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Thai Carnation Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50 Crown St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4228 4102
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Thai Carnation for Valentines Day. We didn't have a booking, they were able to find us a table. Good prices meals, only thing that found was the serving of rice was small. Other then that we enjoyed ourselves. Great value for your money.

Thank breenbill
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and the service was good considering previous posts saying it wasn't. Good Food was tasty but very rich and felt a little unwell after. All 3 of us who came had really bad stomachs the next day.

Thank Jamest1986
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely as usual. I had the Chicken Larb (salad), loved it. Very tasty and fresh. It's not cheap but it's quality. We had take away at work and this is usually our go to Thai restaurant in Wollongong. Good to eat in too.

Thank KBUZ74
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We went to this restaurant as a celebration for our 47th wedding anniversary. The service and food were perfect and exactly what we expected. We have celebrated many important occasions at the Thai Carnation and they never disappoint us.

Thank WaterWicket
Wollongong, Australia
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant many times but not for about 3 months. I have also written an excellent review for this restaurant in the past. What a change this visit! Extraordinary long wait for any food to appear and when it did the portions were about half the size they to be and did not taste as good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The food was so nice and service was excellent. We had crying tiger for entree and it was the best we have ever had. Curry puffs and spring rolls were delicious. Highly recommend masaman beef and satay beef. Staff also gave our children's pencils to draw on the table cloth.

Thank Caryn W
Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Booked a table in advance - had to chase the staff all night - no menu, no cutlery and a 1.5 hour wait for food. Then we get charged 10% surcharge for being a public holiday! They put on no trained staff, no service then charge extra for it.

Thank Stuart K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

When I first walked in I couldn't help but notice how pleasant the atmosphere was, there were a few other people which is always a good sign when trying a new place. Ordering was a bit slow but when my meal (chilli basil stir fry with chicken at lunch time) was brought out to me I was very impressed at... More 

Thank Gabriella L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Would recommend this place to anyone, good food, ambience and service. More than just your typical Thai restaurant.

Thank William V
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We should have realised not to expect fine cuisine when we were led to a table directly underneath a huge TV .. Which yes was on ! So the ambiance factor was zero . What about the service ? Well we had to ask for water ...Which wasn't replaced ,you had to guard your cutlery with your life ,because once... More 

Thank MREC-11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Crown St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4228 4102

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?