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“Nothing to write home about” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Thai House Take Away

Thai House Take Away
14 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
02 6583 8053
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Ranked #43 of 141 Restaurants in Port Macquarie
Price range: $9 - $10
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Description: This is mainly a take-away but has some eat-in capabilities. It is good authentic Thai food.They have lunch specials starting from $9 Monday to Friday (11am - 2:30pm)and are open for dinner 7 nights from 5pm until 9pm.New owners from 8/5/2012.
New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I'm surprised by all the previous 5 star reviews. The surrounds are very modest (which is absolutely fine by me), but the food was not at all what I expected, it was exceptionally bland and nothing like what one might expect in Thailand. Budget Thai takeaways - YES. Tasty Thai Food Experience - NO.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Yum Yum Yum. The food was fantastic and enjoyed the leftovers the next day for lunch.
We WILL be back.

Visited December 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“As good if not better than Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

A homely family run place with Thai people serving and cooking - its advertised as more of a take away place with a few casual tables. However, there are seats enough for 30+ on tables which are bigger than normal & nicely spaced apart with a few touches of Thailand on the walls as decoration. The open plan kitchen is spotlessly clean - a good sign of what is to come. Overall a pleasant ambience; the only drawback would be the overly bright white flourescent lighting throughout; a softer warmer glow would have been more welcoming.

There were 5 in our group and we had a truly authentic delicious meal : roast duck salad, steamed red snapper with chilli/lime, seafood homok, stir fried vegetables and white rice. Servings were generous and the food transported us to Thailand - all the wonderful piquant, spicy notes of Thai food were present. In fact - we all agreed that it was as good as any we have ever had in Thailand. We had a word with the lady boss and the chef - informing them we were all spicy food lovers and wanted the real thing - & they delivered exactly what we asked for. Everything was fresh and needless to say our plates were polished clean at the end of the meal. We paid our compliments to the young chef and in true Thai fashion, he was smiling and we could feel his sincerity/happiness that we enjoyed his food. Service was warm & friendly and the bill at the end was reasonable (ended up less than $20 per head for a fantastic seafood laden meal!).

It was a pity we only discovered this restaurant on our last night in Port Macquarie - wouldn't have minded eating there all 4 nights we were in town! Its located out of the citty centre but definitely worth the effort to get there.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“The best Thai food in Port”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Lovely fresh food, not typical regional Thai, good enough for a city restaurant. This is mainly a take-away with some basic tables, I like the casual atmosphere. The service is always very friendly. Warning that it does get very busy and while the staff work furiously it can get a little slow due to the huge volume of food being processed. But sensible people will see this for what it is, praise for the good food on offer, and be patient.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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