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“Far East in the West”
Review of Gra Pow

Gra Pow
Ranked #44 of 741 Restaurants in Riverside
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We were craving Thai and had several choices where we were at but decided on droning a bit out of downtown to get that guaranteed quality. We had there lunch special for under $10 a plate and the flavors are amazing. The portions are big and the chef and owner Patrick really knows how to work magic with the Asian spices. I had the Pad Thai and my widow had the Drunken Noodle we requested they be spicy. Patrick has a spicy scale of 1 - 10 so we chose a 7 and it was perfect. The plates are serve in formal dinner plates for great presentation. The place has a modern decor and is slightly darker for that romantic mood. They also serve fine wines and champagnes if you desire but we had water with a twist of lemon. The lunch special also comes w a small salad and the kicker is the citrus lemon sweet dressing that teases your pallet.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

They are consistently good. We get the same thing almost every time we come. Dragon fried rice. 1 with tofu and 1 with chicken. Used to get the Kee Mow spaghetti but I think it was taken off the menu. :-( But no matter even without the Dragon Fried rice I'd still find something to get.

So glad to see a smaller place, good place stick around here. It's not typical generic food. Which I like. And they actually cook tofu well. And the staff is always friendly and attentive.

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1  Thank NISHA B
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Been here over thirty times and the owner -Sandy- still doesn't know my face? Everytime I come in, I'm asked if I've eaten here before? Doesn't make me feel good and slightly annoyed when I go there. I know I'm not Norm from Cheers but c'mon! My average ticket is approximately $80 with a two party min... at least try to remember me. Lol Have given this restaurant so many chances. ... have not gone back since I realized after multiple attempts of them getting Pad Thai wrong. .. I've given them too many chances. The last Pad Thai I ordered was dry and bland. The service from the young staff isn't bad and the menu has a good array of selections. Overpriced and over hyped.. Sorry gra pow....please get your act together. Two years ago I would have given a totally different review.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went to Gra Pow after a friend told us we should try it out. We loved every bite! We sat outdoors - the service was excellent. The food.....every single bite was phenomenal. The salad was fresh and had a tasty dressing. We had the green bean chicken and grilled salmon, both with brown rice. Nice sized portions, but more importantly, super fresh and yummy!!! We will be back!

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Short and sweet: I lived in Thailand for over two years, this is AUTHENTIC Thai food and service. It is truly a pleasure to visit, be greeted by by first name sit down, order, be served and truly enjoy the food and the company. I have eaten at "Grapow" on Sunday evenings since shortly after they opened, IF I am in a mood or do not know what I want I just ask to be fed. I have NEVER been disappointed. Grapow is so fantastic that when I have recommended them to my friends, I tell them IF they are NOT satisfied I will be happy to pay for their meal. I have NEVER had to pay for an unhappy meal. My name is Richard, you will find me eating at the bar.

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