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Thai Smile

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525 Leighway Dr Ste A, Richmond, KY 40475-2311
+1 859-624-2501
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've never tried Thai food but I'm always up for trying new things. Decided to go after class one day and was pleasantly surprised. I got the volcano chicken, hot. It was just the right amount of heat and the servings were generous. My fiancé thought the hot was too much heat so if you're not used to spicy food... More 

Thank Maggie6293
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Thai Smile of Richmond was very good for a while but hit a rough patch. They started serving take-out style and using plastic everything. The food became overcooked and watery and hardly worth a visit. However, they seem to be making a comeback late in 2016/early 2017. They have returned to using real plates and the food quality has improved... More 

1 Thank Erika L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Thai Smile has been a favor in Richmond for years especially with the folks from EKU. The owner was exceptional and always remembered customers. Now you order at the window, eat from Styrofoam and can't get hot tea. Oh...and clean your own table. The food remains excellent and plentiful.

Thank Paula H
Ashland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Ever since I moved to Richmond for college this has been one of my favorite spots! You can never go wrong with the Chicken Pad Thai, crab rangoon and the egg rolls. If you're not too full after all of that... Make sure to order the sleeping banana for dessert! :)

Thank lcjackson8
Richmond, Kentucky
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is my second review of this restaurant. I felt it warranted extra comment since is has changed so much. We used to be regulars here - the owner was a witty person who was fun to banter with - food was dynamite - service was great. We went there today (different manager) and the place was stripped down -... More 

1 Thank Digger309
Richmond, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I have been going to Thai Smile for years! It has set the pallet for me. Staff is friendly, food is delicious! I wished they had a dine in option like they did in the past, but we still love everything else about Thai Smile

Thank DaysInnRichmondky
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is not my first time coming to this little gem in Richmond. As a matter of fact, I try to make a point to visit this place at least once, while I'm here. It's been a while since the last visit, and a lot has changed. They take AMEX now(yay!). And the food is served in a "to go"... More 

Thank HappyGoGo1234
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Thai Smile would have achieved 5 stars hands down for the best food and very good service. Then they shot themselves in the foot! They suddenly stopped serving the food! Instead of plates & silverware, they went with plastic tubs. You go to the counter, order and pay first, then you go pick up your food when it is up... More 

3 Thank gadgetguy11
Berea, Kentucky
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Staff is very friendly, a homey small atmosphere, the food is good, except a little too soupy, but maybe that is the way Thai is supposed to be, anyway everything is fixed to order and is always hot

Thank jobeeberea
Lexington, Kentucky
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We ate here prior to a concert at EKU. We had been told the atmosphere was so-so, but the food was great. Well, not quite. I had the Red Curry. Pretty average based on the other places in Lexington I've eaten. My wife had the Pad Thai. Again, average. The thing we really didn't like was that all dishes were... More 

1 Thank Andy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Leighway Dr Ste A, Richmond, KY 40475-2311
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 859-624-2501

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