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“Rated best in Olympia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lemon Grass Restaurant

Lemon Grass Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 344 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Encinitas, California
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354 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Rated best in Olympia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My cousins took us to their favorite place in Olympia and we were not disappointed. The food was tasty, fresh and very authentic. The sauces were delectable and so lovingly prepared! We each ordered a different dish and shared. The service was perfect and the out kept checking to make sure we were happy.....which we were!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna M
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Hobart, Australia
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124 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“OK but not stunning”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had read good reviews and were only in town for one night. The service was very friendly. However the food was average.
We love Thai food and have eaten at many thai restaurants. We ordered spring rolls to share - normally a deep fried mix of meat and veggies or noodles, wrapped. This was a cold bland roll of veggies and noodles with supposedly prawns although none made themselves obvious wrapped in a limp rice noodle wrapped that felt clammy. The description on the menu did not match what was served. The other two main dishes were ok but not stunning, A curry and a noodle dish.
We wouldn't head back there - sorry to say.

Visited June 2013
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Thank youngmerinda
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mmmm...amazing Asian fusion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Wow...that was a lot of amazing flavor! I had the Lemon Grass Chicken and it was so delicious! Others in my party had pad tie, green curry, red curry and a noodle prawn dish and all were equally yummy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beth M
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Olympia, WA
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lemon Grass, Lacey WA.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

I love the food at the location in downtown Olympia and decided to try the new Lacey location.
Easy access to parking was a plus.
To sum up the food was a disappointment. The decor is minimalist and warm colors make it inviting, a plus. However the music that was playing was more suitable to a Friday night at the bar. Loud with a driving beat that didn't add anything to the ambiance.
Our server was good, but disappeared after the main course was served. I took about 15 minutes to get someones attention to ask for the check. It was as if the staff sat down for dinner in the kitchen.
The dishes were spiced correctly, but the noodles were mushy, and vegetables were few and far between. The second dish Swimming Angel was passable.
If you crave good Thai food go to the downtown location and pay to park. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arbegold
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Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This place has WONDERFUL food! They generally have a small wait and not much room to wait but it is worth it!

Visited May 2013
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