Thai Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
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5505 Osuna Rd NE (at San Mateo), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 87108

Offers primarily Thai food such as pad thai, larb, satay, curry, and orange "chicken" with choice of tofu or faux meats. Also veg burgers, wraps, salads, and fries. Casual atmosphere. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Thai, Take-out, Asian

44 Reviews

First Review by Karla Linden, LMT

Absolutely delicious! - Edit

We needed to find some vegan food to take with us to the airport to eat before getting on the plane. Fortunately Thai Vegan on Central in Albuquerque was right on our way. We both had the P. E. T. (pumpkin, eggplant, tofu) stir fry. Because I am sensitive to onion and garlic, the chef made up a different sauce for me which was wonderful. Very accommodating service and fabulous food!

Pros: Totally vegan and very delicious! Great service!

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The Best - Edit

I think I've eaten at all locations, and they are all great. This one has a dispensary next door, if you are into that sort of thing.

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Delicious with tons options - Edit

The food is amazing. Great find. We were traveling and staying in Albuquerque for the week. We ate hear several times. The Thai food is wonderful. We had Pad Thai, veggie dumplings, Tom Ka Kai soup, and the Golden Tofu. They also offer burgers, wraps and salads. The tofu burger was awesome, as well as the chicken and pepper steak wrap. So happy to find this place.

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Sooo Good! - Edit

It is a very nice restaurant with little vegan posters around. Everything is vegan there and the Praram Plate is amazing! The service is very polite.

Pros: Completely Vegan

Cons: Slightly more expensive

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Friendly service and fresh food - Edit

Staff is very nice and helpful. Food was very fresh and came very fast. Very satisfied with Thai Vegan. Also has many rewards they display in the restaurant. Clean tables and has television.

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Quaint and cozy! - Edit

Glad we found this place. The environment was very friendly and cozy. We went during lunch and the place was pretty active and busy. The food was very good. I had the spicy noodles w/ pepper steak lunch special, good pick!

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Will accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions! - Edit

I am SOS-Free (Salt, Oil, and Sugar) and they had NO problems having the chef make it happen. Two HUGE thumbs up.

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The Best Vegan Food in Albuquerque - Edit

The Best Vegan Food in Albuquerque

Pros: Everything! Amazing Staff :) Amazing Food

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AMAZING - Edit

I LOVE this place. Great food and wonderful people! i have tried a ton of different things and they are all great! Highly recommend!!!

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Excellent Thai food! - Edit

This is one of two locations. It's a smaller and older location, but still clean and comfortable. The menus are the same between the two restaurants and the same as the menus at Urban Vegan in Chicago. The food is made fresh, it's flavorful, and the prices are very fair. If you like Thai food, this is your place.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Great food, Fair prices

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Excellent!! - Edit

I love Thai Vegan! Excellent food, every single time. Everything on the menu is fantastic and the service is amazing.

Pros: delicious, friendly service, great atmosphere

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Awesome Place - Edit

Same menu and quality as at the Nob Hill location. Perfect portions, good service, and a wide variety of good vegan options. The vegan chicken is the best!

Pros: Good price, All vegan!

Cons: Location

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Thai Vegan has 3 new locations - Edit

Thai Vegan is now in Knob Hill in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and Tucson. The staff is great. The food is excellent, especially if Pat, the owner is in the kitchen. Pat's food was always consistent. His chefs that take over for him are not always as consistent. But the food is great. Try the new barbque wings. Some meat eaters willl not know they are not meat.

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Consistently Good, Nice Selection - Edit

Eat here regularly, there is always something on the menu perfect for the evening. The food is always good, even your non-veg friends and family will enjoy eating here. The portions are always perfect for my liking.
Good service and prices as well.

Pros: Food and Taste, Service

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Best Vegan Food and Best Thai! - Edit

Love this place. Always excellent service. Everything on the menu is great. Cute little place. Always a great experience. So glad this is in Albuquerque!

Pros: large menu, delicious, excellent service

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Amazing - Edit

While traveling to New Mexico on business for two weeks, I visited Thai Vegan on a regular basis. All of my vegan meals were delicious. The main dishes and desserts were amazing. All vegans should visit this location when in the area.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly staff, Healthy

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Delicious vegan-asian in ABQ - Edit

We visited Thai Vegan in 2010 when it must've been rather new (and had no reviews), and again recently in 2014. In 2010, we were blown away by the staff's willingness to accommodate two late night guests 10 minutes before closing. This appears to be a family-run restaurant and while not all staff are extremely fluent in English, they are very helpful and friendly. We got a complimentary appetizer, and after skimming over the huge menu we ordered pad thai and yellow curry dinner specials, which came with rice, salad, and spring rolls. The presentation is colorful and decorative, and the pad thai and yellow curry rivaled some of the best out there. In 2014, we were pleased to find the restaurant packed for dinner, clearly thriving. We again ordered the pad thai, and this time got the won ton noodle soup. The pad thai was delicious as before, though they managed to get some cilantro in it (I'm allergic to cilantro and had notified them). The won ton noodle soup was good but we were disappointed that there were only 3 dumplings in a huge bowl of soup which left us wanting a little more. The staff was just as friendly and attentive as when we were the only two in the restaurant in 2010, they seemed to have expanded their family restaurant to include many more to wait tables and ensure everyone was taken care of. Thai Vegan is definitely a favorite of ours, and we're glad to see it's expanded to a couple other cities!
Updated from previous review on Tuesday October 07, 2014

Pros: Large menu, Colorful & inspired dishes, Exceptional service

Cons: Busy during dinner, Parking fills up fast, Allergy-friendly but not perfect

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Great Vegan Food - Edit

It would be a 5 star if it was all organic, but the food is very good!

