Thai Express

213 W McMillan St, Cincinnati
(513) 651-9000

Recent Reviews

Devin Stone

Pretty good! They were quick and had an accurate spice level (3-4 was just the right amount for someone who likes some spice). The meal was very light, but also filling. There was a moment of panic when I thought there was no sauce, but it was under the rice. I wish I got chopsticks, but I think we had a misunderstanding. Would recommend!

A Thomas

Just came from Thai express and ordered the special with tofu with sticky rice and I didn’t like it. It had 3 big halves of lettuce under the salad(did not know it would be cold or that it was a salad). It also has another big wedge of lettuce that seemed to serve no purpose. It came with bland tofu chunks and hot sticky rice with no sauce. I feel like none of the food went together and they need to tell people it’s a salad. So disappointed and it’s my first time eating there. Prior reviews are deceiving.

Queen Yaa Asantewaa

Very delicious, fresh and hot every single time!The best Thai restaurant in Cincinnati.The matriarch is still working in the kitchen with the family….

Skyllar M.

Little building on McMillan with a parking lot right next to it (quarters only!). Best thai food I've ever had in Cincinnati by far. The pad thai is absolutely delicious and the veggie spring rolls are amazing!!! Def will be returning for any thai cravings :)

Rachelle J.

Speedy and friendly, this is the place to come get your fix for Thai food. Call to order ahead and make sure you allocate time for parking as you might need to circle the block a few times to find a spot. This is great for college students on a budget. The place is open with two tables in the front where you can eat in on the fly. This is a very casual spot where you can make friends with the cooks and owners.

Donielle W.

I picked up some Chicken Pad Thai today and it was the best Pad Thai I have ever had. I ordered it at a medium spice level but it was spicier than any medium I've ever had before. I guess I should have ordered mild. That would have been perfection. Tbat was my bad though, i still recognize how amazing the flavor is, and still loved it. I ordered Chicken Satay as well. It was good but not my favorite. The salad It came with was delicious though. My sister got the sweet basil stir fry. She said it was good but too spicy. So, I recommend getting a level less spicy than you would get at other restaurants. The price is good and they give you a lot. I definitely recommend it. The only bad thing is lack of parking.

Tanya H.

Ordering over the phone proved to be a tad difficult initially but I can't speak more highly of my customer service upon pick up. The lady who checked me out was very nice, outgoing, and apologized for any confusion when I had called. Overall, we ordered the chicken pad Thai, black pepper garlic store fry with beef, and massaman curry. All were very good! I'd certainly order again from this spot but do note they mostly do take out.

Julie W.

This might be a 'hole in the wall' but don't pass it up if you enjoy Thai food! We phoned in an order of crab Rangoon and Pad Thai with chicken. The crab Rangoon was finishing frying as we walked in and the Pad Thai was ready. Both were good. However the Pad Thai was absolutely delicious. Probably one of the best I've had in the Cincy area recently. Price is reasonable. There is no indoor or outdoor dining, just take out.

Sarah E.

The hole in the wall exteriors often lead to the BEST food! Well worth the fight to find parking for their pad thai alone. Level 3 is good for most with enough heat but not a burn. Lots of vegetarian options! We are transplants from Seattle and we're skeptical that we could find great Thai food - we found it here! Call ahead for quick takeout. Very limited seating inside.

Owen Scott Clay

Absolutely perfect dive Thai food, the best I've found in Cincinnati. Had pad Thai, drunken noodles, Thai tea, and fresh mango and sticky rice for dessert.

Emily C.

Tried it for the first time tonight and just one word - wow! This has to be the best Thai food I have ever had, and I completely understand the hype surrounding this place. I recommend calling ahead of time, but I also saw people come in and order from there. It definitely is more of a carry out place because they don't have much seating. I ordered a Pad Thai with the spice level 3 and some spring rolls and it was truly decadent. The spring rolls were perfectly crispy and had a great bite and super fresh vegetables. The Pad Thai had a great kick to it and just enough bean sprouts, egg, and chicken to have a good balance. I live in Loveland and I would honestly go all the way to Clifton for this place with a smile on my face the whole time. If you haven't been here, you're missing out and you definitely have to check it out!

Anna Y.

Thai Express is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Clifton, everybody deserves to know about it and try this place. Best Thai food in Cincinnati for sure.

Maia S.

I tried this after eyeing it for a few months. I went in not really sure what to try but the lady suggested I get pad thai and it definitely did not let me down!! I got a 3 spice level and it was perfect. The thai tea from scratch is very good and cheap! I will definitely be back before I graduate. Definitely recommend the spring rolls as well

Maura Weaver

Best Thai food in the city. Been coming here for years. Great options for vegetarians, amazing food, affordable prices and the staff is always friendly! I always get the Pad Thai with tofu

Kymisha M.

It's a small order at the counter and either stand at the table or wait outside type of restaurant. These kind usually have some bomb food if you ask me. I wouldn't lie to you! THEY DO! The best Mango Salad in the Queen City hails here. It's always my go to. But everything on the menu is delicious. I wish I can work here for food!

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