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City Thai

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48 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2049
+1 626-577-1500
11:00 - 22:30
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Irvine, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

They don't disappoint. Good value, good fresh food, straight forward service. It is a bit no frills, but the prices are fair and the quality of the food is solid. I love the curries and the stir frys!

Thank LesliF
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

City Thai is our go to Thai restaurant. We always start off with a pot of tum yum soup and go from their. Curry's are great and then we explore other items on the menu. We took friends here who had visited Thailand and they said that the food was just as they had there.

Thank B H
Montpellier, France
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I went into this restaurant despite the looks. It is a bit old fashioned and not super inviting but the food was great ! The real flavors. And for desert they had the real sticky rice with mango often restaurants have it on the menu but the result is disappointing so if you're looking for the real thing in Thai... More 

Thank Isabella D
West Hollywood, California
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped in for dinner on a Saturday night. Every restaurant in Old Town had lines out the door. We walked in and there were people at 2 tables. Spoiler alert but since we didn't want to wait, we allowed ourselves to be seated. Some young kid asked us what we wanted. We asked for two waters with lemon, which arrived... More 

Thank Stan D
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I placed an order to go. I order the Angel Chicken wings, which were amazing. The chicken fried rice, which was also very good, and The Pad Kee Mow with chicken. Every dish was more than enough to feed two people. The chicken wings were huge and oh so tasty. My order was ready when I arrived. I would definitely... More 

1 Thank travelmaven_7
Rutland, Vermont
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227 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Went on a slow night. Food is tasty, I thought on par with other restaurants serving this type of food but service was horrible! Seemed huge language issue and little experience. But nice location on corner.

Thank v1960t
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

To me the most authentic Northern Thai food in Pasadena and perhaps in entire Los Angeles area. Taste is crisp with the right amount of chilis. Staff is attentive courteous and very pleasant

1 Thank Thomas M
Baltimore, Maryland
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176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

City Thai is a great place to drop in for a quick meal. The green curry was flavorful and the table side chillies gave it the right punch. The only gripe was that the shrimp were a bit overcooked. Despite that, I enjoyed my meal and would go back the next time I'm in Pasadena.

1 Thank Karen R
Istanbul, Turkey
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339 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

American version of Thai food.. Much different than the original Thai food which we had eaten in Thailand. However it is good. The atmosphere of the restaurant and service are good as well.

4 Thank travelguru-su
Los Angeles, California
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350 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

City Thai is in the Old Town area of Pasadena and is conveniently located right near a public parking structure. We ate here after walking thru Old Town and the food, as well as the service was very good. Some of us had Pad Thai, but all of us liked what we ordered. Prices are good, too.

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2049
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-1500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?