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King & I of San Marcos

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1020 West San Marcos Blvd, Old California Restaurant Row, San Marcos, CA 92069
+1 760-744-1008
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Encinitas, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch and had the Red Curry. Lunch also came with a small soup and a small salad. The dressing was a peanut based dressing and was outstanding. The service was very attentive.

Thank jpbla
San Marcos, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Been there a few times with different friends and always enjoy the food and the place! Convenient location as well 😊

Thank SanMarcosTraveler
Encinitas, California
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Our friends have had dinner here many times and recommended it for very fresh Thai food. We were so glad we went. The service is excellent and we were not rushed. Every dish we had was outstanding. This is a great place to go to before a movie as it right by the theater in San Marcos. Casual and clean.

Thank Phyl145
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A good way to tell how good a restaurant is by knowing how long it has been in business. This location has been open for over 15 years and there is a reason. Great Thai food at a good price.

Thank joebobeo
No. San Diego County
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Visited with family on a Sunday afternoon. Interior decor seemed nice.....but strange that on one of the potted plants, the actual pot was wrapped in aluminum foil. Looked kind of tacky? Otherwise cute inside. We started with the fried spring rolls which were good and served with a peanut sauce. Also tried the chicken wings which seemed to be stuffed... More 

Thank sulphursister
Manila, Philippines
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206 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

We had lunch with friends here. The restaurant was clean and service was quick. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I enjoyed my pad thai and my friends liked the red curry.The prices were reasonable.The ambiance was homey and we spent the time chatting with our friends. Would recommend this restaurant to friends who may visit... More 

Thank Cynthia K
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

It is the best Thai food around. And I mean real Thai, not American/Thai food. Most of the time the dishes in Thai restaurants are "adjusted" for the American taste, not here. It is authentic. I have traveled to Thailand many times and the King and I could be in Bangkok and the locals would eat there. In my book... More 

Thank wflovestotravel
San Marcos, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Food is great, staff is nice and value is there. Mid priced. I highly recommend! Cozy atmosphere and appears to be clean.

Thank Karyn V
San Marcos, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Our favorite Thai food in the North County. We are never disappointed. The Thai peanut salad is great. We are always satisfied and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Tom S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We had a great meal when I was visiting a friend. I love how welcoming the ladies were and that really set the tone. The decor is perfect for a Tai resteraunt. The Pad Tai was delish. You can pick the "heat" for your spices on a scale of 1-10. I would definately go back.

Thank taeweeee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 West San Marcos Blvd, Old California Restaurant Row, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-744-1008

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