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Sophia Thai

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305 Nord Ave, Chico, CA
+1 530-342-8842
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Chico, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place, it's super cute inside and all the food is delicious. Prefect example of don't judge a book by its cover, it's easy to miss outside but once you walk in the door you won't be disappointed.

Thank TDwyer4
Paradise, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Honestly the best thai food in town however the service is the worst! Takes forever to order, they never check in with you and you have to wait for the check and ask for boxes.

Thank Alisha B
Forest Ranch, California, United States
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Don't be fooled by the outside or the location of this restaurant. We went her once for lunch and liked the food. It was recommended to us but we almost didn't go in because the location is not pretty nor is the outside. We decided to try it on a Monday night with friends. It was crowded but we found... More 

Thank Yvonne825
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I love Thai food, Sophia's Thai restaurant makes a great BBQ salmon and asparagus,with pineapple, cashew,white raisin fried rice,yum....

Thank Marcie J
Santa Rosa
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297 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We were looking for something in the Nord Avenue area of Chico, as we didn't want to have to find parking downtown. We decided to try Sophia Thai because we were curious about it. The outside looks really run down. But we are aware that the outside look of a place can be deceiving. The inside of Sophia is charming.... More 

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Orinda, CA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Do not under any circumstances be put off by the outside of this restaurant. The plain, even forbidding exterior opens into a warm and inviting eating space, run by charming hosts, where they serve from an enormous menu of outstanding Thai dishes. My wife and I went with members of our daughter's Ultimate Disc team, and had terrific spicy Pad... More 

3 Thank DlaxDad
Dallas Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was really good Thai food. The owner/server was friendly and helpful. His small children played a quiet game of hide and seek that left us with a smile. They do a great take out business that can interfear with a quiet meal. Think rustic, small and family friendly for them and you.

1 Thank TexasBuffalo
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Very good and authentic Thai food! Best I've had in a long time. Parking is kinda wierd but worth any inconvenience. Service was great and prices very reasonable with large portions. Don't miss this one.

1 Thank Scross6
Chico, CA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Don't let the outside fool you, this is the best place to eat in Chico!!! Wonderful restaurant for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Everything on the menu (with the exception of the "larb") has been fantastic (I've ordered probably 20 different things). The food has great spice, and generous portions. The green, red, and yellow curries are all fabulous in... More 

Thank Kasey K
Chico, California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

It doesn't look like much - simple ambience but the menu is impressive and the food-quality definitely memorable. They also flavor the "heat" per request. Much better to come with several people so you can try several different dishes

1 Thank itchfoot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Nord Ave, Chico, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-342-8842

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?