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Thaiphoon Restaurant

3.9
3.9
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Over 100 delicious selections to choose from the menu. Some of Chef's best recommendations are Stir Fried Mango Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles, Yellow Curry Chicken and Roasted Duck Curry. There is a full bar, outdoor seating, elegant main dining room with beautiful decor and handcraft paintings made from Thailand.
Voted the Best Thai Restaurant by the readers of the Palo Alto Weekly from 2006 to 2012. Hall of Fame winner 2 years in a row 2011-2013.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Phone number
    (650) 323-7700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Wanna Vongampai
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant directly, our staff will be happy to recommend dishes that will fit your needs. We cater weddings, lunches and dinners for corporate America and local businesses, birthdays. Minimum delivery for catering order is $150.00.
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Cross street
    University Ave
  • Parking details
    City street parking available. There is also a parking lot available.
  • Public transit
    VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 1.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

27 Reviews
  1. Milly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I grew up in the area, so I've seen a lot of restaurants come and go around University Avenue. There's a reason Thaiphoon stays when so many (often really good) restaurants have fallen. They make seriously great food. Whenever I come back for a visit, my family and I always make a point of going to Thaiphoon. I do have some menu items I especially like, but I've yet to be disappointed by a new menu item. This place is the best.

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  2. MarciaP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Spicey eggplant didn't have much eggplant, prawn dishes skimpy on prawns. Mediocre Thai cuisine.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fair food. Not bad, not great. Fine service. There are probably better options in the area.

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  4. Mezzo

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food at this restaurant is good. The curries are the best I've eaten in the area. The decor is getting old and needs to be updated. Some of the servers are good others not.

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  5. NZAA

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food but not great service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    101 reviews

    2.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    How can I return to a restaurant when the service is so terrible? After we ordered our food our server never returned. Someone else brought the food, but no one stopped by to see if we needed anything. We had to flag down another server to order more rice, to have our water glasses filled, to get back the cork for the wine bottle we brought but did not finish, and to ask for the check. (We also filled our own wine glasses, which does not bother me as it's better then their constantly overfilling them, but when I spend $15 corkage at an inexpensive Asian restaurant that has a small, lousy wine list (with no vintages listed) anyway I should be getting something for my money.) The food we like but there is no point eating it there.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty good Thai but...food very slow arriving--one dish came 5-6 minutes before others. Pad Thai was great but the lamb in the lamb curry was very tough, almost needed a knife. Surprised the bill arrived before we were even asked about dessert. Ran out of the Stella draft (only one of two for a Thai restaurant?)

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  8. WH13

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Taiphoon for a birthday with the family. We had to wait for nearly 30 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. Then the service was quite quick and friendly. The food was good but not exceptional. The restaurant was very noisy in the beginning due to a couple of big parties, but quieted down after they left. My takeaway: avoid at peak times

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  9. KiraH

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not impressed with the food at all. Their Shaken Beef was way too tough, and mango chicken was just OK. Not planning to return.

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  10. ParticularPatron

    Dallas

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Americanized Thai food but very good quality. Having lived in Thailand 6 years I was hoping for more authentic dishes but most Americans probably don't want that. Som Tom was lacking but the waiter warned me in advance it would not be authentic. It was packed on a weeknight so obviously the locals know it's good. No complaints from me.

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Thaiphoon Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Thaiphoon Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 323-7700.

Thaiphoon Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Thaiphoon Restaurant

543 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Additional information

  • Cross street
    University Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    City street parking available. There is also a parking lot available.
  • Public transit
    VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Wanna Vongampai
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (650) 323-7700
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant directly, our staff will be happy to recommend dishes that will fit your needs. We cater weddings, lunches and dinners for corporate America and local businesses, birthdays. Minimum delivery for catering order is $150.00.
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