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“Fantastic food, great staff.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bai Bua Thai Resturant & Cafe

Bai Bua Thai Resturant & Cafe
20 Woodriffe St, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
(02) 4722 8422
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Ranked #4 of 173 Restaurants in Penrith
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Sydney
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Have been here several times for lunch over the past few months and the food is consistently excellent. Have lunch special menu with lots of choices and $6.50 takeaway special with a can of soft drink. Also went for dinner with work friends for a function and when one of the group felt unwell three of the staff stopped what they were doing and looked after her. Would thoroughly recommend for good night out.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Consistently good Thai Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

This has been consistently good for quite a few years now but only gets an "average" rating because when the restaurant is busy on Friday and Saturday nights, both the quality of
the food and the service suffers. Perhaps the Bai Bua is paying a price for it's success and
reputation in the area - and for a long time, there were no challengers. The best items on the
menu are the spring rolls, and curry puffs. The satays are good but can still improve. Any item
on the menu with cashews, chilli and/or basil - go beautifully with rice. However, many of their dishes now tend to be on the "sweetish" side rather than savoury. This is not the case in Thailand. I feel that this has been a trend to manipulate the diners' palate - sweet main courses are disappointing especially when it's not meant to be. My favourite is the beef Pad See Ew -
unlike many noodle dishes and very tasty. Pad Thai is, unfortunately a hit and miss in this
place. By far the best value is the Lunctime Special: a choice of main course, steamed rice and
entree to start, but only on weekdays. A long-time favourite - when time permits!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Penrith, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Food is delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I've only ever had takeaway from Bai Bua and love it so much I'll drive 1/2 hour there and 1/2 hour back just to have some of their food. I've not had a dish I haven't been happy with and I've even been given a free bottle of soft drink on occasions. I can highly recommend this restaurant's takeaway and it's always been full of people happily dining when I've called in so I assume people enjoy the sit down meal as well.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Never been disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Been here about 5 times this last year. Good quality Thai food, fresh ingredients makes the difference here!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
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“Great food, fast service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Go here at least twice a week for a lunch special, always fast and fresh

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