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Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia (Inner West)
+61 2 9550 6277
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Ranked #65 of 5,379 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $21
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
Neighborhood: Inner West
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Newtown on Tuesday night well before the scheduled start of a concert with no real idea where to eat and this restaurant was recommended to us. Great choice. We had a table for two in the window so away from the larger tables and a great location to people watch as the rain poured down. The place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Prices are reasonable & the professional and friendly service made you want to come back. The fried snapper meat was a little on the dry side, but the soft shell crab was delicious. I would love to try one of their curries next time. If you are in the area definitely try it out.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Need to say for us, this is the best Thai ever (but we haven't been to Thailand yet). A friend of ours mentioned it; one night, while walking on King Street we noticed quite a queue outside. We walked back and forward and decided to walk in (although there was still a bit of queue!). The service is just impeccable:... More 

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Redding, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The story behind the place is nice however I feel it is too big for a pleasant experience. I found it to be too noisy and chaotic for an enjoyable meal. The food was decent and the service was very good. However we were unable to have a conversation due to the noise. Why Aussies feel a need to do... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice restauarant, very well decorated. All 4 of our meals were delicious, especially the lamb curry massimum. Only gave the service average as I really felt like we were being rushed out. We sat down just before 10 and were told we would have to order quickly and when we did they said they were going to bring starters and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing flavours. Huge amount of seating. Was our first time so they gave us a plate of all different tasters. Everything was amazing

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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Well, if the place is full with tourists that got attracted by dozens of "best of" stickers, it is already a bad sign... The reception and waiters are generally very kind and anxious to bring a gut service. But obviously the kitchen lives it's own life, so our dinner turned to a disaster. We ordered 2 starters and one main... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The food here is very authentic and delicious and the service is good too. For the price charged I would only go for special occasions.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

With charming decor and OTT service - this was one of Sydney's better Thai restaurants however our dinner recently was like bland "Australianised" Thai food - very disappointing. Starting with entrees of over cooked, dry and flavorless curry puffs served without any sauce, and satay chicken skewers - nice chicken although overcooked too, but with only a tablespoon of average... More 

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ThaiPothong, Owner at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in posting your review. Although we are more used to getting good comments on our food, we do accept negative criticism. It tells us how we can improve. I am sorry you were disappointed with your last visit. May I suggest if you have food complaints in future please ask for the manager, and bring... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This restaurant features exceptional service and food that is always good, sometimes outstanding, and at times even elegant. I'd certainly return. Having said that, there are a couple downsides that prevent me from giving it the highest rating. First, the prices are high. Yes, the food is a cut above most other Thai restaurants, especially in the Newtown area; but... More 

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ThaiPothong, Owner at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Ann from Michigan, Thank you for your kind comments on your Christmas visit .We feel our restaurant prices reflect the quality of food and service we provide. Our portions are generous and the ingredients are freshly prepared daily. Our restaurant of 400 seats will get a bit noisy after it is full of happy customers. Since we wash the... 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 1 - 21

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