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“Good food with some room for improvement” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sukhothai Palace

Sukhothai Palace
Ranked #213 of 1,098 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $41
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food with some room for improvement”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Location is on a small street perpendicular to the sea, in an area packed with eating places and bars.
The restaurant is a good size, and the tables are not too tight to each other. In the early evening, it could get pretty packed so it is nice to know you won't be bumping onto your next table. The ambiance is the same old Thai decor -- lots of wood, wood images, gold etc.. It's ok for a dating place or a small group. Don't think it would be ok to bring kids or too large a group though. The food was great -- the mixed sea food soup is good to share for two and you get a lot of the real deal -- shrimps, mussles and lots of mushrooms swimming in it. And deliciously spicy. The Kha Nam Jeeb (steamed dumpling) was... not good. Altho it was nicely presented in a bamboo steamer, it was flat (literally and tastewise) and the skin was tough in some parts -- sure signs of it being overcooked. For the maincourse we had the crispy fried whole sea bass. It came topped with chopped onions, chili and cilantro -- IT WAS HEAVENLY. Perfect crispiness and the garnishings helped to add to the flavor. We also had the beef green curry and it was ... ok/good. No great shakes... just good ol' reliable. Prices are not cheap but not over the top either. The serving staff could do with a bit more smiling and knowledge of their own menu. And, while it was good they left a pitcher of water on our table -- the spout of the pitcher was cracked with jagged edges. Not a very good sight really. And not very safe either. This place is good and authentic and I can only encourage it to improve where it can and keep thriving.

Visited June 2013
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Macerata, Italy
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent value lunch menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

There are many places to eat in Brighton and Hove. Many chains and independents so plenty of choice. Few stand out though and we have often been to this little gem tucked away down a side street towards the sea from the centre of Brighton. Small and a nice atmosphere and prompt service which might be important if you are grabbing a lunch break, though they also seem very happy to let you linger. The lunchtime special menu at £4.95 for two courses is very good value, and is available all afternoon. Simple but tasty. Selection of starters and main dishes including Pad Thai and Curries. Have not eaten from the main menu but what I have seen coming from the kitchen looks good too. Nice atmosphere and would be cosy in the evening. Will certainly be back when I am next in town.

  • Visited May 2013
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Rochester, Kent
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Very nice friendly relaxed restaurant and excellent value for money. Will definitely go there again if we go back to Brighton.

  • Visited May 2013
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Uckfield, UK
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415 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Great value lunches”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

I have been here many times, although have only ever had the £4.95 lunch menu mostly in the week. This time, I took my son for a Saturday lunch on a shopping trip. Excellent value, good food, good service too. I usually have the Thai green curry or pad Thai. It is pretty basic but what would you expect at this price.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Brighton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

really nice relaxed and
value for money

great penang and papayia salad
good service
good group menus also and relaxed

Visited May 2013
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