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University District
University District, Northeast Seattle
Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Pan Asian, Omelets

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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This place is a joke. The lady owner who runs this place is an inhumane rude and immature. Worst service and soso food. I would go to other places that appreciates their customers. Serioisly, hour long wait on the table while waiting for the chefs to take their break? Nah... I'll pass. No thank you Thai tom.


Provided by Citysearch - 
thai tyoms is bomb!

best thai food I have ever had the pud thai four stars gets 5 stars


Provided by Citysearch - 
Bring Tom back to cook!!!

This was my first Thai place back in 1999 and it was the best. As far as I know Tom doesn't cook any longer. Quality of food has also declined along with the service. I am to go there tomorrow and meet up with the friend who introduced me to Tom's. She hasn't been in 12 years and I hope she isn't too bummed out. I also hope we don't get sick. That sucks that they're so nasty and can't keep it clean. Tom needs to come in and kick some a$$ if this is what is representing him or perhaps one of you others should dot an eye or two. No good service...No tips!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Love it!

I absolutely love this place. I fell in love with it the first time I ever ate here. One time I ordered 5 Stars, and after placing 1 carrot shred in my mouth my eyes were watering!! But it was still so good!!


Provided by Citysearch - 
I would really like to give more stars but....

I am a huge fan of Thai food and I've been to dozens of Thai restaurants in the city. Thai Tom used to be my favorite but I had to give it up. The panang curry and phad thai were super good and I really wouldn't go above two stars unless you're a masochist. However, every time after I ate there, I would get stomach aches and wouldn't feel good at all. Then I read on the Seattle website that posts sanitary reviews of all restaurants that Thai Tom has almost been shut down several times for violations including food kept out for days, not washing hands and multiple insect sightings. This definitely will not ease my stomach.

Thai Tom I love you but I had to give you up.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Worth the wait? Maybe

I've been to Thai Tom twice, and it's great but when I ask myself how much I'd like it if it weren't for the long wait, I think it would be just slightly above average. People tend to follow the herd, whatever's popular, and if you inconvenience yourself to wait, you have to justify that to yourself if you don't want to feel like an idiot, so I think people over-estimate how good the food actually is.


Provided by Citysearch - 
old favorite but sorry can't give you five stars

As an UW alumnus I've eaten at Thai Tom many times. For a student it was cheap and delicious food. I loved sitting at the counter wrapped around the cooking area and watching the cooks send up huge flames. Most of the times the food was fine. You go in, get seated, and get out within 30 minutes.

For those people/reviewers that said the wait is long...did you not see the restaurant only has enough seating for 20 something people?? It's not their fault you have to wait for a long time. They can't exactly kick out their seated customers to accommodate you. Unlike most restaurants at Thai Tom you can SEE exactly how many people are seated and estimate how long it would take.

Since college i've eaten Thai food at a few other countries including Thailand. The food at Thai Tom is not the BEST thai food. Any street vendor in Thailand will serve up a better tasting meal. Thai Tom tend to over spice and cook their food.

As for the service, I have to agree with most people that it sucks.There is really no excuse for it.


-call in for take out
-ask for 2 stars (out of 5) or less (otherwise your food will be too spicy and kills other flavors)


Provided by Citysearch - 
I got lucky, it seems.

Okay, I guess it was my lucky day when I went because: A. I didn't see one g**dam* crockroach. However I am vegan, and a crockroach wouldn't keep me from some fine vegan Thai food, since good, really good vegan food in restaurants if hard to come by.
B. I did not get the True Religion Jeans Server or the Pony Tail Stink-Eye Server. How many servers can this small place have. I only saw one, and she was awesome, smiled alot, helped me when I spilled ice water all over myself after someone buttknocked my table.
C. I only waited about 8 minutes. In retrospect, I would've easily waited 16 minutes. The heavy wooden WOODEN! menus were pretty awesome.

So, the food came in about 3.3456 minutes, since they took my order before I even was seated. I had Tofu in Green Curry. F*cking delicious. really delicious. Huge portion. I ate every last bit and if I wasn't with my friend I would've ordered another and sat there contentedly for half hour nibbling on it. Still no ro*ches ('case you didn't know, citysearch doesn't let you say r*aches. Though there was some questionable food substance in a white industrial bucket three inches from my knees. In fact, I want to go again right now.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Horrible Service, Cockroachs in bathroom, food is average

This is the morning after Thai Tom and our stomaches are in pain.....

First off, I never really write reviews but I feel compelled this time around...


There is this tall long pony-tail m0f0 that works there. Never have I ever wanted to physically h i t a waiter. Jesus Christ, this guy makes service at your typical Chinese Restaurant seem 5 star. He can't really speak english, he rolls your eyes at you when he doesnt understsand. All the other waiters and staff are okay.. it's just this m0f0.. When you visit, you will know whom I am talking about.... no one paying for food deserves to be treated this way... he needs a good a$$ wh00ping

They really need to fire him...


The food has gotten worst over the few years I've visited this place. It seems like they empty out entire bottles of Soya and Fish sauce in every dish. Even when we said 1-star, our tongues were buring (and I can take heat!).


Go into the bathroom and you shall find them...

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