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Thai Cafe


2501 University Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 493-9794

Google Reviews

Photo of Andrea Wainwright-Zimmerman Andrea Wainwright-Zimmerman
Nov 16, 2022 3

I was so happy to see so many gluten free options and I ordered the pad see ew which is my fave. Sadly, rather than a gluten free sauce, there was no sauce. Not what I was expecting. Next time I'll try the pad Thai since it is already gluten free.

Photo of Devin Cornell Devin Cornell
Oct 11, 2022 4

Solid Thai food! Pad Thai is nice and portion sizes are large. I've tried most of the sides and didn't love them, but can recommend noodle and curry entres.

Photo of Steve Wells Steve Wells
Sep 23, 2022 5

Wanted to update this review. I have eaten here numerous times. This is proper Thai Cuisine, not a noodle shop. The service is good and unlike some local restaurants, you can count on their timing for takeout. Sometimes they run a few minutes past, but you don't need to guess, they will text you. Overall, if you are looking for good Thai food, this is the place to go for this part of town. Since I am about 10 minutes away, the food is hot and fresh when I get it home due to their use of proper cooking techniques.

Photo of Roxanne Snaauw Roxanne Snaauw
Jul 30, 2022 4

We've been going here for many years but have not been since 2014 because we've only recently moved back to the area. I always get the spicy catfish and it was good but different from our pre-2015 visits. It was missing ginger and had peppercorns instead. I like the ginger version a lot more. We enjoyed our meal and service was as good as always.

Photo of megan walsh megan walsh
Jul 14, 2022 5

Amazing food! Great service and an awesome ambiance. Best pad Thai I’ve ever had.

Photo of Im Giroir Im Giroir
Jun 26, 2022 5

YUM, YUM, & YUM . Authentic Thai foods. Fantastic flavors. Not sure you can go wrong with a dish here. & reasonable. 5 at our table ... 6 appetizers ordered, 5 meals, mixed drinks & water; 168 total (without tip) ....Clean & kind atmosphere....like most places no masks required.

Photo of M Bankson M Bankson
Jun 10, 2022 3

The curries here are super delicious, definitely try them! However, I’ve tried a few different noodle dishes here and they all were not very good - a bit mushy with a lot of oil. Skip the pad thai and get a curry.

Photo of Benjamin Kessler Benjamin Kessler
May 5, 2022 5

Excellent food. The massaman curry is very good. The pad Thai is also GREAT. Highly Recommend !

Photo of Tricia Lease Tricia Lease
Apr 22, 2022 5

Thai Cafe is our local neighborhood Thai restaurant and it's very very good. I had posted previously a negative review and unfortunately that was due to confusing it with another Thai restaurant in downtown Durham, which was not very good. This place offers the most amazing coconut soup, also the hot and sour soup is out of this world. My favorite things to order here include any of the salads including the larb with a side of sticky rice. Take out is always perfect, and they have never gotten anything wrong with our order - which is saying a lot! I highly recommend Thai Cafe!

Photo of John Hampton John Hampton
Apr 22, 2022 4

Food was delicious. Portions were generous, well-seasoned, and above average. Ambiance, atmosphere, and general feel were not what I'd expected. The service was adequate, but not enough to make me want to return or to take out of town guests. For example, the server who brought our entrees just handed them to us, leaving us to move our appetizer plates to make room. A better server would have handled that themselves, thus making the customer experience more positive. Too casual.