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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
Palm Springs
105 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Try it you will like it

B
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.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Mario was great !

CD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was the best!! Definitely going back. Even on an extremely busy weekend thru did not miss any thing

SF
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I don’t like leaving less than nice reviews, I’ll just say my expectations for dinner we’re higher than the experience.

LM
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I absolutely love the food here. Everything seems fresh and unlike other Asian restaurants, the food isn't over saturated with sauce.

d
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Really bad food.

J
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good and plentiful. Friendly service with attentive wait staff. We ate outside where noise from the street was moderate.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly, prompt and helpful.

OT
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a big group to have lunch at the same time , and we had time constraints. We could have everyone eating at the same time. The waitress was very good, attentive, and gentle. The lunch experience was a success.

JC
Los Angeles
217 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and wonderful from service from our server Terry!

JB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - close to everything downtown

SB
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything was fine except I asked for a martini dry straight up and served me a martini on the rocks that was not dry. Our wait person had what I believe would be a language barrier.

PS
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I don't know what has happened, but dinner was not very good. We have been many times, have always thought it was expensive for Thai food. We had appetizer plate, moo shoo pork and chicken larb. Nothing tasted as good as it had in the past, the larb use to be one of the best. This time it was mashed chicken and kinda of soggy.

H
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thai food can be very spicy if you're not paying attention to what you order. The wait staff asked us prior to ordering what level of "hot' we desired and offered suggestions on menu selections. Four of us shared the appetizer and the two ample entrees and we didn't leave hungry; actually left some food on the plates.

G
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried a meal with chicken, steak and shrimp. There was only two peices of shrimp. Very little steak and more chicken than we could eat. Won't be going back

DF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

DW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch and the food was excellent and all us raved how good the meal was. A friend doesn't like spicy food and the waitress made sure to make her dish non-spicy. She loved it. I've been going there for years and never had a bad meal there. The service was excellent also. Keep up the good work!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really good food! Last minute reservation but totally worth it. The food was very fresh and great quality. Maybe it was because it was so busy but service seemed kinda rushed. All in all would recommend!

R
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Thai Smile. I would say that on the average, we go here at least 35 times a year. The one think I find so disgusting and it has nothing to do with service or food. It's DOG'S. Pets do not belong in restaurants. Service dogs, yes. Pet's NO. I've asked several time why there are dogs in the establishment and they always say, Service Dog. I point out every time, "THAT IS NO A SERVICE DOG". And then they are dumbfounded and have nothing to say.

Please, stop breaking your own rules.

Rick Perry

VV
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Thai, convenient location, good service, full bar, very pleasant atmosphere. Everything you could ask!

OT
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sehr gutes Thaiessen mit vielen Kombinationsmöglichkeiten, so ist z.B. alles auch mit Tofu erhältlich. Verschiedene Schärfegrade wählbar und very spicy ist wirklich scharf. Wäre auch in Deutschland mein Lieblingsthailänder.

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JS
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except for a couple of noisy tables that made it difficult for our group of 4 to hear. Once they left, all was great. The food is consistently outstanding, and three service from Mario outstanding.

MF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and always accommodating!
Had a great time !

D
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always consistently good!

r
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No one asked us about the special occasion we are celebrating
Food was average nothing spectacular about the food nor the wine list

b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good, but the portions are really small for the amount of money charged.

BA
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a delicious meal. Our favorite Thai restaurant in Palm Springs.

j
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

food very good; prices seemed quite high to us what is this? a school assignment? phooey on your fifty word minimum!!!!!

JS
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been here during happy hour. Enjoyed the small plates with cocktails, and then split an entree between the two of us. Everything was great, as usual! One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs.

e
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service is very friendly and food is served quick. Located just off the main portion of downtown

SC
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Slowwwwww service. Waitress barely came around

B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. There were 5 of us and we all were very satisfied with our meals and drinks.

RD
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat the mostly every Sunday after Happy Hour.

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with my partner and 3 of our friends had a gr8 time!! I ordered the Red Mountain it was EXCELLENT!!

DF
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Glad Palm Springs tourists/snow birds are back home!