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Amarin Thai Restaurant

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3843 Richmond St, San Diego, CA 92103-3315
+1 619-296-6056
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cebu City, Philippines
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very extensive menu of quality Thai food, good service, nice atmosphere, good for lunch or dinner, pricing reasonable, food so yummy, and the icy cold Thai beer was great - they also have an extensive wine list. Also, the person who appeared to be the Owner checked on us during, and at the end of the meal to be sure... More 

Thank John T
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very Good food, lovely setting, especially up the three steps to the back dining room, (request when reserving). Amazingly diverse and long menu. Service very good!

Thank bevnj0e
Ashland, Oregon
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We shared a spicy yellow curry and (crispy) tofu in peanut sauce. Both were excellent. And lunch comes with a small (lukewarm uninteresting) soup, a small salad and very good fresh veggie wonton and egg roll. Service was attentive without being clingy. White tablecloths- though unfortunately under a glass topper - gave the place a sophisticated look. Parking was so... More 

Thank Lisa K
San Diego, California
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This used to be a favorite of ours, because the food and decor were pleasing. Service was never their best feature, and it has gotten much worse. Our servers were brusque and perfunctory; we were treated like an imposition, an inconvenience that had to be tolerated. The padded bench (in the outside seating, which is heated) sloped sharply to the... More 

Thank Tony C
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

From the Curry starter to the pad Thai noodles this restaurant was awesome for a vegetarian. They prepared the pad thai without eggs for us. Nicely decorated and friendly wait staff. Great restaurant !

Thank Kristi K
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Good food at a great price. We lived in Hillcrest for 14 years, and this was our "go to" spot. Our favorites were the Thai Fried Rice, Basil Eggplant, and Cha Cha Cha. You can order the food as spicy or as mild as you prefer. In recent years the quality has been a little hit or miss, but it... More 

Thank Dave L
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent Food and good service, parking was tricky because of its location. Tried Tomyum Soup and Samosa for appetizer really good.

Thank NaniVU
San Diego, California
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191 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

While parking in Hillcrest can be a challenge it's worth it! Loved the crab pad thai but so many wonderful choices and super friendly staff!

Thank Greg G
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

They struck me on a side table with a small candle so it was very difficult to see what I eating. Maybe that was a good thing because the pad Thai was very bland and hardly spicy. I can only give a 2 star on this dish and maybe 1 star on the sitting. They knew the light was out... More 

Thank Manish A
Oakland, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place has really nice decor and friendly staff. My boyfriend and I visited Amarin for dinner during our vacation in San Diego. I ordered crab fried rice which was so-so and a Thai iced tea that I did not like. It was watery and lacked the right flavoring. (Let's call it an off night). They seemed to be pretty... More 

Thank Ttori N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3843 Richmond St, San Diego, CA 92103-3315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-296-6056

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