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Emerald Thai Cuisine

22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
+1 206-878-9049
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pad thai” (11 reviews)
“yellow curry” (3 reviews)
“pad see ew” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Thai, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly the best thing about staying at the Value Inn Sea Tac is that the Emerald Thai restaurant is next door. Very good food, very good service and highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Don't be fooled by the hold-in-the-wall look to this place, the food is 5-star! Fantastic curry, we very much enjoyed both the yellow curry (!!) and the green. Delicious!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WildmanSteve
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The Emerald Thai is a classic reminder to not judge a book by its cover. The restaurant looks dodgy from the outside, and even the inside has a odd layout and rather worn feel... but remember you are here for the food and in that...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AKDut
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here for years, attentive servers and great choices on menu. Yellow curry prawns are the go to choice for our party, Pad Thai and Chicken Satay also great choices. Good beer andd wine selection. In a renovated old house , on Pacific...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank powellspartyof2
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the chicken fried rice, chicken pad see ew, orange chicken (lunch special) The food was ok, the fried rice taste different than what we normally have, the pad see ew was little bit more tastier. The FIRE hot sauce was actually spicy.. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DanMoose71
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent! But the waiter was NOT friendly and there were pots of dirty water where there should have been plants or something. Right at the end of our table! Our three year old stuck his hands in there and I had to...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great selection but they’ve run out of seafood twice on me... fantastic dessert selection so save room

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Calleja1955
EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that happened, I want to make sure everything is always in stock. Come back and see us soon.

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Look past the outside, and the rent rooms by the hour motel next door, take a chance and visit this super friendly restaurant. We spent a couple of hours here with friends enjoying a leisurely afternoon lunch, want to know if your getting good service,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank goamazon
EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food .... what a suprise!!! Quirky green log cabin on hwy 99 I had the ginger chicken , my wife had the pad thai.... we will return for sure....

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TandTbeGypsy
EmeraldThaiCuisine, Owner at Emerald Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your review.....please come back and see us again!

Reviewed September 4, 2017

The place is served by the owners; they are super kind, very friendly, and the food (beverages, entrees and desserts) are DELICIOUS!!! They treated me as if they were my parents, it was very heart warming, for a lone traveler whom was very far from...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank tonedstir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22228 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 206-878-9049
  • E-mail
"Serving Thai delish in a whimsical Thai house since 1993" Emerald Thai is locally owned and operated in city of Des Moines. Founded since 1993 by former Muay Thai prize fighter and UFC trainer. Our restaurant is heralded by locals and visitors alike for our authenticity and friendliness.
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