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Pad Thai

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156 Carlton Rd, Ste 202, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5495
+1 434-293-4032
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Miami, Florida
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349 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Not the most exciting Thai food place to visit, but good food at decent prices. This place is located just beside beer run, and there is very limited parking and seating. From this perspective it seems like Pad Thai is more of a take out or delivery place. As for the actual experience itself, we arrived to the restaurant and... More 

Thank Daniel D
Long Island, New York
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The food was very good! We got the drunken noodles, red curry, and two appetizers. The red curry was definitely spicy! The food was so good, I wish the portions were larger! They have seats inside to dine-in or you can take-out (what we did). There is a parking lot - not huge - in front of the building. The... More 

Thank WallietheWalrus
Charlottesville, Virginia
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Accidentally found this place as 4th St SE closed off Water St., decided on a whim to get to go, wow on the selections and more so (I am eating my to go order now) for once not overcooked chicken, not sitting under heat lamps, fresh ingredients, perfect spiciness, I opted on the Drunken Noodles with chicken. Cooked fresh and... More 

Thank CIndyCsml
Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Love eating lunch here whenever I can. My favorite is the spicy noodle soup, I usually get either chicken or the home made chicken meatballs for my protein. It is so fresh with veggies, noodles, lots of cilantro. I love the level of heat and always ask for pickled peppers and extra spices. The decor is definitely lacking and the... More 

Thank Renee R
Palmyra, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Pad Thai is one of those treasured hole-in-the-wall "finds" that serves great food at modest prices. The "angry" drunken noodles dish was the best I've had, and my wife really liked her green curry. Parking is limited in the area so get there early because locals clearly know and value the restaurant.

Thank Tom K
Roanoke, Virginia
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573 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We dine out at Thai restaurants more often than any other kind, and we enjoy exploring new Thai restaurants when we travel. Our dinner at Pad Thai was a step behind the average of what we have enjoyed elsewhere. The Fresh Garden Rolls were indeed fresh, but they lacked spice or flavor; the accompanying tamarind sauce was bland as well.... More 

Thank Mike O
Ottawa, Canada
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The food is great - there were 6 of us and we each ordered something different and they were all very good. The place is unassuming and family-run. Server was very helpful and accommodating to all our questions.

Thank quelinda2015
Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We came after calling to find out if and when they served lunch Memorial Day, we were told they serve lunch all day. Hey, ok! Well, what that means is they charge dinner prices all day. So we ended up ordering 2 spring rolls, and split a dish. Now, usually my husband and I can split a dinner dish, Chinese,... More 

Thank lwl55
La Crosse, WI
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Ok, the decor may be lacking, but the open kitchen (likely unintentionally chic; it is really like eating in this family's home) is neat and the food is worth the trip. They had many specials, mostly seafood, and the whitefish curry did not disappoint. My daughter devoured her duck dish, which had ample chunks of meat, and said it was... More 

1 Thank occdocbill
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious dinner of steamed dumplings and two curries. It's a very small restaurant with a great vibe and very pleasant staff. Highly recommend for a good meal at a fair price.

1 Thank Kate P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Carlton Rd, Ste 202, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5495
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-4032

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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?