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“Great Thai food”

Laguna Thai By The Sea
Ranked #91 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: US$11 - US$16
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great Thai food in South Laguna. The place is not fancy yet the food is great and always consistent. it's a family owned business

Thank Fariba M
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The Thai food is the best traditional food for miles. The servers wear a shirt that says "if you're in a hurry, we're not for you." It's a family owned place and everything is made to order and quality of this unique style takes time. We're locals, live across the street and we pick our days to go there, depending on the crowd at the door.
They offer saki, beer and wine while you wait, but if you are really hungry, call it in and pick it up.
Favs are Drunken noodles, chicken with green curry, pad Thai, spicy seafood salad, but we've never had a bad dish there.

Thank OC-RaiderFan
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The biggest problem is that they seem to run out of items. You have to get there really early to be sure that things like pork may still be available. The food was average Thai food with little to differentiate it from other Thai restaurants. The service was friendly and prompt and the pricing was reasonable.

1  Thank barbanddick
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Normally, this place is fantastic. Light, fresh flavors unlike any Thai food you have had elsewhere. Lately, though, they have let the mismanagement of the restaurant run away with them. They are frequently out of almost everything, beef, pork, noodles, last night they even ran out of rice.

Although the friendly staff, tiny tables, eclectic decor and overemphasized wine list have all been quite charming, waiting an hour for your food after placing your order is hard to take.

Hopefully, they will hire more staff, and order an adequate amount of food to support the menu to restore our good opinion of this much loved local restaurant.

2  Thank AfterDinner
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Weird.
We really don’t get it. We wanted to like this little place based on favorable reviews, the eclectic funky interior featuring high end wine bottles, English football posters the stainless steel beverage refrigerator case, and the multipage wine list including some very good wines over $200 per bottle.
There were two of us and two empty tables, a two and a four. We were seated at the four place table. Within 5 minutes a party of 4 came in so we were moved to the two person table, which was fine with us. However both were near the front door, through which a cold wind blew every time someone came or left. And the door was hard to close.
We tried ordering a glass of the Dry Creek Zinfandel, very reasonably priced at $7. “We don’t have that.” “What do you have?” (There were many wines listed by the glass.) “Pinot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, etc.” “OK I’ll have the pinot.”
Then we ordered item number 9. “We don’t have pork tonight.”
OK, we ordered a shrimp soup for two with two bowls. A serving bowl and one additional bowl arrived. “Could we have an additional bowl (for the second person)?” “You can eat from the serving bowl.”
When the eggplant and the chicken dishes arrived the sauces weren’t identical, but very, very close. And neither with much spice.
So readers, why don’t you stop by and then post your explanation on Trip Advisor? We don’t get it. Maybe you can explain it.

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1  Thank JasGR
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