Bangkok Thai Cuisine

1459 University Ave, Berkeley
(510) 848-6483

Recent Reviews

C Gibson

We enjoy going out. Yesterday we visited this magnificent place which we didn?t know before. We enjoyed a lovely time there with delicious cooking and a courteous stuff and a talented cook. We put this venue in our phone list and we will certainly go again very soon. We deeply recommend.

Jeselito Balino

Good food, nice people, good place

Anakin Kaufman

The customer service is always prompt, lovely vibes, helpful employees. Will come back again when I arrive here.

Cait Gammill

Both the red and yellow curry were delicious and creamy. We also tried the Thai Golden Bags... YUM. The salad and cucumber salad that came with were also amazing. The young fresh coconut juice was so so refreshing. The staff was super kind and prompt. Would definitely return if I am ever in the area again! Thank you!!

Cindy Manuel

Omg! That food is delicious.

Celena C.

Great service and food! We ordered the Mango Salad, Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, and Salmon Curry (the curry does not come with rice, so we also ordered a bowl of rice). The Mango Salad was great, but the "mild" was a bit spicier than I had anticipated. Both the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew were delicious, and the Salmon Curry had a great flavor. The salmon was cooked just right (very tender), but we thought that the green beans in the curry were unneeded. The crunchiness of the green beans did not go too well in the dish, and the dish as a whole would have been better if the beans were replaced with some softer vegetable. The green beans just added a striking texture, but the taste of the dish was great. Overall, I thought that the flavors of all dishes were on point. I'd visit again, and I'm glad to have found another good Thai restaurant option in Berkeley!

James M.

If you would like to enjoy great food and be treated like family, come here! I discovered this place a couple months ago and I have to say it's quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in The Bay.. charming, happy, attentive staff and . I just have to share my appreciation for this spot.

Nima B.

Appetizer was good (combo plate) Main course wasn't as good as I expected. I ordered pineapple fried rice based on yelp suggestion. It smelled good but was a little bit bland to my taste. My friend got pad-see-ew. It was good but probably could have been cooked with less salt.

Astro Keka

This was a lovely discovery, we had the pork pad Thai and the tofu pad Thai, however I was curious to try the Thai gravy in one of their dishes. Service was excellent, very friendly and nice folks. I am definitely coming back here, I would love to try other dishes in a group set up.

mike wright

Chicken Curry is excellent and spiced to you liking!

Lili M.

I usually order take out at this restaurant because the ambiance is very casual- I would eat in at lunch rather than dinner. What I order: vegetable yellow curry, vegetable pad see ew, spring rolls (so plump and delicious!) and white rice. The portions are generous and there are lots of vegetable in the pad see ew/ not too saucy. Their fried rice is surprisingly good- moist and seasoned well. This is my neighborhood Thai spot and I'm so thankful it's nearby when I want a relaxing evening of take out and a movie.

Nicole A.

Took a day trip to Berkley and stopped by here for lunch. It was around the he corner from Totland park.(recommend the park if your in the area) I am a big fan of pumpkin curry so I tend to gravitate towards that when I order. I ordered the pumpkin curry, pineapple fried rice, fried spring roll, chicken skewer, and fried banana dessert. First, the egg rolls were very good. Flaky and crispy with ample vegetables. Then onto the pumpkin curry with prawns. It was flavorful but lacked an even amount of pumpkin to prawns. Wish it had more pumpkin. Over all it was good. The dessert was fantastic. By this point I was full so only had one piece but would def order again. Only one star off for pumpkin.

Jonah R.

The Bangkok Miang Kham special was a standout. The blend of tamarind and coconut throughout the dish was perfect. Just really an outstanding dish. The Thai Iced Tea was another standout. I get Thai Iced Tea at nearly every Thai restaurant I go to, and while it's hard to mess up, there's decent Thai Iced Tea and outstanding Thai Iced Tea. This was the latter. I thought the Pad Mango was good. My girlfriend thought it was very good. We got the lunch special with a spring roll and Thai house salad. Both were good but nothing to write home about. This restaurant, on the other hand, was. I would definitely come back. Ambiance was casual. Music a trifle strange - odd remixes. Men's room wasn't great. But again I really liked this place.

Bob D.

One of life's great joys is working near a restaurant you already like. The staff is friendly and the food at Bangkok Thai is great. If you can handle spicy, peppers take all of these dishes to another level. Bonus points for a sunny outdoor eating patio.

Jessica H.

Best Thai food I've had in years. Had mango curry with prawns and brown rice. Sweet, savory, and the rice was crazy good. The rice!! I wish I could come back again but I'm here on a work trip.

Kimberly O

Went to lunch here today. It's a small place. Friendly staff.

Kimberly O.

Went to lunch here today. It's a small place. Friendly staff. Their food is so good. Today I ordered the chicken skewers with peanut sauce. Chicken tender and juicy. The sauce was so good. They also give you a little cucumber salad soaked in a vinegar and sugar. That was good. My friend ordered the Tom Kha soup with coconut milk. I thought it was good. Not really worth 13.00 dollars. He also ordered shrimp wraps. I personally do not like them. The sauce had hoisin sauce which I do not care for. He liked them. I have tried the curries red and yellow which were amazing. I would recommend this place. Food is so good.

