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Pakpao Thai - Design District

4.4
4.4
338 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Influenced by Bangkok’s streets, our food is inspired by diverse regions of Thailand and all of our dishes are prepared with fresh and traditional ingredients. It's authentic Thai cuisine at your fingertips. Make sure to ask about our vegetarian and vegan options.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 749-7002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Polo Calderon

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event! Email us at catering@argconcepts.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I-35N (Stemmons Fwy) & Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    I-35N (Stemmons Fwy) & Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cool new experience
  2. p

    pammie

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and speciality cocktails were outstanding! Service was very attentive.
  3. AN

    AlanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent restaurant with very fresh food. Some things were a bit different from what I thought they would be, but it was really fine because the food was amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great music (very 80’s and 90’s) and a friendly and attentive waiter. Food was good (didn’t really stand out, but no complaints). Great non-alcoholic drink options!
  5. AS

    AnnieS

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food is always consistent at Pak Pao. Our waiter was still learning having just joined the team, but he was quick to find answers to our questions and was attentive. I recommend this restaurant for a casual meal with good food. Especially the green curry salmon. So delicious!
  6. TS

    TangoSierra

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! My wife has several food allergies so we called ahead to ask if they could accommodate. They said yes and were well aware when we arrived, and the chef came to our table to meet with us. Found a dish she was interested in, which was prepared with a slight modification. She found it delicious and, even better, didn’t get sick. It’s a real trick to find a new place my wife can eat at, and this was the best new place we’ve found in quite a while. Our server Eduardo was also excellent. Great attention to detail without smothering us, and was also a great conversationalist when the opportunity arose.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and food were great!
  8. JR

    JanR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very tasty and good. Our waitress was excellent, she helped us make choices and they were all great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food exceeded expectations and I am so excited to come back here soon! Delicious dishes and great location.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was 💯
  11. DD

    DonaldD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience overall from reception to check out.
  12. m

    macnmia

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We went for lunch during DFW Restaurant week. The restaurant week offering was really limited, which is to be expected, but the portions were also really small. I ordered the Tom Kha Gai soup and received less than a half cup—which was fine because it was super salty, and the Pad Thai which was served in a Soup Bowl. If you’re going to cheap out on restaurant week offerings, just don’t participate. The Pad Thai was the best of the offerings and it was just fine—nothing special. The icing on the cake of our bad experience is that our credit card number was stolen after lunch and the waiter(s) used our card for a number of fraudulent purchase that afternoon. So, overall not good food, small portions. and unethical wait staff.
  13. f

    fa53

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We were in Dallas for one day and wanted to try Jet Tila’s food. My wife is Thai so we thought it would be a good meal. The Thai tea was way too sweet. They were out of the boba (though the waitress didn’t know that until she came back). We ordered som tom, pad siew, and tom kha gai, with jasmine rice. The som tom never came out, but that was probably a blessing. The pad siew was weirdly seasoned and improperly cooked. The noodles were soggy and sticky … pad siew should be cooked over high heat, but this was tossed more like rad na would be. The flavor was weird. It would have helped to have some Thai vinegar (nam som sai chu), but the waitress seemed taken back when I asked for vinegar. The tom kha was a little too salty, but not bad. $4 for rice is really just a money grab and an overall sign of how expensive the place is. I don’t mind paying for good food, but this $50 lunch for two left us hungry and wishing we had gone somewhere else.
  14. PM

    PauloM

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uff the pineapple cake was like no other, the best I ever had, the food was delicious, I definitely was gladly surprise with the food and the service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just loved the whole experience. The vibe was nice but the food was even better. Great selection of dishes and it all was beautifully presented and very fresh and tasty. Just what I was hoping it would be. Would definitely eat here again. And if you love Boba then you will be very satisfied!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I was charged an additional $4 to add ice to my single pour whiskey. Manager refused to take it off the bill
  17. F

    Flowers98

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was flavorful but the drinks were over priced!
  18. SS

    ShawnaS

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious! The portions were very generous. We will definitely return.
  19. CM

    CoppellMom

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I usually love this place but this night the food was not good. Noodles were soggy and the dish was very salty and not good overall.
  20. TS

