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Chabaa Thai Bistro

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4371 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1415
+1 215-483-1979
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This may have been the slowest service experienced in a long time. And it is not as if the food was that good. Meals did not come out together. Often the food was not hot. Not sure whether they did not have enough staff or what. On the plus side, it is a beautiful setting.

Thank Phillydoc06
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great Thai food. We ordered a chicken skewer appetizer that was good. Been to other places, but this place served amazing curry. I got the red curry and my wife got the green curry. My red curry had some heat to it and my wife's was more mild. She got a chicken curry and I got the beef. Definitely pleased... More 

Thank Brian D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had been to Chabaa a couple years back and would have given it five stars then. Then currently are merged in with their Japanese restaurant down the block. The place is average, the food was average. Though the women who runs it is still very present, none of our dishes were memorable. And then we got a $5 bottle... More 

Thank Bobwphilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Of all the restaurant reviews I've done, and mind you I am an expert now. Chabaa's is without a doubt, my go to restaurant. Go to happy, go to sad, go to because I don't want to cook, go to because Chabaa is just Wonderful! A small BYOB restaurant in Artsy Manayunk, mind you dear readers it is all about... More 

Thank olga m
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I have been here several times the food is always good the wait staff is nice and we love trying the new dishes they always seen to have for happy hour, W usually go after work but always manage to get a great seat at the bar.

1 Thank DENISE H
Philadelphia, PA
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

I love Thai food and this is one of the best -- maybe even THE best -- Thai restaurants I've dined in during my nearly 30 years living in Philadelphia. Chef Moon shows her deft touch and authentic roots. She clearly cares about the quality -- and her customers; it is not at all unusual, at least during non-rush times,... More 

Thank larrybard
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586 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

A pretty standard menu for Thai and a very small menu at that. The Tom Yum soup was very fresh and tasty, though not spicy no matter what level of spice you ordered it. A little pricy at $5 a cup - the whole menu was a little pricey. The assorted appetizers was boring. The winner was the luxurious green... More 

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

We almost couldn't find this place--because it's temporarily moved to Yanako, it's Japanese sister restaurant down the street. Did the website mention this? No. Did the website mention that the menu at this "temp" location is "limited", and not the same as the menu on line? No. Did the hostess tell me either of these things when I called to... More 

1 Thank TexSF
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

This restaurant move Thailand to Philadelphia. You can enjoy not only a good test of thai food but also best service and lovely atmosphere with Thai art and sculpture.

Thank blissbreath
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

I have no idea how the food at this restaurant is; the place is not clean, cramped, and has the distinct smell of dirty carpets. Such a turn-off that my family and I left before being seated. Walked down the street to Winnie's on Main Street, and had a wonderful meal, sitting outside under the awning. (Very loud inside the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4371 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127-1415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Manayunk
  • Neighbourhood: Manayunk
  • Phone Number: +1 215-483-1979

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