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Sam Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian, Thai
235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
+1 209-383-5350
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pad thai” (21 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
Asian, Thai
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Sam always prepares our food, including all my special requests, to perfection. Best Thai food in our area. Very clean and Sam is always so friendly.

Thank alacattle
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Dropped by for dinner on the first day in Merced and ended up coming back for a meal here everyday for the next 3 days! Sam's a friendly guy and makes you feel welcomed. The food is good and you are asked to choose the...More

Thank RichardsRN
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My lady and I have been to Sam's probably 20 times so that should tell you about the quality. The combination Pad Thai is my regular dish and she likes the Pad Seew. We've always had great meals there and will be coming back in...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When you walk in the owner is there and greets you with a warm smile and hug. He personally makes sure that what you order is correct, and if you want something special he will make it. The food is fresh and wonderful as is...More

Thank Amedee C
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Although it's not in the best part of town, this is a great restaurant and I've never had any problems with my vehicle or any of the local neighbors. A great feeling inside with quick service and very good food. It's worth driving a little...More

Thank Jarsteve
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The food a majority of the time is exceptional and full of flavor, however there are some days when the chefs forget to put the toppings (the lime, peanuts, fresh spring onions) and sometimes they lightly sprinkle vegetables on the vegetabke pad thai. It is...More

Thank DaminiH
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I am not Thai but I have been to Thailand and eaten in "homespun" Thai restaurants in the US. This restaurant holds its own. We are vegetarians and were able to find a few dishes to suit our tastes. All were really good. The owner...More

2  Thank Lorne29
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

The owner is the sweetest person I have ever met. He genuinely cares about his costumers as well as students from the UC. All of his food is carefully prepared and very good. I also love that you can pick the spice levels of certain...More

1  Thank BPMPMH
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I ate here on a recent business trip. They were very friendly and even made me something that was not on the menu. Everything I ordered was fresh and delicious. Don't let the area this restaurant in in put you off.

Thank Sweetamd
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We eat there 3-4x per month and it's great. Sam is a super host and the food is fantastic. I love the Pad Thai (heat level 6) and my lady likes the Pad Siu. We also have the Chicken Satay and Combo fried rice and...More

Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-5350
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We've Been Around For A Long Time Making Great Food. Sam Is Great!
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