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Rice Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
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3924 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3318
+1 650-812-0139
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
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16:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

As other reviewers have noted, this is good Thai food--not great, but good. It's a casual place without tablecloths or cloth napkins. Parking can be a challenge, with the small lot and the alley behind the restaurant often lined with cars. Unfortunately the service was poor: we were seated, and 5 minutes later another party was seated at the table... More 

Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Had the chicken pahang and spring rolls both were good. Both were good size and tasty. I still don't understand why these restaurants charge for RICE the most inexpensive side

Thank bluetim13
Los Altos, California
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I've driven past this place so many times and a few nights ago we decided to try it. There is very limited parking. The restaurant appeared clean and nicely decorated. We were seated almost immediately by one of the two quiet yet professional servers. The menu had ample choices. We ordered the crab noodles and pumpkin curry w/chicken + brown... More 

Thank Monkeyed
Mountain View, California
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I usually order take out from this restaurant. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. I usually order the Chicken or Vegetables in Garlic Sauce from their Wok menu.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon it one evening and we've been going to Rice pretty much once a month since we moved to California, they provide consistently good Thai food.

Thank Mukund G
Boston, Massachusetts
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263 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a standard thai place with good pad thai. We tried the chicken topped salad which we did not like. Too heavily spiced and too much liquid that did not stick to the salad contents. It felt like soup. I will go back as the remainder of the food was lovely.

Thank blondechickma
Bengaluru, India
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is a very good place for some fine food - accidentally I found this on our evening walks and thought to try it out. This place has a good owner who is very warm and welcoming - this is rare in California, as some places were not that welcoming...

Thank RixonR
El Paso, TX
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

We liked the food especially the Pad Thai and portions were generous. The service was competent but lacked charm; more smiles and menu suggestions would have been appreciated.

Thank RoadMomElPaso_TX
Santa Clara, California
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391 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

Went for Valentine's dinner. No festive atmosphere, no special desserts or food for the occasion. The Fresh veggie rolls were good but I have had much better. More casual w/out table cloth. Seemed like they are going thru some remodeling of some sort. It was also too cold for my taste. The servers were friendly but confused over what we... More 

Thank Squeekie
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

For a Thai restaurant out of the dozens in the area I think it was ok for a quick bite, but I wouldn't try to impress anyone bringing them there. The service was nice and they were super attentive, but the entrees were not spectacular. We were the last to leave and they didn't say a word until we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3924 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-812-0139

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?