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Thai Pothong

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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
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 13
    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
Nice Thai in Newtown

Love this restaurant, recently dined with a group of 6. Quick service, had entrées and mains, just delicious. This is my 2nd time here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
mrsveldy
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Special occasions
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant, recently dined with a group of 6. Quick service, had entrées and mains, just delicious. This is my 2nd time here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great food and great service. Always busy with the locals which is always a good sign. The gift shop is fantastic too.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a return visit at the request of my 12 year old. Given the choice of an early dinner in Newtown she was adamant that she wanted Pothong. And why not? Even at opening mid-week there is such a buzz about this place that even if there's only two of you you can't help but feel festive. The service... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I, too, booked this place for a friend's birthday dinner because of all the glowing reviews on here. I just don't understand why anyone would think this was a good restaurant. Yes, they are nice to you if you are celebrating a birthday, with balloons and a free dessert. They sing "happy birthday" to you. But the food I had... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The amount of good comments and rating this Resturant gets .. Trust me it's just average Resturant .. No doubt service is really good .. But that's not all we need ..food is pretty average .. The Resturant it self got a really difference atmosphere which was quite exciting to see ..

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The atmosphere is buzzing with energy. There is usually a queue for food but totally worth it. Parking is a big pain in Newtown area.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to this resteraunt twice during our trip in Sydney. We ordered Pad Thai, yellow chilli checkin, the pineapple fried rice, and chicken satay. All of them are super delicious, even better than the food we had in Thailand!! Highly recommended.

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was reasonably priced. Quite a large restaurant but the food came out so quickly, All 4 of us could have eaten and left within 1/2 hour if we really wanted to. Fabulous range of choice and delicious thai food. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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  >  Newtown
  • 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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