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Pad Thai Grand Cafe

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1681 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1805
+1 651-690-1393
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pad Thai's Thai food is an appropriate choice for gourmands new to this cuisine. For someone more seasoned, it is a disappointment. The spice element of the food is dumbed down considerable, perhaps to suit local tastes. However, that makes it relatively unauthentic. We had a Green Curry Chicken and Chili Lemongrass Chicken. Both tasted passable but were not nearly... More 

Thank BilalMasood
Farmington, Minnesota
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145 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting neighborhood, decided to stop for dinner. Busy Friday night place. Slow service. Need to hire staff. Food was good, quick once ordered. Hot and fresh. Pad Thai was very good. Could use more than 4 pieces of chicken. Pad broccoli lots of broccoli, hot and crispy. Would come back for food. Great take out business to order ahead.

Thank Tim B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fresh Vegetarian Spring Rolls 8/10. Very tasty and a nice peanut sauce on the side Thai Green Curry (#306) and it was very tasty (9/10). It is listed as spicy but that would probably only apply to a Minnesotan used to salt and pepper. We had it with the fried tofu. It was good but I think I would go... More 

Thank Jim G
Oregon, Illinois
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We frequently eat here for lunch or dinner on our visits to Macalester College. The food has always been delicious, except for the one time I tried the fried walleye dish. The service is sometimes a little slow, but always friendly and enthusiastic. The atmosphere is college town mellow. After about 10 visits, this place remains a jewel for us.

Thank glenrajmaj
Pasadena, California
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429 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Wide variety of menu items to choose from and the authentic flavors are there (except for my pad thai sriracha, which had a disappointing red tomato sauce but no spicy heat). Seems to be popular with the locals, and there are plenty of tables to accommodate a busy service. Helpful and attentive staff.

Thank Ray Q
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were a party of 10 and made a reservation. We know Asian food but was my first time at this restaurant. It was a Sunday night and they were busy. We waited about 15 minutes to get seated and it was another 15 minutes until we saw a server. Ordered drinks and appetizers for the table. The Spring rolls,... More 

Thank Jfomarco
San Diego, California
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217 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Delicious Gang Kha soup with chicken, equisite flavor and perfect for a chilly autumn day while we were touring Macalaster College across the street. My daughter and the other two students had the lunch specials and all were bountiful servings resulting in happy faces and satisfied appetites!

Thank 2beans2000
Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

First time visiting restaurant, but won't be my last. Great food, esp the cream puffs- similar to "Crab Rangoon," but maybe rating among the best I've ever had. Ate with two colleagues and their spouses, all enjoyed their food. Plus, they make it easy to choose from mild to very spicy for most every dish. Great beer selection and $3... More 

Thank Don B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband and I eat here at least 2x a month. As a Saint Paul resident, this is one of our favorites, and it is definitely one of our favorite Twin Cities Thai restaurants. We love their pad see ew, their pad thai, and all their green curry dishes. The food we order while dining in is usually ready in... More 

Thank Nikki B
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is a place on my go-to list for every visit to MN. I discovered it living in Saint Paul in 2008 and since then make it a point to eat there when I visit every two years. Their pad thai is one of the best I've ever had!

Thank Maryam F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1681 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-690-1393

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