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Review of Thai Gem

Thai Gem
Ranked #75 of 274 Restaurants in Clovis
Price range: $6 - $10
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

I had the chicken panang and it was as good as any panang I've ever had. There was a little wait, but it's because everything is made from scratch after you order...including rice! The owner was the waiter and there to provide an explanation about Thai food to everyone in the restaurant. There are only about 12 tables, but several of those were taken by regulars.
It's a very comfortable restaurant, incredibly affordable.

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Reviewed May 1, 2009

My Wife and I literally stumbled across this restaurant in Clovis (next to Fresno) while heading to Olive Garden, and of course, we skipped OG to try it, and are VERY glad we did! This little restaurant is owned by Native Thai's that stick to real Thai or traditional Thai food, as they know it, and of course, being from Thailand, you know you are getting "the real McCoy"! (some "Thai" Restaurants are not owned or operated by folks from Thailand!)

We had the pleasure of meeting the owner himself, and learned quite a bit about the authentic Thai ways of some dishes, and also his little added touches. The owner, whose name is "Wit", really is serious about FRESH food! My wife is a Vegetarian, and asked for some specific food, and Wit had no problem letting her know, that they can prepare any Vegetarian dish she would like based on food from the menu!

We were very pleased with the restaurant overall, but the food will really surprise you at just how good real, fresh, Thai food can be! :)

We had dinner, drinks, and appetizer for $37! I also want to note, the tempura vegetable appetizer we had was very good, not greasy tasting like I wind up making at home, not sure what the secret is :(

If you want a cool local restaurant, are in the mood for Thai Food, and want the freshest, not to mention best value, in Thai food, this place is for you! You will love the friendly owner, he's a blast, and loves people! :)

We can't wait to go back with our friends and family! :)

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Reviewed January 6, 2012
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