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Thai by the Sea

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8300 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8055
+1 910-278-6420
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before going to this restaurant, I avoided going to Thai restaurants. I thought I wouldn't like it. However, after going to Thai By the Sea, I am now a Thai food lover. The food is always fresh and prepared to order. The sauce is a very light flavorful brown sauce on the stir fried items. The pineapple curry is one... More 

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Thank karenloveslife
Southport, North Carolina
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thai by the sea is a laid back restaurant that serves very good oriental food at reasonable prices. The place is very cute and the and friendly.

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Thank Ray C
Clemmons, North Carolina
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both ordered our favorite Thai standards, panang curry for one, and found it to be a wAtery, diluted version compared to what we receive in other Thai restaurants. Lunch portions were skimpy, maybe 2-3 pieces of thinly sliced chicken in the small bowl with veggies and curry served with a meager portion of rice. Roll tasted like nothing more... More 

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Thank gatortunor
Oak Island, NC
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

When our office wanted to order Thai food for lunch recently, I was sort of got roped into ordering from there. My previous experience with Thai food in general was not great. WOW, I'm glad I gave Thai By the Sea a try. Their food is delicious. We have ordered from there several time recently and I've tried different dishes... More 

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Thank CVROI
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Extremely tasty Thai Cuisine. The only complaint I have is that the portions were very small and not a value at all. This is the reason for the Average Rating. Curry fried rice was delicious, as well as, the basil dish #9. Deserts were also great.

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Thank SurfWriter1
Oak Island, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Thai by the Sea by the OI Cuisine Commando Restaurant Style: Thai/Asian Last Visit: 11/20/16 Ambiance: Casual. Bright colorful contrasting pastels with Thai touches like pictures of the recently deceased popular king and the new king, seaside touches like a koi in mirrored lenses swimming up the side of the booth, a collection of teapots, etc. make this a cheery... More 

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Thank OICommando
Mooresville, United States
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

When I saw this place, I knew it was a "must-try." I was not disappointed in any way, except their sweet tea was not up to my standards. I know I have high standards, and this is a minor point which would not keep me away, but it was the only negative in an otherwise excellent experience. My wife is... More 

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Thank Brian K
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

The owner kindly changed the portions to lunch portions (so lunch prices) for the two children in our party. Said he was going to do that without us asking, and waited for our consent. SO appreciated that courtesy! The food is fresh and delicious and we ate it all, no leftovers.

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Thank Theodosia T
Oak Island, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Somewhat small restaurant, but the quality of the food makes up the difference. All dishes are prepared to order. Fresh ingredients and just so healthy!!

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Thank LEBrooks
Southport, North Carolina
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270 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The hours the restaurant is open are hard to catch if you're trying before 5:00 or after 7:30. Finally found the doors open and very glad we did. Food was well prepared and seasoned to taste. The dinner entrees were pleasing to the palate and to the eye. The steamed appetizers were also very well. done. Server is monosyllabic so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8300 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8055
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-6420

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