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“Worth the Wait”

Laguna Thai By The Sea
Ranked #91 of 180 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: US$11 - US$16
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wait…..wait……wait……wait……food glorious food! Yes, it did take a loooong time for our main dishes to come out from the kitchen. How long you ask? Well, we live about 5 minutes from the restaurant and after about 15 minutes from the time we finished our wonderful Tom Kha soup my wife went home to take care of the doggie and when she returned to the restaurant we were just getting our entree. Our server (who could not have been nicer) explained that there is only one chef (the owner) and he prepares each dish as it is ordered (cutting vegetables, the chicken and so on.…) and the place was full when we were seated (we got the last table). The soup was wonderful with the broth having a very slight sweetness, shrimp was plump and the vegetables were crisp and full of flavor. We shared an order of Kang Musaman, chicken breast with onion and potato over red curry with rice. The spice of the dish was spot on and each item stood out with freshness. This was our first time at Laguna Thai but even with the long wait it will not be our last. The place is small, and we were able to sit outside in a small patio area, very nice on a nice evening. Parking on PCH is dicey at best and they have a small lot next to the restaurant (on the North side). Enter at the 3rd ave sign and drive down the ramp. SO go to this little place and bring a book or kindle to read or have a nice conversation while waiting for some of the best Thai food you will get in the Laguna, Dana Point area.

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Thank caneguy
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This small little restaurant is a local gem .
The service is great and the crew warm and friendly.
There is a nice large selection of wine and. Beer to complement your selection of freshly prepared delicious appetizers or entrée. Sometime I just go for a great big bowl of soup which is heavenly. They kindly accommodate any switching in food that you might require, like brown rice or noodles instead of rice or no tofu or more tofu , Well you get the vegetables are always fresh and still crispy and really delicately seasoned with very lovely light sauces.
You can't go wrong.

1  Thank sbconservation
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been going to this lil' gem since they opened years ago. The wait is worth the taste bud sensations!!!

Above the rest in Laguna Beach, or even the OC, when it comes to Thai food.
Almost any dish can be prepared with TOFU for us vegetarians(flex-itarins...) out there!!!

Crying Tiger my fav when I still ate beef, but now it's the Rama Tofu with fresh spinach and peanut sauce-the fluffy rice is delish too!

You will NOT be disappointed.

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Thank snorkadore
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great food. Real small venue. Worth the wait.
Right on PCH at the South Laguna Signal, tucked in the corner of an old liquor store, is this special 6-8 table hideaway.

Ladies are nice and helpful who serve the great Thai dishes.
Can be romantic or fun right off the beach.

Thank robert j
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The pad see eww and coconut soup with chicken were amazing and totally good and hot! This is a must to try if you love Thai food! No egg roll comes with it but still amazing!

Thank K_NC
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