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178-180 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 3001
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, good option in busy China Town

I had a great red duck curry and steamed rice. The food here is always good, the staff friendly, helpful and quick. This is a great place for solo diners and I often return here when travelling alone in Melbourne. Good choice of beers and a few good wines by the glass.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
Jip11
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Hobart, Australia
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Seattle, Washington
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560 reviews 560 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
412 helpful votes 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Found this place on a whim as we were trying to find dinner while wandering the streets. When we arrived the place was empty but as soon as we put in our order the place started filling up and got so packed that people had to be turned away. I ordered some sort of wok chicken meal with peanut sauce... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had a great red duck curry and steamed rice. The food here is always good, the staff friendly, helpful and quick. This is a great place for solo diners and I often return here when travelling alone in Melbourne. Good choice of beers and a few good wines by the glass.

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Ballarat, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a late lunch and ordered the mini spring rolls, pad thai with tofu ( not on menu) and the green chicken curry and a couple of singas. The service was fast and friendly. The food was very nice. The establishment was very clean and modern. We forgot to ask them to make it spicy so we got some... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The restaurant was crowded so we thought that was a good sign on a Saturday night. Food was just okay. Roti bread was awful, very doughy and the worst I have had. Satay sauce tasted like it was watered down - very bland. Our main meals were very ordinary. Our teenage boys enjoyed their fried rice (but I think they... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We happened to be walking past and found this lovely place! Great food and service as well as being reasonably priced. No complaints, very happy. Special thanks to our lovely waitress :)

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Perth
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Great thai food, attentive & efficient service, well priced considering food quality. Not fancy but resulted in happy kids & me :)

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Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Great small Thai in Chinatown - we had a really good lunch here. Lots of nice things to choose from on the menu. Definitely can recommend it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had a decent meal for two here on a busy Saturday night in Chinatown - two tasty curries (my partner enjoyed his slightly kitsch crocodile curry) and sides. The food was nice but nothing special, and the setting is pretty basic. One big plus for me was a well-marked gluten-free menu, as Asian eateries can be a minefield.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Thought we'd give this place a go while taking a walk through the Melbourne streets. Place was pretty basic. Staff were not very attentive. Food was bland and just thrown on the plate. Drinks were ridiculously over priced. Filling enough but felt like we could have done a LOT better for the price we paid. Overall very disappointed. Would NOT... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Loved the Thai green Kangeroo curry and the Tofu and veg red curry, the satay roti was yum too. We felt that this was a reasonably priced bistro compared to some other restaurants we vistited in melbourne and on both occasions that we dined here, we left feeling very satisfied. The decor could do with some modernisation but it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 178-180 Little Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9663 3001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?