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“Great Food, excellent friendly service--try some dishes you have not tried before!”

Sanamluang Thai Cuisine
Ranked #11 of 148 Restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We visited here this past weekend. Had not been to Sanamluang since it was below the 10 Freeway.

Sunday, circa 11:30-12 noon. Very busy when we walked inside. People waiting to be seated. The pair of us was told it would be probably 25 minutes for a table.Surprise! Since our party was only 2 people, we were seated within about 5 minutes, at a small table.

When our drinks were served (Thai Iced Tea and Thai Iced Coffee) we ordered and our sever mentioned that the food probably would not fit on our table, so she would get us a larger table, which she did, and very cheerfully.

We moved and and waited a bit and our food came after a not-too-long wait, hot and fresh. We wanted leftovers and ordered the chinese broccoli with crispy pork belly, a vegetarian dish of sauteed bean sprouts and radish cake, Roll Noodles with chicken, shrimp, squid and black mushrooms in sauce with bean sprouts, and a steamed soft rice "biscuit" stuffed with chinese veggies in some seasoned sauce.

It was all excellent. We especially enjoyed the Chinese Broccoli over rice with the fried pork belly and the Ka Nom Pak Kard, the bean sprouts and radish cake dish.

This place was hopping, but very fresh and modern looking, clean and inviting. This is a pretty high energy place, noisy and busy so be aware that in some areas you might have a problem talking! Our first small table was quite noisy, but the larger second was good in this respect, but still had a very high noise level.

Rest rooms looked immaculate to me, very nice and not smelly as some can be.

They have a very nice variety of menu items, and include things I have not seen locally at other Thai restaurants, Vegetarians will be able to eat and (Veg and Vegan--check for eggs and fish sauce. . . ) the place can handle large parties (10-15 maybe?) and children. A large party may have to wait a bit.

A LOT of take-out was flying through the door.

I want to go again ASAP! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Thank Lm D
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

My family and I were regulars at the old Pomona location. The new restaurant in Claremont is incredibly crowded, so we don't go as frequently. Yesterday we went on our way home from a sports event. We were seated relatively quickly, but that's where our good experience ended. After we ordered our simple three item lunch, we waited nearly 45 minutes for our food. Other patrons came and went. We asked what had happened to our meal and we had apparently been forgotten. So one of the other waitstaff reordered our food, but got dishes mixed up, so back everything went again. In the meantime, no one offered to bring us appetizers and we received only a half-hearted apology. 1.5 hours later, we got our food, but it was terrible. The kids' curry dishes were watery and tasteless and my yum woon sen noodle salad dish was inedible. The waiter offered to discount our meal by $7, but this seemed totally inadequate after waiting over two hours to eat a substandard, expensive meal.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible. Excellent meal. Full flavor and hit the spot! If your looking for great Thai food you better head here. Well worth the wait. We had the Pad Keo Mao and the Pad See Ewe. WOW!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Kbull72
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

On a Friday Night with 7 people about 8 Pm we had a 30 minute wait. Once we were seated in the back booth our service was very fast and efficient.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank drawlings2015
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great food for a really great price. Shrimp Pad Kee Mow was $7.95 and was a good portion size. Very extensive menu. No alcohol served, but they allow outside drinks.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Don W
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