Jeana Allan

I have eaten here so many times that I need to write this review. My boyfriend and I LOVE this place and we have yet to have a bad meal or food item. We unfortunately end up spending a lot of money here, but mostly due to our inability not to gorge ourselves on yummy food! Service is generally quick and friendly! Love their Thai iced tea and yellow curry, which are easily my go-tos when I'm there. Their chicken satay is also pretty great! All in all, this is a really solid Thai restaurant.

kj page

Yummy lunch specials. Flavorful. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Service is timely.

Debra Montgomery

Great service and food. I get the eggplant with tofu and it's spiced just right.

stuart s.

A year or two I would have rated with a star. The last couple of twice the food has arrived lukewarm. Note: you can't serve hot food on cold plates and expect it to stay hot. Next time if the same happens I shall return the food and ask them to reheat. Has the chef changed? Something changed. Will update. Watch this space. I want them to do better because they are 2 blocks away and convenient and the food is basically good but needs a little more attention

Douglas Burke

Absolutely the worse Thai food I've ever eaten. Shocking how poor the quality and the preparation of the food was. It's been more than a week since we ate here and I just can't shed the memory of how this place could survive in a City with so many superior restaurants. The service was just fine.

Jesus A.

I urge everyone to stay away from this place. STAY AWAY! I just stopped by this place on my lunch break bc I wanted some Pad Thai. After I ordered I was curious and pulled up the reviews on this place. I suspect the good reviews are all fake bc this place is horrible. My Pad Thai had a weird smell and I could tell the beef was barely cooked. It only took like a couple of minutes for me to get my food. I got up and left. I don't know how this place is still open.

woody666

We ordered Combo Plate for Appetizer, followed by Beef & Basil & Pad See Yu for 2 of us. The Satay Sauce tasted Burnt on the Chicken Satay in the appetizer. Pad See Yu, with chicken was ok, no Flavour. Beef with Basil, was cold & we sent it back, they reheated it & overcooked the beef, not very appetizing,, very dry & tasteless. The service was to quick, we hadnt even finished the appetizer and the Entrees were put on the table. We got there at 7pm & out by 7.45pmThe staff were very apologetic about the Beef dish, but after that they were quite rude to us. We will not be back or waste our money here again

Lana Kang

Super delicious every time. Love their curries, especially the seafood green curry. Pad see ew and BBQ pork are good too.

Kelly Custis

They are so sweet here!! They give your kids place mats with kid plates, forks, spoons and sippy cups as soon as you sit down. Mad us feel so welcomed. Food is always on point here.

Andy L.

When I'm craving fried rice, then... I really don't have a saying to back this up. Anyways, just came to Bangkok for the first time and my belly was very pleased. Bangkok has a very open feel and lots of decor to match. Their menus are giant. In fact, their lunch menus consisted of 2 alternative menus plus the dinner menu. I ended up ordering my favorite scrumptious prawn fried rice dish and it was definitely tasty.

Gi F.

One of the best places to get Thai food in Berkeley. Very friendly staff and peaceful ambiance. I ordered pumpkin curry and the sauce was so flavorful. The fresh springs rolls came with this delicious sauce - out of this world! I'm vegan and they had lot's of options - definitely going to come back to try out different dishes.

Arya Jawalikar

I also had bad experience. Vegan means NO EGG, NO FISH, NO FISH SAUCE, NO OYSTER SAUCE!! These people think Vegan means egg is OK. Once upon a time this was good place, not anymore

Janhavi Deshpande

Worst experience today! I went there because this use to be good food. I ordered Vegan Pad Thai with tofu, Vegan Pumpkin Yellow Curry with Tofu,Red curry with Tofu. I specifically asked them make it vegan, no eggs, no fish sauce no oyster sauce. I had ordered to go.To my surprise when I got food home, pad that has eggs in it!!! I called them, guy from restaurant said you said no fish sauce you didn't say no eggs!!! I said I specifically said make it Vegan!! He asked me to bring that back, I drove again obviously I was unhappy. Another thing, they charged me extra for Yellow curry with Tofu, extra $ for Tofu, and there was no tofu in curry at all!! When I went again to give Egg pad Thai back, that guy didn't even apologize he argued with me that I didn't say eggless, I said I repeatedly said that plus make it vegan, he said vegan doesn't mean no egg!!!!! What kind of vegan dictionary these people has!! They are in restaurant business and they don't know basic definition!!! And he argued with me that it was by fault!! When I mentioned about extra charge for tofu in yellow curry and no tofu at all, he argued " well when it says yellow curry with tofu means mix veggies in curry" I was like" so that means there suppose to be tofu in it?" He didn't even apologize in fact he was trying justifying how curry has vegetable in it!! So rude, so disappointment! Guess it's by bye bye to this place for sure

Regine T.

