Thai This

24501 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629


  • Daily 11am-10pm
  • $$
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
If you're a man, the owner will call you "boss," and if you're a woman, he'll call you "darling." You'll wince at the pun-tastic menu, which files seafood under "Go Fish" and appetizers under, uh, "Appethaizer." But the kitsch is just kitsch; while it's not all traditional Thai fare, the food here isn't a joke. The silliest name on the menu - the "Clumsy Cluck" - is just a variant on labb kai, minced chicken meant to be scooped with lettuce. It's as refreshing and lime-y as a margarita. For truth in wordplay, try the "Green Jungle," a tangle of textures - bamboo shoots, green beans, zucchini, carrots and shrimp - doused in a subtly complex green curry.

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