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Let's Eat! Our delicious, natural, and made-to-order dishes are sure to tantalize your tastebuds. We got our start in Long Beach, California and are now proud to call Pacific Beach our new home. We provide this fabulous San Diego beach community with unique and authentic Thai food whether dining in or taking out. We can't wait to have you stop by for an amazing dinner or a quick lunch special.

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Crying Tiger Steak Chicken Over Fried Rice
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Appetizers, Soups, and Salads

Crisp Garlic Wings

Crisp, moist chicken wings with a fresh garlic seasoning and Thai dipping sauce

Crisp Garlic Crabs


Cheese Wontons

Thai Spring Rolls

Tom Yum Koong

Brothy soup with shrimp, lemon grass, galangal, straw mushrooms, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, and other delicious Thai flavors

Tom Kha Kai

Exotic, delicious soup made with chicken, coconut milk, galangal, straw mushrooms, lime juice, lemon grass, and kaffir lime leaves

Shrimp Salad

This mouth-watering Thai-style salad hails from Northeastern Thailand and is prepared using shrimp, mild chili paste, lemongrass, mint leaves, red onions, lime juice, and other seasonings. Available with Salmon instead of shrimp

Southern Thai Salad

We combine romaine and iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, bean sprouts, fried tofu, crisp fried potatoes, and hard-boiled eggs to prepare this

Mixed Vegetables

We combine fresh asparagus with a variety of other fresh vegetables with a tasty sauce to prepare this vegetable medley and serve it with rice

Beef Salad

Chef Specialties

Choo Chee Prawns

Giant prawns cooked over an open flame and then married to our rich red-curry sauce which we prepare using coconut milk

Kra Prao Salmon

A fresh salmon filet sautéed with our mouthwatering kra prao sauce, red bell peppers, and garlic

Thai Baby Back Ribs

We slow-cook our marinated ribs and then smother them in our delivious tamarind sauce with thinly-slived, crisp-fried onions

Crying Tiger Steak

Naturally tender, marinated USDA choice grade rib eye steak with a delivious lime-juice-based dipping sauce.

Crabby Fried Rice


Thai Iced Tea

Delicious, must-try blend of black tea, milk, and sugar ($3.00)

Thai Lime Iced Tea

Tangy spin on classic Thai iced tea with black tea, lime juice, and sugar ($3.00)

Hibiscus Drink

Flavorful and sweet herbal tea steeped with hibiscus flowers ($3.00)

Thai Iced Coffee

Fresh-brewed coffee with milk and cream ($3.00)

Hot Teas

Healthy A variety of freshly-brewed hot teas including jasmine, green, and ginger teas ($2.00)


Bottled Coca-cola, Diet Coke, Orange Soda, Sprite, or rootbeer ($2.00)


Fried Chicken Over Rice

Dark meat chicken deep-fried and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.

Kra Prao Chicken

Breast meat with Thai Basil, red bell peppers, Thai-style oyster, mushroom sauce, and garlic

Ginger Chicken

Chicken breast meat sautéed with a tasty sauce rich with slices of fresh ginger. Served with rice.

Shrimp with Asparagus

Chicken with Cashews

Mixed Vegetables

Noodle Dishes

Pad Thai

Our most popular dish, we prepare this special version of pad thai using shrimp, narrow rice noodles, fried tofu, sugar, tamarind, pickled radish, vinegar, bean sprouts, chives, and ground peanuts.

Spaghetti Kee Mao

A very popular fusion dish in Thailand, we prepare this using hcopped beef, sweet Thai basil, onions, bell peppers, Thai oyster, and mushroom sauce with Italian spaghetti noodles.

Tom Yum Ramen

Another fusion dish, this one features large shrimp, lemongrass, galangal, and other Thai flavors married with ramen noodles

Kao Soi Ramen

A complex type of curry popular in Northern Thailand. Prepared with chicken drumsticks and a curry made from chilies, chopped shallots, ginger, turmeric, toasted coriander seeds, cardamom, and ramen.

Pad See Ew

Flat, stir-fried noodles combined with chicken breast meat, eggs, and Chinese broccoli.

Chicken Pad Kee Mao

Made with chicken breast meat, sweet basil, bell peppers, bean sauce, and flat noodles.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Beef Noodle Soup

Thai Curries

Beef Panang Curry

A popular dish in Thailand prepared using top sirloin, panang curry, sweet Thai basil, red bell peppers, and Kaffir lime leaves.

Yellow Chicken Curry

Our most popular curry, we prepare this delicious dish with potatoes and onions.

Lamb Masaman Curry

Hailing from Southern Thailand, where lamb is popular, this hearty curry has lamb, potatoes, peanuts, and onions.

Green Chicken Curry

Inherently a little spicy, this delicios curry featuring chicken breast meat and bamboo shoots is quite special. Also available with beef instead of chicken.

Soft-Shell Crab Curry

For soft-shell crab lovers, this is a must. We serve delicious and crisp soft-shell crabs prepared using our panang curry with coconut milk, fresh basil, and red bell peppers


Mango Sticky Rice

Fresh-cut mango with sweet, sticky rice and cocounut milk

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Easily view and order from our full menu online, and pick-up your order when it's ready. An order can also be placed through our Facebook page.

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Yellow Curry Lunch Special
Yellow Chicken Curry
Thai Iced Tea
Tom Kha
Tom Kha Kai
Chicken Over Fried Rice
Chicken Over Fried Rice
Crying Tiger Steak
Crying Tiger Steak

About Us

  • The Restaurant
    Hot or Not Thai Cuisine

    Hot or Thai began its roots in Long Beach California in 2002 with Tantalizingly Thai. We are proud to say that we have now relocated to Pacific Beach in the amazing city of San Diego. Now known as Hot or Not Thai, we welcome dine-in and takeout orders.

    We offer great lunch specials and exotic dinner dishes. We might be biased, but we insist that we have some of the best tasting Thai Food in San Diego. Find us online or come visit us on Cass Street to experience what authentic Thai food is meant to taste like.

  • The Chef
    Chef JJ

  • The Food
    Authentic, delicious, and Always No MSG

    We strive to keep our recipes authentic and true. We have no MSG in our kitchen, so there is no way that it ends up in our foods. Our centuries-old recipes from Thailand incorporate unique blends of herbs and spices from the region to tantalize your taste buds. We use coconut milk, kra eprao, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, cilantro, tamarind, mint leaves, galangal, and many more special ingredients that make our healthy, natural, and nutritious foods so tasty.

    Our kitchen staff prepares everything to order and customizes each serving to your likes. So please, enjoy our delicious tantalizingly Thai foods.

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Get In Touch

Call us during business hours or come visit us in PB! Either way, we look forward to getting in touch with you soon.

Visit us in Pacific Beach!

4965 Cass St.
San Diego, California 92109

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Phone: (619) 369-1688