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Thai Cafe

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2501 University Dr, #10, Durham, NC 27707-2159
+1 919-493-9794
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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200 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ended a vacation week of eating seafood with a great Thai dinner here with family. Everyone loved their selections. Personally I had the spicy coconut soup and shrimp and vegetable tempura. Both were excellent and were perfect in place of an entree. Service was attentive without being obtrusive.

Thank EastTNTraveler
Cold Spring, New York
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250 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six of us went fro drinks and dinner. Waitress was friendly, drinks arrived quickly. We sat around for conversation and were not rushed, Fairly busy for a Monday night. Our part of the group had 2 Pad Thai with chicken and a spicy eggplant with shrimp. All 6 thought the dinners were very good. I had expected 2 or 3... More 

Thank Afoodie65
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thai Café is always a good choice for a delicious lunch with friends. The food is spicy with great sauces. The lunch menu is nicely priced. Worth a visit and more!

Thank eastmansje
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The coconut chicken soup is addictive! I would go there just for that if nothing else! But all the other dishes I have tried there have been very good. Try the Massaman curry. It's my second favorite dish.

Thank Nancy H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was just ok. The food was bland and the flavor of the stir fry with tofu wasn't good. It might appeal to some for casual dining but not a place we would return to.

Thank smitty0421
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I tend to go here for lunch but have been for dinner a couple of times. The lunch combos come with salad or soup. I am an avowed meatatarian, so the Coconut Soup with Tofu didn't exactly fit in my wheelhouse. It's a good thing I just said "Go with it" because it's delicious. I felt like licking the bowl.... More 

Thank David V
Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's difficult to find good Thai food near me, so I pop over this nearby cafe. I've been twice in the last two weeks (Wednesday and Sunday) and ordered the same thing to compare. I usually order take out curries, but I've decided to partake of their lunch special and dine-in with a friend, which is a good value at... More 

Thank DYHGarden
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

After several times in the past, we visited Thai Café again. The service was definitely disappointing. It was a late lunch, Café was 2/3 empty. We waited a long time to be sited, then more than 20 min for anybody to come by. We got three glasses of water for 4 of us, then waited another ca. 20 min to... More 

Thank biskupin
Lewiston, United States
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I went here for a quick takeout lunch. It wasn't all that quick, but I had a decent local beer while I was waiting. There are no drafts here, just bottles. The shrimp pad thai was pretty dead on. The "egg rolls" (aka spring rolls) were crispy, but too peppery inside. The menu had some typos, which would normally bother... More 

Thank tren2no
Roxboro, North Carolina
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We love Thai food, have eaten lots in lots of places around the world. The curries here were delicious.... maybe not as authentic as we're used to, but really yummy nonetheless. I do agree that their idea of spicy is dumbed down for typical Americans, our yellow curry had three chilis and tasted like it had no more than one.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2501 University Dr, #10, Durham, NC 27707-2159
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-9794

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?