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Shop 4, 50 Crown Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
(02) 4228 4102
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We visit here most times we visit the 'Gong

This place is something of a local institution, having been at or near its current location for decades. OH and I used to come here with our kids "back when" and we still enjoy it. We visited about a week ago when we were in town for a couple of nights. The food was very good,as usual and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My partner has been coming here for years stating it was the best in Wollongong of which years ago I agree, however, on this occasion I was very disappointed. The food was average to poor. We ordered Satay chicken and Crying Tiger as main meal portions. The satay chicken was large chunks of chicken which meant the marinate in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Such a prime location, and not the cheapest prices in town by a long way, the food was better than the last time I visited - though as another reviewer said the duck curry was somewhat lacking in duck. The service was, to me, what let this place down the most. I spend a lot of time (and often eat... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is something of a local institution, having been at or near its current location for decades. OH and I used to come here with our kids "back when" and we still enjoy it. We visited about a week ago when we were in town for a couple of nights. The food was very good,as usual and the service... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I wouldn't be coming back here again. The food prices are high and not worth what you're paying for. There are definitely better Thai places for similar prices or for less. I had their duck curry and it had more fruits in it than duck. There was grapes in it which was a shock and from my considerable experience with... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We eat here regularly and also enjoy their takeaway. They make the best massuman beef I've had, and all of their dishes are fresh and authentic. The green curry is also awesome. It's always busy so make sure you book for a Friday or Saturday night. Service is always friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

BYO and brilliant food. The service is good and the food varied and delicious. The location is good and easy to find.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

now it's our fav place to dine. our 7 years old son loves the Crying tiger,our teenage dauther, my husband and I all love the the dishes that we so far had tried.Booking is essential in peak times

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Chatswood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Excellent Thai food fresh and full of flavour; prompt and efficient service. Just managed to get in at 6:15!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this place after walking past it a few times, and noticing that it was always busy. It was a great decision. The food was genuinely excellent. We had a prawn Penang curry and a vegetarian pad thai. The service was good and the prices reasonable. A winner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Thai here is truly a piece of the country and tradition! the food is amazing and the people are so nice and genuine definitely worth it!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 4, 50 Crown Street, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: (02) 4228 4102

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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