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“Great Thai Food”

Laguna Thai By The Sea
Ranked #93 of 176 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: US$11 - US$16
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. We asked our hotel concierge for a recommendation for authentic Thai food and Laguna Thai by the Sea was recommended. The food and service was outstanding! The restaurant is small, but the food definitely makes it worth going to.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Laguna Thai will make every other Thai restaurant suddenly seem just 'meh.' The cook and owner brought grandma's secret recipes over and you will experience unrivaled tastes. Be sure to try the Bong, the Tom Kha soup and then just close your eyes and point at the menu. You will be transported to epicurean nirvana....enjoy, but don't tell anyone! Let's keep THIS secret to ourselves.....!

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

My wife and I visited this place over the weekend and were blown away by the quality of the food. We had pad thai and tom kha soup (both excellent hoices) Prices are reasonable for what you get. Servers were friendly. Parking is a challenge and there aren't many tables so reservations are probably a good idea, or you may end up waiting for a table. Dinner rush gets busy. It also seemed like a lot of folks did take out.

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Reviewed 21 October 2011

It's a little, dark restaurant and we probably wouldn't have noticed it if our family hadn't wanted to go there. The wine menu is very large and the food menu is only about two pages long and is located behind the wine menu. Ordered the house chardonnay and it was very good. The yellow and green curries and crying tiger were very good, but the pad Thai was just okay. Our waitress was very polite and we received fast, friendly service. We would go there again.

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Reviewed 28 July 2011

I am a Laguna resident, and I would rate Thai By the Sea as the best overall (by elimination) of the three Thai restaurants in town. However, every time we've gone there when it's busy the staff seems overwhelmed, and it takes a long time for the food to arrive. If you're willing to deal with that, the food has always been worth it in my experience (maybe 10-12 visits over that last couple of years including takeout). The ingredients have always appeared to be fresh and menu items are just slightly on the healthy side (not including the Thai Iced Tea, of course!) The location is a little out of the way and parking is tricky (rear lot is best if you can find space).

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1  Thank murray9000
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