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“Not terrible, not excellent” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aroy-d Thai Restaurant

Aroy-d Thai Restaurant
Shop 1, 251 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 164 Restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Blue Mountains, Australia
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124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
“Not terrible, not excellent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We visited Aroy-d for an early dinner on Valentine's Day 2013.

We were seated quickly and the staff were very friendly. They were a little shocked when I spoke to them in Thai, which was funny!

The menu is quite extensive and I'm wondering if it's too big and they're trying to do too much.

We had curry puffs and vegetarian spring rolls for entree and both were nice. Mains were beef with chilli and honey and roast duck. The duck was very tasty, but the beef was battered and deep-fried and was pretty much like the old-style honey chicken you'd get in a dodgy Chinese restaurant.

Having travelled many times to Thailand I am fairly critical of Thai food here in Australia and I was a little disappointed. The mains just didn't have that amazing freshness and taste that you'll get in Thailand, but it wasn't terrible.

Service was efficient and friendly. The kitchen has a chime set up instead of a bell to alert waitstaff to take meals out and the chime has a funny little tune that cracked us up every time it went off. That and all the Thai ladies yelling and laughing in the kitchen made us feel that we were back in Thailand again.

I think Aroy-d is a nice little local restaurant and with a bit of menu streamlining it could be really good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“the best thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

after trying a few different thai resturants i was told about this one
after visiting and eating there i found the staff friendly and very helping with great knowledge of the dishes
the food was wonderful
im glad i found a place that makes yummy food
we will be back

  • Visited January 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not worth the fuss”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I ate here with my family some months ago after hearing rave reviews about the restaurant and I must say I walked out feeling it was a very average meal. The staff were lovely, however the food did not have the Thai flavour of many other restauarants.

Tasted more like Chinese food with chili powder than fresh, authentic Thai food.

Have spoken to some others who felt the same. Reputation is higher than deserved, sorry to say.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“You will think you are in Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The best Thai food I have ever tasted. My wife and I go to Thailand every 6 months and have never had better food. Sam and his staff make you feel so welcome. If its not on the menu don't worry, ask Sam and he will make it. Do yourself and try it, you will go back.

  • Visited October 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great takeaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Ordered take away delivered. Great pad Thai and yellow curry chicken a must. Fast delivery and friendly staff. Will be using them many more times

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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