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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: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappoints

Ive got to say whilst I am not a great lover of Thai food this place is like a piece of well oiled fine machinery. When you walk in the door you stand in a specific place depending on whether you have a booking or not. The service whilst highly computerized is fast & friendly. A huge multi award... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Simmy2016
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ive got to say whilst I am not a great lover of Thai food this place is like a piece of well oiled fine machinery. When you walk in the door you stand in a specific place depending on whether you have a booking or not. The service whilst highly computerized is fast & friendly. A huge multi award establishment... More 

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Thank Simmy2016
Greater Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thai Pothong is always the best, and this time was no exception. Great service, great food and something more (Birthday gifts and gift shop dollars!). Even though the restaurant is large and busy, we always felt very well looked after. A great place.

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Thank AndrewLoveSydney
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our favourite restaurant. Every birthday is held there as the staff are so courteous and nice and welcoming. We enjoy the birthday cake and the Happy Birthday song and the pictures. But most importantly the food is always excellent. There is a large choice and we, being vegetarian, are particularly pleased with the amount of vegetarian offerings. The staff will... More 

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1 Thank gerald l
Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best Thai restaurant i have ever been in Sydney. Staff was lovely and smiley. Food was great. Im Thais and I know they are cooking as like i'm in Thailand.

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1 Thank morakot a
Newtown, Australia
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday night with 6 adults and 3 children without a reservation. Staff very friendly and the meal was very nice. The restuarant is very children friendly, each child received a character pencil to draw on the tablecloth and a ballon tied to their chair. I think when a restuarant looks after children it is a bonus. Parents and... More 

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1 Thank 792Carol_H
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a Saturday night in Newtown and we dined here tonight. Service was amazing, from the booking of the venue, to the polite and organised greeting (entrance is split into guest with/without reservations) to the warm departure. I would strongly advise booking as it was very busy but service was unaffected. We ordered 3 entrees, 3 mains, one being... More 

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1 Thank lovable_foody
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Thai restaurant of the many choices in Newtown. Great atmosphere and the food never disappoints. The welded artwork on entry is also a good talking point.

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1 Thank Lee_Thompson141
Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated and overpriced with advantage food. Pork salad and noodles are too salty that lost the original favour of real Thai food. Fancy atmosphere. Staff are stress out with no smiles. Advantage services.

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Thank RealTravelLove
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come back to Sydney my first stop is in a Thai Restaurant. Thai Pothong is a good one but service this time was particularly slow. The variety of the menu is good and the quality is reasonable. Is conveniently mid range price and a comfortable venue. Recommended.

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1 Thank Ale C
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always packed with people. Reservations are highly recommended. The food is outstanding. Very delicious and flavourful. It's one of the best Thai restaurants I've been to.

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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>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

Neighborhood Profile
Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.