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Emerald Thai Cuisine

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22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
+1 206-878-9049
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, New York
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165 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked Emerald Thai for my dinner after cross country flight, and was happy with my choice. I was a little worried by the location and all of the signs about them not being responsible for parking lot damage or theft, but had no trouble. The people were friendly, the service was fast, and the food (chicken prig king) was... More 

Thank jtdriver
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wow.. Talk about tasty ! This very well may be the best Thai food I have ever eaten. The potion size is great and the service is good. The building has a certain charm. It is an old log home converted into a family owned restaurant. Parking is easy and free. Easy access off of I-5. The staff is super... More 

Thank Ed S
Arlington, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On the outside it looks like a shack. On the inside quite simple. The servers are keen to please and ensure you are taken care of quickly. The food is decently priced and delicious. Portion size is large - I ordered an appetizer and main, and could not finish my main. I will definitely come back here.

Thank Colin R
Kalathas, Greece
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to order some Thai food while spending the night in Seattle. I ordered the Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken and an order of Spring Rolls. My wife ordered a small Tom Yum soup. The rice dish was big enough for three meals, there were 8 spring rolls, and the small soup looked to be almost... More 

Thank Robert
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This restaurant is right next to the new Sheraton Four Points. It has been there for many years making it feel "Homey" on the inside. The food and the service was excellent.

Thank DRBillJ
Seattle, United States
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

the owners are a wonderful, warm, hardworking and unique couple! food is good, service even better and the establishment is very clean. Shop and eat local!

Thank Kathrina W
San Jose, California
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The flavors in the food are rich.  The price is not too much. We were in a hurry and they got us in and out.  We just had to tell them first. Note: they have a 5 point scale...4 is spicy but not too hot.  However there are higher levels to their scale beyond 5 which they don't advertise.

2 Thank roamingtheworld2
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256 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are doing an overnight at the Four Points Sheraton Airport South (SeaTac) and this charming little place was a short walk. Very quaint, outstanding hospitality, outstanding food and huge portions. I had Ramma noodles with beef and my wife had green shrimp curry. Fantastic, chased down with plum wine and Singha beer. Really enjoyed this meal.

2 Thank Robert V
Saint John, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I visited the Emerald Gardens and could not believe the delicious flavored they served us. My choices was orange beef and steam rice with deep fried stuffed Wong tong out standing. John the owner was more than friendly will return again

Thank agnes j
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is nice and small restaurant that offers very tasty food. The only problem is the service and wait time. My family came there near 7mp on Monday and we had to wait over 45 min for the food to come. After being done with the main course we waited over 5 min for desert and we eventually left without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 206-878-9049
"Serving Thai delish in a whimsical Thai house since 1993" Emerald Thai is locally owned and operated in city of Des Moines. Founded since 1993 by former Muay Thai prize fighter and UFC trainer. Our restaurant is heralded by locals and visitors alike for our authenticity and friendliness.

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