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Char Thai Restaurant

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) #430 of 1,577 Restaurants in Tucson $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
5039 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
+1 520-795-1715
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (13 reviews)
“panang curry” (4 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
5039 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

In a city with a lot of mediocre Asian restaurants, Chars stands out as a superior Thai restaurant--good curry with medium spice being exactly right (for me and my wife at least). Large menu and food appears freshly made and well seasoned, with lots to...More

Thank normane557
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

We ordered soup and it was good. The pad thai was heavy on the bean sprouts but tasty. The chicken satay was good also. I ordered the green curry which was very good. Nice Thai atmosphere and great service.

Thank Helaine M
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

A good dining experience. The food was good and the service friendly and helpful. The menu is exhaustive and it was difficult to decide what we wanted. Suffice it to say we were not disappointed!

Thank junaidadil
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The lunch menu is a particularly good deal. You eat well for less than $10. The staff is extremely kind. The decor is very simple, not romantic nor very Thai so lunch is better than dinner.

Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We were in Tuscon for a conference and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. It was a fantastic experience. The shop was decorated in Thai way. The owner was from Thailand. The food there was authentic Thai flavor (although with some adjustment in flavor: not too...More

Thank TooN_Hemato
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Looking for place to treat my Thai language students, not a bad place at all. Service was great. The food was great. I love the hot pot for soup rather than giving you a small individual bowl. The owner insisted that we order "medium hot"...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed February 27, 2016

I have been here many, many times and the food is always good, the service attentive and the prices reasonable. The decor - check out the funky mural - is eclectic and they have just refurbished the booths. My favorite dish is the penang curry...More

Thank TucsonTraveller
Reviewed February 14, 2016

I went to this restaurant because it was rated highly on Trip Advisor. I was quite disappointed as the food was not authentic Thai as I was expecting. Can't really blame them as it's probably more difficult to get all the ingredients in Tucson. The...More

Thank BurmaTraveler1990
Reviewed December 31, 2015

We have been coming to this best Thai restaurant for years. The staff remember us and remember that we have a Thai daughter-in-law. They always ask about our family and they also remember our favorite dish: Kang Karee with shrimp (menu shows chicken or beef...More

1  Thank ElegantCrane
Reviewed November 22, 2015

Visited with family. My sister in law spoke Thai to the wait staff who also spoke English. The food was excellent. My sister in law said that it reminded her of authentic Thai food from her area in Thailand.

Thank Tucson_AZAdventurer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5039 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-795-1715
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