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Tommy's Thai

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(42 Reviews)

3410 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

(303) 377-4244

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Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
30
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
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Neighborhoods
Central Denver, Congress Park
AKA

Tommy's Thai Restaurant

Categories
Thai Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Take Out, Thai, Chinese

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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writeon1

06/11/2009

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Overall
Nice to have a choice

I'm a fan of Thai Basil but every now and again go over to Tommy's instead. The ambience is totally different and I can get glass noodles, which I love. So, the space is very urban, which is great, except that the din of your fellow diners makes it very hard to hear over your own table. Whoever built it wasn't thinking of the acoustics. The food is quickly served, fresh and very good. I like the variety and think the prices are generally reasonable. LOVE the green tea ice cream but wish they would sometimes have some specials on the Singha. If you are in the neighborhood, it's worth checking out.

willp

04/12/2009

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Hair of the dog?

I've always been a fan of Tommy's. But today not only was I charged for a dish i found a HAIR in, but their lunch portions have gone from decent to pathetic. Got the vegetables in garlic sauce today. When the hairLESS dish was delivered, I was less than stoked on the pound of rice served with the few veggies making up my plate. Been loyal. Will never go back. Goodbye Tommy's Thai.

denverite66

04/03/2009

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Overall
A Cap Hill Standard Not To Be Missed

A legendary (and one of the very first) Thai restaurants in Denver. The introduced us to the cuisine and many followed in their ways! (for better and worse!)

Nice balance of price and product.

Great lunch spot!

tobiaspeggs

12/16/2008

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Overall
great place for Thai

great place for Thai food, i really like it. Interestingly, the Thai chilli can get really hot. I love this hotness in food normally, but this is just crazy!

cypher13

12/02/2008

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Overall
Awesome!

Tommy's Thai was tasty as all hell. And prompt too!reminded me of being in thailand last year - i was there with my girlfriend and she really enjoyed it oo. i am in to music, and love led zeplin, and this place is the zeplin of places to be in denver

DanielLogan

12/02/2008

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Tommy's Thai is Good Value Received

My partner and I order regularly from Tommy's Thai. I will say, having lived here since 1997, the food has gone up and it's gone down. All agree to that. Sadly, I've seen the prices rise steadily above quality. The economy is not the best, and it's impacting small businesses like Tommy's. For example, we often order the drunken noodles with beef, medium spicy. Lots of filler veggies have been added to this once-distinct dish. Here, I am speaking as a regular delivery customer...

Dining in the restaurant, one gets a slightly beter experience. Yes, the service seems at times a bit distracted (with what, I know not). The kitchen often seems so busy and cantankerous, one wishes not to offfend the chef. That aside, eating there is what it is: a small restaurant with lower (than average) prices.

What can you expect at a $ rating level? We have to reconcile expectations with what we put up to meet those expectations.

Have you ever eaten at Pok Pok in Portland, OR? What a different Thai experience, all around. But, remember, we're in Denver, Coloado, the land of beef, the cowboy, and do-as-you-wish ways of being.

deeppowlover

10/10/2008

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Old Favorite Continues to Shine

I've been eating at Tommy's now for 15 years and can say that they are as good now as they were back in the 90's. Their customer service is polite and quick not an easy task when you see how crowded they can get. The blinking light is a great way of letting customers know that they are taking a phone order (a huge part of their business). I used to live a mile away in the 90's and would have to wait up to 1.5 hours for a delivery when they were busy. Now I live in the burbs but still make the trek to Tommy's a few times a month for my authentic Thai fix (this is NOT fusion food). The food is consistently tasty and it still amazes me how they can keep their prices so low. Some of my favorite dishes (I've tried them all) are: stuffed chicken wings, tod mun pla (amazing!), tom ka gai, pad lad na and pad se yew. Their pad thai is always awesome but I suggest branching out and trying something else!

1sandy

10/03/2008

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Overall
Best Thai and great service.

Recently ate at Tommy's with a European buddy and we found the food and service to be top shelf. I ate the royal chicken and he ate a curry dish. The egg rolls were very large, unlike the ""tacquito shaped style"" at some restaurants. Because the cooks come from Thailand this adds to authenticy of the food. We read Citysearch comments for the first time and were preplexed by the 1 and 2 stars. Apparently there is a lot of confusion with Asian fusion and authentic cuisine. We both agreed that the parking lot is tiny but try to go to a restaurant in LO-DO. All in all a great restaurant. Many of my fellow Viet Nam buddies go there for sentimental reasons. Reliving the R&R days in Bangkok.

MtnDenver

09/29/2008

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Overall
Not so great

The place looks nice inside, and the decor is modern. The food however leaves a lot to be desired. While the eggrolls are really big, they are way over-fried. The satay chicken had so much sauce on it that it was hard to see the meat underneath, and....sauce was not great. The tin cups try to convey ""hip"" but they really convey ""unsanitary"" and ""old"". Parking lot is tiny. Service was friendly. They need to work on getting better food out to the table.

elater

09/06/2008

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Overall
Going Downhill Fast

In the past Tommy's Thai was always a consistent, cheap, and chic place to take people who are new to Thai. The last two times I went were a crushing disappointment. My most recent: the pad thai had an awful eggy aftertaste; the green curry was sub-par, the Tommy's tidbits were pitiful, and the royal chicken alone was good, but oily. Additionally, Tommy's soup of the day was always a delicious learning experience, but this time sweet and sour egg drop soup was like something from Iowa. I will be writing Tommy's off my list : (

animalsRfriends

05/24/2008

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Customer Service??

