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Thai Express

213 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1308
+1 513-651-9000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
11 Aug 2017
“Hard to believe it they may just have the best Pad Thai in Cincinnati!”
11 Nov 2016
“Good Thai food on the go”
Asian, Thai
213 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1308
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I know it sounds crazy, because this place is just a little hole-in-the-wall carryout, but the food is amazing and cheap! When you go in, you will see why. Everything is cooked on the spot from fresh ingredients. Too many Thai restaurants just fry up...More

Thank Road_to_paradise
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Thai Express is a small takeout eatery close to the University. You can watch the food prepared in the open kitchen while you wait. The food is typical Thai fare, tasty and reasonable priced.

Thank Jog4fun
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great takeaway--crunchy vegetables,delicious sauces, good variety. This is understandably a popular place with university students. The food is great, abundant, and affordable.

Reviewed 10 September 2015

It had been a while since I'd eaten there and there have been a few minor changes (mostly noticed with appetizers) but overall the food is still awesome. I'd say the best Thai food in the city...

Thank La_Negra45202
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The short wait is worth it for the delicious food. I don't eat here often, but it is always good when i DO go.

1  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

My family and I decided to try this place out based on all the good reviews on the portion and price. Boy, did we get it wrong. We ordered one chicken pad Thai, and one holy basil stir fry. The total was $16. I don't...More

3  Thank Rain Y
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Fantastic food, authentic atmosphere. The facts that the place is run by two Thai women, is tiny, dingy, dirty, cheap, only accepts cash, and prepares the food from scratch with fresh vegetables and spices makes it truly Thai. Loved eating here in college.

1  Thank Adam B
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

Just a dingy hole in the wall, but always fantastic food, carefully prepared with fresh ingredients before your eyes. The staff, mostly Thai, all Thai speakers are just delightful. I carryout at least every two weeks. Be adventurous. I am sure most order Pad Thai,...More

1  Thank Visitor_from_Athens
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Thai express is a great option if you are already around the UC campus and want a quick, cheap, and good meal-to-go. One caveat: they only accept cash! They have great vegetarian options and make the food right there. While it is not the best...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The food was prepared in front of my face! I was amazed and pleased! It took them about 10 minutes to cook! I ordered the veggie Pad Thai and vegetable spring rolls. Both were delicious. Restaurant ONLY accepts CASH. Parking is a mess, but there...More

Thank Fal L
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: 213 W McMillan St, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-651-9000
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