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“Average at best” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hello Thai

Hello Thai
626-2, U-dong | Dongchon Bldg. 3F, Busan, South Korea
051-731-5033
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Ranked #101 of 1,740 restaurants in Busan
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Houston, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A companion and I visited this restaurant last summer on a Sunday evening at 8pm and we were the only ones there which was clearly a red flag.

As someone who has been to Thailand several times and loves good authentic Thai cuisine, I was hoping for much more but frankly found this place to be rather disappointing and not really an honest effort at real authentic Thai food.

While not terrible we found everything to be rather bland and lifeless perhaps in a
effort to be safe and attempt to please the masses rather than going after true Thai taste.

I gave the food 2 stars and threw in an extra star for a very nice atmosphere and friendly service for a 3 star review which is probably too kind...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cairo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“excellent food and speedy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This restaurant came recommended by our concierge as an excellent pescetarian choice on Haeudae Beach. As soon as you see the BMW dealership when you stop at the Busan Aquarium on the short beach strip, you will find Hello Thai right behind it on the 3rd floor of a small motel. It is proud to have had celebrity visitors during the Busan Film Festival, but we were all alone on a Friday afternoon. The staff found us someone to speak to in English to make inquiries about how the food was prepared and promptly served us with wonderful (spicy) Thai fare. I recommend the red seafood curry and pad thai.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth the effort! Great ambiance and food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We live in Seoul and traveled down to Busan for a family holiday. We always try different ethnic foods when on holiday and all enjoy a going out for Pad Thai and Curry. Hello Thai was recommended to us and we are passing it on to you. It's behind the BMW dealership across from the Busan Aquarium on the third floor. We found it worth the extra effort. The place is beautiful inside, the service was very friendly and they spoke some English as well. The food is quality Thai served nice and hot within ten minutes. We had the chicken curry, Pad Thai and another chicken dish. We actually ordered a second Pad Thai dish for my wife and two boys ages 12 and 9. We usually spend 50K+ for a non Korean dinner out and this was no different. If we're in Busan again then we'll be eating Thai. How you enjoy it in the meantime.

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