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Karuna's Thai Plate

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1911 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
+1 520-325-4129
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Well I will start with the positive - the food was amazing. Good selection and many vegetarian options. We had the Massaman and Phat Thai. Delicious. My issue is with all the rest of the experience. The restaurant was dirty. We ate late, but it was evident that they had not cleaned up much throughout the day. We picked the... More 

Thank Patti G
Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this restaurant tonight for the first time. It got good reviews and we weren't put off my the tacky decor, because in our experience that can mean the food will be really good. We ordered an appetizer, beef on a stick, which was very rubbery texture. Then I got my entree, pad Thai. It had... More 

Thank hobonomad
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

As you will read in other reviews, your best bet is to order take-out, as there is only a single server and cook for the very tiny restaurant. But even take-out requires more than an hour wait. We ordered at 7:20 Sunday evening, arrived at the restaurant at 8:20 and still had to wait a half an hour. Many people... More 

Thank Jude M
Tucson, AZ
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614 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

A friend and I decided to pick up a meal to go. We hadn't been there in a long time and it had been really crowded. Now, it seems that most people do takeout. We put in our order and it took around an hour to get it. People were coming in a steady stream to pick up takeout orders... More 

1 Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Tucson, Arizona
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423 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Yellow curry and stir fry vegetables with tofu were good; appreciated the spring roll being made when that worker came in. Medium for my curry spiciness was perfect. Thai iced tea. Delicious and hot tea was very hot. Unfortunately all gets lost in the continual wait for food, container to take food home and to pay the bill. The place,... More 

Thank Mary B
Phoenix, AZ
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Since I am partial to a Thai rest. in Phoenix - this only got a 4 instead of 5 - the food is still delicious - service to some may not be fast - due to the fact the woman who runs it and the one worker are busy making fresh food to place out! It's right across from my... More 

Thank tooabrupt
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

I popped in for lunch. A very simple small place. Lunch was a good value. Great especially if you like Phad Thai. I will go back sometime. Would be worth going back and ordering off the menu sometime. Parking is a little tough as the streets are pretty busy. Nice main lady who was very welcoming.

Thank drtim
Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

We tried the lunch buffet this time; plenty of choices, freshly made and very inexpensive. There was never one of the dishes to choose from completely empty. Very friendly service. We have been here several times before either for lunch or for dinner and have never been disappointed. The dishes are spicy enough for us, but if you want real... More 

1 Thank US-Addict
Tucson, AZ
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Would give 5 stars but for the rather dingy interior. Very good food that makes up for the decor. Good place to take visitors from out of town if they're into hole-in-the-wall good grub.

1 Thank AZWahoo
Tucson, Arizona
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

I have eaten here a number of times. Sometimes I get the buffet, but usually I come for supper, and usually take-out. One of the things I like about this restaurant above other Thai restaurants in town is that they put in ingredients peculiar to Thailand instead of using American substitutes. An example is that they use the round cucumbers,... More 

1 Thank Pat G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1911 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-325-4129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?