Summer Summer Thai Eatery
Summer Summer Thai Eatery

Summer Summer Thai Eatery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://summersummerthai.com/
  • Phone: (510) 658-3234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call
  • Private Party Facilities: We provide a private section for up to 35 guests, with communal table and bench seating.
  • Private Party Contact: Nooch Chatsrinopakun (510) 658-3234

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hollis St & 59th St
  • Public Transit: AC transit 19 (everyday) Emery-go-round (all Hollis route on week day) Berkeley Lab shuttle
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 1 and 2 hours free street parking space around the building can be found during lunch. Public parking at Emeryville Amtrak station is a block away. Easy street parking after 4pm and all time on weekend.
A word from Summer Summer Thai Eatery
At Summer Summer Thai Eatery, our chefs and staffs are constantly cooking up and preparing authentic Thai and other surprising new dishes inspired by our rich food culture in a laid back atmosphere.
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Summer Summer Thai Eatery reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Great
    jojosailVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Summer Summer was great - Summer Summer is ALWAYS great. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been here a couple of times before during the week and loved the food and service, however; this was not the case we when we brought our friends on a Saturday evening. The food tasted very blend and the corn fritters were way over cooked, the service was lacking as well. We asked for water service three times, the restaurant was not busy so not sure what happened with the overall service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Loved the food and great for dinner. Nice menu selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food and Quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It nailed my criteria, good food and a noise level that let me visit with friends w/o competing with crowd/music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 153 reviews are from the Summer Summer Thai Eatery reviews archive.
  • A Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Consistently, good food, wine, & outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Thai food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Thai food is superb - crisp sparkling flavors, fresh and the sauces are blended beautifully. The service was helpful, friendly and attentive. It was intimate and quiet although there were a lot of people in there. Our 3 person group sat next to another group, yet we weren't talking over them, nor them us. I'm immensely glad there wasn't a TV. I'd go there again in a flash the food and ambiance was so lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the more imaginative dishes
    Volvodadfast
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed the more imaginative dishes we had more than the usual Thai fare on the menu. The decor and atmosphere is nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fish and Curries
    ikasaurus
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mixed sashimi appetizer was amazing, curries were all incredibly flavorful, and the sea bass my wife had was great,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The wait staff was so flexible and kind when we wanted to move our table at a very busy time for them. The food and atmosphere are well worth the price. Great place for a birthday dinner or mother's day meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just right
    judybug
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a small family dinner together---Everyone agreed the food tasted fresh, flavorful, and appealing in every way...Will keep on coming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    CaliforniaGirl
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food was delicious and the restaurant has good decor and nice ambiance. I was with a group from several countries (India, Israel, US) and everyone enjoyed the food. My Indian friend said his dish was very good - just the right amount of spices in his dish.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty!
    fallonVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food here is excellent. There are classic Thai go-tos on the menu, and a few unique twists. Everything we tried was delicious. The restaurant was not full, but the servers seem to be a hurry. Don't come here expecting a top-notch table-side manner; do come with an appetite!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    CroeMega
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place had a very nice feel to it and the music being played was well received. I loved the dimmed lighting and the layout of the small restaurant. This is definitely a place I would gladly recommend to friends and family. The food was amazing, I had the best steak I ever tasted and the food presentation was very nice. The service was quick and the servers were all in good spirits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good green choice in Emeryville
    PamelaE
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I enjoyed the ambiance and food quality of Summer Summer Thai, and also appreciated that this restaurant is certified as a Bay Area Green Business.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good
    QuietVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We took our grandson here for the second time and he loved it. he was happy, we were happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Tai in Town
    SATisfied
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Summer Summer has a fresh selection of grocery items from local growers which permeate the taste of each and every bite. The meals are very flavorful with a very appealing presentation. Even on these cold winter days the Summer Summer menu has the recipe to warm you up on the inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK for office lunch
    EastBayAdventurer
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Summer Summer is in the recesses of Emeryville's office district, so convenient for weekday lunch. Not flavorful for Thai food, and tables too small for dinner. Not worth a trip out of your way, so just eat here if it is nearby.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute space
    soylette
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I like Summer Summer for large groups. The service there is great. If you want "Thai spicy" they won't hold back ;) The food is otherwise good, but definitely American-Thai fusion. The cocktails are a little too sweet. It's still a lovely hip looking interior to have a drink and meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fresh with thai twist
    LoLA
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    My friends and I love to grab dinner after work here. They have a great happy hour menu. The entrees always taste fresh and have a unique thai food twist. I recommend the garlic edamame and Ponza tuna. The noodle bowls are a nice portion and can be shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy dining
    Mo2dine
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We were in a bit of a hurry since we needed to catch a movie and the delicious food arrived promptly and the wait staff was courteous and friendly. We had the crispy spring rolls and Tom Yum soup to start. The soup was very spicy just like in Thailand. We also had Thai fried rice and Pad see U. Both delicious and plentiful! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Good Food
    roddeti
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Small group where we ordered a variety of food and shared. Good food and service. I will certainly be back to try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Thai food, however...