The fried tofu, spring rolls, and desert spring rolls are great- so is the Pad Thai...waiting for my cashew 'chicken' lunch combo now!! Here it is!

Pros: easy parking, friendly staff, good portions

Cons: a little pricey , no organic soy

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The BEST Thai Food Anywhere! - Edit

Chef Pat makes the best Thai food. I've eaten Thai all over the world and this is the best. Don't miss this!!!

Pros: Delicious , Affordable, Good Portions

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Vegan heaven! - Edit

When we opened the menu we all thought we had died and gone to vegan heaven! So many options and all things we could eat! The food was excellent! The service started out great but then in about 20 minutes time the place was full with only 2 waitstaff. They were doing their best but it took a while to order dessert and get our check. I would suggest going for an early dinner if you're going for dinner

Pros: A lot of options, Yummy food

Cons: Need more staff at peak hours

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It's vegan - Edit

I keep on going back here like beat up spouse crawling back because you think that's the only option here.
I just bought 2 dishes of the garlic beef. They always screw it up. This was just bad. It was as if they took the amount of soy beef for 1 dish and split it up for 2 dishes. It was like a snack. So they messed up the dish, and there wasn't even substance with it. I got a box full of everything I requested not to be in it. I'm done with this place. No more. Never again.
I've been here about a dozen times or more. I just felt as though I should support vegan restaurants. I am happy it seems most people do like this restaurant. But after my last time there, I decided it's just not for me. I spent a little over $20 on just me for take out. I emphasized no mushrooms. This is because every time they keep on putting mushrooms when I ask them not to. Sure enough my dishes had mushrooms. So after eating my dishes at my shop I was still hungry. The del taco bean burrito was more satisfying then any dish I've got from here. I know it sounds mean but I know I'm not the only one who thinks this way. We just don't want a vegan restaurant to go away. But I still do not have a good vegan restaurant here. I look forward to anytime I go to LA, Phoenix, or Denver, just to eat good vegan food.
Updated from previous review on Saturday October 22, 2011

Pros: vegan

Cons: taste, cost, quality

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Thai Vegan is tasty every time - Edit

I've been eating at Thai Vegan at least once a week since May 2012. The food has been consistently high quality. It's my favorite restaurant in Albuquerque.

Pros: tasty food, lots of protein variety , great staff

Cons: none

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Unbelievable Thai Food - Edit

After reading reviews on line I just had to dine at Vegan Thai of ABQ. I was not disappointed. I have eaten thai food at many places in the US and this was hands down the best thai food I have ever eaten. After consulting the server about which Tom Yum was her favorite, I order the Seafood Tom Yum (which serves two easilty) and was not disappointed. The range of flavors (which was only enhanced the next day as I finished it for breakfast) was incredible. For my main course I ordered my all-time favorite pad thai with tofu and was impressed. It too was excellent - not greasy, full of flavor and a generous portion. The next time I am in ABQ I will visit again. The servers were attentive and the meal was served in a timely fashion. 5 stars for Thai Vegan.

Pros: excellent food, reasonable prices, great service

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Delicious and beautiful - Edit

I had the Thai ice tea, pineapple fried rice with pepper "steak," and the banana chocolate chip rolls. The fried rice was gorgeously presented, delicious, and there was more than enough to fill me. It was the first time that I had ever tried Thai iced tea, and I really enjoyed it. The banana chocolate chips rolls were good, but I'm not sure if they're worth the extra calories....still, I finished 'em off ;) I would definitely come here again! There is so much on the menu I would love to try! If I lived here, I would be a regular! The seating area was small, but I ate at 6:30 and there were only 2-3 other couples. There was more than enough seating for me. My ticket came up to about $15 for the entree, tea, and dessert.

Pros: Extensive Menu, Inexpensive, Yummy

Cons: limited seating

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Excellent Vegan Restaurant - Edit

This is the best vegetarian/vegan restaurant I've patronized. The quality and flavor of the dishes is excellent. The restaurant was quite busy when I arrived, but still my order came out very quickly. The servers were friendly and the prices were reasonable. Although the location is something to be desired, there is no trouble finding parking. I highly recommend going to Thai Vegan when you are in Albuquerque.

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, resonable prices

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Great food - absolutely delicious - Edit

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely wonderful! We tried the yellow curry, mushroom "steak", and spicy noodles, and all were delicious. We also tried the Green Power Salad and the Banana Chocolate Chip Rolls, and everything was perfect. The service was also great - I absolutely recommend this restaurant!

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Staff

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Top notch vegan restaurant - Edit

Thai Vegan is what all vegan restaurants should be about. It has a full varied menu, generous portions, clean and cozy atmosphere, appropriate prices and great food. Its a small place; located at the end of a strip mall. It seats 42 in a rather small area, but yet it doesn't give you a crowded-in feeling. The food is well presented and service is quick and friendly. There are both mens and ladies rooms, which are large, clean and well stocked. The evening I was there, a group was celebrating a birthday in their party, and the chef/owner, Pat Phomnoi, came out of the kitchen, still wearing his tall chef's hat, turned the t.v. to a karaoke birthday song, and sang a snappy rendition of the song. What fun! The next day I went there at lunch time and ordered a wrap to take to the airport, which they were very accommodating by not putting it in aluminum so I could get it through security easily. This is the restaurant I'll be stopping at anytime I'm in Albuquerque.

Pros: great food, large portions, friendly service

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