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“Best Thai in Fairbanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bahn Thai

Bahn Thai
Ranked #23 of 241 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stuttgart, Germany
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Fairbanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2011

Look, you can't throw a rock without hitting a Thai place in Fairbanks, but Bahn Thai is the absolute best. Their Tom Ka is the best in town and this is the only place to get good duck curry. The hours are a bit strange and parking can be an issue, but for Thai in Fairbanks, this is the place.

  • Visited March 2011
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Always on the move, USA
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Flavorless”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2010

First of all, the first night we showed up to try this place it was pitch black & the doors were locked. Now, this was about 6ish on a Saturday evening during the regular posted days/hours of operation & there were no signs saying why they would otherwise be closed, but that's a whole 'nother management issue altogether I suppose. Anyway, a month or so later, when we finally found the doors unlocked we were less than impressed to say the least. We have eaten at numerous Thai establishments across the country over the years and when we visit someplace new we always find ourselves comparing these news places to our first favorites spots we once frequented in the DC area. I can honestly say this was the first and only time we have ever eaten flavorless & bland curries! This was not an issue with enough "heat" or intensity of flavor mind you, our food actually suffered from having no flavor what-so-ever! Service was adequate and they were very friendly to our toddler. The meal was cheap by Fairbanks standards. I can't comment on the quality of other menu items, but based on our meal there If I were making a list of my top Thai restaurants, I wouldn't include this one at all.

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1 Thank GlobalWanderers
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Columbia SC
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21 reviews
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“Best Thai food in Fairbanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2010

They have the most authentic Thai food in town. Not overly sweet and with the right Thai spices. The service and atmosphere is execelent and they are not overpriced (by Alaska standards).

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Elgin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
“Late lunch until 4PM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2009

Stopped by for a bite while touring downtown Fairbanks; pleased to discover that lunch was served until 4PM. Had the Tom Yam soup with shrimp; not only was it spicy, but downright tasty. Lunch was $7.95 and a portion of rice was was an additional dollar. Excetional staff - the waitress even posed for a picture.

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2 Thank BrockDaBadger
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california
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“best thai ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2009

best thai food ever, i was so impressed.. the place is beautiful inside and the people in there were wonderful, great service i highly recommend this place

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