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543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1608 (University Ave)
+1 650-323-7700
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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La Honda, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Unique dishes, delicious lunch/dinner place for colleagues, friends. Nice outdoor patio in front for good-weather lunch or dinner.

Thank BeadsOfLight
Level Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Their Salmon Curry has been on the menu for years, but it seems to always get better. Another standby is the Tom Yum Goong or Tom Yum Kai which come in a bubbling Thai pot to share. Even as they have expanded to other South Bay sites and enabled Door Dash deliveries, they have still maintained the service levels and... More 

Thank jrftrav16
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I was on a first date (and last). I recommended we come here so I could get the salmon curry. It was FANTASTIC with a great fusion of flavors. I've never tasted anything like that. The cocktail and wine selection was vast, as there is much to choose from. The hostess was warm and welcoming. The server was a little... More 

Thank RockingTravelQueen
Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

From the minute you enter the restaurant to when you leave, service is great! The team serve you with a smile and are ready to sort out any choices you may have. They were able to serve us what we wanted and it was delicious! I recommend

Thank JeffOtieno
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a small restaurant right in the heart of Palo Alto, CA and a reasonable distance from Stanford University as well as the train station for easy access. My son works at Stanford and regularly brings groups of people to this restaurant because of the convenient location and good food but I joined him recently for a group dinner... More 

Thank Jannekebfl
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Not bad Thai food. The staff was slow to seat us and even slower to take our order. We had spring rolls, nothing spectacular but good, nice fresh herbs. Pad Thai that was just OK and some green curry that was pretty good.

Thank Amanda Q
Cupertino, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We had a Pad Thai and a Tom Yam noodle soup off the main menu. Pad Thai was sugary and glutinous with nothing outstanding other than the lack of chili or spiced herbs. It was more Pad Tired than Pad Thai, The Tom Yam was terrible. It had five wooden completely flavorless shrimp, a bit of shitake, some tofu chunks,... More 

Thank JoeWN
El Paso, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

My wife and I went for lunch. They have a lunch special and happy hour on wine by the glass during the day. Not a bad deal. Good food. Nice sidewalk café style patio. I would go back again.

Thank VSLawyer
San Jose, California
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253 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Made a reservation, showed up, they did not keep our reservation. They gave a table to a group which arrived after us saying that the group had a reservation. Um...so did we! They didn't have room for us, genuinely could not care less, a sorry was not even mumbled, therefore, we walked away. What a waste of time. Well at... More 

Thank Atalanta8
Belfast, United Kingdom
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436 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Seated quickly, we had no sooner sat down than we were asked what we'd like to eat. Having not even opened the menu, I played for time. A few minutes, someone else returned to take drinks orders and after ordering, we were asked again for food orders. I checked my watch thinking it was close to 11.00pm and the kitchen... More 

Thank KMcCorry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1608
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-7700

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