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“Traditional Thai food in an A1 spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Siam Orchid Restaurant

Siam Orchid Restaurant
145 Nelson Pl, Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3016, Australia
(03) 9397 5303
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Ranked #9 of 79 Restaurants in Williamstown
Cuisines: Thai
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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“Traditional Thai food in an A1 spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

There are more up market restaurants around Williamstown but for tasty Thai food at a reasonable price, BYO wine with good service you can't go past this Thai cafe

Visited February 2012
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Losing it's appeal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

This place once had the best food in Willi, not any more We were very disappointed with our meal. The tastes have been toned down catering for the western palate. Not spicy at all, the phad Thai noodles were especially bland. You could easily make a better curry at home.

get a table away from the door, it can get very breezy.
We also Tried take away and the results disappointing. We would recommend cooking at home.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent food and service - a winner every time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have been dining at this restaurant for 18 years and have never had a bad meal. I have sampled everything on the extensive menu and love it all. It's always packed, so I recommend that you book early. If you love authentic Thai fare, then this is the place for you.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Noisy but tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We came on a week night and it was almost full but we managed a table. A great menu, we chose quickly and didn't have to wait long for the food to arrive despite the restaurant being full. It's not the place for a romantic meal as it has little ambience and very echo-y - you could hear many conversations as well as clanging in the kitchen. But if its a quick, tasty meal you are after then you are in the right place. They don't serve spirits, though, so it was lemon, lime and bitters for us which came in small bottles. Under $50 for a meal out for two in the beautiful seaport of Williamstown.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing after what we had read”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We had read good reviews, and also had personal recommendations for this place. Our experience was somewhat different. The food was average and the place was very crowded and not comfortable. We waited ages for our meal to the point where we actually nearly got up and walked out.

For Thai in that part of the city, you cannot go past Fresh Chilli in Laverton, and there is also one opened now in Wyndham Vale outside of Werribee. The Laverton one is in the middle of a shopping strip however is packed every night and the food is outstanding, and good value for money!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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