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Thai Time

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762 N Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-2512
+1 619-447-2819
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 09:30
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Greatest services and best food in town . I had seafood padthai and chicken panang curry with purple rice. They were both great and delicious..

Thank tum464
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great "mom and pop" family run business, quality and home cooking. Greatly appreciate that this is not fast food but quality food that is nutritious.

Thank Arthur C
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a relatively small restaurant, but the food is fabulous and portions are large. There were four of us and we ordered Pad Thai with pork, Pad Se Ue with duck, Hawaiian Fried Rice with shrimp and Red Curry with chicken, and an order of egg rolls. The service was excellent. The wait staff are friendly and our dinner... More 

Thank Pamela R
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great thai food place. Eat here almost every week. Very reasonably priced, very nice staff. Love the Tom Ka soup, panang curry, and basil dish.

Thank Jessica Z
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I truly love this place. Great employees, great menu. My favorites are, Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai noodles. But they have everything. Great for lunch and dinner. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Perry H
San Diego, California
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went here because of another review and when I arrived I thought "oh this can't be good". The place is in a tiny, run-down strip mall, next to a tire shop. How good can it be? We they do their best with what they've got for atmosphere. But the food. The food is amazing. Go get some Pad Thai!

Thank SheQwolfe
San Diego, CA
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215 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff and tasty food. Definitely the best Thai food we have found in El Cajon. Good for lunch with affordable specials including salad and soup, but also good for dinner.

Thank Connie B
El Cajon, California
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It's crazy that great thai food exists in east county! I admit I was skeptical but after trying Thai Time couple times I feel their food is competitive to other thai restaurants in other parts of San Diego. The restaurant is in a small strip mall across from Parkway Plaza. It's a small place but nicely decorated. Lunch offers are... More 

Thank mynahbird1
san diego
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have been to Thai Time at least 20 times in the past few years and the service is always friendly and the food is really good... I have been eating Thai food for over 25 years and been to Thailand 4 times and this is the best Thai food I have had in SD and I have been to... More 

Thank jerry r
Chur, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Just discovered this gem in El Cajon! Extremely tasty, fresh and nicely presented, authentic Thai food. Great variety and very friendly personel. Choose spicyness of food from 1-10, so it will meet everyones taste! I will for sure go there regularly and will recommend it to my friends!

Thank Keflor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 762 N Johnson Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-447-2819

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?