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Pakpao Thai Food

1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
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  • Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Pakpao brings a little culture to the Design District, where the cuisine of Thailand is presented with bold and spicy flavors. The restaurant takes no reservations, but turns tables relatively quickly, while a small bar area provides beer and cocktails for those who are waiting. When you do get your seat, order aggressively. Many of the plates here are perfect for sharing. If you’re tired of the same old takeout Thai, Pakpao will set you free.

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  • Pakpao Has Lost its Way
    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:34 a.m. by Scott Reitz

    If you haven't been in a while, there have been a lot of changes at the Design District Thai restaurant Pakpao. Owners Richard and Tiffanee Ellman first got attention when they asked chef Eddie Thretipthuangsin to leave late last ye...

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    Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 9:21 a.m. by foodbitch

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  • Eddy Thretipthuangsin, Star Chef at the Design District's Pakpao, Is Out
    Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 7:01 a.m. by Luke Darby

    Pakpao Thai Food has been getting a lot of praise lately, from Scott Reitz's fondness of the unyielding spice of their curries, to ranking among our list of Dallas' most interesting restaurants, to Leslie Brenner at The Dallas Morni...

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