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Rice Thai Tapas

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181 Glenarm, Pasadena, CA 91105
11:30 - 22:00
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Monterey, California
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Casual atmosphere in a small mall. Sake was great and sharing the tapas among the group made for a fun and filling dinner.

Thank PGlocal_12
San Diego
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. The food is really full of tastes that linger on your tongue and lots of herbs and veggies mixed into the dishes to add that healthy flair. We love the gangster noodles (mung bean) with veggies, shrimp and herbs - making my mouth water just thinking about them, Bangkok fries (lots of wonderful garlic... More 

Thank Debbie H
Urbana, Illinois
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This restaurant is within easy walking distance of many condos and homes, offering a great dinner alternative without having to drive anywhere. The food is invariably fun, with Asian-inspired small dishes to order and share around in true Tapas style. Each of us ordered 2 dishes, which was more than plenty. Vegetarian choices abound, but there are plenty of meat... More 

Thank Cello12345
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Been meaning to try this place for some time now. And I'm pleased I did. This place in a little gem hidden away on Gleanarm just off Arroyo Parkway. Not sure what I expected but it certainly exceeded any expectations one would come up with for Thai food. For me Saladang is one of my go to places for Thai... More 

Thank T D
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182 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Small place with a big taste and great service. Very affordable, appetizer is a big serving enough for a meal or share. The 3 flavor calamari is yum, crispy, & soft! Pad tai was too sweet for my taste, the chicken panang was not too bad! Definitely a place to come back and try other specialty!

Thank Sugaylange
Sacramento, California
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235 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

We ended up here after trying another nearby place that had a 30 minute wait. We got seated right away and ordered 3 entrees and 2 appetizers plus some Thai Fried Rice. Everything was excellent. The Street Noodles and Kabocha Curry were particularly good.

Thank jun_r
Santa Clarita, California
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Walked by many times, and had never noticed they were an restaurant. Had lunch, food was average, not a fan of a salad that taste like all dressing, I enjoy my salad ingredients. Had to request spices on the side, because the spicy dish was not spicy at all. As far as waitress and service, great reviews in that department,... More 

Thank Opie T
California, USA
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This place is great. Gotta try their coconut rice. My family and I wanted to try this out after finding out that the owner of Oba Sushi (next door) also owns/manages this place. The food is wonderful and they have some dishes you won't find at other Thai restaurants. Service is great too. It seems much larger inside than it... More 

Thank ugooli
Pasadena, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This little hidden gem provides a fusion of Thai with the small plate of Tapas. The green papaya sald was superb but I suggest medium heat unless you mean REALLY spicy. Two of us sared Papaya salad, crispy calamari in a delicious sweet spicy sauce, chicken wings delicately fried and sauced, and the crab cakes. All were traditionally Thai but... More 

Thank judy41
Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Thai tapas, wonderfully tasty, and affordable. We tried 7 different dishes, and they were all excellent.

Thank JakCv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Glenarm, Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?