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543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1608
+1 650-323-7700
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good49%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brown rice” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1608
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Thaiphoon has thrived in the Palo Alto restaurant scene for a decade or more. The ambience is charming, the wait staff efficient and friendly, and the food delicious. My wife loves the chicken satay which is accompanied by a peanut sauce. I always get the...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Unique dishes, delicious lunch/dinner place for colleagues, friends. Nice outdoor patio in front for good-weather lunch or dinner.

Thank BeadsOfLight
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Their Salmon Curry has been on the menu for years, but it seems to always get better. Another standby is the Tom Yum Goong or Tom Yum Kai which come in a bubbling Thai pot to share. Even as they have expanded to other South...More

Thank jrftrav16
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I was on a first date (and last). I recommended we come here so I could get the salmon curry. It was FANTASTIC with a great fusion of flavors. I've never tasted anything like that. The cocktail and wine selection was vast, as there is...More

Thank RockingTravelQueen
Reviewed May 29, 2016

From the minute you enter the restaurant to when you leave, service is great! The team serve you with a smile and are ready to sort out any choices you may have. They were able to serve us what we wanted and it was delicious!...More

Thank JeffOtieno
Reviewed February 8, 2016

This is a small restaurant right in the heart of Palo Alto, CA and a reasonable distance from Stanford University as well as the train station for easy access. My son works at Stanford and regularly brings groups of people to this restaurant because of...More

Thank Jannekebfl
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not bad Thai food. The staff was slow to seat us and even slower to take our order. We had spring rolls, nothing spectacular but good, nice fresh herbs. Pad Thai that was just OK and some green curry that was pretty good.

Thank Amanda Q
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had a Pad Thai and a Tom Yam noodle soup off the main menu. Pad Thai was sugary and glutinous with nothing outstanding other than the lack of chili or spiced herbs. It was more Pad Tired than Pad Thai, The Tom Yam was...More

Thank JoeWN
Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I went for lunch. They have a lunch special and happy hour on wine by the glass during the day. Not a bad deal. Good food. Nice sidewalk café style patio. I would go back again.

Thank VSLawyer
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Made a reservation, showed up, they did not keep our reservation. They gave a table to a group which arrived after us saying that the group had a reservation. Um...so did we! They didn't have room for us, genuinely could not care less, a sorry...More

Thank Atalanta8
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 543 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1608
    (University Ave)
  • Public Transportation: VTA 35, Caltrain
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-7700
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