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Cha Ba Thai

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31st & Alberta, Portland, OR
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

When you walk into the restaurant it looks like it's going to be trendy and expensive. Not only is it super affordable but the food is amazing! How can you tell if the food is really good? There were just as many Asian people eating there as other nationalities. The food is drool worthy! It is so good whenever we... More 

Thank Michelle S
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered Larb Moo and Tom Kha and both were good. The Larb should've been hotter as far as spiciness goes in my opinion. The service was very friendly and prompt.

Thank brayden s
Portland, Oregon
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188 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This as close to the food served in Thailand as you will get. Great selection and well seasoned. The prices are very reasonable also.

Thank canmarto
Syracuse, Utah
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am a big fan of any Thai food. On a recent business trip to Portland, a work colleague suggested Cha Ba Thai. The BEST Thai food I have ever had! I had the PAD KEE MAO. AMazing!! If you are ever in Portland, you owe it to yourself to find this place and give it a try!

Thank sh00tfire
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This has become my "go to" Thai restaurant in Portland. There is plentiful seating indoors and outdoors in warm weather. The menu is varied, offering something for all tastes. The soups are rich and flavorful, curries wonderful with many options, and there are always very inviting specials. The portions are plentiful, service is fast, food delivered hot and steaming to... More 

Thank Peeteega
Redmond, Oregon
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Good thai food, good service, it's small. Good value for the money. Parking might be difficult depends on day and time.

Thank gstaak
Gladstone, Oregon
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Great food, good service! I ordered the ginger stir fry with beef and extra garlic, was soooooo good! My friends ordered Tom Kha soup, curry and a couple other stir fry's, we all liked our food very much. Will be back, thank you!

Thank Oceantoes
Boston, Massachusetts
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315 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had takeout while visiting Portland - Chaba Thai is frequented by the locals we are visiting and they are right; the food is delicious.we had spicy Pad Thai, a vegetable rice dish and a shrimp dish. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared - we would definitely eat at Chaba Thai again.

Thank Cottonhead
Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Not that the other Thai restaurants on Alberta are bad, they are not, but the walk to the far end of activity on the street will reward you with a superb experience that leaves the others quite a way behind. I have no reservation in saying this was one of the best Thai meals I have had outside of Thailand.... More 

Thank Dave T
Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Cha Ba Thai is always consistently great food at their locations on Sandy and Alberta. Reasonable prices and I have never been dissappointed in any dish I have ordered.

Thank Shauna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31st & Alberta, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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