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Bangkok 54


6118 Farrington Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 403-5800
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Photo of Tabatha Tabatha
Feb 18, 2022 5

One of my favorite lunch spots to go to with my coworker/friend. The waitresses great and know orders, including modifications, before we even sit down.

Photo of Takiyah Gibson Takiyah Gibson
Feb 14, 2022 5

I absolutely love this restaurant! It's so delicious! If you love spicy food like me then this is the place for you because they know exactly how to make your meal spicy yet delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Photo of Ananya Gupta Ananya Gupta
Mar 8, 2022 3

First and foremost, this restaurant can make Thai dishes including curries without fish sauce and oyster sauce so that they're truly vegetarian. A lot of people are complaining about the high spice levels and these reviews, but I did not find them any different from most other Thai restaurants. The mild was mild and the medium was reasonably medium. That being said, I was not a fan of the Thai basil sauce with their Bangkok 54 sauce. For whatever reason, I couldn't really taste the basil component of it. The crispy tofu was very good and so were the fresh spring rolls. I would say even the green curry that we ordered was extremely flavorful, though it turned out to be a bit sweet; maybe that was because we asked for it to be mild? So be wary of it. I would also say that the Thai iced tea was a bit too mild in flavor for my taste. There is a reasonable amount of outdoor seating here and the people that work here are accommodating.

Photo of Cassie Conner Cassie Conner
Jan 29, 2022 5

The best, best, best Thai food in the Durham/Chapel area. Seriously. There are three Thai restaurants that are closer to me, but I aways go here because the food is great. The staff is really wonderful as well. Favorites are the Pad Thai or the Massaman Curry.

Photo of Jenny Seville Jenny Seville
Jan 18, 2022 5

Food was amazing! Staff was quite friendly. They are very quick with their service. Portion is also great!

Photo of Scott Barnes Scott Barnes
Jan 8, 2022 5

Friendly staff, delicious food. Bangkok St., Food specialties. We go here regularly. Try the Bangkok chicken, or any of the specialty dishes. Also great for lunch.

Photo of John S. Fore John S. Fore
Dec 9, 2021 5

This is the BEST Thai in the Triangle! I've tried a LOT of places and I am glad found Bangkok 54. The Pad Thai has the perfect balance of savory, sour, sweet and spicy. I'm looking forward to exploring the entire menu. Well, except for the Jumping Squid Salad. I prefer my squid salad to stay put.

Photo of Nicholas Caira Nicholas Caira
Oct 28, 2021 5

Definitely the best Thai restaurant in the area. Pad thai is great and so is fried rice. Have tried many menu items but always go back to those.

Photo of R Fielder R Fielder
Oct 25, 2021 5

We just ate here and it was delicious and the service was first rate. The papaya salad was so fresh and the Tom yum was so good. Others got pad Thai, and a variety of fried rices. We all enjoyed our freshly cooked meal and great service!

Photo of Nick Meisher Nick Meisher
Sep 28, 2021 5

Good food at a good price. I liked the steamed dumpling appetizer and the calamari app best.

Photo of Anita Ollie Anita Ollie
Aug 29, 2021 4

I've been going there for more than 5 years now, the service is always consistently good as well as the food fresh and delicious.

Photo of Joe Aaron Joe Aaron
Sep 7, 2021 5

This was easily the best Pad Thai I have had in the Triangle area! I got mild spicy, but I can tell it would be good either way. I’m excited to try more on their menu!

Photo of Pink Sunflowers Pink Sunflowers
Aug 23, 2021 5

I love them. Food so yummy, service good, staff super friendly, everything clean. Highly recommend for everyone.

Photo of Vanessa Mora Vanessa Mora
Aug 19, 2021 5

Went here with my mom to try a new thai place. So glad we did! We had a great experience. The spring rolls were amazing! Service was fast and the waitress was so nice and very attentive. Will definitely be going back.

