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Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe

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Opposite Coolum Surf Club | Cnr Park St & David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
+61 54463911
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Kilcunda, Australia
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here one night and got take away another two nights. The Sunday night we turned up without a booking was no issue, there were plenty of tables inside and out. As well as the main menu there's a specials board with more seafood options. Entree dishes we ordered included prawn spring rolls (dine in) and the mixed entree (take... More 

Thank Melanie T
Coolum Beach, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me to take the time to write a negative review it must be bad. I have lived in Coolum for 15 years. These guys used to make good food when it was down the side street. Just spent $24 on a red duck and it was an absolute joke. We ate the duck and threw the rest out. We... More 

Thank G7508VZinfo
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lovely meals. Definitely try them if you are staying in Coolum Beach !! We paid an extra $6 and had it delivered with friendly service to our accommodation.

Thank TheGriswalds11
Dave S, Manager at Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words. It means a lot when diners do out of their way to say something nice online. We really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again real soon :) More 

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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We had 4 meals everyone of them was terrific. Sensational taste, they were all different and the prices were quite reasonable. Compared to eating at the surf club or pub it's a winner

Thank ptwiggo
Mjb1211, Manager at Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review! Its aways great to hear from happy diners. Wonderful that you enjoyed your meals. We really appreciate that you went out of your way to write about your experience and look very forward to seeing you again real soon! :) More 

South Australia
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Have been going to this restaurant regularly for years each year we come to Coolum. It was always very good. However after our last experience we will not be going back, ever. Every dish we had was just rubbish, (as it was take-away we could not return it), we threw it away in disgust. It was sloppy, tasteless and unappealing... More 

1 Thank Gail O
Longford, Australia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We ate here on several occasions during our 2 week stay. Each time the food was excellent with wonderful tasty dishes. Friendly capable staff.

Thank Ezza1960
Mjb1211, Manager at Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ezza1960, thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to the whole team at the Chilli Bean. May good karma be you daily guide! More 

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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This place used to be the go to Thai in Coolum beach, and there are a few to choose from, but do yourselves a favour and pick one of the others. The food is slop, you don't get what you ask for, it's over priced, service by the older male waiter is questionable, an absolute waist of money, and being... More 

Thank Natasha K
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Went for a quick tasty lunch - targets achieved :) My wife is Chinese Singaporean and I have lived in Asia since 99 - hence we are quite the snobs when it comes to what folks in Australia call "Authentic Asian Food" Hot Chili Bean was formally around the corner and the very first Thai in the area, I've always... More 

1 Thank mdk72
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Enjoyed our lunch, was proactively offered free cooled tap water which is all we wanted. Pad ghaprow was the best dish. Really spicy with a fried egg thrown in. Phad Thai was authentic Satay chicken was tasty and a good amount of chicken Side of chips was apparently very good according to our kids. Green curry was slightly disappointing, not... More 

1 Thank stephen_f_richards
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I've always thought it only fair to try different restaurants on the Sunny Coast and because there are so many great places we have a good range, every now and then a real gem pops up. We had been to the airport and had called to say hi to friends and decided we would have something to eat. The sign... More 

1 Thank shortdrill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $171
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Coolum Surf Club | Cnr Park St & David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 54463911
We have been operating since 1996 making us the oldest Thai Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. We pride ourselves as having the tastiest, freshest thai cuisine in the area. Over the years we have had quire a few other thai restaurants open in opposition to us. We have welcomed these new businesses but know we are still the original and the best Thai in Coolum Beach. Come and try it for yourself. Our meals speak for themselves. Come and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and generous tasty dishes!

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