About two weekends ago, I visited Bangkok Thai with a friend. This location is conveniently located on University Ave. in Berkeley. We decided to eat here as another friend of ours recommended the place. Parking is relatively easy. The motel in the back has ample parking for a Saturday lunch. We were greeted by our friendly, welcoming host. We were seated immediately and the atmosphere is quiet and calm. I typically order Red Curry with chicken when I eat out at Thai places. It's not hard to screw up. However, this is how my 5-star experience knocked down to 2-stars. The chicken was extremely hard. It didn't taste fresh. It felt like I was eating pieces of tire. I really wanted to send it back but my waitress disappeared in the back. It was really bad that I couldn't get through half of it. I was extremely disappointed in the quality of food that I do not plan to ever come back.

Janhavi D.

Worse experience today! I went there because this use to be good food. I ordered Vegan Pad Thai with tofu, Vegan Pumpkin Yellow Curry with Tofu,Red curry with Tofu. I specifically asked them make it vegan, no eggs, no fish sauce no oyster sauce. I had ordered to go.To my surprise when I got food home, pad that has eggs in it!!! I called them,guy from restaurant said you said no fish sauce you didn't say no eggs!!! I said I specifically said make it Vegan!! He asked me to bring that back, I drove again obviously I was unhappy. Another thing, they charged me extra for Yellow curry with Tofu, extra $ for Tofu, and there was no tofu in curry at all!! When I went again to give Egg pad Thai back, that guy didn't even apologize he argued with me that I didn't say eggless, I said I repeatedly said that plus make it vegan, he said vegan doesn't mean no egg!!!!! What kind of vegan dictionary these people has!! They are in restaurant business and they don't know basic definition!!! And he argued with me that it was by fault!! When I mentioned about extra charge for tofu in yellow curry and no tofu at all, he argued " well when it says yellow curry with tofu means mix veggies in curry" I was like" so that menas there suppose to be tofu in it?" He didn't even apologize in fact he was trying justifying how curry has vegetable in it!! So rude, so disappointment! Guess it's by bye bye to this place for sure Btw yellow curry has so much turmeric I could hardly taste coconut milk in the curry infront of that turmeric!!

Dawn Sagorski

Love the Bangkok spicy fish!!! Perfect mix of curry sauce and generous amounts of fish and vegetables. Great noodle dishes too..

Marco M.

Had a very enjoyable dinner. I was very hungry and got the vegetarian appetizer selection. Too much of it was fried and I knew that and that was my fault. The mushroom skewers with peanut sauce could have been stellar had the mushrooms been cooked more - they weren't raw but were barely cooked. The sauce was great. The sweet potato slices tasted good, except for a couple that weren't fully cooked. The spring roll and curry puffs were forgettable. The grapefruit salad was ok, a bit disappointing as the grapefruit was drowned out by the dressing rather than enhanced. The yellow curry with vegetables was stellar. A great selection of vegetables that were well cooked. The curry was delicious. The pineapple fried rice was also great. Tons of delicious pineapple. Some cashews would have made it over the top fabulous.

Isis M.

Love this place. Very cute n quaint. The food is great!!! The service is prompt and polite. Such a nice atmosphere to enjoy a meal. I ordered the chicken satay, yellow curry with no meat although there are tofu, chicken, beef, and seafood options. The golden bags are gooood, they are filled with minced chicken, potato, and carrot fried to a golden crisp. The Bangkok spicy fish dish is very good as well. All dishes have the option of coming w/ rice although otherwise are a la carte.

Mary Walden Tigert

When I fly into California I have to come to Bangkok Thai Cuisine! I love their Pad Kee Mao, Fresh Spring Rolls, Pineapple Salad, fried banana and coconut ice cream! Excellent food! Fresh! Great service also. We donâ??t have Thai Food Restaurant in Bossier City, Louisiana where I live so Iâ??m always excited to come here.

Émilie D.

Really not as good as it was. The last three times were frankly not good. I even called them because ut was our go to thai restaurant for years.

Saeng P.

My family and I decided to give this spot a try since our go to Thai spot had a long wait time this evening and this place happened to be on our route home and was the only other place opened past 9pm. We were seated very quickly and our food arrived shortly after, but the food itself was disappointing and we had to remind the staff about 3 entrees that we ordered but never came to our table. Needless to say, the staff was friendly, but we left very unsatisfied with the feeling that we overpaid for lackluster service and food.

HaeRin K.

Got the green curry, pineapple fried rice, Pad Thai with chicken, and basil chicken dish. The green curry was pretty good and was the redeeming dish of the night. Everything else was pretty salty, almost to the point my lips were getting dry. Family also agreed, saying how everything was salty. They had come here before, it was my first time, but they commented how the food had gotten much saltier than the previous time they had come. The review would be 2 stars if just judging the food, but the extra star is for the friendly staff.

Keilab A.

After a long day, this restaurant was the only semi-appealing choice that was open at night. When I got there, the decor of the restaurant was a little divey and of course you cannot expect much of a nice restroom, but anyway we were sat down immediately upon entrance. The menu was extensive and had a lot of choices. My table ordered family style, and I chose the Tom Yum (big mistake). I did not realize the soup was THAT sour and bland, it was gross. However, the pad see ew failed to disappoint as well as the thai fried rice and angel wings. The service was a little slow, but the waiters were friendly and attentive (only customers at the time). Nothing amazing, I have had better thai food.