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Lai Thai Restaurant

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11720 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 158, San Diego, CA 92128-4633 (Formerly Thaigo Restaurant)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Aguascalientes, Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I visited this place last week, the menu has variety and I ordered chicken satay, you can choose the level of spicy in your meal, mine was 3 and it was really spicy so be careful with this. It is clean place and the staff is kind, I would recommend this place.

Thank carlosmdelc
Management response:

Thanks for the recommendation, Carlos -- it means the world to us! Glad you enjoyed the chicken satay, and we hope the spice was just right. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon! All the best, Lai Thai More 

San Diego, California
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38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I ordered Thai food last week from this restaurant..the food was good the place was clean and staff was good too I definitely Oder more food in future

Thank Shalika W
Management response:

So glad to know that we came through for you, Shalika! We're all about serving up fresh, authentic Thai food in a pleasant environment, and we're thrilled to hear that shines through. Thanks for giving us a try, and we look forward to cooking up something special for you again! All the best, Lai Thai More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We are visiting here and tried Thai food, we really enjoyed food, it's clean place and wonderful service. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Minu R
Rancho Bernardo, California
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The name of this restaurant is changed to Lai Thai, but the menu still shows Thaigo name and the receipt too. We ordered the special chef's recommended b-b-q chicken; shrimp pad thai. We were disappointed with the suace on chicken and pad thai. They all tasted very sweet and with peanut butter sauce. The serving portions were small and pricey.... More 

1 Thank truthfultravel
Management response:

Even though you posted this a year ago, we still thought it was important to reach out and touch base about your experience. While we might have been in transition when you wrote this, we can assure you that we're firing on all cylinders now, and we hope you'll consider giving us another shot. All the best, Lai Thai More 

San Diego, California
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488 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

It is an OK Thai place on the suburbs. W went for lunch and they have the usual that set meal. Pick your meat, pick your sauce or cooking style and then pick how hot. I picked 7 out of 10 hot but it was not hot at all

Thank gzau
Management response:

We know you posted this a couple of years ago, but we still thought it was important to reach out and say thanks for your feedback. We've truly recommitted ourselves to preparing some of the best Thai food around, and we're confident that you'd love your meal if you came in again to see us now. That said, we hope... More 

Florence, OR
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Tucked in a corner of a huge shopping complex. Nice decor. Varied menu. Curries were very good. Peanut sauce too sweet. Careful about how hot you order it. Medium was almost too spicy. Fast service, would go again.

Thank banjowine
Fairfax, Virginia
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We often visit this restaurant when in Poway. Our party of five ordered Veggie & Tofu Panang Curry, Chicken Red Curry, Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Cashew Nut, and Ginger Eggplant. Some chose mild “heat”; others, medium. All our choices were delicious. The hot ginger tea, however, was disappointing. It came in a bag and had little taste. Sometime after we... More 

Thank oldbrdrz
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have been enjoying Thaigo for more than 15 years and am never disappointed, whether eating in or ordering take out. The service is very good and the food is always delicious and generous. Once in awhile the person taking the take out orders lacks a bit of focus and there are mistakes made, but they are always good about... More 

Thank Debbie G
Laguna Hills, California
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The coconut milk soup is good, but they make it with red peppers, so if you don' want that, tell them. Service is great. I would recommend whole-heartedly, but the food quality is uneven... food is great some days and not so good on others. Overall a good restaurant.

Thank Margo M
Poway, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is in a strip shopping center and wouldn't generally attract a lot of attention. There are a few dishes, however, that really help this place stand out from its Thai food competitors in the area. First, their Hoi Jor (Thai Roll) is among the best that I've ever tasted, crispy on the outside and filled with chicken, pork... More 

Thank Sam B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11720 Carmel Mountain Rd Ste 158, San Diego, CA 92128-4633 (Formerly Thaigo Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 18586758188
Lai Thai San Diego has been serving Thai cuisine for over 15 years. Try any of our signature dishes like pineapple fried rice, chicken curry, and our famous Phad Thai noodle. Join us for an authentic Thai experience!

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