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“What great people there!”
Review of Thai by the Sea

Thai by the Sea
Ranked #32 of 61 Restaurants in Oak Island
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Lebanon, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What great people there!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

After a mixup we found out about because we used Google to get there number. We actually ordered from a same named place in Laguna, CA! The owner was so nice even though they were closing in 15 minutes he took our order and had it ready in short order. The curries were spicy but very tasty. I love hot food but want the taste of the ingredients to come through. I had a green curry with pork. My sister in law had a shrimp and Thai basil meal she loved. Reasonable. We will go back again next year!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank OSuzyQ
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English first
Brevard, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We tried a number of restaurants for dinner over several days on Oak Island. This is one of the better ones as far as the food is concerned, and the prices are not too bad. The service was prompt and courteous.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mike C
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Raleigh, NC
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Flies in the windows”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went in and were greated, but from there, it went down hill fast. After we were seated, we waited and waited, but no one came over to our table for over 10 minutes, despite the fact several staff noticed us. If that was not enough, multiple flies were in the windows, and when I say multiple, I mean more than 5 . . . we walked out and will not return.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank PSUDuke
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Lancaster, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It was good but not great”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

I only did takeout. It was prepared super fast but the serving sizes were small. The food did not taste like what we are use to. It was good still but not great. I would still recommend it to someone getting takeout though...just order a couple of things to fill you up.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Matthew J
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A surprise”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was a nice surprise to have such a great thai food restaurant in the area. We are from a city area and for a small town to have a very good thai food restaurant was a great surprise to us. Enjoyed our meals and will return.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank ron k
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