Photo of Richard Carey Richard Carey
Aug 2, 2021 4

This place is great! Word of warning, they mean it when they say it’s spicy!

Photo of Neha Shrestha Neha Shrestha
Jul 8, 2021 5

We got their special Bangkok 54 spicy chicken curry fried rice and we LOVED it!! It is very spicy for a normal american taste so be careful!! Great service and great food. Try it!!

Photo of Benjamin Tillett-Wakeley Benjamin Tillett-Wakeley
May 26, 2021 5

Great pad thai, and much better than other places I've eaten at in the area. Having lived in NYC for a few years, it's hard to find pad thai that lives up to expectations. Bangkok 54 hit the spot.

Photo of Porter Sharpe Porter Sharpe
Apr 10, 2021 5

Bangkok 54 is an amazing restaurant with great food, service, and decor. The prices and the portions here are incredible. Their entire menu is amazing and full of surprises. A staple when I go here is the chicken satay appetizer which is highly recommended as well as the coconut cake. The chicken fried rice is amazing as well. It is made with jasmine rice and quality chicken. The service is outstanding and they have offered me free drinks(which I declined) just because I had to wait a minute or two on my food. I’ll continue to be a loyal customer and I hope that whoever is reading this will give Bangkok 54 a try.

Photo of Alexis Parale Alexis Parale
Apr 15, 2021 5

One of our go-to’s in the area. I get the Pad See Ew, and the food is consistently tasty. Service is always friendly too! The rotee for dessert is always a hit.

Photo of Mina Myoi Mina Myoi
Mar 27, 2021 5

Pad thai was so so but the curry was really nice. Tom yam soup was also nice. Very friendly staff. Recommend the restaurant for lunch specials.

Photo of Aislyn Coyne Aislyn Coyne
Mar 7, 2021 5

Great Thai food! Their red curry is SO good! As well, their steamed dumplings and spring rolls are so tasty! Will be coming back to try more!

Photo of Ethan Lee Ethan Lee
Feb 27, 2021 5

Got the level three spice, currently chasing down a milk truck. Food was delicious and quick for pickup.

Photo of Curtis Hickerson Curtis Hickerson
Jan 6, 2021 5

There is no better Thai. The service is great and the food is absolutely insanely good. Be careful with the heat choice as a level 3 is enough to leave you with hiccups. The waitress always recognizes us and makes us feel very at home. I cannot recommend Bangkok 54 enough!

Photo of Divya Gummadi Divya Gummadi
Dec 30, 2020 5

I live thier salad with peanut dressing, thai chicken fried rice (prefer spice level 2

Photo of Porter Sharpe Porter Sharpe
Sep 16, 2020 5

Bangkok 54 is an amazing restaurant with great food, service, and decor. The prices and the portions here are incredible. Their entire menu is amazing and full of surprises. A staple when I go here is the chicken satay appetizer which is highly recommended. The chicken fried rice is amazing as well. It is made with jasmine rice and quality chicken. The service is outstanding and they have offered me free drinks(which I declined) just because I had to wait a minute or two on my food. I’ll continue to be a loyal customer and I hope that whoever is reading this will give Bangkok 54 a try.

Photo of JB R JB R
Sep 15, 2020 5

A delightful find I found in BringFido.com. the outdoor seating was good, the service was excellent, and my dog was warmly welcomed. It was my first time here but won't be my last. I had the Pad Thai which was good.

Photo of Camdyn Patton Camdyn Patton
Jul 20, 2020 5

last night was our first time in this excellent restaurant. But It is obviously not the last. We had great time with the courteous service, with the excellent dishes and wine and with the modest price. We will absolutely return there again.

Photo of Sonia W Sonia W
Jul 8, 2020 5

Love the food but be sure you know what you're about when increasing the spice level! It's truly some tasty Thai food!

