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Baan Thai

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99 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA
+1 925-253-0989
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Lafayette, California
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394 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

When I want a vegetarian dinner I try to order tofu. One of the appetizer was crispy tofu. It was a large portion served with a tasty sauce. With a green papaya salad and sticky rice I was very happy. The service is always fast and friendly at Baan Thai.

Thank reise-tanta-di
Orinda CA
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We enjoy this restaurant for family dinners. It has a relaxed atmosphere, good service, and good food.

Thank travellin1_NorCal
Truckee, California
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The service is excellent and they are very kind, patient and tolerant with difficult diners (like my East Bay in laws...). I have been several times now and I will continue to recommend and dine at this little Orinda gem. The food is fresh, well presented, a good value and delicious. They are graciously willing to make any menu modifications.... More 

Thank amovablefeast
Orinda, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

loved the Tom Kha Kai soup (hubby and I split a large - there's enough for 4 people to share and it was so tasty we finished it off by ourselves) followed by two daily specials, a basil lamb stir fry and another stir fry with seafood and eggplant. Perfectly seasoned and just spicy enough for our admittedly westernized palates... More 

Thank LilyCatsMom
Lafayette, California
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394 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We have eaten both lunch and dinner at Baan Thai numerous times. The servers are always friendly and helpful. Other than the many tasty dishes I especially like the way they are willing to substitute and modify dishes to our taste. Crunchy tofu instead of regular tofu is never a problem. We keep returning for good Thai food.

Thank reise-tanta-di
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you arrive by 7 p.m., there's generally tables left. They also do take-out. This is where we go when my G-F daughter-in-law comes to town. Their pumpkin curry is good, but our favorites are the Healthy Fried Rice, the Thai Crunch Salad, and the Spring rolls.

Thank Mahsha57
Orinda, California
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

There are only two Thai restaurants in Orinda -- both are on the Village Side. Baan Thai is the better one. Solid food and good service at a reasonable price. The seasonal specials are always a treat!

Thank JHugener
Boulder, Colorado
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700 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

Four of us ate lunch here on a Sat. in Dec. I had the beef satay, which was excellent. (Portion could have been bigger). Two of us had the spicy noodles, which were spicy and a large portion. My spouse had the shrimp which she liked. Try the dessert of Sticky Rice With Mango. Really good. The service was good.... More 

Thank Buzzy1
Lafayette, California
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394 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Baan Thai is among my many favorite restaurants I return to periodically. I have yet to have a bad meal. The servers are always cheerful and friendly. While it is not on the menu they are always willing to make me a large bowl of vegetable or seafood soup with rice noodles - a satisfying soup I learn to love... More 

Thank reise-tanta-di
San Francisco Bay Area
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had the curry with a Thai beer here for lunch and really enjoyed it. Good flavors and balanced seasonings. Not overpriced either. It's a neighborhood place so it's not a fancy atmosphere just good food and good service. Will definitely go back.

Thank fosmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orinda
  • Phone Number: +1 925-253-0989

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