    SFdiner
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Altho generally a good dining experience, we were disappointed w/2 things: 1) after ordering most of our items I mentioned that we wanted some steamed veggies, in particular for our kids. Our waitress recommended something from the menu. When the dish arrived we discovered it was steamed veggie smothered in a thick peanut sauce. Not what I expected at all. One of our kids is just over 1 yr old and not eating many nuts yet. Thankfully the waitress took it back and off our bill; 2) we asked if we were still within the happy hr time zone, our waitress said "yes." My husband ordered a beer only to find that when we got our bill it was not on the happy hr list. Why didn't our waitress alert us to this after having asked about the happy hr?!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    whirlybird
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The food was great and the drinks are fantastic! Very nice restaurant... Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great thai with a flare
    BrianDotNet
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    We ordered some untraditional Thai dishes and my roasted duck noodle was fantastic. Love it. My friend ordered Spicy salmon salad which was a great pick too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai food in East Bay
    QuietVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We love this restaurant and come here often because it has the best Thai (fusion) food in the East Bay! The place is clean -almost spiffy. The prices are reasonable and the portions more than adequate. Try it....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice suprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in E'ville, not so many great places within walking distance, however, the shuttle will drop you off here. Nice surprise! GREAT dumplings and curry....I will dream about them till my next trip back here, sashimi salad was really good, interesting, fresh, just the right combination. Will definitely come back here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great variety & authentic dishes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This is my new favorite Thai restaurant in the East Bay. Dined here with my husband for a "date night" Saturday night dinner. Easy to get reservations. In fact, there weren't many tables around 6 pm on Saturday. Great, mellow decor. Cool music. Excellent bar and drink options. But the best is the variety of dishes. There have dishes I've only been able to find in Thailand, so it was like a trip home without the crazy plane ride! I know it's "fusion", but I also love that they offer Japanese dishes as well (sashimi-style items). Food was very good. The happy hour is fantastic and a great deal. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Thai Food
    AribVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Great thai food and atmosphere. Could improve on their wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jojosailVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    As usual. Food was great, service was great, not too loud to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good California Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Great take on Thai food with flavor that surprises in a good way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Thai Food
    StevieVVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Really good and fun place in the heart of Emeryville...waitresses are very nice and accommodating. Great job!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Asian-fusion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Thai-inspired, since theirs no sushi is Thailand. Still, it tastes great if you want asain-stule food. if you have a strong Thai craving, go elsewhere. Great happy hour food and drinks 5-7pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be excellent
    QuietVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    It's hard to add something new when Summer Summer keeps up its excellence. My wife and I and a granddaughter each had a different salmon dish and they were all EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good veg-friendly Thai
    eris
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Summer Summer has been my fave Thai in the Bay Area since it opened. The Drunken Noodles are great, both vegetarian and regular versions are spot on. The meat-eaters in the group liked the Mignon and the roast pork noodles. The Roti with green curry sauce is a fun starter, as is the "Miang Kham". There's a decent selection of beers and some fun cocktails - I like the Sunburn and the tamarind one. One thing, the level of heat they bring without being asked to is a nice, pleasant heat. If you're not used to spicy, ask for mild. Of course, you can ask for spicy if you want heat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    This is one of my favorite Thai restaurants. They serve not only regular Thai dishes, but they have wonderful updated versions which I can call Thai -fusion...old thai recipes with new, modern twists that give all their dishes a wonderful look and taste. Love coming here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice discovery
    vwniVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Pickings are pretty slim in Emeryville, so we were pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a restaurant. Fresh ingredients, subtle flavoring, not greasy like some Thai restaurants can be. Moderately priced and large portions. Happy hour from 5-7 daily features $5 cocktails and appetizers. Overall, we had a very good experience, and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Thai Food in East Bay
    QuietVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We've come here several times because of the food and location. It has gotten better each time! We now rate Summer Summer the best Thai food in the East Bay area. The presentation is elegant, the flavors delectable and service is warm and friendly. (We'd had some concern about slow service during a previous visit but this time everything was excellent.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is delish, staff is very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food is delish, staff is very nice but service is not there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites.
    jojosailVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Lovely, as usual. The food is excellent, the employees are extremely nice, not loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, friendly service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Delicious food, friendly service, quiet enough to have conversations at my table. highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet