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85 Commonwealth St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02-9280-2888
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Ranked #186 of 5,373 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Another meal of consistently memorable and innovative Asian flavours perfec for sharing with great wine from a consistently high quality list. We have eaten in many wonderful restaurants, some make a splash then gradually go off but Longrain remains at the top. The service is always stunning, speedy, and friendly and we like being remembered by the Maitre D even... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Overall we found the flavours a bit over the top and too rich, there was no subtle hand in the kitchen that night. Highlight was the roast duck with basil starter but maybe that was because it was the most refreshing of the flavours. Pork hock was just too much sugar. Red peanut curry with Cape Grim beef was too... More 

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Milan, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great location great Asian food! Staff so kind and careful to our needs ... We had raw fish and tuna salad as entree plus curry salmon and fried barramundi as main courses . TOP! Delicious ! Definitely suggested ...

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You think your palate's been expanded and then you experience Longrain. The downside is once you've delighted in its gastronomique heights you're ruined for life. Marvellous

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

i have been eating here for years and over the last few years they ahve put the prices up on everything like their betal leaves and i kept going because i loved the food. we went recently and we had one betal leaf each which was so not up to the standard they used to be....no more party in your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went to Longrain following a friend's recommendation. Did not have to wait for a table which seems like a surprise looking at the other reviews. The dishes are tapas sized thai fusion. We ordered 5 dishes between the 3 of us as we were not particularly hungry. Oysters were decent and the raw fish entree was pretty good too. However... More 

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Sydney
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First visit to Longrain was generally disappointing. The restaurant was spacious but we didn't enjoy being plonked opposite a somewhat inebriated couple. The squid & pork main was tastey but more entree sized, flavours were good but the squid was burnt. The Chinese greens were the tastiest part of the meal and of sufficient size. The woodfire (sic) lamb was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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335 reviews 335 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After almost 10 years since my first visit the food never fails to disappoint. The service however is another matter. Trying to find a waiter & get their attention is a task in itself & a lesson in patience. It seems like the restaurant is grossly understaffed for the amount of diners. Our cocktails arrived well after some of our... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This review is for Shortgrain, The restaurant underneath Longrain in their bar area. Haven't been to Longrain since Chef Martin Boetz left. But Shortgrain has absolutely terrible food that tastes nothing like Thai food at all!! We went for lunch thinking it would be a casual and quick but very tasty lunch with food similar to Longrain and it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I went there for dinner with my wife in December. As the restaurant opens up at 6, I strolled down to the pub below to wait. One the restaurant opened I walked in and was shocked to see the seating arrangement. There are no private tables unlike other restaurants. You have to share the large table with many other desks.... More 

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Additional Information about Longrain

Address: 85 Commonwealth St., Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: 02-9280-2888
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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