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Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Temple

#22 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
Sun 09:30 - 13:00
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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Khap kuhn khaa. The atmosphere was peaceful. The trees provided welcomed shade as my friends and family inhaled the delicious Thai food our mouths were craving for two weeks in anticipation of eating here. Very popular. Very crowded...because it is good. Weaving through the masses in food lines, reminded me of the streets of Phitsanulok markets. The shopping area for... More 

Thank Kooloomahwinkblink
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

River side eats. it is Great Nice and Beautiful, it is well worth the money and time to Enjoy. Make it a great time for family friends or to be with the one you Love.

Thank yboreye
East Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a Buddhist temple that offers a food market every Sunday. They offer a wide variety of Thai food - from noodles to spring rolls, curry to desserts. You would have to go early because when we got there at 12 noon, the food were almost gone. I didn't have a chance to taste their Pad Thai or Chicken Curry... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Apollo Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you are looking for an amazing Sunday, look no further then here. Stop by and visit the Buddhist Temple and be marveled by the beauty. then take a walk along the patio to a multitude of different Thai dishes. Do not worry, they aren't hot. You can make it hot if you want though ;) Make sure you bring... More 

Thank Trevor J
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Impressive Buddhist temple tucked away under the Selmon expressway and by the Hillsborough river in Tampa. I went with my family for Sunday brunch and was shocked! We arrived at 11am and the parking lot was so full we had to park on the street which I took to be a good sign of tasty things to come. We walked... More 

2 Thank Kathryn C
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This place is great a must to go check out. The market is excellent. The food is fantastic and inexpensive. The temple is beautiful. You can eat right along the water.

3 Thank kodiakbear82
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Complete with ladies saying "$5, $5, $5" Pho. Papaya salad. Fried bananas. Meat on a stick. All the Southeast Asian classics you love!!!

1 Thank Mary O
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I never though that there would be a Thai temple in Tampa and so it was a very pleasant surprise to see the unique architecture.

1 Thank josephtX5357IY
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lovely temple that you can visit and then head next door to the Thai market on Sunday mornings for some yummy homemade Thai food and a nice view of the Hillsborough river.

Thank Kimorleigh
Tampa, Florida
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Right on the river under a canopy of oaks. This temple and food area is open on Sundays year round and offers all the traditional Thai dishes cooked to perfection. Don't forget to bring home some special spice mixes for your soups that will last the season. Get there early on nice days to avoid the lines. Parking is adequate.... More 

Thank Maria C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-621-1669

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