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Thai Tom

#211 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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University District
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4543 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4510
+1 206-548-9548
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Mukilteo, Washington
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Thai I have found in Seattle. Tiny place thought so hard to find a seat, but if you are lucky you can sit at the counter right behind the cook who puts on a show with your meal. Usually a long line out the door for folks trying to sit down or get their take-out.

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Thank jdcos
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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297 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the ambience is pretty good but the seating is not very good, a crowded place because the food quality and quantity very good

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Thank 69pram
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't plan to sit around talking after your meal here. The place is small and 1/2 the spaces are counter seating. This is great food, fast. Cash only. We had Tom Ka soup and two curry dishes. All excellent. Can't wait to return. Take out surcharge I think $1.00.

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Thank AtoZTravelJunkie
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

This is whole in the wall Thai place in the university district. Food here delicious and remember it is cash only.

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Thank KSeven T
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This place was amazing.The food was so good and made right in front of you(if you sit at the bar.) The location of this place was amazing as well. I would highly recommend if you are around the UW area and are craving Thai food to head here because you wont find a more authentic Thai place.

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Thank Sara L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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.

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Thank Frachus
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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.

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Thank Marisa M
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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

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Thank Sam C
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 206-548-9548

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