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Chat Thai

#113 of 5,443 Restaurants in Sydney
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20 Campbell Street | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9211 1808
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
get the khau gai noodles, IMMEDIATELY

If it looks crowded, don't be deterred. They have a second floor. Three friends and I came in on a Thursday at around 2. It was crowded but thankfully, we didn't have to wait. To start, we all shared the spring rolls ($10), which consisted of smoked fish sausages, chicken and crab with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
meltam
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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457 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If it looks crowded, don't be deterred. They have a second floor. Three friends and I came in on a Thursday at around 2. It was crowded but thankfully, we didn't have to wait. To start, we all shared the spring rolls ($10), which consisted of smoked fish sausages, chicken and crab with caramelised tamarind relish. We only ordered it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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140 reviews 140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by an Asian 'foodie' as her favourite. We hadn't booked (if you don't you wait, on the street, with others who know how good this place is), but were quickly shown to a table. Fresh, fragrant, spicy are words that come to mind. It reminded me of some of the busy evening markets I've visited in... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you like Thai food and don't live in Thailand like me, you will not be disappointed. I was lucky to stumble upon this place as a tourist in Sydney. This is the busiest joint on a street that is littered with Thai restaurants; nuff said!

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

when people queue to enter a restaurant, it indicates something special. We arrived for a latish lunch, and managed to get the last table. Later there were people queuing again. We shared a cold salad style dish that contained thin rice noodles, mung bean sprouts, pickled cabbage salad, boiled eggs, chicken and pork, roasted peanuts, and Asian greens. The smaller... More 

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East Northport, New York
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236 reviews 236 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped here based on TripAdvisor reviews. It didn't disappoint. We were quickly shown to a small table and abed water in small little metal etched cups. We ordered a fish dish and duck in a spice broth, along with a few hot d'oerves. Everything was excellent. The staff has little personality, but the ete efficient and quick despite the... More 

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Kuranda
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great spot for Thai food. Very busy and noisy but all adds to the atmosphere. Would recommend this for friends but that said they do cater for small children with a high chair and friendly faces.

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Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Best Thai street food outside of Thailand.....we ate here everyday on our recent 4 day visit to Sydney - lunch, dinner and supper. Sometimes we queued (but not for long) and sometimes we walked straight in. You know it's good when you get there for supper (1am) and all the Thai folk from all over Sydney are there after their... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

An early dinner at this very good Thai restaurant in the theatre precinct. Evenings see this small space restaurant with big queues however none of this early so very promptly attended to and the service was seamless . Good choices abound and a really friendly vibe. Loved it

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Melbourne, Australia
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562 reviews 562 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Once dinner commences be prepared to wait…and for good reason. Fresh, tasty and replete with chilli. Good serves makes it excellent value. Keep coming back here when back in Sydney. Friendly staff who have crowds to deal with

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Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Recommended by the Meriton Apartment staff. The food was amazing. Quick service. Very busy so you need to book or you will be queuing around the corner. Well worth a visit. We will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Campbell Street | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 9211 1808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 17
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?