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Lai Thai

1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950-3697
+1 619-474-5546
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (4 reviews)
“tom yum” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950-3697
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant since I found it back in 2003. When I am San Diego this is a must stop for me. I have been to Thailand and this food is right there with what I have eaten while visiting. They...More

Thank Matthew S
Nikki B, Owner at Lai Thai, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Your support over the years is very much appreciated, Matthew! I'm so glad you enjoy our authentic flavors and dishes. Thanks for sharing this, and I can't wait 'til your next visit! Take care, Nikki V., Owner

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Food was very mediocre and might even be leaning to slightly below average. The price of the food was definitely not worth the taste. You'll be better off having fast food or at the nearby panda express. Service was also average.More

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Nikki B, Owner at Lai Thai, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

I'm very sorry your visit left you wanting more. We pride ourselves on our fresh, authentic flavors, and it's unfortunate that didn't shine through in your meal. I'd be more than happy to recommend a few personal menu favorites that I believe you'd really enjoy,...More

Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Out and about, craving something spicy.... this place came up on the radar. As usual most places in this area are in strip malls, this place is no different. Thr service here is full of nice people willing to make your experience at their place...More

Thank tstlkechkn
Nikki B, Owner at Lai Thai, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here! It's great to know that everything was made to your liking -- glad you were able to find the right spice level and flavors for you. Your support means a lot, and I'm hoping...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best Thai food i ever tried highly recommended!! The Shrimp Phad Thai was the best specially if you get the level 6 not too spicy its eatbale

1  Thank lautners2016
Nikki B, Owner at Lai Thai, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you! It's so great to know that you enjoyed our Shrimp Pad Thai -- come back and see us anytime. Best wishes, Nikki V., Owner

Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

There is no better Thai food on PEI, and it's our first choice for eating when visiting Charlottetown! The Spicy Pork Penang is to die for!😃

Thank Wil M
Nikki B, Owner at Lai Thai, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

I'm honored our place is your first choice, Wil! So glad our meals have impressed you during your visits over the years, and I hope we'll be seeing you back our way soon. Take care, Nikki V., Owner

Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and I have to say their food is one of the best in the area. They have many selections to choose from and not to mention the curry's too its so good. The atmosphere really feels...More

Thank lednerg
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Excellent choo chee salmon and House Salad. Small but clean and wholesome. The owner is very personable and attends to customers' needs.

Thank scorpiojazz
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Eight out of 10 times that I have gone to this restaurant, I received either the wrong order or incorrect ingredients in my Thai dish. I cannot understand for the life of me the reason why EGGS are added to dishes that do not have...More

Thank Queen K
Reviewed January 9, 2016

I never go to National City but we decided to head south and tried this restaurant since we like Thai food. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated with various knick knacks and other Thai items. I like noodle dishes so ordered the Phad Woon Sen -...More

Thank maringfro
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Tasty Thai food and wine. I had Thai Fried Chicken Rice with Wine. Its great. Interior is also really very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 E Plaza Blvd Ste E10, National City, CA 91950-3697
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-474-5546
The place we call home, San Diego is a city of beauty and adventure. It seemed only fitting, then, that we create for our city a restaurant that embodies those qualities. At Lai Thai, guests will find a world of colorful elegance, transporting you to Thailand from the moment you walk in our door. Settle into our cozy restaurant and choose from a wide variety of authentic Thai dishes as beautiful as they are delicious. We know you'll be delighted from your first bite to your wave goodbye.
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