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Far East Restaurant

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218 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1004
+1 360-786-0333
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 specials are a bargain and healthy and your choice on white or brown rice (no... More 

Thank calambokidis
Olympia, Washington
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 somewhat hard to find, but worth the hunt"

Thank evanslkwd
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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330 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 3 pieces of shrimp as well). Everything tasted fine, but not outstanding.

Thank TravelingFan22
Barcelona, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. Love this place.

Thank David H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles 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 strips of chicken), It could have had some slices of red and green peppers so... More 

Thank Poni C
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is less than $6/plate with a decent amount of food served. The food was really... More 

Thank PAC15
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2 of 5 bubbles 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
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?