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Chat Thai

#131 of 5,412 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 173
    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
Disappointing

The maitre d was fantastic unfortunately that was about it!! The waitress was so rude, unattentive and looked like she didn't want to be there .. We constantly had to chase up drinks and we asked where 1 of our entrees were . I'm pretty sure she forgot to order it ! We had to ask her to clear our... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Maricia F
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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442 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The maitre d was fantastic unfortunately that was about it!! The waitress was so rude, unattentive and looked like she didn't want to be there .. We constantly had to chase up drinks and we asked where 1 of our entrees were . I'm pretty sure she forgot to order it ! We had to ask her to clear our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Chat thai has long waits but well organised by the staff. Once inside the menu is a little difficult as the food is very authentic. A little spicy for some tastes maybe but worth the effort. The only downside is the tiny water cups and the fact that the staff wont leave a water jug on the table...the food is... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Nice busy place for Lunch, fantastic Thai food. Came here for lunch was perfect spicy Pork salad. Came on the next day again was still nice but we ordered the same dish and it was not quiet the same as the last day thats why a 4 star rating, but sill nice food, if you come later then 12:15 you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There was a great selection and I really enjoyed the green papaya salad and their curries. The only down side was having to wait for a table and when we got one it was a really pokey place so not much room to spread out and take in the ambience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

3 stars is a bit generous for this restaurant……..restaurant is loud, expect a wait and to be rushed with servers hovering over you. Prices are good. Food is average – Pad Thai was nothing special, the fish cakes for an appetizer were ok, but the panang curry was quite good. There are better restaurants in Sydney to eat at with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tried pad thai noodles with prawns, for the second time, they were dry and tastless, not even the tiny piece of lemon had an impact, will not be going back.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stood outside for 15 minutes in the heat waiting for a table. They put us at a table with 4 other people. They brought the food quickly and it was great. Mussamun beef curry was the best. It was sweet. The Emerald Duck was also excellent. The Curry was good because the sauce it came with brought it to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is normally very busy but the wait is worth it. Food is awesome and I love the energy here. My favourite is still their satay chicken

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We just love this place, my wife is Thai and you will find a lot of Thai expats go there to enjoy this fantastic food. I have to say as good or better than any resturant we go to when we are living in Thailand.It is very reasonably priced. It's a small Resturant with great atmosphere but it is cramped... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

No complaints here. Having lived in Thailand for 4 years its the one cuisine I know my way around and I am testing all the recommended Thai restaurants in town. Chat Thai was a good start. Very busy (we arrived a little late for our booking) the staff were friendly and efficient. I always judge a Thai place by its... More 

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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?