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“Great Thai food, nice ambiance, and a good value!”
Review of Thai Lotus - CLOSED

Thai Lotus
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Restaurant details
Centralia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Thai food, nice ambiance, and a good value!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Thanks to the folks that pointed out that the ownership of this restaurant has changed. We ate at the old one a few years ago, and swore we'd never go back.
I am very happy to report that the new place has been transformed 180 degrees: The food is GREAT, service is wonderful, and the place is also a good value.
It still has the old decor, which was fine. There was no need to change it.
As soon as we entered, we were warmly greeted and seated.
On a Friday night, the place had to be about 75% full in the main dining area. Pretty soon, it overflowed into the back dining area.
My wife's drink came quickly. Her Thai coffee was excellent, and not quite as sweet as others, which made it just about perfect. Do yourself a favor, and order some sort of beverage: The Centralia water was NASTY, with a bad taste and aftertaste.
We ordered the Spring Rolls, a Thai fried rice, and a curry.
These same out in record time, and they were good and hot. My wife was pleasantly surprised by the rice with her curry: It was advertised as a brown rice, but looked like a red rice. She's never had this before, and was pleased by it. The curry was excellent also.
The Spring Rolls came out with the meal, and were done to perfection!
I had ordered a beef Thai rice, but was served chicken instead. I hate to waste food, and ate it anyways. The fried rice was very good, and I would gladly order it again.
Presentation of the food was first rate, and we loved the serving dishes. They had a minimalist elegance about them.
Portions were not Chinese restaurant huge, but were just right for most people to be satisfied.
We wound up dropping about $36 for food, an appetizer, and a drink. This was MUCH more reasonable than with the last place.
We were very happy with the dining experience, and can say that this in now my wife's new favorite place to eat locally.
Yes, we'll be back again, and soon!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Tom-H98532
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

A lady we met in Centralia highly recommended this cafe/restaurant and we were not disappointed. The owners both cooked and served our dinner and the variety of Thai dishes on the menu was impressive. We had a unique Pad Thai with chicken, peanut sauce, broccoli and spinach in a Thai chili sauce. Yummy !!
Please don't miss this little gem of a cafe when you are in Centralia, Washington

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Dulcinea63
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai Food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is now my favorite restaurant in Centralia. The food is delicious...it's very homemade Thai...the best I have ever had...casual atmosphere, low key..seems very authentic

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Renjef
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Olympia, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“New restaurant at this location; it is now Thai Lotus as of Feb. 2013”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a great Thai restaurant; among the best that we have ever visited! Many choices, cooked fresh and customized for each customer, and it is more traditional Thai food. It is our new favorite Thai restaurant! We had Pad Thai and Rama; both were excellent! The entrees range from about $8.95 up to $16.95. It is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. It is just east of the outlet stores in Centralia on Harrison Ave.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank boseli
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Washington
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Thai Dish is now Thai Lotus”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

The new owners have increased the size of the menu to include so many more choices in all categories. We had two types of curry, pad Thai and coconut shrimp. All of it was very good.

The spice rating is different from what it used to be so it will take some time for us to get the heat to our liking. We will definitely be back to enjoy some more great food!

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2 Thank USN_Seabee_Wife
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