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Gra Pow

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497 Alessandro Boulevard, in the Mission Grove Shopping Center, Riverside, CA 92508-5085
+1 951-780-1132
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Vacaville, California
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here a few times when visiting family. The food is absolutely delicious, and there is usually a long line of people waiting. We arrived at 7:00 pm, were told the wait was 30-35 minutes, and were seated at 7:30. We were rushed in ordering, and then ignored. We ordered family style a Seafood Noodle entree, Roasted Duck... More 

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Thank Jo W
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a comfortable Thai/Asian bistro. It's not super high-end Alhambra or Monterey Park Chinese food, but is consistently high quality. It will be quite busy on weekend evenings. My favorite time is early in the four-six o'clock happy hour with small dishes and discounted beers. Three or four small dishes and you have dinner. This is our favorite choice... More 

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Thank eahjob
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited this restaurant on a business lunch break with three colleagues. We all ordered at the same time. Half of our party got their food 30 minutes after we ordered. The other half did not get their order for over 45 minutes. The unfriendly server blamed it on the kitchen and did not even attempt to apologize. He was... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had eaten here for lunch a while ago but came here for Happy Hour this visit. Really like the food and the wine pours are generous. Watch out - Happy Hour ends at 6 pm and prices go up. (I think Happy Hour prices are available after 9 pm) If you need to order more food and drink do... More 

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Thank C W B
Highland, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

If you're looking for a modern Thai restaurant serving dishes ranging from mild to Dragon Fire HOT, Gra-Pow is the place. Hot or not, the FLAVOR is fabulous!! Service is quick and friendly, too. I will definitely return!!!

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Thank DeeAynn
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

They've recently remodeled and added a bar next door. Trying (it looks like) a NY vibe in Riverside, CA, which is like saying you're trying for a Hollywood vibe on Mars. Came in for lunch and sat at bar - these servers are either disgruntled or they really hate the restaurant business. Indifferent is the best way to describe them... More 

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Thank Royal567
Riverside, CA
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have been to Gra Pow several times. While I really like the food, the service that I receive has been mediocre. Maybe it's because I am single and usually dine alone. I seem to get ignored a lot. The last time I was in the restaurant, I ordered the chicken lettuce wraps and Tom Kha soup. While the food... More 

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Thank KDG7
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Why doesn't anyone mention their sushi? It escapes me. The freshest fish, expertly prepared with rice and sauce. Delicious prerequisite for any meal. Then just circle the Pacific Rim with curries, noodles, and other delicacies expertly prepared equally in skill and quality as the sushi. Also the wait staff is AWESOME!! GO HERE NOW!

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Thank Ken K
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101 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Usually eat lunch here with co-workers and have never had a bad meal. Try the Gra-Pow (a Thai staple comfort food), Pad Thai, Chicken Curry, and of course Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango for dessert.

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Thank Steve D
Moreno Valley, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

My family and I have been going here every now and then. The food is still great and affordable. Cozy ambiance, service is ok. I recommend the Grapow noodles, pad thai and calamari. I would be back here again and again :).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 497 Alessandro Boulevard, in the Mission Grove Shopping Center, Riverside, CA 92508-5085
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-780-1132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?