Thai Express

(513) 651-9000

213 W Mcmillan St, Cincinnati, OH | Directions   45219

39.127773 -84.520117

Open Hours

Mon. - Sun. 10am - 9pm

 
Restaurants, Thai  more

Neighborhoods: CUF

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Menu
Satay, Veggie Spring Roll (2), Thai Spring Roll (2), Thai Style Chicken Wings, Fried Tofu, Thai Style Beef Jerky, Northern Thai Sausage, Hot And Sour Soup (tom Yum), Chicken Soup, Chicken Golonga Soup (tom Kha Gai)... more

Reviews for Thai Express

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Thai Food – This place is excellent and affordable too! I'm going to grab some now. Remember cash only.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still craving Thai Express.. – Great place to grab lunch/dinner. When I come back to Cincy, I take my wife there. We grab lunch to go and then off to Belleview Park for the view. I often ate there when attending the University. Once I was sick and the owner made me a special dinner - it cleared my sinuses immediately. Who needs a prescription when you have Thai Express! Good food and great people - wish I could transplant them here to Atlanta.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Beware to those who wish to dine in - Carry out only! – This is an authentic Thai joint that I have been going to for years. The location is a little less than ideal, but great for pedestrians and students. However, I continue to make the trek from Hyde Park because I think the freshness and authenticity of the food is not rivaled by my local competition... yes, I said that. The prices are OUTSTANDING for the portions and the quality that you receive. By far, this is one of the best kept secrets in the city. Small, hot and maybe still only accepting cash, this place is one of a kind!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Thai Street Food & Good Value plus- Green Papaya – MnM Cincinnati Authentic Thai tasting food search. Our reviews of Cincinnati area Thai resturants or places that advertise Thai cusine is focused only on the taste of the food. Our credentials: Mark lived in Thailand for 10 years, 4 in the US Peace Corps. Mai is from Thailand & cooks amazing Thai food.

In terms of taste, Thai Express gets their Thai street food right and the prices are fair, especially as you are restriceted to stir fried Thai entres. The same stir fried entres at Teak ThaiHouse or Apsara will cost you double the prices of Thai Express & chances are those two establishments will dumb down the flavors. Thai condiments are available if you konw what to ask for.

Because Citysearch does not list it, we need to recommend another, resturant in Hyde Park called Green Papaya. Green Papaya has more than Thai street food and they are making the mels correctly! The tastes and smells are authentic & even the farang (westerner) waiter knew what we were talking about when we asked questions about the food. Try the minced chicken or steak salad, the som tom- spicy not sweet. And they do a good fish entre. At GP, if they give you creamy sauces, these are not Thai. you need to ask for the Thai sauces.

At both Thai Express & Green Papaya there were no Thai condiments on the tables BUT you could request them. They DO NOT have trouble getting food spicy as ordered. They get it right! Thai Ex is a walk in, order & carry out / order by phone. GP is a sit down & packed on the weekend nights. Best to call.

Signs that you might be in a real Thai cuisine place: A) pictures of the King & Queen. B) Thai condiments- if not on the table, available: fresh cut chilies in vinegar, fresh cut chilies in fish sauce, & dried crushed chilies. C) Served w/ spoon & fork- no knives as they are not required for Thai food. Chop sticks only if eating a noodle dish. D) "Cow neow" or sticky rice- though this is tough to find.

Goodluck- MnM

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wonderful authentic Thai food. – This is my favorite restaurant in Clifton. Just about everything they make is the best I've ever had. I love watching the staff laugh and joke as they prepare the meals, It makes the food taste even better somehow. I don't reccomend planning to dine-in however. They only have room for two tables with uncomfortable stools.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Service, Fresh Thai Food – The people couldn't be nicer at Thai Express. We would visit often when I was in school at UC, but I hadn't been back in several years. Just stopped by the other day and walked in right as they closed, but the lady behind the wok waved me in and stayed to make me some fresh Tomato and Chili Chicken. Spicyness comes in levels from 1 to 10 - I always order the 4 and it makes my nose run. Seven is the highest I've seen anyone order but I've heard tales of the brave soul who opted for the 10. They only problem is as it is with all Clifton restaurants - no parking and the traffic stinks at all hours near camps.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

quick, inexpensive and delicious – When I was in med school, one of us would run down to Thai Express for a food run because everyone liked the food. The people are great, the food is delicious and cooked right in front of you. It's take out, so don't expect to dine in. I highly recommend the thai chicken wings and pad thai.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I Survived college because of this place – Best food ever, across the street from UC. Spring rolls are beyond compare, same with Pad Thai. Waterfall beef salad to die for. Love the people. They know my voice on the phone, and which order is mine even if my husband called it in!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

better than NYC – I have lived in New York City and have to say that Thai Express has the best Pad Thai around. I know that this has already been acknowledged by one review, but it is the truth.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Food ever!!! – I try to eat here once a week the food is wonderful and the people are great. The food is addictive.

 

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