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“Fresh food, low-keyed atmostphere”
Review of Pad Thai

Pad Thai
Ranked #284 of 541 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Fresh food, low-keyed atmostphere”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you'd agree that Charlottesville has more than its share of Thai restaurants, but, unfortunately, few good ones, you may want to try Pad Thai. It's not fancy, but the food is fresh and it's priced at a point that most anyone could enjoy unpretentious Thai cuisine. There's a healthy number of vegetarian options, and the spicy choices are prepared with fresh hot peppers rather than the pasty add-ons that are so common in the other Thai restaurants in town. Because it's next to one of the top beer destinations in town, parking might present a bit of a problem, but it's worth walking a few extra yards to find friendly service and the comforts of a freshly made and reasonably priced meal.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ProfessorCharles
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hidden thai food restaurant”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

When we get thai food this is always the place. I get padnumprikpau with fish and it never disappoints. If you're looking for thai food, check out Pad Thai!

Visited March 2014
Thank James S
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Strongsville, Ohio
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very good Thai food”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

We have a Thai restaurant in our neighborhood at home and really like the food. We were hoping this would be as good and we were very satisfied with our meal. We would stop here again if we were in the area.

Visited February 2014
Thank Tinslinger
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Some of Best Thai Cusine Anywere”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Large, varied menu. Everything exceptionally fresh. Wonderful owner and chef. Very vegetarian friendly. Drunken noodles are fabulous as are the curries. Vegetarian can be ordered with tofu and extra vegetables. Curry spring rolls and regular veggie spring rolls are terrific. The chef has invented a unque dessert of banana and raisin filled spring roll that is wonderful. Pleasant simple atmosphere. Menu includes all of the traditional Thai dishes both non-vegetarian and vegetarian. We've eaten here many times and never been anything other than delighted.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank PAUL B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Thai one on”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Well, it isn't the absolute best Thai I've had, but it had a good flavor and the portions were ample. I go for the food, but I must say that the dining room is a bit odd for a Thai restaurant. We ask how long they had been there, thinking that maybe they had just started, but the answer was 7 years. Well, the food was good enough for another visit someday.

Thank righteousdaddio
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