Pao Lim
2505 Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707-2865
Phone: (919) 419-1771

Restaurant hours:
Sun-Thurs 11:30am- 9:30pm;
Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm

Reviewers: Kathy Marx, Susan Olson, David Erb, Dick Howard, Skip Bartolanzo, Dilip Barman

Date: November 16, 2002

Pao Lim Rating
Food Variety Veg. Sens. Price Service Overall
4.4 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.4 4.1
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Author: Kathy Marx, TVS Restaurant Reviewer


Pao Lim is an Asian "bistro" that serves Chinese and Thai cuisine. The atmosphere is very pleasant with nice lighting. Several of us ordered Lemongrass Tofu with Spinach, which was very good, but was a little weak on the lemongrass taste. It was not spicy, which I would have expected in an Asian restaurant. There are many more Chinese selections than Thai. The price for every vegetarian entree is $8.95, and the portions are generous. The Thai Vegetable Curry is excellent, of medium spiciness. The entrees could have been a little more creative, possibly by adding sides of ground peanuts, or a variety of native sauces.

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