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Thai Pothong

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Newtown
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U 4 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mendooran
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190 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the warm welcome to the delicious food. These people are good at what they do. I am always impressed by the food at the service. Full plant based menu option. Nothing but 5 stars. Well done Thai Pothong.

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Thank Royal B
Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant for the first time with my friends and my young son. He was doted on by all of the staff, we were served extremely well and never had to ask for a thing. The food was fresh and just plain amazing! The only thing better than the food were the cocktails. Definitely try the betel leaf... More 

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1 Thank LaurenHemp
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always good to go for celebration! Good service and good food A bit expensive but worth it to try if you are in Newtown!!

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1 Thank Tomjelly
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must go in Sidney! Delicious food and great service in a very interesting enviroment. For the ones who love Thai food, is a wonderful experience

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1 Thank Claudia L
Sydney, Australia
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Thai Pothong a few days ago. Really nice food and friendly staff. I'm happy that I choose for this Thai!

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Thank cillemeesters
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is by far the largest restaurant amongst the dozens you find down King Street. It is busy but always has capacity. The service is absolutely great, friendly, quick and unobtrusive. The Deep Fried Pork with Chinese Broccoli (on the Chef's Special) was amazing. The Lamb Massamam was tasty (but not brilliant). V reasonable price. You could probably do... More 

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Thank docemmettbrown
Orange, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our fave Thai restaurant in Sydney always great service the set up of this restaurant is the best the food is amazing the flavours are fantastic never wait for food to come out even though huge restaurant and always busy the staff are great quick service and they know the menu and can answer any question you ask and will... More 

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Thank modbie
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family has been going to Thai Pothong for 6 years and the food and service has always been great and very accommodating of food allergies. Celebrated a birthday and the staff were so sweet and bought the family celebratory ice cream and fruit in a very discrete manner, so it was a great surprise. Their September barramundi special was... More 

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Thank BrendaMatti R
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Brenda, Thanks for your support over the years, and for the time in sending in your “Splendid” review. Our staffs gets lots of satisfaction when a birthday table leave, saying they really enjoyed the evening. Yes the Barramundi Monthly Special has been a winner, so we may add it to our Main Menu. Thanks also for your comment on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Thai Pothong for a friend's birthday and the staff were super attentive. The portion sizes of the mains were amazing and everyone working there was friendly and very helpful.

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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Thanks for your time in sending in your review . Yes we are popular for Birthdays as you could see, not a night will go past without a few happy birthday tables . We are Looking forward to singing again LOL Regards Nick More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large restaurant with lots of Thai memorabilia. Noisy but with a good atmosphere. Service was attentive. Food good but "dumbed down" for western palates which is a shame.

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Thank ColinsueNieve
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Colinsue, Thanks for your review . Yes, it can be a bit noisy but will all the Thai Artifacts around it is still not too loud. Thanks for you compliments on our staff, we do spend time in perfecting our service. We do have some authentic items on our menu for our customers who like their food spicy “Hot”... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 4 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

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

Staying in Newtown

Neighborhood Profile
Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.