    TomS

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Servers were great. Food was tasty, if a little mild for my palate. I would order with more heat next time. They had run out of several beers, but had plenty of alternatives to quench your thirst. I would recommend giving Pakpao Thai a go, but two up the heat on your food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    It had been a few years since I had eaten at pak pao, it used to be incredibly good. I got the duck which was way over cooked, my wife got that larb gai and it tasted pretty off. My dad just pushed his food around, it was all around pretty disappointing. Very nice staff and great decor, just food was poor. Perhaps we caught them on a very off day
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience1
    The food and drinks were so good but we couldn't enjoy it because the knats took over are table we had to get are food to go
  23. JC

    JamesC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was exceptionally good! Sat outside at the covered porch on a rainy evening. Was actually pleasant hearing and watching the rain. Great evening with friends!
  24. CM

    CoppellMom

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous!
  25. D

    Doggoneit23

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Dinner entree portions were small. Chicken dish was bone-in, which I don’t like & wouldn’t have ordered if I’d known. Service staff was friendly & did their best.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Thanks!
  27. KR

    KimberlyR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Normally one of my favorite places to dine. We were sat as soon as we arrived which was nice. As we sat there and our appetizer had already hit the table, we had no silverware. Music was in my opinion too loud, you couldn’t even hear yourself speak. As we started to eat our appetizer I was surrounded by fruit flies, tons of them. So many that I was swatting them away over and over and eventually had to ask the manager to be moved, we opted to move outside. When I say a ton of them, I saw at least 10 hovering over my table and near me. Service could have been better, looked like that had 2 servers at 7pm on a Friday night, probably not the best idea. I had to ask to get coke refills and server looked a little flustered from running around in my option. Restaurant didn’t look clean as doors had hand print all over and floors looked dirty as well. Food was lovely as that’s the only reason I drive from Grapevine to Dallas to go there. I’m also a frequent visitor of El Bolero as well so I was quite disappointed that this restaurant isn’t up to par.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    The food is usually good but the service totally slacks! I've now been here three times and every time I go you're flagging the waiter down for help. Yesterday we went with a 6:15 reservation and didn't get seated till 6:45, we told the waiter or manager whatever he was we'd like to order an appetizer as we waited. It came to our table but we had no silverware and it took about 5 minutes to get it. Not really easy to eat with your fingers if you don't have a napkin to wipe them off with!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful, the atmosphere, the decor, the wait staff, the food. The only small thing was they had some sort of an ice machine that made a tremendous racket through the last half of our meal. Probably a machine that needs to be moved to the kitchen. Otherwise fantastic, and it’s been great every time I’ve gone there.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day Brunch. Special holiday menu, so they wouldn’t serve off of the normal brunch menu, which is fine, even common. But then they told us they weren’t serving about half of the things on the published Mother’s Day menu, including any of the kid’s foods. So that was disappointing. We had about 2 things to choose from. They were both good, though pretty vanilla.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best Mother’s Day lunch ever!!! :)
  32. D

