My wife and I love this place
My wife and I love this place and frequently dine at this unique, local gem in Livermore. We have always had a positive experience and every meal we have had here was perfectly prepared and presented.
If you like Thai food, this is the place to go in all of the East Bay! Small place but great food with good service at a fair price in the newly renovated downtown.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food served in beautiful
Very good food served in beautiful decor. A very good overall experience. I've been several times and will definitely go back. Try the Roti and Pumpkin Curry.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining
This was our first time dining with Star Anise and we loved it. The restaurant is located near the vibrant Livermore Downtown where a movie theatre and ice cream shop are right next door. The food was excellent, fresh and delivered hot right to our table in a timely manner. We will definitely be back and look forward to another great meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time trying Star Anise. It was not crowded at all for lunch, so I got special attention. I got the yellow curry with chicken and requested it be made mild. It was wonderful. I will definitely visit again when I return to the area.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meet for lunch
Great little Thai place, healthy and very fresh! Good Variety , clean and hospitable hosts.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated and waited
We were seated and waited on quickly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for late lunch after a movie (very close to theater) and were pleasantly surprised. Because of the hour there were only a handful of people so service was fast and the place was quiet. I had the Aromatic Butternut Pumpkin Curry and absolutely loved it, silky smooth and quite flavorful. My wife had the Sea Bass and it was also delightful. Sadly, we were only in town for a wedding otherwise this would become a regular spot for us.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Thai food!
My husband and I come here at least twice a month. I think it's the best Thai food around. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is sometimes the waitstaff is very busy as there are only two people so the service can get a little slow. We love the Mango Beef, Salmon Pumpkin Curry and the Avocado Spring Rolls. Waitstaff is very friendly and good otherwise.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good But small
First time here. Food was really good and portions generous for a Thai restaurant and the down town price point reasonable. Not a good place for 2 people if you are hungry - very small place and very tiny tables for 2 - can not hold more than two dishes at a time and is awkward at that with drinks. If you order a 2 entrées + noodle/rice dish game over for space - limit is 2 item max. Too few tables in a very small place so asking for a larger table to accommodate food and drinks was not possible.
Service was OK - a little light on the attention, when at capacity they seemed to be understaffed.
I would definitely go back when craving Thai and I'm downtown - it was really good food. But I'd go with a party of 3 and wait for a larger table.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Thai in Livermore
My wife and I had an amazing meal at Star Anise. She had the Duck and I had the BBQ Pork. Both were cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Service was great and the facilty clean and well decorated. We will be back....often.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food best Thai food
Great food best Thai food I have ever had. Service is great too. Any dish you get you will not go wrong.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM