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Thai Pothong

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Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a Pad Thai each. Tasty, fresh ingredients. Quick and attentive service, and a quite nice atmosphere. The portion size was decent as well...

Thank geissepeter825
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff are friendly enough... Had to wave someone down to get drinks... Felt pressured to order fast.... Not relaxing. Food very average ..... Wouldn't return

Thank Frances Frankie J
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful ambiance, yummy food, fast service, and friendly staff. I went on a weekday evening and there were lots of people there but enough seating to accommodate me and my husband without reservations. The drinks menu is particularly good. Will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Minal D
Watanobbi, Australia
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even with a confirmation email they didn't have our booking for our group BUT they found us a table. We ordered a banquet and the food was delicious. Staff were attentive and helpful.

1 Thank SarahMarra
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us shared dishes before seeing Dita Von Teese. Perfect location for walking distance to The Enmore Theatre. I have been a few times and know they are more than capable of making speedy, delicious dishes. A fabulous all rounder for a group on this night and reasonably priced so it's everyone's favourite

1 Thank charisma007
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised a group dinner for 25 people in one of their private function rooms. It was for a bachelorette party and we wanted the night to be very special. I liaised with Nick and Pete for several weeks, regarding the room, menu, timing and they couldn't have been more helpful. Nick and his team did absolutely everything to make... More 

1 Thank Kate O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurant for nearly two decades and had dinner last night too. They have never disappointed us! Each time the food has been superb, whether it is non-veg or vegetarian. Their deserts are yummy and they have the best selection of mocktails in Sydney. Waiters are very efficient and courteous, services are quick food is delicious... More 

1 Thank Indaus
Balmain, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here whenever we are in Newtown, awesome food and predictable quality! We regularly have the Thai fried rice and pumpkin red chicken curry. Yummy...

1 Thank John C
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Thai Pothong a few times over recent years and it has provided consistently delicious food and good service. Fancy enough for a date but is also a great place for a post-movie dinner with friends. Their massaman is one of the best in Sydney!

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

Hi HatulaCat, Thank you for your recent review of Thai Pothong. We have been trying to improve. Glad to Thai Pothong for the past 20 years and are still trying. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food which we are forever aiming to improve. Please keep you reviews coming. Regards, Nick More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun restaurant, especially with friends. Nice food, and good service.interesting decor, and friendly team. Good basic Thai food.

1 Thank Stuart A
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Stuart, Thanks for you good review on Thai Pothong Restaurant, We need reviews to know our customers are satisfied with our restaurant, and to give staff appreciation for a there work. Glad you have a fun night . Regards Nick More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 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
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.