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Thai River Kwai Restaurant

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Eggersdorf Road & Arthur Way, Ormeau, Gold Coast, Queensland 4208, Australia
+61 7 5549 2435 ‎
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

We came here during the holiday break. The food took a while (over 1hr)to come out, I think they only had 1 chef on. Once the food came out it was pretty good. We especially liked the green curry with chicken and Thai fried rice. Unfortunately they were out of something so they couldn't make the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
finbarr12
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
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Brisbane
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant twice, the first time they clearly hadn't cleaned the wok as the green chicken curry tasted of fish. The second time it took 1 hour to get our entrées and then another hour to get our main. All in all, pretty terrible.

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Thank peteandcarolbrisbane
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We came here during the holiday break. The food took a while (over 1hr)to come out, I think they only had 1 chef on. Once the food came out it was pretty good. We especially liked the green curry with chicken and Thai fried rice. Unfortunately they were out of something so they couldn't make the battered chicken we wanted.

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Thank finbarr12
Brisbane Australia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

River Kwai are often very busy and a great local and Authentic Thai. On this very busy night, several people left before ordering- staff issues the night we were there- waited over 1 hr for our entrees and were also thinking of leaving when they arrived. As they have takeaway menu as well, in dining clients appear to come second... More 

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Thank Veronique H
Gold Coast
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180 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We ordered several take away dishes from this restaurant and whilst the flavour couldn't be faulted I do have problem with the small size of the curry's for the price that is charged. In all 4 dishes we ordered we had to search for the meat, the pots were full of curry sauce and vegetables with very very little meat.... More 

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Thank skaz67
Perth, Australia
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300 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

First visit for two years, this time we had takeaway - after a hard days touring last Saturday (14/11) my cousin and I decided takeaway by the TV would be relaxing. Recommendations by staff were welcomed - service was quick although the restaurant was becoming busy by 6.30pm when we ordered. We had three dishes...Beef massaman curry, seafood with ginger... More 

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Thank PAC6917
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, especially Phoenix wings and Thai Whisky sauce and bbq pork bun. Staff is friendly and good value of money. I will be back again. Highly recommended

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Thank Nua Na S
Ormeau, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Delicious food and friendly service, not the cheapest Thai in the area but definitely the most delicious! Have been here many times and will come many more :)

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Thank 33Rachel33
Gold Coast
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great food the Choo Chi prawn or fish is to die for.( Service always very friendly, food can be a little slow coming sometimes for some people but makes for that not being rushed out the door feeling have been going there for years and never had a bad meal.

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Thank CliffGoldCoast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

The food is pretty average, small portion size and way overpriced for a restaurant in the suburb. Had larger, better tasting and cheaper Thai at West End.

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Thank Glenn R
Ormeau, Australia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This venue is only small so you will have to book, most people do. We have been there twice and had no complaints, the Food, Service and prices are comparable with most other places around here but a lot more intimate.

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Thank john m

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eggersdorf Road & Arthur Way, Ormeau, Gold Coast, Queensland 4208, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Ormeau
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5549 2435 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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