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Thai Tom

#206 of 3,032 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
University District
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4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would probably never find Thai Tom on your own but the locals know it well. It's a small diner-size place but the food... oh, the food! The Pad Thai is the best I've ever had, anywhere, and the prices are just as amazing. Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes, though; the lines can be intense.

Thank Frachus
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, my favorite spot to eat in Seattle for well over a decade. A tiny hole in the wall on University Ave. If you're looking for great Thai food, this is the spot. There's always a line for a table, but they're pretty quick with the turnover, and it is worth the wait.

Thank Marisa M
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here the other day. We had to wait almost a hour, when they said 15 minutes. We placed our order and waited longer. We ended up ordering extra appetizers, as we were so hungry. The food was great, but I question the billing. I didn't ask at the time, but we paid for more than we ordered and... More 

Thank missy949
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, authentic experience! Been to Thailand five times and a lover of Asian cuisine and this was right up there with the best

Thank Sam C
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Food is amazing, worth a trip to Seattle and a fight through the University district. Best to have fresh wok servings.

Thank Mozinski
Hillman, Minnesota
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

After we landed at SeaTac, the first place my granddaughter had to visit was Thai Toms AND it was an amazing experience. It is tiny and such a visual relationship with food. Plus, it tasted so good that we went back just before we left Seattle too.

Thank Jan502015
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

While we were on vacation in Seattle we ate at Thai Tom's. Granted the space is small but the food is beyond the beyond. Spice levels at your command, staff excellent and the best Thai food I've ever had. If you mind crowded dining and a loud noise level this is not the place for you. But if you want... More 

Thank SBrand-12
Rosedale, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We went to Thai Tom on a recommendation from one of the staff at the University Inn (see review). The restaurant isn't much to look at so if you're going for flair this may not be your cup of green tea but if you want delicious, authentic Thai food, this is it! Sit along the wall and watch the cook.... More 

Thank Mark T
Cornelius, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The place is very small and no matter what time of day you go there is about 45 minute wait but so worth it. Second time we ordered takeout it was more efficient. Amazing food and prices are reasonable.

Thank claudiatsui
Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Thai Tom for years and it's never disappointed! The phad Thai is the best I've had (better than Thailand!) and the Penang curry is delicious. Space is limited and hot but it's worth it! Not to be missed if you're in the U-district.

Thank Daniyou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: 206-548-9548

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