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Thai Pothong

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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK so Thai Pothong is actually great for vegan food. They actually have an entirely separate vegan menu (if you request it) and the vegan chili chicken dish is amazing. But the service can be lacking at times. During my last visit I got nothing but attitude for the whole night because the waiter brought over bottled mineral water when... More 

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Thank Isik G
Sydney, Australia
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385 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did takeaway but i will certainly be returning in the near future with the wife. It was totally not what i expected from out the front. The place is huge once you enter and is just like walking in to your own slice of Thailand with a gift shop attached as well. Food was delicious! Ordered a penang Duck... More 

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

Hi Jace, Thank you for your time in sending in your informative review on Thai Pothong. We do try to show much of Thailand throughout restaurant, by displaying Thai handicraft around the restaurant, which are all for sale. Plus our friendly Thai service and popular menu . We are now in our 20th Year and are still trying to improve... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute taste sensation. From mild to spice plus. Attentive friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Although noisy you don't have to shout to be heard at the same table - 400? guests at one sitting. A must for the beginner and the seasoned Thai food eater.

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Thank Bernard G
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Bernard, Thanks for your sharp review on Thai Pothong. This week we had our 20 years anniversary party. 20 years of trying to improve, and we are trying everyday. We are now proud to be No 1 as per Trip adviser in Newtown and aiming to be No 1 in Sydney. Hope you have many more good evenings at... More 

Bribie Island, Australia
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing authentic Thai restaurant It was completely full on a Sunday night - a testament to how good it is Even though it was busy we did not wait long for our lovely food The staff were amazing, friendly and helpful It is easy to see why it has won awards The attached gift shop is fascinating and... More 

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Thank Nerilyn A
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No complains, great foods, great service, went there for friends birthday..this is the place with lots of thai quirks right? it was a tad creepy for me

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Thank hellogiselgisel
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for dinner before a movie and had a great time. Attentive service, decent chicken larb and the pad khi mao was brilliant. I also like the quite intense gilded stuff that's everywhere.

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Thank claire l
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks for your review and choosing Thai Pothong for your Pre-Cinema dinner. Many customers let our staff know how much time they have, so the kitchen can give priority to the food so our guests can relax and enjoy there meal with enough time to have a relaxed walk to the cinema. Happy to know that you enjoyed... More 

SA
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here 6 years ago & returned for the betel leaf prawn which was divine. Not worth the rest of the experience. Unfortunate as staff did their best with an overwhelmed kitchen who forgot our order.

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Thank Jennifer S
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for your review. Yes, the Betel leaf entree is one of our most popular dishes. I do apologize for the mistake in your order. Luckily, is a rare problem which can occur, but when you mentioned it to your waiter, your order would receive priority. Thanks you for your time in sending you review which we always... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Thai food, Everything was so delicious no complaints. Staff very friendly, well presented. Food was great, starter main and desert.. No complaints. Enjoy

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Thank Stefan E
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Stefan, Thanks for your time in sending your review of Thai Pothong. We appreciate your compliments. The team looks forward to reading all reviews in order to improve. Please come back soon. Regards, Nick More 

Adelaide, Australia
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of these days someone is going to open a non-Thai restaurant in Newtown and the entire community is going to be outraged. Thai Pothong is a standard example of a Thai takeaway place that you will find at multiple locations within Newtown and greater Sydney. They will provide a perfectly acceptable quality lunch or dinner if you drop in... More 

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Thank Simon2808
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Yes, Newtown is famous for Thai food. We are now in our 20th year of trying to improve, as of today number 1 restaurant in Newtown in TripAdvisor and working on being number 1 in Sydney. Thanks you for your review. Regards, Nick More 

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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is everything you want in a restaurant - great decor (which you can BUY!), friendly attentive service and DELICIOUS food! The betel leaf prawns and the banana blossom salad are both fricken amazing but everything is tasty - just don't accidentally order vegetarian meat dishes, fake chicken is pretty gross even here. It's just the menu is so big... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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.