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2708 N Armistead Ave Ste C, Hampton, VA 23666
+1 757-788-8345
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Hampton, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food is good but the service is SLOWWW. If you have an hour for lunch be prepared to get your food to you 30-45 minutes later and order 2 drinks at the same time because they may not come back by the table. The level of spiciness varies - if you ask for medium you may get really spicy...but... More 

Thank Jackie G
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We would never have visited this place had it not been recommended by a friend. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the food is awesome! The inside is clean and comfortable. The menu offers alot of variety and spice levels. We went with our family and a friend - everyone loved it - except the five year... More 

Thank llaugh8424
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What can I say. It's in a typical Hampton dumpy strip mall. I get the beef kapow and it's divine. I have friends who swear by their curries. I'd give it 5 dots except for the ambiance. Other reviews said to ignore the lack of curb appeal. I'm glad they did because the Thai food here is consistently delicious.

Thank HamptonHog
Yorktown, Virginia
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We love Thai food, so we have tried most of the restaurants in town. Thai papaya has the best Panang Curry anywhere and we love the Pad Woon Sen. Nice people and quick food prep. The atmosphere could use some updating, but it's excusable given how good the food is.

Thank joanneelainetanner
Arlington, Virginia
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Great little mom and pop Thai place , unassuming and serving up wonderfully flavorful Thai specialties . Great alternative to the chains that dominate this part of Hampton. Just five minutes from Boo Williams, if you're looking for something way better and healthier than fries and burgers (for less money).

Thank DCJimmer
Hampton, Virginia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I could just write "pork cashew nut, Thai hot, Thai tea, golden cream cheese" and the staff will know exactly who I am. I eat there a minimum of once a week, sometimes twice in two days. It's not the best Thai food I've ever had, though I think the cream cheese rangoons are actually the best I've had outside... More 

Thank TheChee
Atoka, Tennessee
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212 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

This was pretty good Thai food. Went there for lunch with the family and enjoyed everything we ordered. Portions seemed a little small and the area certainly isn’t the best, but they brought out a spice rack which even had a jar for extra crushed peanuts to add to our Pad Thai. Overall a pretty good place to grab some... More 

Thank Patrick P
Yorktown, VA
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292 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Had lunch here today and arrived after 12, which is usually bad around here cuz places get crowded after 12. We easily got a table but it was busy and I ended up having to go get some menus after waiting a long time. But the waitress came over and brought water and took our order quickly after that. I... More 

Thank seethesightsUSA
Poquoson, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My favorite lunch spot and plenty of times has provided an outstanding dinner too. The beef Pad Thai has an addictive chemical that makes you crave it fortnightly. Currys are phenomenal too!!

Thank James M
Crossville, Tennessee
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

I went to this restaurant with a couple of guys while I was in town for lunch, and all I can really say is WOW! This place is in a little out of the way strip mall that is hidden from any main road. I would have never found this place on my own. However, I am so glad these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2708 N Armistead Ave Ste C, Hampton, VA 23666
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 757-788-8345

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