THAI SMILE PALM SPRINGS

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$30 and under
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A warm Thai Smile Palm Springs welcome to you!

Explore fresh, flavorful Thai dishes made with the finest ingredients at The original Thai Smile of the desert in Palm Springs since 1991. We offer a taste of authentic Thai food with traditional roots in a friendly, modern atmosphere. Winner of Best of the Best for Thai Cuisine from Palm Springs Life and Best of the Valley Award from the local newspaper.

We hope to make your dinning experience a memorable one that you are guarantee to enjoy at Thai Smile Palm Springs.
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vipbetto
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice decor Very popular in the tourist area. Reservations recommended. Limited patio seating. The food is tasty and well priced. They appear to want to turn over the tables quickly, so don’t expect to dawdle over your food.

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vipIntownDweller
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was very average at best. Waiter was great, very professional. Martini prices were high ($14) for a casual restaurant.

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vipCheezies4243
Northern MI
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very good Thai restaurant! The mi krob was too dry.
Everything else was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time within a week. Outstanding again!

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MarshaH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very good! I would definitely recommend and return to the restaurant!

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vipAsian1996
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The beef salad had over cooked beef.

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vipLendo
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

After several previous visits we were disappointed. Food lacked rich flavor which one expects in Thai restaurant. Only 3 shrimp with pineapple rice dish in spite of high price. Computer system went down with no backup plan in place to pay for meal with credit card. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours, service and value. We will be back!

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Ronald
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. A little slow with the appetizers but otherwise great

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vipJosephT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was quite pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Server did not bring our drinks. Was reminded once however; were never delivered. Ordered beverages with dinner however, did not show up yet, it was on our bill. Server corrected the bill. Overall service was above average. We'll still patronize due to the excellent quality of the dishes. Need to work on server attentiveness.

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vipalysonl
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! I would definitely recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good and delicious

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vipFoodies
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Disappointing experience with service this time. We tried the happy hour, and the wings were pretty dry. Won't do that again. The service was slow.

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vipdelightful
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious as always. Mongolian Beef, Spicy Noodles with beef, the always excellent Thai Sampler, two hot and sour soups and the extraordinary coconut-chicken soup made for a very special lunch!

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Foodie1
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 People, 3 different entrees, all very good!

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vipThomas
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Yellow Curry is Amazing

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good this night as it can vary greatly... has been inconsistent in the last year, seems good now. Waiter was good but fell apart when food was delivered, hadn’t picked up previous dishes, no plates, etc confusion! Otherwise pleasant experience.

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CarylO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No complaints about food OR service. What WAS annoying was how the wait staff hovered by our table to get us to pay and leave. It WAS busy that night but it made the 4 of us feel rushed.

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vipdelightful
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service (by the waiter... the food runner pretty much ignored questions or requests). Again, we ordered the extraordinary chicken coconut milk soup - the hot pot which was more than enough for the five of us. The sampler appetizer was exceptional and more than enough to serve as an entree course. Everyone praised their entrees: Mongolian Beef, Yellow Curry, etc. and the premium brand cocktails were surprisingly inexpensive. This was our fifth visit in the last year.

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Ronni
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Thai Smile, its food and its staff! We go often and will certainly return.

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vipLamboo
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Diner like setting, attentive but sloppy wait staff, pedestrian food, served Luke warm. Disappointing all around.

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vipTonyP
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s ok, not great and all of our food was bland!

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Pepper
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A gentle atmosphere, friendly service and good food at reasonable prices.

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vipFoodies
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was outstanding!

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AriC
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to dining spots ! Quality food, great service and always consistent !

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vipdonnas
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very decent restaurant. We enjoyed our meal

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vipSamuelE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Delicious Thai food.

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Localguy4
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal. Haven’t been here for dinner for quite a while.
Everyone enjoyed their meal with enough to take home for another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service by Mario!!! After all these years, Thai Smile remains a very good and consistent place for dinner here in Palm Springs!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly, efficient staff. Ambiance and decor was fine. Steamed dumplings were bland. Garlic chicken with added vegetables was good. Brown rice available. Prices seemed in line with other restaurants in PS. Nothing fancy but overall, pretty good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
116 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Try it you will like it

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Budd
New England
107 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’d give 3 1/2 stars if I could. Food was pretty good, but not great. Service was quite fine. We ate outside, and there were many LOUD cars and trucks and motorcycles that went by...not the restaurant’s fault, but it diminished the overall experience. And, the band playing at the restaurant across the street was also pretty loud (they had a good guitarist, so if I hadn’t wanted to talk to my friend, it would have represented good entertainment (especially since it was free). I’d consider going back the next time I’m in PS, maybe try it for lunch, or eat inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience at Thai Smile. Great food and outstanding service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Thai food I have ever had without having to leave the country

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Mario was great !

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THAI SMILE PALM SPRINGS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 320-5503.

THAI SMILE PALM SPRINGS is rated 4.5 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

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