Photo of Colton Murray Colton Murray
Jun 18, 2020 5

Absolutely one of the most amazing Thai restaurants I have ever been to. Been to a lot of them, but this one was soooo goood. Please try this amazing place. Blessings

Photo of Jake K Jake K
Feb 18, 2020 5

Not to be trifled with. The wait staff here was really nice, attentive, friendly, and funny. Our food came out pretty quickly, most of us ordered a 3 out of 5 on the spice scale and were absolutely humbled by the spices, but the food still had an amazing taste underneath the heat. The Thai tea is delicious and the pad thai is probably my favorite pad thai, but I'd recommend getting one spice level below what you think you can handle because woo boy do they know what they're doing with spices. Would definitely recommend if I came back to town!

Photo of Amber Cox Amber Cox
Jun 9, 2020 5

I just moved to the area and decided to give this place a try. I’m so glad I did! The food is EXCELLENT and their takeout service is speedy. I’ll definitely be eating here again.

Photo of Jonathan Glenn Jonathan Glenn
May 28, 2020 5

I think the food was good! However I thought I was a tough guy and ordered my food way too spicy... even after the waitress tried to warn me... Damn... When they say spicy they mean it! I need to go back and try something at a much lower spice level.

Photo of Marquis Poteat Marquis Poteat
May 17, 2020 5

This is my go to spot every other weekend when I’m in the area. My order is the fresh roll, chicken wings and chicken Pad Thai. The staff is are always very nice and you get a free bottle of water, the food is amazing and is literally one of the best in the area.

Photo of Chip Bailey Chip Bailey
Apr 6, 2020 5

Best Pad THAI in the area. Always quick service and staff are always on point. Highly recommend.

Photo of Marlyn Soto Marlyn Soto
Mar 7, 2020 5

Great food, great service and cozy environment. It's worth it to wait.

Photo of Kiara G Kiara G
Feb 14, 2020 5

Best chicken fried rice and the steamed dumplings were pretty good too! Nice sized portions! My friend got the pad thai and Bangkok wings and said they were good too.

Photo of Clara Xu Clara Xu
Jan 19, 2020 5

Went to this place right after I got off my over 10 hr flight. Food is amazing. The dessert of ice cream dessert is amazing.8

Photo of O M O M
Dec 27, 2019 5

Fried rice was a big hit with the family! The pad Thai, an essential, was tasty as well. Lastly, the chicken satay was delectable!

Photo of Kristen Carella Kristen Carella
Dec 28, 2019 5

I'm going to give this place five stars. Overall, I was highly pleased with my takeout order: it was ready quickly, it was really, really spicy as I asked for), and tasted wonderfully. No cheap tricks here: the curry wasn't overloaded with coconut milk, nor do they skimp on protein (my shrimp red curry had ~7 medium-size shrimp). This is really exceptional food. Also, the fresh rolls were large and very tasty. These things said, two things were less than optimal. First, the red curry had very, very few veggies in it (just a few lime leaves and pew pieces of red bell pepper). It's very authentic, but I've never experienced this dish with so few veggies elsewhere. Second, perhaps as a result, the portion seemed a bit small for a dinner portion. I was still hungry when I finished my meal. All told, this is some of the very best Thai food I have ever had. I will definitely come again.

Photo of John T John T
Nov 26, 2019 5

Yeah - Bangkok 54 is hands down one of the best Thai restaurants in the area. No comparison tbh tho. Pretty quick with their food with great service. I highly recommend the Pad Thai Chicken 🍗 and Thai Beef Jerk 🐄. Ask for their spice tray if you want some added spice 🌶🥵 you won’t be disappointed.

Photo of Prathima Acharya Prathima Acharya
Nov 12, 2019 5

Went here for lunch. Being a pure vegetarian, Thai food us usually a good option and this place did not fail to impress me. My choices of soup Tom kha and main course Pad thai was a winner. Would recommend the place to all.

Photo of Viridiana Martinez Viridiana Martinez
Nov 10, 2019 5

My boyfriend and I love this place! The waiters already know our orders when we walk in. Their coconut cake is AMAZING!

