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Narai Asian Cuisine

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320 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1107
+1 360-754-1332
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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49 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a local who used to love this place; I especially loved the ranbutan curry. I'd tell people it was the best Thai in Olympia, but now it's gone downhill. They must have changed kitchen staff. It's been disappointing for a couple years now. I just had literally the worst lunch of my life here. Sukiyaki soup was horrendous. Spice... More 

Thank MightyMayhem
The NW
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My girlfriend and I were here on a Thurs. at 11:30 am for lunch. She brought her young son and let me tell you right now, there are too many knick knacks everywhere for little kids. Kids being kids, they just can't resist checking it all out too. Including the paper lanterns over the tables! My girlfriends little boy nailed... More 

Thank TheNWTammy
Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I go there often and always get a great meal. Love the pumpkin curry. Good service. A regular spot for me and my friends.

Thank arcturusmoon
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206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Read the good reviews on Narai and we checked the menu online and were anxious to try it out. We went on a Sunday evening and found it very disappointing. Actually things started out well. We ordered shrimp cakes and that dish arrived hot, delicious and flavorful. Unfortunately things went downhill from there. I ordered garlic beef which is described... More 

Thank TravelingFan22
Plainview, New York
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I liked this Thai food place. Service was friendly. We had all vegan options. They were extremely good for vegan. Worth trying if you are vegetarian and/or vegan

Thank illysez
Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

The part about the door is because Olympia is cold and wet. The food is the best Thai food in Olympia just don't be in a hurry. The servers are all pleasant and thoughtful. The atmosphere is cluttered but interesting.

Thank Laural90210
Olympia, Washington
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

My hubs and son had pineapple fried rice, which was good. They got spicy level 1, which was good to share with my son. I got the tom kha with spicy level 3, which was too spicy for my boys, but I liked it. I got it with seafood. I loved the overdone, ostentatious inside decor - quite over the... More 

Thank Foodie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great food, good service and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was truly authentic as well as the food. We al loved it.

Thank Raymond S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We like Narai, but we're vegetarians and eat alot of tofu there---in literally every dish we order. I have found out that the tofu they use is NOT ORGANIC, which unfortunately means it is almost certainly made from Genetically Modified soy, as nearly all the soy in the U.S. is GMO. We are so disappointed, because this will mean we... More 

Thank yotravelmama
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The ambiance is dimly lit and smells greasy. The service was mediocre and the food was very average. I had the lab and the cabbage slices were huge and it looked like they just threw in a bunch of raw red onions. Was not worth the meal!

Thank J H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-754-1332

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