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Thai Lanna Restaurant


5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 484-0808
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Photo of Lisa Nelson Lisa Nelson
Oct 11, 2019 5

Yummy Thai food at a great price. Usually quick too!

Photo of Awinash Ragothaman Awinash Ragothaman
Aug 7, 2019 5

If you haven't been to Thai Lanna, you must go! Very authentic Thai food that has a home cooked touch to it. Not the commercial kind. The lady that served us was very helpful and friendly and took interest in our preferences so she could make recommendations. We ordered the Larb (cold, tangy and spicy salad with ground chicken) and absolutely loved it. The most flavorful and mouthwatering salad ever! It is very similar to the Nam Sod. Other food we ordered include Green Curry with Shrimp (lip smacking), Pad Khee Mao with tofu, eggs and vegetables (delicious), Pad Kra Prao with Tofu (also delicious) and Pad Cha with Grouper (couldn't get enough). We initially ordered the Pad Pet Pla, but the lady recommended the Pad Cha instead. Happy we took her choice. This is my second visit and totally happy. Will visit again and will post pictures the next time.

Photo of Elizabeth Gatling Elizabeth Gatling
Jul 10, 2019 5

So good and huge generous portions!! The wait staff is fantastic. You won't be disappointed.

Photo of Akshat Shenoy Akshat Shenoy
Aug 5, 2019 5

Great place to get a lunch. The prices are reasonable and you get free salad with ginger or peanut dressing, with your meal. I would recommend the fried rice and the orange chicken.

Photo of Janardhan Marupalli Janardhan Marupalli
May 26, 2019 5

Their Salad dressing and Red Curry are the best. I am a regular customer here

Photo of Tim Smith Tim Smith
May 24, 2019 5

Amazing Thai food, very authentic and the artwork done by one of the cooks is absolutely amazing!

Photo of Dave Hall Dave Hall
May 13, 2019 3

Good, not great. The flavors were very authentic. I arrived late in the lunch rush and they were full but not slammed, always a good sign. I ordered the summer rolls at the recommendation of another review, they were a less flavorful version of the kind that appear in your local Vietnamese spot. Mostly lettuce and very little shrimp. I ordered the Pad Thai because that's what you do. It was like trying to eat a ball of glue. Again, tasted great, but so overcooked and clumped together I ate a little more than half before giving up.

Photo of Becky Sharpe Becky Sharpe
Jun 12, 2019 5

Group of 3 of us went for dinner and it was very fresh and tasty. Veggies were perfectly cooked, everything very flavorful and spiced as we had requested. We ended up getting 4 dishes and doing family style, and we all enjoyed each dish- red curry, cashew pork, basil beef, and fried shrimp dish. Staff was kind and added to our enjoyment. We don’t live close by but we’ll be back!

Photo of Jocylin Pierro Jocylin Pierro
Apr 14, 2022 5

Great healthy and vegetarian options. They shredded vegetables instead of having noodles. Beautiful place too!

Photo of Kelly Severson Kelly Severson
Apr 4, 2022 5

Excellent Thai option! Hands down the best I've had in the area. I've only had carry out so far but the restaurant is cute and clean inside. The food is fresh and tasty, and they heed the notes regarding spice for carry out. The quality of the proteins is excellent. I only wish they were open Sundays!

Photo of Jack Jack
Oct 12, 2021 5

I used to eat here under the prior ownership BUT the new owners are definitely a step up in quality and taste. I have a Thai restaurant right by my home but I drive the extra distance as the food at Thai Star is significantly better than what I can find here in Chapel Hill. Also their portions are quite adequate for me on the lunch menu. I highly recommend Thai Star! Absolutely must try the Thai Tea. Best I've ever had - rich flavor with lots of fresh cream and ice. As good as ice cream!

Photo of Jim McLawhorn Jim McLawhorn
Mar 19, 2022 5

Yellow Curry and Spicey Papaya Salad!! Really, really good! Mel and I eat at the Thai Star as often as we can get in the area and we've never been disipointed with the food. The dinning room is always clean and the seating comfortable. Friendly? O yea. Great service, and with a friendly smile to!

Photo of Jarrett Thomas Jarrett Thomas
Mar 26, 2022 5

Pad Basil, Green Curry, Tom Kha, and Dumplings were absolutely delicious. Service is friendly and fast. We'll definitely be back! ❤️

Photo of Josh Frye Josh Frye
Feb 24, 2022 5

I’ve been to many Thai restaurants all over the Eastern coast of the U.S. This clean and quaint experience is good for the mind, body, and soul. The food is top notch in flavor and always super fresh. Do yourself a favor and stop in!

Photo of David Thomas David Thomas
Feb 10, 2022 5

Easily the best Thai food I’ve ever had! I’ve yet to be disappointed in a single meal and I’ve done a pretty deep dive into their menu. Give it a shot you won’t be disappointed! Do take care with your spice levels though, they aren’t afraid to make you some seriously spicy food.

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Sep 6, 2020 5

OMG !!! Excellent menu choices, amazing atmosphere and the customer service surpassed my expectations.

Photo of Fernando Duque Fernando Duque
Jun 25, 2016 4

Nice and quiet when I came. The good was good. Nice, friendly staff.

Photo of Samuel B Samuel B
Jan 9, 2019 5

Great food, great service, great prices. Can't wait to return. I had the Tom Ka Kai and Praramrongsong.

Photo of Rebekkah Niles Rebekkah Niles
Jan 22, 2019 5

Delicious! The larb and green curry were excellent. We love a good, spicy hot dish with lots of flavor, and Thai Lanna definitely delivered. Can't wait to go back and sample more of the menu.

Photo of Stanley Stasiewicz Stanley Stasiewicz
Feb 12, 2020 4

Food and service was great! What I didn't like was the cashier/waitress automatically adding her tip. I find that to be rude.

Jan 12, 2020 5

I always enjoy to food and service at this simple Thai restaurant! It also helps that there is an awesome tap room in the same shopping center (The Glass Jug). They make a great pair for an after-work outing

Photo of VROD Batista VROD Batista
Nov 30, 2019 5

This place never disappoints. The food is amazing!

Photo of Home Xoom Home Xoom
Nov 23, 2019 5

Great taste and friendly service! Respect the spice rack... They pack a punch!!

Photo of Derrick Wood Derrick Wood
May 31, 2022 5

Fresh, tasty food and a wide variety of options. A local gem that’s great as a takeout spot or to dine-in. Folks working there are very kind as well.