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411 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-3706
+1 509-455-4288
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Spokane, Washington
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135 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Glad to know this restaurant in the downtown is still open. We were welcomed and enjoyed many tasty dishes.

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Thank Carol W
Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Worst Thai food I had in my life. It was so salty I had to drink 2 glasses of water and I still couldn't finish. Didn't even want to try the Pad Thai ordered because it looked so wrong. Owner was nice though. Do like the spaciousness.

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Thank abducens
Herndon, Virginia
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263 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch here while traveling along I-90, and it was really good! They have family-style dining, and the dishes are large enough to accommodate that. We got beef, pork, chicken, and yellow curry dishes, and they were all very good. Head's up-they allow you to choose the level of spiciness, and medium was plenty spicy. Also, get the black... More 

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Thank apdemas
Spokane, Washington
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

For the 20 years I have lived in Spokane , I've wanted to eat at this restaurant but it never seemed to be open. Tonight my husband and I drove by and saw that it appeared to be open. According to the sign out front they had indeed opened for dinner at 5 pm. It was now 8 pm. We... More 

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Spokane
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98 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Best Thai in Spokane. Period. Service, price or atmosphere don't mean a thing to me if the food is fantastic. Itis.

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Thank btjams
Spokane, Washington
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275 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Thai on First has the same decor it had in the late 1990's. Thankfully, another thing has stayed the same; it's terrific food. It's food has stayed consistently excellent for years. Spokane has a lot of bad Asian restaurants. There's a strange phenomenon that happens to Asian restaurants in Spokane. An Asian restaurant will get a following and then systematically... More 

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Thank Cheryl M
Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I have been to Thailand 4 times, one was a culinary tour where we learnt about the different regions, the flavors and indigenous ingredients. With that being said I can tell you that Thai on 1st is the best/authentic Thai Food in Spokane. Granted they don't always use the exact ingredients, mainly because they can't be found here but what... More 

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Thank RetiredChef2
Spokane, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Service was the worst. Punk kid, who acted like we were not good enough to be there. Took 15 minutes to get our menus. Food literally, showed up at the table after an hour and fifteen minutes. Three plates of food, all way to salty, and over cooked. We left without finishing our lunch. They do not take Amex. As... More 

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2 Thank Pat D
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013 via mobile

Very good very authentic. Way better than Linnies. They will even tell you no if you try to change somthing in a dish if it's not right which I like

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Thank wonishca
Spokane, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013

Not my idea of what Thai food tastes like. So salty it would poison your dog. No other flavor to speak of. I think the Pork might have been off. It had a strange smell. When I described this to my waiter, he explained that this is how authentic Thai tastes. My husband asked for Thai Chile sauce on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: +1 509-455-4288

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