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Dara Thai Lao Cuisine

1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
+1 510-841-2002
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
3 days ago
“Mediocre Thai food”
25 Feb 2016
“Excellent Thai food for a very reasonable price!”
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1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overly smoky chicken satay, bland pat thai, and fishy tasting fried bananas. There are much better places in the East Bay to have Thai food than this. Don't waste your money or calories here.

Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a nice family run restaurant. The food is very tasty and the service is fast and friendly. They had an excellent Pumpkin soup on the menu when we went.

Thank travelbuzz2015
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I think the cuisine had been "dumbed down" for the majority local population, but still offers a sense of the "real deal". I had the laarb muu (pork salad). I asked for it to be mild, because in a previous incarnation, when I was much...More

Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Affordable prices, outdoor seating, pleasant wait staff. Great perch to people watch - corner of shattuck & cedar peeps.

Thank auntchrissy
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Nice staff and good prices. The mother cooks (she also wrote a good cookbook) and the kids wait tables. Often children doing homework. Very friendly atmosphere. Nice to sit outside and people watch.

Thank john f
Reviewed 25 May 2014

It is not often that we come across an impressive extraordinary Thai restaurant, it is simply one of a surprise find. The Dara's Thai & Lao Cuisine, is exceptionally very good, the menu has many authentic traditional Thai and Lao dishes. We had the Eggplant...More

Thank Felixberto E
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Had enough Pho and other Asian choices? Then this place is for you. Homemade sausage, tiny fried quail, and VERY hot curry. Properly hot, not the typical American stuff. Service not so friendly, but hey, the food's excellent.

Thank EnglandScotland
Reviewed 3 February 2013

I started with baby spinach leaves with peanut and coconut on top very pretty served with a tamarind sauce. then I had stir fry vegetables with wide rice noodles with a mild black bean sauce just the right amount of flavor for the rice noodles....More

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Reviewed 29 January 2008

what is this place doing in the gourmet ghetto?

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Reviewed 22 January 2008

have eaten there on several occasions over the last few years... lately seems like they don't have enough waiters to attend to the customers promptly and attentively... after being asked whether there were eggs in the veggie rolls (which, to me, seemed a clear indication...More

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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1549 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-2002
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