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Thai Lanna Restaurant


5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 484-0808
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Photo of Jenay S (only1jenay) Jenay S (only1jenay)
May 23, 2023 5

First time trying this place and it was great! Very inconspicuous from the outside but as soon as you step foot inside, it’s a pleasant surprise. Good vibes and relaxing ambiance. The staff was also very friendly and the food hot and delicious. I got the drunken noodles with vegetables and Thai tea. With a 3 spice level out of 5 it was plenty spicy. There’s plenty of tables plus a bar with beer and wine. This is one of the best Thai restaurants I’ve tried and I’ll definitely be returning.

Photo of Preston Hawkes Preston Hawkes
Apr 18, 2023 5

Perfect food - I loved the drunken noodles. Perfect service - our waitress was happy to serve us. The interior was modern and clean. I loved the fun table cloths. It would be fun to hear some traditional Thai music added to the playlist. Also it may increase the feeling of hospitality if the hostess table were directly in front of the doors when you walk in. Thank you for serving us and I wish your fine restaurant all the best.

Photo of P Amin P Amin
Feb 14, 2023 5

We have been looking for a go-to Thai place near us and this one is the best so far! Loved the Thai basil, panang curry, papaya salad, and drunken noodles. The medium spice was awesome…not at all bland like some others we have tried. The pad Thai was just okay. Will definitely be returning.

Photo of arman rashid arman rashid
Dec 16, 2022 5

Their basil fried rice and Thai fish cakes are the best. Definitely going back for these. Tom yum soup was not that bad. But not so good as well. Didn’t like the clear noodles that much. They can just remove that ginger salad from the menu. That’s trash

Photo of Stan L Stan L
Oct 19, 2022 4

It's Good one. Service and cleanliness are really good. Taste and quantity are up to Thai standards ✅

Photo of Elizabeth Gatling Elizabeth Gatling
Sep 23, 2022 4

Really good! Service was helpful and the food hit just right. We had pad ped pla (sweet basil fish) which was colorful, sweet and spicy...it could have used a few more veggies though, and the fish lost its crispiness a bit in the sauce, but we finished it all because yum!. I was also very happy that the fish was catfish and not tilapia. That made for a more flavorful dish than tilapia ever dreamed. The Thai beef salad was fabulous with just enough heat to enhance the flavors of the beef (cooked medium) and sauce. Very tasty. One complaint: the ginger dressing on the salad was meh. A lot of ginger (A LOT of ginger) but no actual flavor to carry it. It was like a freshly grated ginger paste was dumped randomly on the romaine. We still miss Thai Lanna, but Thai Star left us with a really good taste in our mouths. Will visit again. 4.5 stars

Photo of Sarah S Sarah S
Sep 1, 2022 5

This food was amazing ❤️. We are in the Durham area for a few weeks. We will definitely be doing this again. Thank you for the great eats!!!!!

Photo of AS Mac AS Mac
Aug 26, 2022 3

I decided to get my Thai fix at Thai Star today since I had errands in the area. I haven't been to this place since it was Thai Lanna so I had no idea what to expect. Interior is nice and the employee I interacted with was friendly. The sanitation score was 92.5. It's still an A so I tried it anyway. It was lunch time however the dish I wanted was only available on the Dinner Menu. My pad see eww chicken takeout order took 10 to 15 mins to prepare. For dinner order, it was smallest container I've seen. It was likely a lunch container and it was not full. For $16, I expected more. Maybe there's the penalty for ordering off the dinner menu at lunch? There wasn't much dark soy sauce and there was very little wok hay. The flavor was okay but you could see from the color of the noodles something was missing. It needed more sauce. The combination high cost, small serving size and lack flavor of flavor will keep me from returning. I really how what I got wasn't the dinner container.

Photo of Joy Monzon Joy Monzon
Jul 31, 2022 5

The staff are very friendly.The food I ordered were really delicious and lots of meat, shrimp. Great reasonable price. Thank you very much.

Photo of Nikki Kancey Nikki Kancey
Jun 26, 2022 4

Tried them for the first time. Good portions but not as flavorful as we're used to. The sesame sauce was really good. My veggie spring rolls were undercooked 😔 We had drunken noodles and Basil fried rice but as I said before neither was as flavorful as we're used to.