had tried it sooner. Spring rolls were awesome and the meals are cooked to order.

1 Thank Danielle J
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home to Concord from Salisbury and craving Thai. I pulled over to look on Tripadvisor to search "near me". I really didn't expect any results. I was so surprised when Mala's popped up and got very excited after reading the reviews. It was a very hot day so I stayed in my car with my... More 

2 Thank M C
China Grove, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I eat here often and the food is always delicious and it is always good to see John and Mala. The prices are great and this keeps us coming back to try more of the menu.

2 Thank earniebanks
Concord, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Some friends had told us about this wonderful restaurant they'd found in China Grove, so last weekend we tagged along. What a pleasant surprise! The quaint little place is run by a charming couple (the Thai wife is the chef), and the food is superb. This was my first time trying Thai food, but I'm sold on it now.

1 Thank Susan K
Salisbury, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Mala's is located in a small town of China Grove, N.C. on Main St. It is a quaint little cafe with the freshest Thai food you will ever eat. Mala is from Laos. She cooks all the food herself as you order. She and her husband John are very much the kindest and will make you feel so welcome. You... More 

3 Thank janet l
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2014

What a gem we found near I-84. Starting with homemade duck sauce and spring rolls, the ingredients are fresh (no mistaking the just-chopped ginger and cilantro), the entrees delicious, service prompt and friendly, and portions satisfying. Unbeatable value. Can't wait to return!

2 Thank Martha_KNy
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

My Wife and her friend have been coming to this resturant on a regular basis for lunch every Thursday. After each visit she tells me the different foods she has tried and how great their lunch was. So of course I had to take her up on an invite and we went here for dinner. I enjoy asian foods but... More 

2 Thank Waldo1001
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Food is excellent, always prepared to order and sushi is some of the best in a land-locked area! After sushi on the west coast, Mala's is the only place I will eat sushi in North Carolina!

4 Thank We_3_Clines

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023-2527
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  China Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 704-857-0060

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