    Deboope91

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Yes when we arrived I so excited for we have eaten here before, but I was not satisfied with Pakpeo food and while we were eating there was a bug fly around us when got at our table and the whole time we we’re there. How disappointing and the food was not as good as I had a anticipated. There was no duck, the dishes were all most tasteless and the price was to high and my daughter lamb chop were not 40.00! All in all i DONT think I’ll return to eat there again unless I get a free dinner or someone takes me there, but I will never recommend this Resturant to ANYONE!
  33. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    This is my go-to place since all the other locations closed down. However for some reason the food was subpar and the service was as well. I typically get the pot stickers. But for some reason this time they taste like boiled meat. There was no seasoning whatsoever. And the shrimp appetizer tasted fairly old. As you know when shrimp aren't really fresh they have a fishy taste. Also there were fruit flies everywhere near our table. We brought it to the attention of our waitress. And she basically treated it like it was normal. And didn't offer to move us anywhere. I think she probably is more focused on doing other things versus customer service. I definitely was disappointed. But this was the first time that I experienced food not being good and bad service at this location.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The restaurant was empty. The menu on their website does not match the menu they hand you in the restaurant - many items are missing. They didn’t have short rib, so they substituted steak in the curry and it was overdone, chewy, and tough. The french toast was literally just two pieces of regular white bread that they griddled and smashed to less than 1/4” thick - not quite what you’d expect for the price they’re charging. The $6 side of bacon was about 3-4 pieces that were tiny and thin and cooked so hard that they shattered. There were many fruit flies flying around (not just a few), so it’s clear they are not meticulous with their cleaning. A manager was there but did not come by to check in on us or ask how things were going. We’ve been to PakPao several times but this was the first time back in about 2 years and it has really declined. We would not return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I WOULD NOT GO BACK! Racially profiled at Pak Poa by the manager Chase! TRASH HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! I will never come back! I came today with a friend! Their Chularitas on menu state $12. I wash charged $15 per Chularita! I asked for a correction on my ticket and he took of $4 at first stating that the he could not take off for alcohol however my discount should have been $11 bucks! The waiter came back and said Chase would only do $8. At that point I asked for him to come outside! This man racially profiled me and said I came the other night and had a discount! WHICH I DID NOT! Never saw this man in my life prior to today! I came with friends earlier in the week and we all paid FULL PRICE NO DISCOUNT! I said excuse me Chase have you met me or seen me here to ask for a discount in which he said no! So to state that to a customer you don’t know nor have you seen is hot GARBAGE! You don’t walk up to someone you don’t know, nor have ever seen telling them they received a discount NOT KNOWING WHETHER ITS THE TRUTH OR NOT. It was $11 and your waiter was NEW didn’t know how to do her job! HOW DO YOU ARGUE WITH A CUSTOMER AND TELL THEM YOU ARE NOT TAKING OFF THE $11 BECAUSE THEY GOT A DISCOUNT THE OTHER NIGHT NOT KNOWING ME! And it was FALSE! If it was true okay but to ACCUSE ME and you don’t know me, nor have I EVER received any discount here was beyond me! RIDICULOUS! You don’t go around accusing people of anything that is how people get killed! This is TRASH! If you are AFRICAN AMERICAN and do not want to be profiled then I advise you to seek service elsewhere! I do not recommend this establishment at all! On top of that the staff was VERY UNPROFESSIONAL as well! I have never cheated anyone out of any money and I do not appreciate this experience when I’ve paid more than $90 for a meal each time! I could give a damn if it was $20! This was RACIALLY PROFILING AT ITS FINEST AND TACKY AS HELL!
  36. CC

    CCAG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    They turned the lights up and changed the music so they could start cleaning and closing the restaurant. This all started around 9:40pm and their posted hours say they close at 10. It was not welcoming to have the restaurant closing around you with lights turned all the way up as you are half way through your entrees
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    food was okay, server wasn’t very friendly or attentive, drinks and apps are way overpriced. A solid “okay”. Don’t go here for a special occasion, it’s underwhelming.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The red curry was ok but not really great. The outdoor seating area is a bit awkward or odd perhaps. Indoors loud music.
  39. SB

    ShifoBrains

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    This is a great neighborhood place. Friendly, & fast, food is very good. Service is OK, but that's probably due to staffing issues highly recommended
  40. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The food is usually great. The green curry is extraordinary, the beef jerky flight is fun and good, the pineapple fried rice is not my fav dish but I have never had it prepared better. The hand made kites are super cute. My last visit was on Sunday and it was not good. They were not enough staff. Our waitress was working insanely hard (literally running around) but that isn't a fun dinner where you are underserved, don't get drinks for 30 minutes and feel bad for the staff. Also clear the number of to go orders was large and handled by same two ladies. I know service industry is getting its bearings. It showed clearly on Sunday.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Pakpao Thai - Design District using the Order Online button. Pakpao Thai - Design District also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 749-7002.

Pakpao Thai - Design District is rated 4.4 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Google Map for Pakpao Thai - Design District

1628 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-35N (Stemmons Fwy) & Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Asian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    I-35N (Stemmons Fwy) & Oak Lawn Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Polo Calderon

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 749-7002

  • Catering

    Let us cater your next event! Email us at catering@argconcepts.com for more information.

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