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Mama Lan's Vietnamese is now Tiny Thai (Albany)

Glencora Jan 31, 2010 10:04 PM

I just drove by and haven't had a chance to look at the menu. Has anyone else?

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  1. Glencora RE: Glencora Feb 1, 2010 08:05 AM

    ugh, it's actually 1316 Gilman in Berkeley.

    1. Scott M RE: Glencora Feb 1, 2010 03:08 PM

      I wonder if this is any relation to the Tiny Thai that recently opened in Cotati.


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        lisa5698 RE: Glencora Sep 3, 2010 07:25 PM

        It's REALLY good. I'm lucky to live around the corner and every week it's consistently delicious. They're doing a great job.

        Tiny Thai Resaturant
        1316 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706

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        1. re: lisa5698
          Glencora RE: lisa5698 Sep 3, 2010 08:14 PM

          what do you recommend?

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            lisa5698 RE: Glencora Sep 3, 2010 08:36 PM

            Tom Yum Goong, Pad Kee Mao, Sticky rice with Mango. Yum!

            1. re: lisa5698
              achefsbest RE: lisa5698 Sep 4, 2010 11:38 AM

              I live close too and I was wondering about the restaurant since we saw a bunch of people eating in there. I'll have to check it out then.

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                achefsbest RE: achefsbest Sep 4, 2010 09:24 PM

                Hey, thanks for the review. We just came from there after seeing Aladdin at the Julia Morgan
                Center in Berkeley. Glad we stopped by because we plan to go there more. Happy stomachs!

                1. re: achefsbest
                  Steveberkeley RE: achefsbest Sep 7, 2010 03:28 PM

                  I also live around the corner and either eat at the restaurant or take out food on my way home from work a lot. The quality is very good, the portions generous and the prices really, really low. It's the least expensive high quality Thai restaurant I've found in the Berkeley area and they have sticky rice which is a big plus for me. The people there are also really lovely. It's in a little bit of an out of the way location unless you happen to be driving down Gilman but it's well worth seeking out.

          2. re: lisa5698
            rightstar RE: lisa5698 Sep 16, 2010 07:14 PM

            Our experience wasn't so great. We had Pad Prik Pork and Pad Thai Beef. The Pad Prik Pork had a greasy taste to it plus it was too strong. Also, unlike White Lotus and Bua Luang, the only vegetable it had was green beans.

            The Pad Thai Beef came with alot of noodles, but they were kind of dry. The bean sprouts, egg, beef and tofu were on the bottom and there wasn't enough. It wasn't our favorite.

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              achefsbest RE: rightstar Sep 17, 2010 06:59 PM

              I had their pad thai, but since I make pad thai at home, I find theirs wanting.

              We really like #40. The wide rice noodles with broccoli and black bean sauce.

              They're really nice there and it's close. I guess you have to find the stellar dishes.

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