Pakpao Thai - Design District

4.3
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206 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai

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Influenced by Bangkok’s streets, our food is inspired by diverse regions of Thailand and all of our dishes are prepared with fresh and traditional ingredients. It's authentic Thai cuisine at your fingertips. Make sure to ask about our vegetarian and vegan options.

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Specials

Boozy Sunday Specials!

$3 mimosas, $4 Chularitas, $5 drafts – available all day

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 7, 2019

Ends: April 8, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:45AM-9:00PM

$8 Drunk(en) Thursdays

$8 Drunken Noodles and 1/2 off bottles of wine all day on Thursdays!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 6, 2019

Ends: April 7, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

Bar Bites & Libations $5 & $5

Come enjoy our rockin' $5X$5 Happy Hour!
Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm
Great selection of bar bites & drink specials! ALL for just $5.00!!
Make this your Happy Hour spot!!! :)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 10, 2018

Ends: December 11, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

Pad Thai & Chularita Monday's!

What is better that $8.00 Pad Thai & $4.00 Chularitas? We can't think of anything else! Make your reservation and we'll see you soon for delicious Pad Thai & Chularita Monday's!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 3, 2018

Ends: December 4, 2117

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-9:45PM

What 206 People Are Saying
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JM
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been wanting to eat here for awhile now. So glad we finally came. Erin, at the bar (where we ate), was wonderful, in spite of a very busy Friday night. In spite of the crowd, the food delivery was spaced perfectly, the service spot on and friendly. The food, oh the food. We started with the wings—-you have to try these. So crispy and so flavorful. Cooked just right. We also shared the beef jerky—awesome! They sometimes run out so we were lucky to get some. And finally...the pad thai.....probably one of the top two I’ve ever had. Seriously great stuff. I can’t wait to go back on a Monday for the pad thai special. Drinks were good and cold, as was the beer. Just a fantastic experience!

O
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. The food was quite good, but the portions were small for the price. Parking is convenient.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

PakPao is my ‘go-to’ restaurant when I’m meeting friends or family. I know the food will be fresh and beautifully presented, so no worries there. Sometimes the music is a bit loud for easy conversation but, at my request they will lower the volume.
The service can be spotty at times. I’ve had extraordinary experiences and also times when my water glass was never refilled. I think that’s just a part of the business that’s hard to maintain. Generally the service is fine.
All in all, I recommend it frequently and enjoy the food immensely!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Pakpao is usually wonderful! The service this time was lackluster at best (understaffed) and the food was not up to usual standards (chicken was overcooked and dry).

ET
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

You were packed. It started badly because my ice tea tasted old. It did not taste fresh. My friends hot tea was week and when we sent it back they packed it with tea leaves. The spring rolls were not tight and filled. They were loose with not a lot of noodles. I have them everywhere and the flavor was fine they were just loose and not filled appropriately. I hate to complain but you asked.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t very good and cocktail was awful

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can’t pass up on the $8 drunken noodles! They are delicious.

ET
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and drinks were good.

FL
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Normally I love this place...it's always a great meet up spot for a quick meal. We chose it because we had a limited amount of time for lunch. Unfortunately the service was unusually slow and the flavor of our meals was slightly less than normal which left room for improvement. I'll try again and hope to have a better experience next time.

OF
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food had good flavor, and they were very accommodating to my food allergies. But my food was delivered partially cold (because we saw it sit under the lights while we finished our appetizer.) Cold food ruins the experience. And the music was so loud we literally had to scream at each other - om a Tuesday night. It was not even busy!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant!! Great for double dates!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was AMAZING!

CO
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy going to Pakpao for Thai food. I usually get the drunken noodles. Recently the recipe for their drunken noodles has changed, so it’s never the same when I order it. Great location in the design district

CV
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good! I will always be back when I am in Dallas.

AT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a business dinner and were pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful the staff members were. One of my colleagues ordered a dish where she had request “Thai Spicy” but it ended up being too much for her palette. The restaurant offered to remake her dish as they stated they would rather her enjoy the meal versus just remembering an ordering mistake. They were also very helpful in providing opinions on their favorite dishes and suggestions. Great place with delicious food. There were options for all preferences at the table.

AC
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with solid suggestions.

AP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris was an awesome server and knew exactly what we would like!

J
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere - nice without being stuffy. The food is amazing and our service was solid! Will be coming back often

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our waitress was very standoffish. However the food was amazing as always!

c
Dallas
100 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome! Gave us great recommendations and had us sit near a closer table to the kitchen vs door due to the weather. The pineapple cake is delish! Beef jerky app is yummy and a great starter for a big group.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pad Thai was great and would absolutely recommend it along with the fried cashew. They also have “Pad Thai” Monday” like a happy hour which is great! Wasn’t too excited by the watermelon mint mocktail and would try something else instead.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend took me out for an average priced but tasty birthday dinner

RB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pakpao seems to have accomplished what very few, if any other Thai restaurants have been able to do... namely, elevate the dining experience with respect to both the dining room ambiance and especially (and most importantly), culinary sophistication. Texture, the balance of heat, right-sized portions, plating... everything was on point and nailed to perfection. Even the cocktails were far beyond ordinary with exotic herbal elements and the incorporation of diverse spirits. Pakpao offers a great vibe - an exceptional flavor - a highly recommended choice. Enjoy!

FM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for some Thai food close to our hotel (the Anatole.) Pakpao did NOT disappoint. My coworker got a duck dish that was excellent. Our server, Inipi did a great job recommending dishes to us. The steak drunken noodles were wonderful, as were the dumpling and fried shrimp appetizers. I would definitely return!

OT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug was a terrific server. The meal was epic. Great curry and beef entrees. A great place!

VH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server was not pleasant.

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food, a little loud for a lunch meeting. Was very glad I made reservations for our group of 4 for lunch. The restaurant was also very accommodating when we had to add an extra person . Great recommendations from the waiter.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great for lunch with coworkers or by yourself! Good food for a great price (love their specials), quaint environment, excellent service ! Definitely a go to spot!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Waiter made several recommendations that panned out! Overall excellent first experience! We want to come back and try all the different dishes since they all seemed truly appetizing!

BW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices and fast service on a Friday night

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service!

PH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. The fried chicken curry was outstanding. We also enjoyed the chicken curry dish with the roti bread and, of corse, the veggie pad thai. Great service too - our server, Doug, gave excellent advice on food and drinks and was a pleasure.

PK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good. Seemed authentic and not Americanized. I had the green curry salmon which was excellent except the piece of salmon was tiny. It was also really noisy. Couldn’t hear the server. Still, I would go back and recommend it to others.

NK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our server acted very annoyed every time she was at the table. At one point we asked about a dressing for the salad and her response was “I mean it’s on there, but would you like more?”

She was just very standoffish and honestly a little rude. It’s not like we went in super late either, it was 8:30 on a Saturday.

It was disappointing that the service was so poor, because overall the food and drinks was treat. Unfortunately, her attitude left a bad taste in our mouth and we will most likely not be returning.

KK
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My best friends birthday! Great time. Food always awesome.

DF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

for appetizers try the lotus chips (the sauce makes it) and their shrimp spring rolls.

m
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

location is a bit strange, but good for casual dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant loud. Not energetic

AM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter was new & didn’t know about a dish I was thinking about ordering so he said he would have the manager come answer my questions. The manager never came & I was told he was too busy bar tending & answering the phone. That’s very poor management in my eyes..... there was nobody at the bar & maybe 4-5 other tables of customers in the restaurant. I watched him after that & he never looked busy. Probably won’t go back for this reason. Food was good though.

CV
Dallas
30 reviews