Pakpao Thai - Design District
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
This was our first time to visit. It was restaurant week and we were looking for something new. The wings and spring rolls were tasty and the portions were large.
Love this place! First of all, the staff is super friendly and very attentive. The menu is really fun and the cocktails are so unique! It’s nice to find a neighborhood Thai place that sets itself about the rest by doing something a little different. Definitely don’t miss out on trying the coconut rice, the spring rolls and their drink menu. We look forward to putting this in our regular rotation.
Good portions. Clean restaurant
I have always enjoyed PakPao. My last visit was unfortunately unimpressive. I found the Drunken Noodles to be flavorless and the chicken way too plentiful and significantly over cooked.
My favorite Thai restaurant in Dallas. Dumpling and fried cashews are great. Food ranges from spicy to sweet but they can adjust almost all dishes to your palate. Holy Basil is the spiciest and my favorite. Salmon with Green curry sauce is great. The pad Thai is a bit unusual but very good. I tried a new dish — shrimp with red curry. It was outstanding
To be honest, this isn’t my favorite Thai place; the food is just okay, and the entrées are overpriced. But, the service is great, and it has a nice ambiance. If you’re in the downtown/uptown area, there aren’t a ton of options, so I’d recommend checking this place out. Otherwise, maybe check out other options.
We and our three kids really enjoyed it. Nice ambiance, great Thai food, reasonably priced.
When I heard it was owned by the same group at Oak - I had high expectations
The Chicken Benedict was chewy - the scone on the bottom was hard
The Lychee Mimosa was like a Lychee Slurpee
The coconut pancakes were sparse - the pineapples sauce tasted canned
The crab Omelet lacked originality.
The French toast was not fluffy - and slightly dry . Could not taste the tea flavoring - maybe the condensed milk over powered it
Every item lacked that Thai touch I was hoping to enjoy. I was looking for a unique brunch experience.
We were still hungry after we left
Not bad, but not great either. The menu has changed for some old faves remain (tamarind duck!!) while others do not (Budda's Gold). The service was fair, which was upsetting because there were only four other parties in the space. It still has the potential to be a shining star but some of the changes the restaurant has made are disappointing. Give Thai Lotus a try on Cedar Springs- also very good food and service for a bit less money.
Quality and service have unfortunately gone down. Pakpao was once out go-to for Thai food.... but no longer.
I live in Montana and visit PakPao when I am in town. The Green Curry Salmon is AMAZING!
Really good food. It was pretty quiet for a Saturday night so the atmosphere was a little bland. Service was very friendly and helpful.
Everything we tried was amazing. I only had one complaint. I ordered my drunken noodles spicy, and the spice was almost unbearable. It was still delicious and flavorful, but my mouth was on fire, and later both my husband and my stomachs were burning. The waitress didn’t offer different levels of spiciness. I love spicy food, but this was too much. Otherwise, the food was delicious and amazing, and I’m still giving 5 stars because it was that good. Definitely loved their specialty frozen margaritas too.
Relatively small menu but great food, great ambiance, great location.
Pad Thai was a tad weak on the sauce. Pad See Ew was better.
This is the best Thai food in Dallas. I felt like I was back in Thailand. So many good choices we had to order a few extras to take home. We can’t wait to go back!
Food was ok at best. Over priced. Won't be back as better value and food elsewhere.
We had the crawfish boil. I can honestly say they were the best crawfish I’ve ever had. The seasoning was delicious, with just the right amount of spice. I’ll definitely go back for more!
Worst yellow curry ever
Incredible waitstaff! It’s one of our favorite go-to restaurants!
Our server wasn’t very attentive, horrible service but the food was good
The food is quite good. Ordered Pad Thai, which is always my measure the first time I eat at a Thai restaurant. The portions are significantly smaller than most Thai restaurants. It was fine for me as I normally can't eat all of my food at Thai restaurants. I did eat all of this and was comfortably full.
The food was excellent. It felt like we were back in Bangkok.
We were the only table and the service was terrible. There was 6 of us and all of our meals came out at different times. One of the meals came out 15 before every one else's.
Pakpao is a FANTASTIC Thai restaurant. Having been to Thailand, it was truly amazing - flavorful, quality ingredients in thoughtful, worldly recipes. We cannot wait to be back.
They were understaffed and the waitress was so unfriendly. Bar drinks came out with appetizers and entrees at the same time. Had to flag down another sever to refill water, bring spices and the server only came by the table well into our meal. My advice to management, Invest in people with a hospitality gene that want to serve and be more aware of long times for bar drinks. Food and drinks were good, focus on service.
We had an early dinner (7 of us all women) and were seated directly in front of the door in an almost empty restaurant. The service was very disjointed. Drinks came out one at a time, very slowly. We had to call someone over to take food orders. One of our parties order came out almost ten minutes after everyone else (salmon - how long does that take to cook?). Food was okay and drinks were good. Really liked the appetizer cashews. Maybe because we were a party of women? I'm not that picky about this sort of thing but for dinner with a mostly empty restaurant, it took work to have such slow and inconsistent service. I'd give it another try - maybe someone was having an off day. But it won't be top on my list.
The food was perfect and the service was very fast.
Food and service were terrible. I will never go back there. So many other good places to eat Thai food inDFW.
Our server was fantastic! Hats off to her.
We had a great dinner on Friday night.
I had a chulavista to drink that was delicious!
We ordered dumplings,soup and pad kee mow.
All were very good at a reasonable price.
Absolutely LOVED Pakpao. Tied in my book for first place Thai food in Dallas! The menu is remarkable, there are so many excellent options. And the ambiance is beautiful -- not too quiet, not too loud, soft lighting, indoor and outdoor seating... absolutely fantastic thai food :)
Went for Valentines with my boyfriend and we were both super impressed! Great food, great drinks, and our waitress was the bomb. Definitely will be revisiting on a Monday for their $8 pad thai special!
Our appetizers came to the table before our drinks from the bar which we ordered our drinks first. There was no sense of urgency it was more we will get to you when we get to you. Also the person that was coordinating the food coming from the kitchen was observed eating from someone’s order. Not sure that is considered quality control
Pakpao can be hit or miss at times, today was not a good day for food or service.
Our food was great. Service was Great. The food came out rather quickly as well. We played it safe and ordered the Fried Rice, one steak and one shrimp. We were more than satisfied. The ambiance/overall vibe of the restaurant was great. Trendy, yet warm. Inviting and vibrant. We will definitely visit this place again in the near future.
Fantastic experience! Very personable, great drinks, great company, and great food! 5 stars!
Their Thai cocktail was delightful- lemongrass infused tequila. Pad Thai was great and so was tom kha Gai soup. Loved the larb gai as well Small restaurant but nice atmosphere. They have an enclosed outside area that would be great in the spring. Will definitely be back again.