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Smile Cafe

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105 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4310
+1 215-564-2502
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Atlanta
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I ordered using grub-hub. Good thing is that this restaurant don't charge delivery fees separately. Min order is $15, so a dish and soup or salad makes it to $15 + tips. I liked the food. The packing was awesome and the serving size was sufficient for one person. I got the brown rice with pad thai, which was too... More 

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Thank Anupam S
New Providence, New Jersey
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1,041 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious; the lemon grass soup, the vegetables in peanut sauce, duck Pad Tai , chocolate lava cake. The service was excellent and the restaurant was very cute.

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Thank Ramadama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The lunch special--$7.95 for 2 (small) appetizers and an entree--is a great deal, and the food is fresh and tasty. (The dinner menu has the same entrees but at higher prices.) There's a good selection of entrees--I've had the salmon and the mussels, and both were very good. The space is clean and spare but nice, and the service efficient.... More 

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Thank dream_genie
Middle Atlantic states
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

While this restaurant is small in size, its food is big in flavor. The lunch specials include 2 appetizers and an entree for $7.95. The salad was crisp with a peanut based dressing, and the 2 dumplings were soft and flavorful. The drunken noodles with shrimp (chicken also available) was a plateful of medium spicy wide rice noodles with crunchy... More 

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Thank On_the_porch
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Went here for dinner with two family members and we had a wonderful meal. The food tasted great and the portions were very big (even had to get mine boxed up for later). Service was great too, very friendly waiters. It is a small, cafe-style venue, so obviously not the place for huge gatherings. However, if you're going in with... More 

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Thank Ben A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit back to this modest but excellent little BYO restaurant since it was renamed and changed hands a number of years ago. I was very sorry that I hadn't been back sooner! Not much has changed in terms of the high quality and impeccably prepared Thai food (and your order still arrives in no time, which... More 

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Washington
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498 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We enjoyed a quick dinner here the other night. The food was seasoned properly, and the portions were generous. BYOB

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Thank mrsirin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Next block from the Mutter Museum is a quiet little Thai cafe that is a great stop for a quick meal. Two apps and a meal for $7.95. The spring rolls are a must and the Lemongrass soup. Be careful, it sneaks up on you. Portion size was ample for a lunch prior to touring the museum. Shrimp satay and... More 

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Thank Catdad3x
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Excellent authentic Thai food, properly prepared, priced well and friendly, attentive staff... a small, humble restaurant, quietly charming and not very decorated, the effort is in the food preparation presenting an appropriate menu, neither too many dishes to get lost in the preparation and not to few to stop us from experiencing the variety...wonderful spring rolls, duck dishes well-prepared, lemongrass... More 

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Thank Dr Steven G
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This place is a great little restaurant with byo and even better for takeout, it is for sure our go-to thai location! The thai spaghetti is delicious and comes with tofu or can be made veggies only or with chicken, the peanut sauce is delicious! Their spring rolls are also a must for an added side dish and they're pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4310
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-564-2502

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