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Lemon Grass Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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5801 Capitol Blvd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501-4554
+1 360-705-0055
16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I was in Olympia for business and I stayed at the LaQuinta Inn. I thought to try Lemon Grass because of the TA reviews and it's only 6 minutes away from LaQuinta. Lemon Grass has free parking. I was greeted by the staff when I entered the restaurant and they were happy to provide my dinner as a take-out order... More 

Thank Cbug73
Tumwater, Washington
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You can't go wrong with most of the dishes served at Lemon Grass. They have an expansive menu of mostly Thai dishes but also some salads that are more Vietnamese. Delicious sauces and good cocktails. The waitstaff are helpful and polite. There are three Lemon Grass restaurants in the area and all are good, but my favorite is in Hawks... More 

Thank Dana A
Tumwater, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If all you care about is the quality of your food and you don't care how long it takes to get to you, you will love this place -- the food is first-rate and the ambiance is fine. I can only give it three stars, however, because it has consistently taken abnormally long to get served. In the worst case,... More 

Thank BlameRico
Olympia, Washington
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had lunch at the Lemongrass today. We got there early to avoid the noon rush. As soon as a few other couples were seated, my friend and I started having trouble hearing each other. When the restaurant filled, we had to yell across the table to be heard. The decor is very nice, but there are no soft surfaces... More 

Thank YaYa1949
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The Lemon Grass Restaurant in Tumwater building could be easily missed from the street, but is outstanding in every other way. Comfortable nicely decorated space, relaxed efficient helpful service, tasty food in generous portions with three options for amount of spice. Next time we will order medium rather than mild. Coconut chicken and Thai fried rice both very good.

Thank jake967
Tumwater, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2016

On the more expensive side, but very good food. Consistant quality and spice levels. Great choices for vegetarian, gluten free, or free to eat what you like. Nice atmosphere, although some of the seating can be overly loud from conversations from other tables (acoustics are not great).

Thank Turtletech
San Francisco
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We were on our way to Seattle, stopping in Tumwater for the night. We looked up good restaurants on Trip Advisor, and headed to Lemon Grass based on the reviews. It was terrific! We get great Thai food in the SF Bay Area, but this was equally delicious. The best larb salad we've ever had. Everything was delicious and the... More 

Thank Marie G
Olympia, Washington
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to all 3 locations, the food is all the same and just wonderful, have had almost everything they serve there and they never let me down, Tumwater location is by far the smallest and always busy as heck (this says something)! The staff is great and always willing to above and beyond to mKe the experience better... More 

Thank Oly360
Lacey, Washington
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The food at the Lemon grass on Capital Way is excellent. The atmosphere is nice. I've always had good service. Another one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank jksblonde
Olympia, WA
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135 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I ordered a vegetarian dish called Swimming Angel, with peanut sauce, tofu, spinach and white rice. I ordered it with #5 Spivey and with Julienned cabbage and carrots and extra hot sauce. My parents ordered the green curry with shrimp. Well, we all cleaned or plates, and were all quite satisfied. I admit that I have eaten here before, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Capitol Blvd SW, Tumwater, WA 98501-4554
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tumwater
  • Phone Number: +1 360-705-0055

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