The food at tommy's is so hit-or-miss, you never know what you to expect! Is it going to be a good day or bad day? And what is it with the lady that answers the phone (good thing she is the owners daughter). Heaven forbid you talk while her little red light on her ear piece is on. I can't tell you how many times I have been sushed. Common Denver... best of denver? why spend your money at such a rude place of business! Don't we have more pride??? Customer service should be #1.

jaymea

04/09/2008

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Not So Tasty Thai or Chinese

The atmosphere was loud and uninviting We dined on a Wednesday night and my watch indicated it was 8:45pm our server said it was 9:00pm and we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closing. We hurried and ordered egg drop soup, hot & sour soup, veggie potstickers, chicken satay and drunken noodles. Everything came at once (along with or bill) and the hot & sour soup was the worst I had ever tasted. It was basically the egg drop soup with a strong dose of chili sauce added. I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of Thai/Chinese cuisine and this didn't come close. The chicken satay was what was ever left over from the days scraps and the drunken noodles lacked luster. While we were dining the staff made it very uncomfortable for us to consume our meal by mopping the floors, spraying tables with disinfectant, stacking chairs on tables, and turning the lights on full force to speed along our consumption. While we finishing our meal the entire staff stood at the counter hovering like vultures for us to leave, unfortunately I needed to use the restroom when I returned everything was cleared from our table.
My recommendation- go out and explore, there is some really tasty Thai out there just not at Tommy's Thai.

Lipmonger

02/25/2008

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Overall
Best priced Thai in Denver!

Best priced Thai in Denver!! For my money, it doesn't get any better Than Tommy's Pad Phet, a couple order of crab meat cheese wontons, hot and sour soup, and some thai iced tea. With every dish under 10bucks - why go anywhere else? Only downside - this place gets crowded - and parking can be a chore!

Tanglelegged

02/11/2008

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Overall
Very Overrated

Several people recommended this restaurant to me. I have eaten at Thai restaurants all over Denver, and Tommy's Thai was the worst. The flavors were bland and the Tom Yom Soup was almost flavorless. There are too many great Thai restaurants in this town to waste your time and money at Tommy's Thai.

mollyanderson

12/18/2007

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Overall
Excellent service, food, and price

My favorite Thai restaurant in Denver! Great deals on bottles of wine. My favorite appetizer -fried tofu. My favorite entree- Chicken Satas with peanut sauce. It's a small restaurant, so you may have to wait 30 minutes during peak hours, but it's worth it!

whetzell

10/24/2007

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They close too early and they rushed us out like a fire drill.

They close at 9 on weekdays and the manager was very rude and almost dragged me out of there like it was 2:10am at a bar.

bananny

10/21/2007

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Overall
The Pad Thai Woon Sen is worth the trip alone!

A friend first took me to Tommy's about a year ago. I've eaten there several times since then and have always enjoyed it. I always order the Pad Thai Woon Sen. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The egg drop soup is kind of weak, but the Thom Goong (not sure if I got the name right) soup is AMAZING! The jasmine tea is also weak, but the Thai iced tea is very tasty. Service can be somewhat slow, I've sat with a burning mouth from the spicy noodles for quite some time before getting a refill of my water.

Overall, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of the service and the fact that some of the items on the menu are weak, but the majority of the selection is worth trying. *****EDIT 10/6/08**** I returned to Tommy's the other weekend. I was craving Pad Thai Woon Sen and it had been a while since I ate there. It was disappointing. I found an egg shell in the noodles and there were big globs of clear goo (corn starch?) in the egg drop soup. On the plus side, I got plenty of refils on my water and the soup must have been complimentary with the meal because I didn't order it and I saw them bringing it out to everyone. I also only got ONE piece of shrimp in my noodles. It was supposed to be a combo of chicken & shrimp. The noodles were still good, but it was as if the cooks stopped caring. Disappointing...

babeesaint

10/12/2007

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Overall
I guess good food... but PARKING AND SERVICE was not great..

Place was nice looking. Parking is HORRIBLE. Pre-called about getting there at 9:45 and being seated and they said it was fine. Got there around 9:50PM and the person at the front desk was busy chatting on the phone. Did not even greet us. Asked to be seated and they refused and said only take out. Was planning on eating there so we got the take out. Ordered Royal Chicken, Pad Thai, and sticky rice with mango. Girl at the front desk didnt even say thank you, good night , nothing... kinda crappy service don't you think?
Royal Chicken tasted good but a bit salty. Pad Thai was pretty good. Mango and sticky rice was fine. Portions are not that large. Overall food was pretty good but service kinda lacked the ""nice"" that everyone is talking about. Maybe they were just tired? I don't know but have worked in the restaurant/server industry... you are never suppose to treat your guests that way.

jenamy7535

08/03/2007

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Overall
Great Thai

Great food. Having been to Thailand, I'm pretty picky about my Thai food. The Panang Curry was most definitely up to par!! Take out service quick and easy. Cheap prices!! Neighborhood not the best, but great ambiance in restaurant

begood05

05/05/2007

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Overall
Great Thai - Good Price

I have been a Tommy's patron for 11 plus years and have never had a complaint. If I am really looking for a treat the Thai Ice Coffee is excellent. This is one of those places where you can go while dating and never break the bank. Excellent Pad Thai and Panang at the cost of a Burrito (at some places that are truly a chain.

To Go service is always prompt and as ordered.

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