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31st & Alberta, Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered Larb Moo and Tom Kha and both were good. The Larb should've been hotter as far as spiciness goes in my opinion. The service was very friendly and prompt.

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Thank brayden s
Portland, Oregon
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This as close to the food served in Thailand as you will get. Great selection and well seasoned. The prices are very reasonable also.

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Thank canmarto
Syracuse, Utah
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am a big fan of any Thai food. On a recent business trip to Portland, a work colleague suggested Cha Ba Thai. The BEST Thai food I have ever had! I had the PAD KEE MAO. AMazing!! If you are ever in Portland, you owe it to yourself to find this place and give it a try!

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Thank sh00tfire
Portland, Oregon
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This has become my "go to" Thai restaurant in Portland. There is plentiful seating indoors and outdoors in warm weather. The menu is varied, offering something for all tastes. The soups are rich and flavorful, curries wonderful with many options, and there are always very inviting specials. The portions are plentiful, service is fast, food delivered hot and steaming to... More 

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Thank Peeteega
Redmond, Oregon
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Good thai food, good service, it's small. Good value for the money. Parking might be difficult depends on day and time.

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Thank gstaak
Gladstone, Oregon
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Great food, good service! I ordered the ginger stir fry with beef and extra garlic, was soooooo good! My friends ordered Tom Kha soup, curry and a couple other stir fry's, we all liked our food very much. Will be back, thank you!

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Thank Oceantoes
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had takeout while visiting Portland - Chaba Thai is frequented by the locals we are visiting and they are right; the food is delicious.we had spicy Pad Thai, a vegetable rice dish and a shrimp dish. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared - we would definitely eat at Chaba Thai again.

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Thank Cottonhead
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Not that the other Thai restaurants on Alberta are bad, they are not, but the walk to the far end of activity on the street will reward you with a superb experience that leaves the others quite a way behind. I have no reservation in saying this was one of the best Thai meals I have had outside of Thailand.... More 

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Thank Dave T
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Cha Ba Thai is always consistently great food at their locations on Sandy and Alberta. Reasonable prices and I have never been dissappointed in any dish I have ordered.

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Thank Shauna M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Wow, what a great neighborhood restaurant. We found this to be one of the best Thai restaurants we've had food from. We eat Thai generally whenever we travel and this one is right at the top. I had Pad Thai as well as chicken satay, as I said above, very, very good. We did takeout, but the service we experienced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31st & Alberta, Portland, OR
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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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?