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Summer Summer Thai Eatery

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179 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Want to eat scrumptious food at a reasonable price? Summer Summer Thai Eatery is a place in which you should dine. Open from 11:00 am till 9:30pm at night, this restaurant is popular for its dinner and sweet delights. This fine dining restaurant offers its diner's authentic, mouth watering Thai cuisine in a friendly and chic atmosphere with various Asian artifacts displayed on the walls.

It is recommended that interested diners should make a reservation in advance in order to avoid waiting for a table outside the restaurant. Summer Summer Thai Eatery is located on Hollis Street in Emeryville, California and also provides catering services at a reasonable price. Dishes that are popular among diners here include Flambé Chicken, Grilled Marinated Pork, Spicy Eggplant and Roasted Duck in Pineapple Curry.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(510) 658-3234
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We provide a private section for up to 35 guests, with communal table and bench seating.
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Private party contact
Nooch Chatsrinopakun: (510) 658-3234
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Catering
Please call
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hollis St & 59th St
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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.
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Public transit
AC transit 19 (everyday)

Emery-go-round (all Hollis route on week day)

Berkeley Lab shuttle
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

I would say the food was overall very good. Nicely presented with some modern twists. Spice level was good. Perhaps a bit more on the expensive end considering pretty standard Thai dishes. I was mainly disappointed by their cocktails. We had several different kinds, and although they were good, they were not as we expected flavor wise. For example, I was excited to try the Thai Ice Tea martini, because who doesn't love Thai Ice Tea...and it really barely tasted like the beloved drink (more like a hint). Same with the Lychee cocktail. I was expecting delicious Lychee flavor, and it tasted more lemony. We also got the Matcha Creme Brulee and it came out under cooked and watery, so they had to bring out another one.

I plan to come back and try their Happy Hour menu...probably not for dinner though.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2016

We hadn't been here for a couple of years and we missed this place! The food is as good as always and the service has really improved. Despite there being several large groups, the servers were attentive and brought us our orders quickly.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2016

The food and staff at Summer Summer are top notch. They have a great happy hour too. Tastefully designed inside. Fresh ingredients, helpful staff, keeps us returning!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2016

we started going to summer summer because of its convenient location. but the food has gotten better and better. it is now definitely worth a little drive: not a "destination restaurant," but a very good place fora low key, group friendly, reasonably priced good time/good food evening.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2016

Parking makes this a questionable choice. Food is great but take uber or something else.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

modern furnishings, moderate lighting, rather loud acoustics, but solid thai food. the yellow curry was great. Solid happy hour till 7 on Fridays too. Service lacking a bit, talked super soft but then couldn't hear me at all.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2015

We have never been disappointed with the food, drink, & service.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2015

We saw the write up in the Chronicle for restaurants in Emeryville and decided to try my favorite season. It was fun, affordable and delicious. We will definitely be back with friends.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2015

The food is good especially for lunch. However, the service is not the best.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2015

Really disappointed. Food was not very good. Dumplings had cold spots. Pad Thai noodles were very chewy, fried tofu was dry and the chicken was rubbery. Other dishes are also pretty disappointing. Atmosphere and service was pretty good. They just need a new chef.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2015

Still love this place for the food and atmosphere but this time the service slowed to almost a crawl. Nevertheless we'll be back.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2015

The food was a lot for a single diner. I probably would come back for Happy Hour to try all the small plates. The sticky rice and mango dessert was pleasing to the eyes and palette.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2015

This place is great for grabbing a bite before or after a film in Emeryville. It is very clean with nice decor and friendly service. A mix of happy hour specials and their regular menu makes a lovely meal at a very reasonable price.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2015

Summer Summer a great place for a group to go for a nice dinner. The food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2015

If you are looking for a place for innovative and excellent Thai food as well as a full bar, great service and ambiance this is it. Our first time but we will be back often.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2014

Summer Summer was great - Summer Summer is ALWAYS great. We have never been disappointed.

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3.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2014

Loved the food and great for dinner. Nice menu selection.

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4.0Dined on August 29, 2014

It nailed my criteria, good food and a noise level that let me visit with friends w/o competing with crowd/music.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2014

Consistently, good food, wine, & outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on June 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.

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4.0Dined on June 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.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Mixed sashimi appetizer was amazing, curries were all incredibly flavorful, and the sea bass my wife had was great,

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5.0Dined on May 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.

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4.0Dined on April 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.

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4.0Dined on March 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.

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5.0Dined on March 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!

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5.0Dined on February 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.

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3.0Dined on January 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.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2013

We took our grandson here for the second time and he loved it. he was happy, we were happy!

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5.0Dined on December 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.

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2.0Dined on December 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.

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3.0Dined on December 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.

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4.0Dined on December 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.

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4.0Dined on October 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.

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4.0Dined on October 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.

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3.0Dined on October 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?!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2013

The food was great and the drinks are fantastic! Very nice restaurant... Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on July 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....

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