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“We keep coming back”

Danny's Thai Bistro
Ranked #9 of 93 Restaurants in Norwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

After eating at restaurants, pubs, bistros and cafe's all up and down Norwood Parade, we keep returning to Danny's for a great meal, good friendly service and quality wines at reasonable prices. Danny has a knack for finding and keeping good staff, plus he is usually present with a humble but confident smile while surveying the service and measuring whether the ambience is as it should be. We have a number of favourite dishes that always delight us. Fresh, colourful and flavoursome. The high rating comes after many happy meals over the last few years (lunches and dinners), without having encountered any of the negatives of some of the earlier reviews. Bravo Danny and the team.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Danny's Thai is one of my favourite restaurants. Not for the decor or the atmosphere, as the place is a bit barren and has an echoey barn-like feel, but the food is great! My husband and I have been going there for years for Chilli Basil Fried Rice and Imperial Chicken. The quality is always excellent and the service fast and efficient. The policy of "pack them in, serve them fast and get them out quick" seems to work a treat at Danny's Thai. Best Thai food in South Australia.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was supposed to be a special night. My father in law's seventieth birthday present from my wife. He had flown over to Adeldaide to spend his birthday with us. We excitedly booked our table three nights in advance and nervously waited for what we felt would be a feast (given previous reviews). Luckly we had taken note of reviews on trip advisor that had spoken about slow service.
On his special night we arrived full of anticipation. Only to be waved away to sit up the back because the table that we had booked had not yet been vacated. This left a sour taste in our mouths, we had after all booked in advance. I was already thinking of decamping to the Thai Restaurant next door.
We selected the buffet as having had excellent Thai food in Sydney at a restaurant hand picked for it's authenticity I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from a good Thai restaurant within this price range.
The lamb dish was excellent, the other dishes (one of which replaced the usual dish on the menu because it was not available, were average to below average. For example very hot chili does not disguise the fact that chicken dish is in fact average. Lots of noodles and few prawns rapidly illustrate the fact that the prawn diish is not as good as the ten dollar noodes in a box dish that we had earlier in the day.
Finally, the bill cannot hide the fact that we have been ripped off with thirteen dollars corkage for each bottle of wine that we drank. We opened the bottles and poured them into our glasses. By the way did I mention that some of the plates that the waiter brought to our table were dirty, or the fact that our knives and forks were smeared with his hand prints when he laid out on the inadequately laid out table. We had to actively chase people to take care of our order in spite of the forty minute delay, we had to ask for water time and time again. Too many people and not enough staff spoil the kitchen. And the q
uantify of the food on offer for the buffet, they kept on asking us if we wanted more does not make up for poor quality. We will not be back and we are deeply disappointed by the fact that a special occasion was marred by poor food and poor service. Enough said.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place is not one for a romantic evening out! Tables are packed close together, the noise level is high, and the service moves along smartly. But the food certainly makes up for these drawbacks, and the full house on a Saturday evening showed that plenty of people agreed.

Our table favourites were the gyoza, the bug tails, and "the best phad thai I've had outside of Thailand". Extensive wine list, plenty of mains under $20... good value for a casual night out.

Booking advised, we saw plenty turned away. They do takeaway, too.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Always dine here on my visits to Adelaide from Sydney. The food is always delicious, especially the barramundi dishes, accompanied by coconut rice. The wine selection is extensive and the staff are efficient and friendly. Danny is an excellent host who cares about his Bistro and about his many guests who dine. I have never seen the place lacking diners. Highly commendable for any visitor to enjoys Thai food. My only suggestion would be to have changing chef specials on the board.

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