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Char Thai Restaurant

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5039 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
+1 520-795-1715
Today
11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Tucson
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246 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good dining experience. The food was good and the service friendly and helpful. The menu is exhaustive and it was difficult to decide what we wanted. Suffice it to say we were not disappointed!

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Thank junaidadil
Tucson, Arizona
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1,010 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The lunch menu is a particularly good deal. You eat well for less than $10. The staff is extremely kind. The decor is very simple, not romantic nor very Thai so lunch is better than dinner.

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Thank TravelingCat22
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were in Tuscon for a conference and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. It was a fantastic experience. The shop was decorated in Thai way. The owner was from Thailand. The food there was authentic Thai flavor (although with some adjustment in flavor: not too hot&spicy and sweeter than the real one). This was the best Thai food I have... More 

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Thank TooN_Hemato
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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579 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Looking for place to treat my Thai language students, not a bad place at all. Service was great. The food was great. I love the hot pot for soup rather than giving you a small individual bowl. The owner insisted that we order "medium hot" and I am glad she suggested it. A condiment tray was given to a few... More 

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Thank Prawet J
Tucson, Arizona
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192 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have been here many, many times and the food is always good, the service attentive and the prices reasonable. The decor - check out the funky mural - is eclectic and they have just refurbished the booths. My favorite dish is the penang curry (#31) but my wife likes to choose different things whenever we go. It's all good.

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Thank TucsonTraveller
Bangkok, Thailand
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I went to this restaurant because it was rated highly on Trip Advisor. I was quite disappointed as the food was not authentic Thai as I was expecting. Can't really blame them as it's probably more difficult to get all the ingredients in Tucson. The Beef Salad (Neur Num Tok) was close but the Fish with Chilli was just too... More 

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Thank BurmaTraveler1990
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

We have been coming to this best Thai restaurant for years. The staff remember us and remember that we have a Thai daughter-in-law. They always ask about our family and they also remember our favorite dish: Kang Karee with shrimp (menu shows chicken or beef but you can get it with shrimp if you ask. The rice is just as... More 

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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Visited with family. My sister in law spoke Thai to the wait staff who also spoke English. The food was excellent. My sister in law said that it reminded her of authentic Thai food from her area in Thailand.

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Thank Tucson_AZAdventurer
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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287 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Our party of four was easily seated in the ample sized dining room. The atmosphere was okay, kind of diner like. On our visit, the air was blowing right on us and made for a cold dining experience. We asked the server if she could turn the air off and immediately she did. She turned the fans on and changed... More 

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Thank plbbob
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

All I got to say is, if you can't handle real authentic Thai tastes, you won't like it here. I'm from San Franciso, moved here 2 months ago. Only ran into 2 Thai restaurant that compared to home, Tasty Thai in Tempe and Char's in Tucson! Definitely worth a 40 mins drive!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$8
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5039 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85711-2113
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-795-1715

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