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Thai Pothong

#60 of 4,197 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Inner West
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Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Thai food in Sydney!

Sydney has no shortage of great Thai restaurants but Thai Pothong is the best. Excellent service. Amazing food. Lots of standard Thai dishes done amazingly well. The only negative is sometimes it can be a little loud, when it's really busy, and conversation can become a little difficult. Amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
jason x
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  • Special occasions
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were here on Saturday evening. It was - as you'd expect - extremely busy and too loud to feel relaxed or have a proper conversation. Good spot for a celebration though (our conversation was interrupted for 7 'happy birthdays' over the course of the meal!). Our waiter was delightful but the food itself was very slow.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sydney has no shortage of great Thai restaurants but Thai Pothong is the best. Excellent service. Amazing food. Lots of standard Thai dishes done amazingly well. The only negative is sometimes it can be a little loud, when it's really busy, and conversation can become a little difficult. Amazing restaurant. :-)

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Their food is fresh and yummy. They have vegan menu for my hubby has cancer. I had a variety of food different from my Hubby's order. Their decors had change. They had revamped this place. Their staff is attentive. Thank you Kap (the waiter). We came for a late brunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On Saturday we had a large'ish (19 people) celebration with family and friends at Thai Pothong. The staff were fantastic. I had miscalculated numbers and on a VERY busy night they made adjustments to accommodate and extra couple of people. The food was wonderful (as always) and they coped really well with the large group. The atmosphere was loud and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A bit pricey but atmosphere is amazing! Perfect for celebrating. If you are catching up with friends the restaurant gets a bit loud at times. The food is delicious.

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Sydney, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Living in Newtown I tend to eat out more than in and I'm blessed with more Thai restaurants per capita than Bangkok - ranging from very busy, cheap, quality eateries to a few like Thai Pothong which can cost you twice as much for the same quality food. The difference is that this place looks a bit classier - yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

All the classics but with a far higher quality than most of the others. Beetle leave prawns & the scallops for entree with the seafood flambe for main shame they aren't doing the herbal pork knuckle anymore which was always a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Like all poor students, the view of Thai Pothong from outside intimidated me. It's obviously a fine dining restaurant, and for the longest time I didn't go there thinking the mains would cost $30+ each. I finally went there with a friend who also wanted to try it out, and so we braved it. I am so glad we did.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The restaurant is comfortable and there is a friendly atmosphere. The staff is attentive and sophisticated. The food is of a consistently high standard. It is a good idea to go with a group so that various dishes can be tasted. A great place for an intimate dinner or a group occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I like this restaurant. I like it's simplicity and a bit of the ridiculous decoration attempt to be Thai (a lot of gold and statues!). But most of all, I like the food. It's basically very tasty and well presented. I've been here twice and both times the food has been exceptionally good. Not ambitious or surprising, just what food... More 

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Additional Information about Thai Pothong

Address: Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner West
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Inner West
  • Neighborhood: Inner West
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?