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“Disappointing Thai” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Bistro - CLOSED

Thai Bistro
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Portland, OR
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing Thai”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

It was the cute exterior of this restaurant on Lighthouse Ave. that drew me in. I ordered the tofu Pad Thai and just found it okay. It wasn't bad, but being from Portland (OR) maybe I am spoiled by the many excellent Thai places to choose from. Service was also just okay; polite staff, but didn't seem overly interested in my overall experience. Maybe it was just a bad night or I ordered the wrong dish? Was wishing for more, though.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ptpdx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

51 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great service...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

As mentioned above, great service family owned restaurant. Pad thai i thought was really good, had the red curry which i thought needed coconut milk ( all the thai curries that i've tried have coconut milk). The thai iced tea was great, i thought they should make it bottomless LOL. It does look like a greek house from outside, maybe it was an old greek house/diner before it became a thai place. Price range $30-40 for a couple.Restrooms are pretty clean considering it's an old house converted into a restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank apulakay
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Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Neutral”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

I cook and eat a lot of Thai food, and although the restaurant was very cosy and cute, the food was somewhat bland. Service was excellent, and we enjoyed ourselves but came away unimpressed with the food - we had the Pad Thai and a green curry.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Barbara563
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Davis, California, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fine food, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

A staffing problem slowed service considerably on the night we were here. Food was fine. Tables were close together.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Rebecca A
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Pacific Grove, California
Level Contributor
76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“CREATIVE dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Not just the same old Thai food but creative, seasonal, fresh fare. In an old Pacific Grove house with primarily local cliental.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Jesalee
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