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“FanTHAIstic!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Pothong

Thai Pothong
Shop 4, 294 King St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia (Inner West)
+61 2 9550 6277
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Ranked #28 of 5,318 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $1 - $21
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Inner West
Ginosa
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5 restaurant reviews
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“FanTHAIstic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

One of the best thai restaurant I ve ever been! Try the ThaiPad with chicken and prawns! Awesome, actually! !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome food, prompt service, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

First time, heard so much, we weren't disappointed.. Food, service, atmosphere was fantastic.
Friendly staff, very busy, people kept flooding in, but it didn't stop the great service.
Highly recommend

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“I want it again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stopped in after a show at 9:30pm on a Friday. We were seated and served promptly.

BYO is wine only but they have a good selection of other drinks.

We had the curry puffs and chicken satay sticks followed by pad thai and yellow chilli chicken.

We love our food spicy so ordered fresh chilli on the side but the dishes were delightfully zingy without being stupidly hot.

Service was fast and efficient and food delicious. Don't come here for a romantic night but for a delicious, filling meal or group celebration- spot on!

Love the endless rice pot at $3 pp.

Visited September 2013
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food, service and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

You cannot go to Sydney and not eat here. The food was amazing, the staff could not do enough for us and the food was great value for money. My glass was never empty and as soon as they saw my rice nearing a finish they topped up my plate (unlimited rice). We were a party of four and every dish delivered to the table was delicious.
As we paid with cash we got 10% back on our bill in Thai Pothong dollars which were redeemable in their gift store. We were able to get 4sets of incense. When they asked if it was our first time and how we had heard about them, after answering with yes and tripadvisor they gave us each a beautiful. wooden trinket box.
Would highly recommend a visit! Come hungry!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Taste of Thailand... or even better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The experience at Thai Pothong was probably the best Thai dining experience I've ever enjoyed.. and considering I'm a huge fan of Thai food and had been to Thai restaurants all over the world.

The queue at the door was quick, and we were immediately greeted by a really warm smile and instantly received a table and our seats even without reservation.

A quick glance at the menu... you'll be thinking, for the steep pricing... is it worth it??? Comparable to other restaurants, the prices here can be from 20 to 40 percent more expensive. So we ordered our food and it came within less than 10 minutes.

The ingredients used were fresh, the Tom Yum soup was one of the best I've ever tasted and I really really liked the Pad Thai and the crab meat (real crab meat and not the artificial ones...) fried rice!

The bill eventually evens out to about less than 25 bucks per person, but for the world class service, the great ambience, the awesome food... I dare say it's WORTH IT!

Most importantly, at the end of your dining experience, you will receive back 10 dollars gift voucher which you can purchase items for free up to 10 dollars worth of value! So that's exactly like a uniquely Thai experience... all packed within a less than 2 hours dining period!

Go to Thai Pothong now! You won't regret it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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