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Thai Pothong

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Newtown
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Shop 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
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had a great night when we dined at Thai Pathing. The service was friendly and the wait staff very accommodating. Food was very nice, will definitely go back. Gillian

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Thank mulz100
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Gillian, Thanks for the time in sending your "Fabulous " review. Our staff work hard to make sure each individual guest leaves with a Thai smile. It is reviews like you give them the satisfaction of a job well done. Thanks and wish you your family and friends a Very Happy New Year. Regards, Nick More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why people rave about this place. It's perfectly edible Thai food but nothing special, 50% more expensive than I'd expect. Some of the money is spent on having people pour drinks for you, get rice out of bowls for you, put napkins on your lap for you, etc., which you might like though I don't. There's nothing wrong... More 

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

Hi David, Thanks for your time in sending in your review. Yes the staff do spend time in overlooking guests, this is normal in Thailand where eating out is not just to enjoy the food, but to enjoy the complete Thai service . Our staff do enjoy to give that little bit of friendly service. I am sorry if you... More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Our Christmas Eve celebration with family was most enjoyable. The food as usual was delicious. The restaurant was very busy but we were looked after by the very attentive staff. I always have the stuffed chicken wings which are delicious, also green curry chicken. I have no hesitations in recommending Thai Pothong to anyone looking for a delicious Thai meal.

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Thank Wendy M
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Wendy, Thank you for sending in your good review of Thai Pothong. Our Christmas was very busy, so the staff enjoyed a well earned rest on Christmas Day. We are lucky our staff are proud of our success and work hard to improve more they do read the reviews to find ways to improve. We are particularly proud of... More 

Rome, Italy
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We live locally and we have been coming to Thai Pothong for 20 years, about twice a month at least. Service is fantastic, food delicious and even though it can get very crowded on any day of the week they can always find you a more quiet table. Betal leaf prawns with coconut and crispy fried fish, either snapper or... More 

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Thank lovetoeattravel2012
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi, By the sound of your very detailed and informative review, you do know Thai Pothong so very well. Yes, Thai Pothong is like a big Thai family where many staff have been with us since the start over 20 years ago. On any night, we have many regular customers like you, that give our staff the feeling their work... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Was here at a Christmas party dinner with friends. Cozy yet busy place. Am a vegetarian and wish that the restaurant has wider choices of vegan cuisines. Good for group dining.

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

Hi, Thanks for your Vegetarian Review. The staff and I are happy when we receive reviews. We will look at our menu to see how we can provide a larger vegetarian selection. Thanks for your suggestion. I am so happy that you enjoyed the night with your friends. Happy New Year from all of us at Thai Pothong. Regards, Nick More 

Leura, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Loved this great thai place. We were lucky to get a table on a Tuesday evening after staning in a que for a while . But is was defenatly worth it. We will be back with friends a defenatly book in advance What a great place ! Thanks so much !

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Thank Wim v
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in sending in your review of Thai Pothong restaurant. We have been very busy over Christmas, but with seating for 400 guests, we try not to keep guests waiting too long. Our new large fully staffed kitchen allows us to serve our guests without delay, with freshly cooked meals. But we are always still trying... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you are in Sydney. We had one of the banquet options and honestly everything that we ate was out of this world. Would recommend any of the prawn dishes and we also had fantastic barramundi and lamb! In addition to this the service was excellent!

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Thank highflyingbird123
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, recommending Thai Pothong. The staff are so proud today, to see we are now, "The Best Thai Restaurant in Sydney" and "Number 9" in all 4595 restaurants in Sydney as per TripAdvisor. We have had a very busy Christmas but we still continue to find ways to improve, so we can continue to show our... More 

Sydney
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I always enjoy eating at Thai Pothong. The service is attentive and the food delicious. This is a large restaurant and can get very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, so the noise levels might be a little on the high side. However, it can be fun to join in when the staff sings Happy Birthday to individuals celebrating their... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I love Thai food and found this place on my travels whilst in Sydney. This place has it all from customer service, selection of food through to the dinning experience. If you like Thai food you will come out loving Thai food this is a must try restaurant with amazing food. Thanks again will be back.

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

Hi, Thank you for your time in expressing your views while visiting Thai Pothong in Sydney. Over the past 20 years, we have never stopped trying to perfect our restaurant, and we all get lots of satisfaction receiving reviews like yours, telling us we are on the right track. Looking forward to serving you again on your next trip to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

An amazing restaurant, fantastic food and service. A family celebration with relatives from overseas and we all thought it was excellent.

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

Thank you, Darren for taking your valuable time in letting us know your experience at Thai Pothong. We are so lucky that so many of our regular guests introduce their friends and family to Thai Pothong. We hope we lived up to your expectations, and your family took back happy memories of your evening. May we wish you, your family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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: 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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  • 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.
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