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Permanently Closed - Thai Time Restaurant & Bar

4.2
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - With more than 15 years of experience, we promise great Thai cuisine and welcoming service to our customers. Knowledgeable yet courteous staff can assist you in making choices, which includes a variety of vegetarian dishes. We offer 17 different Beers from around the world(3 on draft), a Wine List or choose and enjoy one of our imaginative cocktails from our cocktail menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:45PM
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Phone number
(650) 596-8400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Howard Ave.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We were a group of mixed preferences. Thai Time staff was incredibly helpful in selecting dishes suitable for each diners taste. Wonderful presentation and and culinary experience beginning with specialty house cocktails, appetizers, a variety of entrees, ending the evening with tasty traditional Thai deserts. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

I loved the food and the service. I will be back again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner, and my martini was good. We had the lumpini starter, which was sweet and tart, and one of the curries. The service was average, but we had a good time.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Best Thai food in the bayarea! I highly recommend ThaiTime. The service and owners are super friendly and the food is amazing! Both spicy and mild to suit all foodies. We always come here for birthday and celebrations - they make it a very special time!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Great authentic Thai food, excellent service and warm atmosphere, very reasonable priced. Delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

A really tasty, comfortable, friendly local place. It's a beloved restaurant that has been around forever. Yum!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Will go back

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent food and service! Great experience...will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Awesome as usual

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Great food and great drinks but what makes the experience most memorable is being lovingly served by Tumi. All you have to do is show up and Tumi will take care of the rest. If you do not know what to order, she will find out what will work for your tastes and it will be wonderful.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

This restaurant is a great value with delicious food. It's friendly staff takes care of you and is always cheerful and makes you feel like family. The food is always fresh and with good portions. I will definitely keep going back for more.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2016

One of our all time favorite restaurants! Love it!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2016

Authentic Thai food with great variety of choices.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2016

Delicious! The green curry was my favorite.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2016

Phad Thai Noodles is my test dish when I try out a new Thai place. Phad Thai is like a hamburger - simple in concept but difficult to execute a stellar version.

Too much sauce and it was a bit too sweet with a slight taste of ketcup. Need to be able to taste the rice noodles. The chicken and shrimp were over cooked and tough. I ordered medium spicy and should have ordered next degree up in spiciness. Lime wedge was tiny. You should be able to taste distinctly each of the elements in a pad thai and not a mishmash.

Service was friendly and nice.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

I've been going to Thai Time for years and they consistently create a memorable meal. It's a friendly atmosphere and the food is delicious ! Tumi is adorable and is always smiling and welcoming. Tom (and Tumi) make excellent cocktails ~ and in generous size glasses. Their new girl, Jai was delightful, too. I've tried many of their menu choices over the years as there is a great selection of tasty Thai dishes. Give it a try! You'll enjoy yourselves. Parking is available in back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Amazing food and so friendly!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Everything we ordered was flavorful and the presentation of each dish was lovely.
Good size servings, too.

The staff was attentive but did not hover.

Extra plus: great martini!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2016

It's been a couple years since we've eaten here and it's only gotten better. Owner and staff made our group of 6 feel welcome. Ambiance is charming, staff suggested drink options that were original. We had our wait staff suggest dishes for our group and all were tasty and we left feeling satisfied and that we had tried a variety of the restaurant offerings. Great evening, we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2015

Great staff! Delicious food! Great ambiance! A favorite!

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4.0Dined on November 20, 2015

Food is nice. Large variety of tasty dishes.
Service was very slow, though. We had to wait 30 minutes before they took our order.
Staff is friendly.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2015

The food was fair, nothing special or memorable. We had calamari, tom yum goong, pad thai, and eggplant w/basil.

The service, however, was not great. They were severely understaffed with only two people working on a Thursday night. While they were nice enough, they were frazzled and rushed from table to table, spilling water all over the table whenever they refilled our glasses. It took 15-20 minutes to take our appetizer order and another 20-25 minutes to take our entree order.

Thankfully, I was with patient teenagers who didn't care so much. But overall, the food was not good enough for me to go back.

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2015

They ran out of coconut ice cream the week before, so if you want it, call to make sure they have it before you make your reservation.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2015

Love this restaraunt. Great food & service with an excellent bar service.
By far, my favorite Thai restaraunt on the Peninsula.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2015

Booked this for a party of 15 for a corporate dinner. Everyone LOVED the food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2015

Living locally, we have been enjoying the food for years. Everything is freshly & consistently prepared, and always delicious. Thanks for the excellent efforts. Hope to return many more times.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2014

We come here often. Awesome service and the food is great.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Food is good. Service is excellent. I like the tom yum soup. The vodka with orange and pineapple is good too.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2014

Everything is always great at Thai Time- the food, the service and their drinks. We always enjoy fining there!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

This is my go to place for Thai. Come in and meet the staff once, next time they not only remember you, they have an uncanny way of remembering what you like too. Now that's service. The food is always great, fast service even when they seemed shorthanded everyone pitched in so no one had a long wait. A must have is the Tom Yom Goong Soup, its kinda a hot and sour with shrimp but the kiffar lime leaves and galangal bring a taste to it that is outta this world. Go in and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2014

LOVE this place! A favorite among many of my friends too!

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2014

I have been to Thailand many times and I love Thai food. Most Thai restaurants in the SF Bay Area tone down the intensity of spices in their dishes, but not Thai Time. There are 2 dishes I order to determine if a restaurant is authentic: Som Tum (green papaya salad) and Larb, and I tell the kitchen to make them "Thai spicy". Thai Time's papaya salad is very close to the ones I've had in Thailand, closer than any other restaurant I've tried in this area. Same with the Larb. The papaya salad needs to have a slightly fishy/shrimpy taste together with sourness from lime and saltiness from fish sauce. The Thai Time papaya salad fulfills these criteria.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2013

The staff here is wonderfully welcoming and the food was incredible! We had not been here in quite a few years but had remembered that we had enjoyed the food. Everything and everyone was even better than we remembered.Tumi (sp?) was the best!
My husband and I look forward to a return visit soon.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2013

We celebrated my daughter's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food.

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3.0Dined on August 13, 2013

Thai Time is a great place to go for groups. I have gone here for both work lunches and happy hours with friends, and it's always a good place. The food is authentic Thai food and host very good options for affordable prices - especially the lunch specials. serive is fast, which is also a winner when dining during your lunch break. Located on El Camino in San Carlos, Thai Time is a good getaway from the usual downtown restaurants.

Food recommendation: The green curry with a Thai iced tea.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2013

Great food, great service, what more could you want? If you really want spicy be specific as you will get a milder version if you do not. Also be aware if you ask for spicy it has a pretty good kick. You can add additional spice by asking for the hot pepper condiment plate to be brought to your table. The house made thai chile in the fish sauce is the bomb.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2013

Tumi and Tom from the kitchen always remember their clients and even what one had ordered in the past. VERY friendly staff, excellent food!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

My husband and I eat at Thai Time every weekend and have for about 10 years. We love the people (staff and patrons), the food and the cocktails. The food and cocktails and beer are especially good. It is a great neighborhood restaurant. Very fun and friendly.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2013

Great Thai restaurant that we frequent as it is a very comfortable atmosphere with friendly service and the flavors are close to what we experienced in Thailand

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2013

Above average Thai food. Friendly but slow service on a crowded night.

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