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“Small Restraunt great food”
Review of Sumalee

Sumalee
Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Bentleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Perth, Australia
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small Restraunt great food”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This little place on centre road in Bentleigh is a real gold mine. The food is full of flavour and beautifully presented. BYO and the prices are very reasonable. It is unquote small so it is advisable to book. My family have visited the place a number of times and we have never been disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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“Best Thai Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Best Thai food we have ever had and we have been around for awhile. Service was faultless. Fresh flavours each of the four dishes was a taste sensation.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
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“first time good time”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Read all the earlier reviews - did not think it could meet expectations. But it did. Just what you want in a local restaurant - and well worth a drive to try it. Like others, we found the food to be superior with excellent ingredients and outstanding presentation without being fussy. The signature entrée (brilliant) plus a chicken satay(4) were shared for entrée - in hindsight probably needed one more, say 3 for 4 people to share - reasonably priced at about $12 - $13 each and excellent quality. For mains we had shared plates of the Massaman lamb curry, the Chilli beef special and the chicken with cashews - 3 main courses for 4 people. About $20 - $25 each main dish and serves were generous. As with the entrees the sauces accompanying them were quite sophisticated, rich and satisfying. Maybe could have asked for a bit more heat/chilli. Did not try the desserts. Would pass on the coffee next time but overall a terrific experience. The service was outstanding- friendly, welcoming, attentive and definitely a cut above the normal. Will go back and highly recommend. BYO is another bonus. $110 for 4.

  • Visited May 2013
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Highett, Australia
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing Thai Food”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was my 3rd visit to Sumalee, I cant fault anything! Food is out of this world, so delicious. I have tried several different dishes in my 3 visits there and all them are beautifully presented and taste amazing. The staff are so friendly, warm and polite. Food is well priced for its exceptional quality. I suggest booking first as sometimes you cannot get a table. This restaurant is a must!! You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Thai Restaurant with birdcage lights”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We often go to Sumalee and always have fantastic food. The pork belly is just so good and all the curries have been excellent too. The food is well presented. It is BYO and all the food is well priced so makes for a great value night out. The staff are very friendly and when we had the signature entree gave advice what order to eat your food. The atmosphere is also vey good with the special Thai birdcage light fittings. The restaurant is always buzzing with people having a great time. It is best to book in advance as the Sumalee is very popular and is only a medium size. There is also seating on the footpath outside the shop.Highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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