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Thai Cafe

4.4

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

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Photo of Paul Langan Paul Langan
Jun 15, 2019 4

Great place for Lunch as the prices are competitive. Coconut cake is a step above divine (see creamy rich). There are more authentic options for Thai food in Durham but this is the best Thai lunch or family dinner option. The Thai basil stir fry plates are a personal favorite. Try the spicy chicken salad if you enjoy a little kick in the mouth-see delicious chilies. Atmosphere is warm and especially nice during the evening hours.

Photo of Krishna Krishna
Apr 21, 2019 5

This place is always busy and the food is very good. Lunch prices are reasonable, but dinner prices are not. Amazing staff! They are able to accommodate most requests. Try the creme brulee!

Photo of Regina Madalena Regina Madalena
Jun 8, 2019 5

Excellent food with excellent service. Classic selection of Thai favorites. Great for lunch or dinner.

Photo of Scott Blewer Scott Blewer
May 12, 2019 5

BBQ chicken, fried rice and sweet and sour was amazing. Chicken was smokey flavored and fall of the bone tender. Can't wait to try other options.

Photo of Deborah Hughes Deborah Hughes
Apr 6, 2019 4

A solid choice for Thai food if you are new to it. The food is prepared well and does not tend to be overly spicy. Staff are very nice.

Photo of Kate Murray Kate Murray
Aug 16, 2019 5

Our favorite local Thai place! Wait can be long for takeout as it gets more popular, but it’s worth the wait!

Photo of Alan Hendricker Alan Hendricker
Aug 18, 2019 5

I can’t believe I’ve lived in Durham for 20 years and never tried this place. Shame on me! Great atmosphere and even better food. Crab fried rice, Panang Curry Chicken. If you had just two dishes to take to a deserted island these might be it. That panang sauce? Might be the single best Thai flavor I’ve tasted in 20 years. It comes on the dumplings appetizer too! We sat at the bar. I highly recommend that. Talk with Tom the bartender. Smile and wish you had friends as awesome as him. A wealth of history and conversation, he’ll have you laughing. Mixes great drinks too. Will add more soon because I am going back. Every week that I can. You should too. 5+ stars.

Photo of Professor Dubbs Professor Dubbs
Sep 6, 2019 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Durham. Marquis is our guy, we ask for him every time we visit. The best Thai in the triangle, and the coconut cake is heavenly.

Photo of Noel Haroon Noel Haroon
Oct 20, 2019 4

Friendly staff and service. Good food thw soup s are delish.

Photo of Wes Bolton Wes Bolton
Oct 27, 2019 5

Thai Cafe is one of my favorite go to spots and the food is always delicious. I love the curries, green and yellow, the crab angles, the coconut soup and the spicy pad Thai, and washing it down with thai iced tea. But nothing is better than the delicious and moist coconut cake. It's the best dessert anywhere.

Photo of Patrick Muller Patrick Muller
Oct 27, 2019 5

One of my favorite Thai places. I love their soups in a volcano pot. I try to visit every time I come to town on business. All entrees have been delicious.

Photo of Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman
Nov 8, 2019 5

Great food in an area where other nice restaraunts are. The red curry and pineapple fried rice were amazing when we went and the prices are common for Thai food. We will definitely come back. Only knock is the tables are squeezed together pretty tight and you don't have much personal space.

Photo of Honest E Honest E
Nov 13, 2019 4

Food is decent. The service is generally very good. Bathrooms are clean. Price is moderate. I felt the service was on par for speed.

Photo of Florian Emmerich Florian Emmerich
Nov 14, 2019 5

Fantastic place with great Asian food. In a foody corner with Nanas and Q-Shack close by. Check out that place. Nice ambience, too. Great staff!!! Usually pretty crowded for dinner, go some before 12.