Taste of Thai #2

Veg-Friendly Restaurant
Average: 2.9 (7 votes)

Thai restaurant that boasts a number of delicious vegetable, tofu, and mock duck dishes in a separate vegetarian section of the menu.

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Location: Hillcrest (map)
Info Hours
527 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Mo 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Fr 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Tu 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Sa 12pm-11pm
We 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Su 12pm-10pm
Th 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm

Reviews (Write a review)

Author Title / Comment Rating
Rob (unverified)
Feb 16, 2007
Not into it

From what I understand, you pretty much can't get anything here without fish in it. The food isn't good enough to take the risk. No parking lot, if that matters.

Danz (unverified)
Jun 30, 2006
Be careful...

I used to go here all of the time, and was told the vegetarian soups were totally vegetarian, but I found out that I had been lied to. I had even befriended the american owner who understood, or so I thought that I didn't want nor could I have chicken or fish base in my food/soup.

Steve (unverified)
Jun 25, 2004
Good thai food

However, the wait was long, the menu slightly boring (choose theme, choose

Linda (unverified)
Oct 24, 2003
Great Food- vegans beware

The food and service is great. It is cheap and lunch specials are best. The restaurant is busy and very small. The tables are uncomfortably close together making for an intimate experience with your neighbor. Vegans be very aware that even vegetarian dishes come with fish sauce. You must be very specific when ordering. You cannot rely on their definition of vegetarian even though it "seems" very vegetarian friendly. I found out after being a long time customer that they were giving me fish sauce in my supposedly vegan meals.

kaivalya (unverified)
Aug 28, 2003
There is better thai..

A Taste of Thai is really rather bland for Thai and if you ask for HOT, you're lucky to get mild. Amarin (near the Alibi) and Celadon are both in Hillcrest and both more vegan accommodating)!

John (unverified)
Jun 22, 2003
Cheap and so good!

I love Taste of Thai. I take all of my friends and family there. Vegan friendly. Try the soups but make sure to sub with vegetable broth. Menu is great, including the mock duck.

David (unverified)
May 04, 2003
Fancy thai.

Well a little more expensive than thai time in north park i personally think the food is a little better. awesome spring rolls. Very friendly toward vegan questions.