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Thai Pothong

Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 9550 6277
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Ranked #20 of 5,229 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $24
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Centre
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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
311 reviews 311 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like the omelette served with tofu and potatoes. The Ramen is rather spicy. The environment is clean with friendly staffs

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Sydney Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Been here over several years. Still blows me away. Best betel leaves ever and delicious papaya salad. Worth the extra pennies. Gorgeous servers as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were headed to another restaurant when our friend spotted this place. I'm always a little suspicious of large restaurants. Well this place was not one of those places. The staff were so very polite, courteous and helpful. We arrived when the place was about two thirds empty, but by the time we had mains, it was packed! The food... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My number one recommendation here is to BOOK IN ADVANCE. This is a very popular restaurant and as such will require a booking if you wish to visit on a Friday or Saturday. I had dinner with my friends here last Saturday night. We were 3 couples in total and situated in the middle of the restaurant. I had booked... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant always shines. The Food is wonderful and the Staff are fantastic. There are many Thai restaurants in Newtown this is the BEST!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a favourite when we lived in the area, and we get back when we can. The food and service are fantastic, as is the atmosphere and decor. The place is huge, but doesn't feel like it, and you can enjoy an intimate dinner or a huge party. It was our birthday go to place for years, with our... More

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Springwood, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Thai Pothong proudly displays its Tripadvisor 4.5 star rating at its door, 4.5 stars well deserved. We were a group of seven who arrived for Sunday lunch without a booking and though we'd normally book, this presented no problems. Later, while we were dining, some guests had to wait for a table. This is a large restaurant with a decent... More

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Sydney
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the cruise ship of the Newtown Thai places. It's consistently good, consistently popular, and deservedly high ranked on Trip Advisor. It's not you tiny local 'find' of a this hole in the wall place, but it's good, well priced, reliable, and worth a visit.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Been to Thai Pothong a few times with my wife over the past year, each time we visit Sydney. Our only wish is that we'd discovered it earlier! The food is excellent, great flavours and good serving sizes. The wait staff are attentive enough and come if you need them but don't loiter which suits us. Personal favourites are Penang... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining here several times, and each time has been a delight. Not only are the meals so yummy, but the service is excellent. It is a little on the "pricey" side, but well worth it. The fish cakes are an absolute must!

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