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Gra Pow

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497 E Alessandro Blvd, in the Mission Grove Shopping Center, Riverside, CA 92508-5085
+1 951-780-1132
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Riverside, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I dread every time my husband wants to have dinner here. The wait is long, other than the chicken slammer, the food is ok. The wait staff is hit and miss, sometimes good, sometimes not. As for tonight's experience, I won't be going back.

Thank DeDe M
Riverside, Connecticut
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The BEST Thai food!! Walked in from the rain - warmly greeted and offered me hot tea while they prepared the order!!! The pad Thai and curry are so awesome!!! We will be back!

Thank Relojudy
Vacaville, California
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have eaten here a few times when visiting family. The food is absolutely delicious, and there is usually a long line of people waiting. We arrived at 7:00 pm, were told the wait was 30-35 minutes, and were seated at 7:30. We were rushed in ordering, and then ignored. We ordered family style a Seafood Noodle entree, Roasted Duck... More 

Thank Jo W
Riverside, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a comfortable Thai/Asian bistro. It's not super high-end Alhambra or Monterey Park Chinese food, but is consistently high quality. It will be quite busy on weekend evenings. My favorite time is early in the four-six o'clock happy hour with small dishes and discounted beers. Three or four small dishes and you have dinner. This is our favorite choice... More 

Thank eahjob
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited this restaurant on a business lunch break with three colleagues. We all ordered at the same time. Half of our party got their food 30 minutes after we ordered. The other half did not get their order for over 45 minutes. The unfriendly server blamed it on the kitchen and did not even attempt to apologize. He was... More 

Thank Chikyra P
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had eaten here for lunch a while ago but came here for Happy Hour this visit. Really like the food and the wine pours are generous. Watch out - Happy Hour ends at 6 pm and prices go up. (I think Happy Hour prices are available after 9 pm) If you need to order more food and drink do... More 

Thank C W B
Highland, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you're looking for a modern Thai restaurant serving dishes ranging from mild to Dragon Fire HOT, Gra-Pow is the place. Hot or not, the FLAVOR is fabulous!! Service is quick and friendly, too. I will definitely return!!!

Thank DeeAynn
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

They've recently remodeled and added a bar next door. Trying (it looks like) a NY vibe in Riverside, CA, which is like saying you're trying for a Hollywood vibe on Mars. Came in for lunch and sat at bar - these servers are either disgruntled or they really hate the restaurant business. Indifferent is the best way to describe them... More 

Thank Royal567
Riverside, CA
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have been to Gra Pow several times. While I really like the food, the service that I receive has been mediocre. Maybe it's because I am single and usually dine alone. I seem to get ignored a lot. The last time I was in the restaurant, I ordered the chicken lettuce wraps and Tom Kha soup. While the food... More 

Thank KDG7
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Why doesn't anyone mention their sushi? It escapes me. The freshest fish, expertly prepared with rice and sauce. Delicious prerequisite for any meal. Then just circle the Pacific Rim with curries, noodles, and other delicacies expertly prepared equally in skill and quality as the sushi. Also the wait staff is AWESOME!! GO HERE NOW!

Thank Ken K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 497 E Alessandro Blvd, in the Mission Grove Shopping Center, Riverside, CA 92508-5085
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-780-1132

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