Photo of Josh Buck Josh Buck
Aug 6, 2019 3

I really wanted to like this place. The dining room was cute, and the server was great. Even the bathrooms were clean and neat. There were some interesting things on the menu, and we both got dishes we'd never seen in the Thai places back home. I got the Bangkok Chicken. I think when the cook was making it, the lid fell off the salt shaker and it all dumped out. Instead of starting over, I imagine the cook shrugged his shoulder, stirred it up, and plated it for my sever to bring to me. It was oppressively salty, and over an hour later, I still can't seem to get enough water in my.

Photo of Angie Shen Angie Shen
Oct 19, 2019 5

Their curry is very flavorful and affordable. I ordered the massaman curry with chicken. I also ordered the Rotee. I feel like it’s deep fried in oil but it’s definitely a great dessert! The service is fine but really nice environment!

Photo of Koalawa Ko Koalawa Ko
Sep 4, 2019 5

This is probably my favorite Thai restaurant in North Carolina. The food never grows old on me and it’s always such a good time coming back to this place. I apologize for my half eaten food because I forgot to take pictures midway because the food is so good. Plus i was extra hungry today. I got the calamari, tom yum, and house fried rice.

Photo of Laura Cunningham Laura Cunningham
Aug 5, 2019 5

Wonderful Thai comfort food. We had red curry and massaman curry and both came with ample protein. We had the standard order and the level of spice for us was perfect-not too hot and not too mild. For an appetizer, we had fried calamari and it was very good too. The service was fast and friendly. Nice looking restaurant. We’d go back.

Aug 15, 2019 4

Thia is a great Restaurant. The food is great. The SERVICE is good. It's just to crowded. But when the food is great every one will come. Parking is tight ALSO. When every I RETURN to North Carolina I make sure I go there.

Photo of Santosh Marupilla Santosh Marupilla
Jul 2, 2019 5

Have been here multiple times but the taste of the food is consistent. Always ask/ check for the spice level when ordering. Staff has been friendly all the time.

Photo of Justin Bell Justin Bell
Jun 19, 2019 5

I could eat here everyday. I’ve been to many Thai restaurants in many cities and this is the best and most authentic. They nail the classics like pad Thai, curry, and fried rice. Lately I’ve been doing the ginger fish, fried tilapia as big as a plate and plated beautifully and delicious. They make wings better than wing restaurants.

Photo of Erik P Erik P
Jun 21, 2019 4

Venue - Clean place avg. Size. Food - Good portions, decent tasting food but not as authentic as I would have expected. Service - Quick service and nice people here. Prices - Avg prices and the menu. Parking - Lots of parking in the complex. Chill place and would come back again if it was the only spot nearby.

Photo of Angela Strain Angela Strain
May 31, 2019 5

Phenomenal cuisine. The larb is crazy spicy. Must try the ginger sauce.

Photo of Jonah Schwartz Jonah Schwartz
Feb 22, 2019 4

It was very good. Small, cozy atmosphere. Fast service, tasty food, reasonably priced. Full of flavor. Would go back. Lots of things I'd like to try. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of James Norman James Norman
May 23, 2019 5

Our go-to for Thai lunch. One of the few places to get a more authentic level of thai spice with ordering a 3 or 4 star (ghost/scorpion pepper). Very consistent quality - I've been roughly once every week or two for the past 2-3 years. Curry, Basil Sauce, Drunken Noodle (Pad Kee Mao), House Fried Rice....I can vouch for all.

Photo of Kristen Lo Kristen Lo
May 15, 2019 4

The fried rice dishes and curries are pretty good, however the pad thai is too gummy and doesn’t have enough flavor for me. If you have room for dessert, the coconut cake is the bomb. Service is pretty fast and good as well.

