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Ratchada Thai & Laos Cuisine

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1117 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4601 (Formerly Cafe de Laos)
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

poor service, bad food- absolutely no way close to Thai! not recommended at all. hope i forget this one soon.

Thank v1234v
Plymouth Meeting, PA
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

In the heart of South Philadelphia is a BYOB restaurant that brings traditional Thai and Laotian cuisine to the delight of the dining community. With an extensive menu that offers selections of authentic, deliciously spicy and non spicy dishes that will prove satisfying to the most sophisticated palate. The ambiance is warmed by the subtle lighting, Thai & Laotian art... More 

1 Thank mgkmarkr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A friend told me that Ratchada was the only excellent Thai restaurant in Philly. So I checked it out, and, guess what? He was right. The food is expertly prepared, perfectly spiced -- they actually give you what you want "Thai spicy" if you ask -- and beautifully presented. I've become a regular. If you like Thai food and you... More 

Thank Baskinman
Pitman, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

There is nothing I can say negatively about this restaurant. From the moment you enter into the serene dining room and are greeted by the welcoming staff, you know you are in for a wonderful dining experience.Very peaceful space. The food is authentic Thai and Laos cuisine, expertly prepared and attractively presented. Large menu with vegetarian, meat and seafood options... More 

Thank mschowhound
Wayne, PA
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised at the very good Thai food here. Our party of 5 all had the lunch specials. This is a great value and the choices of soups and entrees are varied. The Ratchada duck is excellent. Also, this place has nice ambiance. Service is spotty and iffy.

Thank Lois L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a very attractive neighborhood restaurant about a mile south of center city. We have been going there for roughly 6-7 years even when owned by predecessor. Current owner renovated far more attractively and improved the food. Gyp is a very attractive and effervescent hostess and owner who makes a very positive beginning. The Thai appetizer platter and the... More 

1 Thank Jon S
Margate City, New Jersey
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179 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I was hoping to meet and exceed my breadth of Thai cuisine here but was rather disappointed. One less than stellar visit should not deter others because the place obviously had a solid following. Perhaps they had a bad night. The specials were an over reach. The dishes were poorly conceived though attractively described. The venue is very nice with... More 

Thank shorevet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We love to cook, so when we go out we want to find something we cannot make better at home. Ratchada is one of these places. The spices and smells transport you to another culture. We have eaten here many times since moving to the neighborhood, and have tried many things on the menu. This place never disappoints. The lemongrass... More 

Thank Daniel L
Philadelphia, PA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We came with a party of 6 on a Saturday night at 7 pm and were happy to be seated right away. One of our party was vegetarian and she was very satisfied with the vegetarian menu. The rest of us had shrimp pad thai, a spicy chicken noodle dish and a stir fry. Everything was delicious, one of the... More 

Thank RutgersGuy
Fripp Island, South Carolina
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219 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Great Thai Cuisine, Great Atmosphere, Great Service! The problem with most Asian Restaurants in Philadelphia, is that they either have a nice atmosphere with either fair food & service, or great food with a poor atmosphere. After dining here with Friends, I can tell you that Ratchada has both atmosphere, great service, and excellent food! Serving Traditional Thai dishes, cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4601 (Formerly Cafe de Laos)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 2675796647

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