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Thai Cafe

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1219 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2928
+1 231-929-1303
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our favorite takeout spot and also a quick meal close to home. It's a small, unassuming restaurant in a mini mall atmosphere but the food is always prepared well and perfectly spiced. Try the Pad Thai or any of the curries. Excellent!

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Thank chapee
Shepherd, Michigan
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Usually we get our food to go but we dined in this time. The food was good but not as good as last time I enjoyed Pad Thai (maybe March or April 2015). The server was nice enough but didn't get much attention as he was also the cashier. Nice clean little Thai place with decent food & decent prices.

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Thank tll4474
almont mi
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

These people don't know what they are talking about! This little restaurant has the best thai in Traverse area period! Iv never had poor service other than maybe we have had to wait because the place is jam packed because if your a local from TC you know this is the best place to get thai. My recommendation to you... More 

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Thank hooptie
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went for dinner last weekend. The restaurant was clean and the service was good. The egg rolls were tasty. The crab rangoons were just so-so. I didn't enjoy my sesame chicken, just not a great flavor and I would have preferred fried rice (white was the only option). My husband had sweet and sour shrimp, which was basically all... More 

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Thank Kara C
Alanson, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The atmosphere is a little 1950-ish but the food is great. They added just the right amount of spice to make my food delicious!

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Thank ladybyron2017
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Pad See Ew were not your typical rice noodles. They were thinner than standard - while the dish was okay in flavor. However, the Red Curry (which I requested at Medium) was so hot that we couldn't eat it, and I really like spicy food. We ended up taking the dish back and explaining that the dish wasn't edible.... More 

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Thank 144kristend
Rapid City, MI, United States
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Th Thai Cafe is a little hole in the wall, in a strip mall on Munson Ave. just west of the Denos Museum. Not much atmosphere, but the food is fresh, flavorful and outstanding. We've tried several Thai restaurants in TC and always end up back at the Thai Cafe. The Tom Sum papaya salad is excellent as are their... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for it flavor. Good value. The coconut curry and thai peanut curry are delicious.

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Thank Ktwerp
Traverse City
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's a little hole in the wall Thai restaurant with excellent food, large portions. Not really a place to go out for a fancy dinner as it is small and kind of boring but the food is awesome.

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Thank Lori B
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Picked up some take out while at Traverse City. Food was seasoned pretty good (tho the Pad See Ew could be better) and portions were generous. Would go back!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686-2928
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-929-1303
Description
In the Campus Shops stores.

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