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“Food as good and yummy as the pictures in the menu!”

President Thai Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 747 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and it was busy! We made reservations in advance knowing this would be the case. Even though it was really busy, the service was great and the food was delicious! The busy-ness definitely made the space a little louder from all the people trying to out-talk their neighbors (despite lack of music) but it was fine because it wasn't too crowded in terms of spacing. There were also seats available outdoors with an outdoor patio as well as a covered outdoor patio.

The parking area was tight but there was a sign about additional parking available beyond the restaurant. There were a couple parking attendants to help direct the traffic flow.

We got a lot of food. Thai food is really best shared so we got several dishes knowing we would share everything. The menus were helpful because it was full of pictures - though a little disorganized, the pictures really helped. The curries don't come with the rice - you need to order a communal pot of it separately in size small or large. We got a large for 6 people but had leftover. We of course got a papaya salad to share - delicious!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Always pop in here for dinner when I'm in Pasadena on business.
Excellent service from everyone.
Food is the best Thai food I've had in USA.

They used to serve Mi Krab but don't anymore :(
Everything on menu is excellent. The soups are served in a flaming bowl.
My favorite entree (enough for 2 to share or one VERY hungry diner!) is the Ta-Lay Mor Din...it has steamed​ fish filet, shrimp, mussels, crab claws & calamari w/ silver noodles, cabbage, carrots, celery. For dessert, try the Rainbow Rubies - served over ice!
FYI - Evenings and weekends can be busy - make reservations. They have parking attendants that direct you where to park. A very professionally run restaurant!

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our first take away, we have never been, but a full parking lot held some promise. We ordered six dishes (all take away).Pad thail was very good, basil chicken (very good), panang chicken (very good), red curry (very good), papaya salad (good), spring rolls (very good)....overall a very successful place to order out on a night when no one wants to cook. Delighted in fact given how truly awful our experience had been with another Thai place in Pasadena. So far, this one is a winner.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

President Thai accepted our family even if it was a group of nine. We called to make a reservation but they said just come over. They had the patio area prepared for an overflow, complete with a heater. Most of the entrees may have been spicy but the server would ask you to rate the spiciness you desired from 1-10, one least spicy and 10 burning hot. Our food server Tony was all ears, all enthusiasm in his service and a good memory too! Food was delicious and very generous; most of the lunch meals had won tons with sweet sauce. The grandchildren wanted mango but without the sticky rice and the kitchen accommodated that request. Very pleasant experience!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for 10+ years! Food and service are amazing, and desert you must have after your meal. Family owned, friendly people! Go early, very busy at dinner time.

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