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Gem of Thailand

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66 E Herndon Ave, Fresno, CA 93720-2912
+1 559-446-0607
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Redding, California
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

For some reason, I have not embraced Thai food. Not sure why, but my impression has changed since trying Gem of Thailand. Being a bit sensitive to spices, I had their Pad Thai - it was GREAT! If I wouldn't have seemed like a pig I would have gotten a second order to go and ate it in my car!... More 

Thank Jeff E
Fresno, California, United States
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Gem of Thailand is a favorite of my family. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. We have come here for many years. It used to be that when we walked in, we had our pick of tables. However, word has now spread on the amazing quality of food here, and this restaurant is frequently packed. But, if you have... More 

Thank Sherri J
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

While the location may not be great(small strip mall)the food and service is fantastic. The Tom Yum soup is scrumptious, best I've had. The menu is extensive and I have never been disappointed. Consistently good!

Thank CalifAtty
Fresno, California
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208 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is one of our favorites. It's small, and fills up fast on Fridays and Saturdays, as the food is good and reasonably-priced. When my sister was in town visiting (and we wanted to be able to have a conversation), I thought of Gem. She and my niece had tofu stir-fry and Pumpkin Panang Curry (mild version); I had... More 

Thank Norm G
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I was visiting Fresno on my way to Yosemite and really craving some good Thai food. Really enjoyed this little place... I especially liked the spring rolls and Coconut soup. Fantastic food and the owner/waitress was so sweet and personable. Prices seemed reasonable as well. It's located in a small strip mall but vey quaint and delicious food.

Thank lucky2324
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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235 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This is the second highest rated Thai restaurant in Fresno. I tried to go to the highest rated one, but it was closed on Mondays. Their loss. I had the chicken satay (average) brown rice (I was charged extra and it wasn't worth it) and panang curry with beef. The beef and the curry were excellent. I've never had panang... More 

Thank TheTimMan
Fresno, California
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182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

First time eating lunch at Gem of Thailand and wasn't very impressed with the food. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress and the wait to receive our food was short. A lady who I think was the owner came to our table several times to inquire how everything was. I ordered the Ginger Chicken and received a plate... More 

Thank Ken J
Hampton, Virginia
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418 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This little gem was in walking distance to our hotel. The employees recommended it and ate there often as well. We enjoyed watching the owner take good care of her business. We were seated quickly and received table water. The menu is excellent. I ordered the Pad Thai and my husband ordered a curry dish. Both were served quickly and... More 

1 Thank 2muchfun4us
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Great family run restaurant. Excellent food, very fresh and flavorful. We had the fresh spring rolls, pad thai chicken and a chicken curry dish. Great service.

Thank Lanny V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

This restaurant was really disappointing, especially after reading so many good reviews. My husband got Pad Thai with shrimp, and I got Drunken Noodles with chicken...both were super greasy. The Pad Thai was too sweet, and the shrimp were little...probably like 51/60 size. The Drunken Noodles had ground/crumbled chicken instead of actual chunks of chicken, which tasted weird. My husband... More 

1 Thank Lasheena N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 E Herndon Ave, Fresno, CA 93720-2912
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: +1 559-446-0607

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?