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Far East Restaurant

218 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1004
+1 360-786-0333
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rice bowl” (6 reviews)
“thai curry” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Chinese, Thai
218 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1004
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I eat lunch out in Olympia daily and this is by far my favorite spot. Excellent fresh food at a very reasonable price. The place is run by the nicest hardest working couple by themselves and not sure how they do it. The rice bowl...More

Thank calambokidis
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just finished a great dinner at the Far East RestUrant in Olympia. Good food! We had the "green curry", which over brown rice, was delicious. The cashew stir fry and the fried rice was also good. Tiny hole in the wall, on 4the Ave, and...More

Thank evanslkwd
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food here is wonderful, however, it is the service that keeps me coming back. I have never had a dish disappoint me. The lovely couple that run it are just wonderful!!

Thank KzKayne
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is just a tiny little restaurant in a row of little restaurants on 4th not far from the harbor. The food was fresh and service good. We had Singapore Fried Rice with chicken, fried tofu with peanut sauce and spring rolls (mostly lettuce, but...More

Thank TravelingFan22
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and simply love this place. While it may be a "hole in the wall", l the food is consistently fresh and delicious. They somehow manage to cook the vegetables to perfection. The co-owner, Mai, knows our preferences for spicing....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 November 2015

WHAT AN EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT! We will never go back!! On 11/15/2015 we ate at the Far East Restaurant in Olympia for the first time. We ordered: 1) ORANGE CHICKEN ~ > VISUALLY: It was NOT VISUALLY APPEALING! It was all white (rice) and beige (thin...More

Thank Poni C
Reviewed 13 October 2015

We decided to try this place for lunch based solely on the good reviews and I am so happy that we did. The Service was great - the woman working there was so friendly. My husband and I both ordered one of their specials which...More

Thank PAC15
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I am SUPER confused on how this place stays in business. At lunch, it should be slamming and it usually sits vacant. Curry is good, watery but with good flavor. There are all kinds of thai restaurants in town. This is not a fav

Thank Kelley M
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Many of us in Olympia believe that the folks who run Far East are the friendliest people around. I love to support this business with healthy lunch specials, delicious Thai curry and authentic Phud Thai. Service is quick and prices are quite reasonable.

Thank Gretchen S
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Fresh and simple Asian food. Their lunch specials cannot be beaten! You can easily get out for under $10 and be well fed!

Thank NetBloke
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1004
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-786-0333
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