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“Bankok in Seattle”
Review of Thai Tom

Thai Tom
Ranked #315 of 4,168 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: University District
Seattle, Washington, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bankok in Seattle”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I spent a few months living in Thailand last year and this place definitely gives some of the local, authentic places that I ate at there a run for their money. Needless to say the food is absolutely amazing and prepared by an all thai staff. Prices are super reasonable and portions huge. Yeah... getting seated kind of sucks and you're probably going to have to wait outside for a few minutes because there are only about 10 tables in the whole place.... but it's TOTALLY worth it. Make sure to bring cash as well because they don't accept card. The "phad see-yoo again" is amazing

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Ty K
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Thai Food Ever!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

That is simply the best place to eat Thai Food at. Only problem you'll have to wait some time to get seated! However, it is totally worth it!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Charles G
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Quick and Tasty Thai Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you're in a hurry, you can order take-out from this tiny restaurant in the U District on the Ave. Directly across from Buffalo Exchange clothing store. It looks like a "hole-in-the wall". There's usually a line to get in if you want a table but if you're willing to order take-out, you can get your food within 10 minutes. I order the vegetarian Pad Thai and yellow curry plate lunch. No sticky rice. Instead they use jasmine rice. For $8, you get a large foam take-out box with 1/2 rice and 1/2 main entree. The portions were decent. The Pad Thai was average in quality and taste. Some of the noodles were stuck together. But the yellow curry was excellent. You can choose from chicken, shrimp or beef. We had the chicken curry. Lots of vegetables in the curry. Went well with the jasmine rice. And the Thai iced coffee for $2.15 was a great price.

Visited May 2013
Thank Liz T
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“BEST phad thai on earth!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I don't know how other dishes taste at Thai Tom because I only tried phad thai during my 5+ visits to that restaurant in less than 20 days... The line is always crazy so go there before 5pm. THe only downside is that there are really few seats inside the restaurant - take out is probably a good option. If you want to eat in the restaurant and it takes a long time to wait for your food, watching the chefs cook is quite an entertainment. Anyways, love this place! I still miss that heavenly phad thai every day...

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank jessicachan0806
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Dublin, OH USA
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Great Thai for take out!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stopped for takeout this week at around 7 pm. You have to love a campus area for cheap good food!

The restaurant is tiny with seating for about 20, but it looked like only 1 table with more than 2 seats. We were ordering carryout so that didn't matter. The line was out on the side walk, about 12 deep to get in. We put in our order and had our food in less than 20 minutes.

We got the fried tofu with peanut sauce. This was as good as I have ever had! We also had Pad Thai, Panang Curry and Green Curry. Spicy but flavorful. All came with Jasmine rice.

This place is exactly what we were in the mood for! Highly recommend!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank matwags
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