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Paya Thai Fish & Chips

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430 E 25th St, Freighthouse Square Mall, Tacoma, WA 98421-1331
+1 253-627-8432
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This fish and chips stand is located inside of Freight House Square in Tacoma near the Tacoma Dome. The seating is cafeteria style and very casual. I had never tried this place until today - I had a piece of cod and a grilled chicken caesar salad. The fish was super fresh and lightly breaded so it was not greasy... More 

Thank Lorelei O
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Not bad but bad location tables in food court. OK for work lunch, eat and run. I wouldn't go again. $$$$ for fish and chips.

Thank David G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Super wonderful food and employees!!! Treat you like you are a special friend. Located in a great spot. Eat than shop. The food is to dye for. Meatloaf is super yummy and the piece is enough for 3 people to have a heaping piece!!!!!

Thank purplepanties
Lacey, Washington
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

This is probably the best fish & chips I have had in my 57 years on this planet. The cod is hand breaded on site and I thought it was perfect. Not too much breaking like some pub house fish. The chips are awesome and the presentation is really lovely. Not what you expect from a little hole-in the wall... More 

Thank Kim J
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We were tantalized by the look of the fish and chips when we were racing past last night and so tonight we paid a visit to Paya Thai. I had the freshest, biggest Caesar salad ever and hubby said the chowder was the best he ever ate. We loved our meal and the super sweet friendly service! Highly recommended for... More 

Thank Lynne G
Toledo, Washington
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112 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place is an institution at Freighthouse. I have had most everything on the menu and all is good. Nothing is really outstanding but certainly good! They obviously use clean oil and take care in preparation. I will eat there again and recommend you try it as well.

Thank Texaque
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The food is freshly made. Very generous portions. Had the fish & chips. would recommend to everyone. The employees are very nice and friendly.

1 Thank Linda J
Atlanta, GA
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

They said the cod was fresh today, and maybe it was. I had the fish and chips. The cod was tasty, but it was all breading, and not much fish. No comparison to fish and chips in England. The price was reasonable, the atmosphere eclectic, but I would have liked to have paid a bit more and gotten more fish,... More 

Thank adongeorge
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

The food is good and plentiful and the customer service is exceptional. Being in a food court having a variety of excellent vendors, your whole group can find something to their liking!

1 Thank Will S
Palm Springs, California
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178 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Ordered the halibut and they gave me some cod to try. Dinky little food court and I feel like a food critic. Good portions and very fresh. The reviews were spot on.

Thank R K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 E 25th St, Freighthouse Square Mall, Tacoma, WA 98421-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-627-8432

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