Thai Restaurants in San Clemente

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Black-and-white photographs provide a stark contrast to Tasty Thai's bright fuchsia walls. The chefs strive to strike this same balance between bold flavors and delicate accents in their traditional Thai dishes. Accents of pineapple, lemongrass, and coconut milk appear in pan-fried noodles and fried rice. For many dishes, guests can choose from a host of proteins, such as chicken, shrimp, and tofu, then select a spice level, which, like lists of your favorite fingers, is on a scale of 1 to 10.

22722 Lambert St
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Cuisine Type: Thai Food

Established: 1994

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 25?50

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Pad Thai Noodles, Curry, BBQ and Vegetarian

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: None

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: We offer gourmet Thai food prepared fresh to order, fast, at a clean and casual dining place

Q&A with the Owner / Manager

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Pad Thai is our most popular noodle dish. Stir-fried rice noodles with chicken, shrimp, egg, green onions, bean sprouts and our special blend of spices, then sprinkled with ground peanuts.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

The most popular dishes of Thai food are selected in our menu with variety of flavors. Many beneficial herbs, spices ,and seasonings such as ginger, basil, galangal, garlic, fresh chili, [and] lemon grass ... are used in our dishes.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

The taste of Thai dishes mainly depends on the freshness of ingredients, the harmonious blending of poignant flavors, and the method of cooking that has been handed down for generations. We cook the way we eat at home and take spice very seriously. For our cooked to order menu, the customer can specify a spicy level as No Spice, Mild, Medium, Spicy or Fire.

15455 Jeffrey Rd
Irvine,
CA
US

When the queen and princess of Thailand craved a taste of their homeland while visiting the United States, they didn't look any further than the Pacific Coast Highway, home of Royal Thai Cuisine. The duo stopped by the 31-year-old eatery to try Chef Sam Tila's specialties, which include calamari tossed with sweet red curry sauce, medleys of eggplant and tofu, and duck steamed in herbs and honey and deep fried. Tila sources prawns directly from the Chao Praya River, which he then grills and douses in a garlic oyster sauce. Rather than guard his culinary secrets as jealously as the Pentagon guards its recipe for the president's barbecue sauce, Tila teaches them to aspiring chefs during classes that cover Thai classics such as massaman curry.

4001 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach,
CA
US

When the family behind L5 Thai Restaurant & Lounge immigrated to the United States from Thailand, they brought along a deep love for their native cuisine. The menu aims to capture the region's complex and distinctive blend of flavors and spices. However, truly re-creating these flavors requires a more personal touch, and the chefs acknowledge this by making some noodles in-house and by giving nicknames to every single peanut. This commitment lends even more authenticity to the selection of familiar Thai staples, including fragrant curries, stir-fries with spicy chili sauces, and Thai-style barbecued spare ribs.

The dining room's white tablecloths appear crisp and minimalist, but the red walls, ceiling-mounted surfboard, and chrome-laden bar seating area imbue the ambiance with some casualness and whimsy. Leafy plants sit in the corner, adding a verdant splash to contrast the reds, golds, and ambers defining the majority of the space.

12910 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove,
CA
US

Spicy scents abound at Siam Palace, where chefs use traditional Thai recipes to create mouth-watering vegetarian and meat-based dishes. Stir-fried wide rice noodles form the base of pad see eew and pad kee mao, while fresh vegetables are simmered in green and red curry sauces. To create the restaurant's signature Thai-style barbecue entrees, the kitchen drenches marinated steak, shrimp, and other meats in a housemade sauce. The restaurant also provides catering and complimentary delivery to homes and offices, as well as to the occasional alternate dimension.

10900 Los Alamitos Blvd
Los Alamitos,
CA
US

Sweet and spicy aromas dance around the interior of Monora Thai Cuisine accompanied by soothing music. Tables fill with noodle soups, fried-rice dishes, and numerous styles of curries, including duck curry with infusions of pineapple and coconut. House specials, such as salmon with panang sauce and BBQ spare ribs, come with two egg rolls, two wontons, soup or salad, rice, and an extra stomach to fit everything.

11448 South St
Cerritos,
CA
US