Good experience. The staff was very friendly. And the coconut soup was very good.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gecko Gecko is a clean, spacious
Gecko Gecko is a clean, spacious Thai restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Ordered the classic pad thai, mango salad, and mango-roast duck rolls. All of the dishes were delicious and flavorful even though their appear bland and tasteless. Highlights was the perfect paring between mango-roast duck rolls and the accompanying dipping sauce, as well as, the pad thai.
The main problem was the seating. We were placed in a far off corner away, making it difficult to get the attention of the waiter. Also, it was cramped being seated up again a pillar. I would come here again for lunch and will probably make reservations because it does get crowded during lunch.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Thai food, friendly spot
I often go to Gecko Gecko before a show at Berkeley Rep, because it's so close by and the food is truly delicious. The menu is a bit small, so that the chef can do a beautiful job with each dish. The spices are delicately done -- each dish has a wholly distinctive taste. We've especially loved the pumpkin red curry, sauteed basil and eggplant, and a special chili seafood dish, with mussels, squid and prawns. The staff is quiet and friendly, very attentive, and the atmosphere is always warm and cheerful.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Service
Food was very good. Service very friendly, but with a few glitches. Had asked for no cilantro and no white pepper on the dish, but they still came with the cilantro and heavy white pepper garnish piled on top. Told the staff, and they apologized but did not offer to replace the dish. They were busy. My friend was also told that the yellow curry was mild, but it was medium hot. Would go back again as the staff is personable and it's conveient when going to Berkeley Rep.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighborhood Thai meal--each dish is individual with excellent ingredients. One of our favorites when we have tickets for Berkeley Rep or Freight & Salvage.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Thai food in heart of Berkeley
Got the recommendation from the Berkeley Rep web site - they discount meals for same day ticket holders. Is only a half block from the Rep and Freight & Salvage. Food was very good. Had one of their variations on Pad Thai with a "country" sauce and it was very good and tasty. My wife had one of the lunch specials and it was more an appetizer that a meal serving size, although very tasty. Had an item recommended by Yelp readers - mango/duck rolls and they were a bit disappointing. You had to look hard to see the sliver of duck and a few slivers of mange. They were pretty standard fare. Staff was very friendly and would definitely go back and ask a few more questions before ordering.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good Thai
We went to Gecko Gecko before a performance at Berkeley Rep (perfect location) and were pleasantly surprised. Everything was so flavorful and bright. The spring rolls had a lovely twist, including creative flavors that were perfect together. I can't wait to go back and have them again. The food was excellent and timely.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very convenient if seeing
Very convenient if seeing a show at Berkeley Rep. Will take advantage of the dinner combos offered next time. One slight problem with the coconut soup, the menu had detailed descriptions listing the ingredients, but did not mention the liberal garnish of chili oil , making the dish very spicy. I was able to scoop it out.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was courteous and
Service was courteous and efficient. Food was excellent!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the food. Creative menu with a many of choices. I had the Duck Curry and it was Wonderful. I plan on going back when I'm in Berkeley.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM