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Chalit's Thai Bistro

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5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2400
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here half a dozen times in the past year. Sometimes for lunch and sometimes for dinner. The crab fried rice is delicious. You can add the level of spice you'd like (1-10) and enjoy! Keep in mine you need to make reservations for dinner. Especially on the weekends. The restaurant is not terribly large so get a table... More 

1 Thank Brandon T
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed another fantastic meal at Chalit's. As usual, the food was tasty, fresh and served hot. The service is always good and the servers are very friendly. It truly is our favorite restaurant. Thanks to Chris the owner for continuing to set a high standard for other dining spots to try to emulate. It is always a great experience.

1 Thank Carl S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch and found the atmosphere to be pleasant, the waitstaff attentive and the food tasty. I plan to return and try some additional items on the menu. The meal I ordered was fresh, with the right balance of flavors.

Thank saavychic
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

It's BYO which is user friendly (what kid of wine goes with spicy Thai food??) The service is very good and friendly. At times, its a bit noisy, but has always been a good experience.

Thank ltl37
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have stopped here on several occasions on my way through Mechanicsburg, and I make it a point to stop specifically at this restaurant for lunch. A colleague recommended this and it was a great recommendation!!

Thank Eric O
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Prices and portion sizes are just right for lunch time meal. Little expensive for dinner. Food is fabulous. I've had just about one of everything. their "brown" rice is just amazing must order that for your side of rice!!!

Thank Sharlo99
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Chalit's is frustrating. It's got a pretty easy to find, convenient location, and is BYOB, so that's solid. The place is small, like really small, and the tables feel cramped. I hate dining at a place where I feel like my entire conversation can be heard by those around me. And, I can clearly hear those from nearby tables. That's... More 

Thank Joe S
James M, Guest Relations Manager at Chalit's Thai Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Joe, "Thank You" for your personal opinion review of Chalit's Thai Bistro. HOWEVER, once you make a claim of "past failed food inspections" you have crossed into an area that is totally untrue and can be proven by the Department of Agriculture Harrisburg, PA. We request you remove this false claim within your review. Thank You, James McClain 717.503.9231 More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never dissappoints, the food is always excellent and the staff very good. It's a small place so make a reservation, but the size allows for a quaint dining experience. It is BYOB so keep that in mind and come prepared if you like a glass of wine with dinner.

Thank AZCatFan1998
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Food was very tasty, and value was good. Just not traditional Thai food. Partner loved their version of Pad Thai

Thank scottserafini
Dover, PA
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a number of times over the past few years. If anything the food seems to be getting better and better. Apps, salads, entrees are all delicious. However our service was so slow the last time that it took us all evening just to get and finish our meal....a little frustrating for a weeknight. Luckily the food saved... More 

Thank Deb L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5103 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2400
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: 6959889
Offering the "lighter, fresher side" of Thai cuisine,
Chalit's Thai Bistro offers an array of traditional and special
recipe Thai dishes, all prepared fresh per order, in a relaxing,
modern and sophisticated environment.

Chalit's Thai Bistro takes pride in the art of presentation
of our dishes. Our appetizers and Thai dish offerings will
please even the most discerning palate, aimed at good health
and with vegetarian offerings.

Chalit's Thai Bistro's made fresh to order approach offers
our guests the opportunity to share input as to the level of
spice with your dish selection, insuring you are most satisfied.

Owner, Chalit designs unique Thai cuisine specials and
desserts weekly to compliment his dedication, care and love
that is a part of every dish prepared.

Our ingredients are fresh and are premium select. No MSG
is used in any of Chalit's Thai Bistro dishes. Chalit's Thai Bistro
tries to purchase select vegetables from local growers
as in season.

Chalit's Thai Bistro guests enjoy our BYOB option. Reservations
are accepted and recommended for our Friday and Saturday
evening dining hours. Major credit cards accepted.

We look forward to sharing our love of Thai food.
Our professional staff will ensure your dining experience with us
will be a wonderful one.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?