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Pira Thai

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U 18 13- 23 Unley Rd, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia 5063, Australia
+61 8 8373 3780
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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186 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We ate at this restaurant a few years ago. The last time we ordered the same fish dish and it came out totally different and was awful - perhaps with a very different cook! Decided to give it another go after a long absence. The place was renovated since we came last and its much brighter but still very crammed.... More 

Thank Rose R
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Walked to a nearby resturant--choose this Thai one. I was shocked and disappointed with the food that came from the kitchen. We provided the server with information about the poor quality of the brown rice (I mean really, how can you screw up brown rice?) and our concerns were neither acknowledged, a substitute offered, or the offending dish removed--sat on... More 

Thank Kathy S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Ate lunch here on the spur of the moment with my wife. Ordered Green chicken curry and drunken seafood to share. Service is pleasant and quick but the food well below par. The drunken seafood had a couple of tiny prawns and mussles in it with the main ingredient being cabbage. Whilst it tasted nice it was definitely lacking seafood.... More 

Thank John F
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

One of the best Thai restaurant in Adelaide. Fresh good value for money. You must try Barramundi with green mango, Green curry and Stir fry Cashewnut.

2 Thank Nat C
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went here on the recommendation of a friend. The food was extremely expensive for the quantity served and the taste was average. We had an entree plate - two skewers of satay chicken with two small pieces of chicken on each stick, two spring rolls and two tiny fish cakes for $18.90!!! The mains...The pandan chicken was reheated, not freshly... More 

Thank Jane M
Adelaide, Australia
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110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I have come to Pira Thai since 2007 and never, ever been disappointed by the dishes or service. It is a busy place so make sure you come there early! you wont' be disappointed.

2 Thank Philclem61
Adelaide, Australia
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016

A cosy place on a cool night. Reasonable selection of dishes and wine. Most small dishes came with three pieces but since we were sharing and there was four of us we ordered four pieces – fish cakes, chicken pieces etc. Mains very well cooked, presented and tasted great. This place is hidden in a suburban row of shops but... More 

2 Thank Ian44866
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Adelaide, being a little town always had passable Thai restaurants, and despite numerous TripAdvisor reviews, the top few are only so-so, but Pira Thai stood out amongst them. Firstly, let's start with drinks. Those who've been through South East Asia, and especially Thailand must be familiar with the Thai milk tea - Cha Yen (ชาเย็น) - the first thing that... More 

2 Thank M L
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The lunch time specials make great value for money and is well presented. The atmosphere is pleasant and food quality is good. Being on a low fodmaps diet, i found the staff was most helpful in accommodating my no garlic or onion and low salt request. The staff are consistently courteous and helpful and for my disabled mother, it is... More 

1 Thank Helen P
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have a few favourite Thai restaurants but felt the need to explore the neighbourhood a little more. The restaurant is small but we were able to get a table without booking but on busy nights I am sure a booking would be advised. The food was great...good and spicy without having to ask...yay! The food was a good serving... More 

1 Thank Jane099_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 18 13- 23 Unley Rd, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia 5063, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide  >  Parkside
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8373 3780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?