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ARANI Thai Restaurant

136 Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 3 5222 1737
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Ranked #8 of 329 restaurants in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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88% Recommend
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

In Geelong for the day and decided on Arani for a quick biz lunch. Authentic flavours at reasonable prices Arani was a good find.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I have now eaten at this restaurant two nights in a row and it is definitely some of the best Thai food I have ever eaten, and yes I have been to Thailand. The vegetables are fresh and crisp and the flavours of the various sauces are spot on and well balanced. As a vegetarian, I can't comment on the... More

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Geelong, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Revisited for dinner last week, still a great feed in great surrounds. Reasonable prices and great service, new decor.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The $10 lunch special is great value and the food is very tasty and authentic. Quick and friendly service too.

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The food here was very poor and not good quality, very little flavour, expensive, and the food preparation area looked very dirty and did not appear to be cleaned well. The service was slow and unhelpful, and the staff looked run off their feet. I will never be going back here as well below expectations and disappointing and did not... More

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Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ignore the review titled 'A Rani doesn't live here anymore' Not sure what restaurant they visited but I can assure all Thai food lovers that A Rani is in the same location with the same staff, same great menu and prices unchanged since their renovations. We eat here at least twice a month and the food is always excellent. Love... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good service and great atmosphere. Pad Thai was delicious. Good cheap eat in the city. Great range of options all mains ranging from $10-15.

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Geelong, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I go there quite often for lunch .Quite a busy place on a weekday for lunch with office groups coming through.Food is really good & value for money during lunch .However service & communications has a lot of scope for improvement. ordered some tom yum recently made it extremely spicy & no apologies rendered .recently renovated to modern interiors.still keep... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

anymore! So impressed with our last year's visit we drove from Melbourne for dinner. Done a takeaway after having a late lunch. The shop is a new Thai food business - different name (can't remember what) but same phone number and decor. Food tasted remotely Thai and confusing to say the least.

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ARANIThaiOwner, Owner at ARANI Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback EdwardLeo, back in September and now... and of course for your patronage. As the owner of ARANI Thai Restaurant I wanted to clarify that we have recently had a renovation. This being said, we haven't changed anything but the look of the restaurant. The business itself, the staff, the name, the food and even the... More

Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Love this place. Love the fresh authentic food, the staff, the cruisy atmosphere, everything. The only thing that can disappoint is if we walk in and there are no tables. Pad Gra Pow is the best for me, and the coconut rice is the best accompaniment. This place is like my favourite old friend! Love it!

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