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Reviewed 6 May 2024

The service was certainly as brisk as some reviews had indicated - we had one shared starter and two mains and these were delivered and ‘done’ in just 40 mins - disappointing on a Saturday night and also leaving almost 2/3 bottle wine to drink...as we ordered a bottle and my husband had a Singha beer first. I had wanted to get the final sauce and salad off the starter when the plate was snatched away! However, the quality of food was ghastly. Usually I go for something traditional in a UK Thai place but as there were some really good choices, I went for something different. In essence, it was a mushy plate of beef with some pak choy in lots of gravy/curry sauce. At 19 quid it was a disgrace and although a big portion, extremely poor quality. I ate half. The fish cake starter was quite satisfactory but overall a very disappointing experience and the reason I decided to post. Just don’t go. How this is rated at 31 on trip advisor is beyond me for Lancaster restaurants is beyond me. It was a birthday weekend away and just a shame to pay what we did for something we could have done better at home. In contrast, for a foody treat which was superb, we had a beautiful meal at Quite Simply French. It was such quality, the service was impeccable with friendly staff and it felt special.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

I opted for the Pad Phed Tofu. One of the most delicious Thai dishes I have had. The tofu was prepared in tasty slices and the dish included fresh young green peppercorns (a vegetable I don’t remember having experienced previously but adding great flavour). Staff...were friendly and welcoming. My wife had the Pad Prid Pao Chicken, which turned out to be a bit too spicy but staff were happy to return to the kitchen with it for it to re-emerge a few minutes later ‘softened’. The only slight blot in the general experience was a large table of rowdy males. In fairness the restaurant had put them in a separate room but despite this their volume did remain a bit intrusive. Still, it wouldn’t seem fair to mark down the restaurant for something outside their control.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Great service and lovely Thai food. The bottle of wine I ordered wasn’t available so we were offered a more expensive one for the same price.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice dinner at this restaurant. We arrived without having previously booked, and were shown to a nice quiet table. The food was delicious, served with a smile. Prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Romantic meal out for Valentines. Advised upon making reservation that partner was gluten free. Disappointed with choice, only one starter available, and not much choice for mains. Only ice cream for dessert! The food we chose was good, but shame of lack of choice and...availability on the night. Manager was apologetic.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

This is about to be put on our keep for a treat list. Beautifully presented surroundings. Impeccable service. Unhurried atmosphere, well balanced by timely food intervals. We love lunchtime meals. So somewhere that opens every day is to be treasured and visited. The flavours and...variety of meals both traditional and less well known. Can't wait until they reopen after the winter break on the 23rd JanuaryMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

My daughter and I had a fabulous meal here on 29th December. We didn't book but arrived early so it wasn't a problem. We had the classic starter for two which was superb and a beef in coconut milk dish and a giant prawns in...chilli with a noodle side. We will definitely be eating here again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

Having wanting to try this restaurant. Decided tonight we're going to book Was not disappointed food and staff definitely worth 5. Will definitely return our meals we're tasty and plentiful loved the freshly crunch of the vegetables served in all dishes with a great choice...of food found our new place to go.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

The food was lovely. The staff need to work together better though. Different staff kept asking if we had ordered drinks, food and we felt pestered and rushed. They need to speak to each other or have allocated tables. This would really help. Sort this...and allow you guests to relax and it would be 5!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Stayed in Lancaster for 1 night, checked out trip advisor and decided the 3 mariners was the place to go, eventually found it and of all nights they weren't do food, decided to walk to Marcus which was close by, that's when we saw Araya...and decided to give it a go..result, great friendly atmosphere but all the marks go to the food, we love Thai food and this was right up there at the top, fantastic in every way and the prices were very reasonable, we can't wait for our next visit to Lancaster.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

We had a nice meal, the spare ribs were a little tough, but everything else was great. The only criticism is that it isn’t a particularly relaxed atmosphere, as soon as you are sat down, your asked if you would like prawn crackers, then they...land 5 seconds after. Once your meal is ordered, the starters are brought and literally as soon as you’ve finished, everything is taken away and the main arrives. That said it is the best Thai in Lancaster.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

Such a delicious meal after exams and great customer service. The staff are very polite and the food came out very fast. I definitely recommend this thai restaurant for locals and tourists to try out.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, very friendly attentive staff, everything came out quick and piping hot. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Came here with a gentleman friend for his birthday. The meal was lovely and well priced in my opinion. I would definitely done here again.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Myself, my partner and 2 year old daughter visited the restaurant for my birthday. We had a lovely meal. The food was delicious and there was enough to bring home. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and lovely towards my daughter who was being a...bit mischievous at times! I will definitely be visiting again for another special occasion.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Yes, Araya Thai Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Araya Thai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5