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“Bad food, Slow customer service, expensive” 1 of 5 stars
Review of ARANI Thai Restaurant

ARANI Thai Restaurant
136 Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 52221737
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Ranked #33 of 353 Restaurants in Geelong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Description: En 'Thai'cing The Tastes of Thailand
australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bad food, Slow customer service, expensive”
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 look clean or sanitary.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Best Thai Food outside of Thailand”
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 the new decor. Love that the young waiter always knows what we order. When you are on a good thing...stick to it!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ballarat, Australia
1 review
“Great atmosphere”
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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12 restaurant reviews
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“Food is Good but communications an issue”
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 going there for a quick lunch

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“"A Rani Thai" doesn't live here”
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, December 16, 2013
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 price have all remained the same. We wanted to give something back to our customers for the continued support over the years and thought we could by giving the restaurant a new look but keeping the food the way the people loved.
I would love to see you back again to prove that we have not change, and that "ARANI Thai still lives here"
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