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Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Asian, Thai
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice surprise to find a touch of Thailand in Florida. There is a Thai temple and many food stalls. You can visit the temple (don't forget to take off your shoes) where you can see the interesting decor. Lots of food stalls, serving all...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MMOost
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew that so close to Tampa ( 16 minutes from South Tampa/Davis Island via the Selmon) was this little gem? Unique place to find authentic, delicious Thai food, a lovely Buddhist temple, picnic tables riverside where you can sit with others and share a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trip690763
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, Tampa can be a morning Cultural delight. Just on the south-end of town at "The Thai Temple in Riverview. A special Sunday open air market for cultural delights al-fresco. Eat pipe-ping hot spices from white cardboard containers al-fresco besides the fast flowing river on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love Thai food, go early Sunday morning as soon as they open. Thai families cook a wide variety of dishes and desserts to eat on the shaded picnic tables by the river and/or take food home. We ate and then bought extra food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DocWriter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit & enjoy Thai food, in a calm and lovely setting. There are many interesting offerings of food, and everyone is welcome to meditate in the chapel or look at bargains

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food ...where else can you get authentic Thai food in the backyard of a Thai Temple....in Tampa😮 We enjoyed the papaya salad, the fried bananas and sweet potatoes, the grilled chicken and the chicken satay! Yummy and brought some home. The Thai tea is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Visiting the temple on a Sunday morning is a great experience if you enjoy Thai food and have a bit of patience. This authentic Thai worship center sets up a huge food experience on Sundays from 8:30-1:00. There are a variety of food stations ranging...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Patti O
Reviewed 18 December 2018

Tantalizing array of foods served open market style from a pavilion next to the temple. Picnic tables with a view of the river.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Visiting this venue is a must for those who enjoy Thai food. On a large swath of land on the river, the Thai temple provides lunch on Sunday. People watching is mandatory, being amongst many people is bound to happen, but Provisions are made to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I never tire of breakfast/lunch at the temple when I'm able to swing through St. Pete on a Sunday morning. Always bring cash in small bills, and notice where there are lines to put in your orders early. The longest line may be for khanom...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Mimi P
27 May 2018|
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Response from Hal C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The food, the plants for sale, the vegetables, all of it only happens on Sunday. The temple may be open for religious functions on other days, not sure about that part.
28 July 2017|
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Response from O9843IDjenniferg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the temple is the first building you'll see as you enter the property. You won't miss it.
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