Photo of Mike Marchetto Mike Marchetto
May 23, 2019 5

That was excellent! The two servers were both sweet and very helpful. The food was on par with some of the some of the better Thai restaurants that I've been to: very flavorful, quality noodles, and HOT! I typically get a "5" when asked how spicy I want my curry and I'm frequently left unimpressed. So, the ”4” that I ordered today was quite a surprised when it was about all I could handle. If you like spicy food, get a 3 unless you are here to prove yourself... Good luck.

Photo of Jimmy Kulina Jimmy Kulina
Apr 19, 2022 5

The best Thai food that I've had in a long time. Got the chicken pad kee mow spice level 2. A good amount of heat. Wouldn't want to go any higher than that. Also had Thai iced tea and sticky rice. Both were excellent!

Photo of Catherine Farrer Catherine Farrer
Mar 31, 2022 5

Fantastic place! Friendly and delicious. Best Green Curry I’ve had.

Photo of Matthew Turpin Matthew Turpin
Jun 23, 2022 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Delicious food, impeccable service--it's the best place around. Love going here for lunch: they are fast, reasonably priced, and serve delicious food. Highly recommend for lunch and dinner.

Photo of HH Jaimes HH Jaimes
Jul 29, 2022 5

I got the beef massaman curry and the plate was very nice. Nice curry sauce, nice steak, the rice was good, and the soup. All for the price of 13 with a sweet tea. Nice environment and design. Good service and a good restaurant.

Photo of David Reader David Reader
Aug 11, 2022 4

Service was incredible and the food was great. The Pad Thai was great the shrimp and chicken were just okay. I would use chicken breast for the type of chicken meat and cook the shrimp some other way than boiled. Both did not have much flavor. I will go back again soon.

Photo of Elizabeth Garcia Elizabeth Garcia
Aug 26, 2022 5

I live down east, however, whenever Im in the area (usually for the quality medical care), I stay at the [very clean] Holiday Inn Express on Farrington in Chapel Hill -and I ALWAYS grab a meal (or two) at Bangkok 54. Today it was massaman curry and fried tofu w/chili sauce. And as usual you can count on consistently outstanding flavor. Not over or under spiced, it is fragrant, delicious and comforting… and the fried tofu is a great snack. Highly recommend!

Photo of Rui Chen Rui Chen
Aug 23, 2022 5

I have been tasting Thai food around US for 10 years and Bangkok 54 defintely is the topest among all of them. The curriest and tastes are super authentic and you must try it if you are a Thai food lover around the triangle area. Also I posted the most recent menu for your references.

Photo of Trinten M Trinten M
Jul 28, 2022 5

I love spicy food. And when it comes to spicy food, Thai is usually the way to go. Some restaurants (understandably) dial back the heat quite a bit, even when ordering it very hot. And I get it, they don't want customers to be unhappy. This was my first visit here, going for lunch. The staff was very friendly and understanding at our paced out meal (we were meeting with a friend and wanted to catch up). We had their fresh rolls and fried pot stickers, both were excellent. The pot stickers were surprisingly large, easily two bites each (compared to most other places where they are barely a bite). The fresh rolls were just as good, the shrimp tasted fresh and the other fillings were crispy-fresh. The peanut sauce that came with them was excellent. I had the tom yum soup with shrimp, it was very good. Great balance of flavors. I would love to see that in a bigger portion option (as a meal). I ordered the basil sauce dish with beef, and asked them for level 5 heat (Their hottest). The waitress cautioned me that it was very hot, and they recommend only a 3 and will gladly bring out the spice dish if I wanted it hotter. I let her know I grow Carolina Reaper peppers, and I promised not to send it back. She nodded and confirmed my selection. The food came out and it was excellent! Amazing flavors in everyone's dish (no one else tried mine, they aren't into spicy food like I am). The heat in mine was perfect. By the time I finished it all, I had a very light perspiration on the back of my neck and it cleared my sinuses. That's my standard for "hot enough" at a restaurant, and they nailed it. I'll definitely be going back here again.