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“Great Thai food”
Review of Sailors Thai - CLOSED

Sailors Thai
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Rocks
Description: Established in the early '90s by one of Australia's foremost chefs, Sailors Thai is an iconic Thai restaurant. Local and international regulars as well as first time visitors make their way to Sailors Thai to experience benchmark Thai. Their reputation is for bold but carefully balanced flavours, inspired renditions of classic dishes and "hero" produce in a wonderfully unique setting. Sailors Thai will take you on a Thai food journey, strongly influenced by traditional recipes, hand-made where possible, and enhanced by Australia's exceptional produce.
Reviewed March 6, 2014

During our recent visit to Sydney we popped into the Sailors Thai on the off chance that we might get into the canteen upstairs. As it was, we were lucky enough to get a table on the outside deck in the downstairs restaurant.

I fell in love with the complexity of Thai food many years ago and have eaten in some great Thai restaurants (including in Thailand and other parts of Asia). Sailors Thai is authentic and as good as i have tasted.

We had the complete tasting menu - 3 starter plates, 4 larger plates plus desert. There is a cheaper option which includes any 2 of the larger plates.

It is difficult to single out any particular dish but I am a chilli lover and as I've said, I love the complexity of some of the dishes. On that basis i would mention the Betel leaves with prawns, peanuts and coconut and the beef rib salad with chilli lime dressing, although it seems a shame not to mention the belly pork or the tiger prawns........ you get the idea? It was superb.

Sitting out on the deck on a balmy Sydney evening with all that wonderful food and good wine made for a night to remember.

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Thank SB864
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Best thai food I have tasted anywhere (and I have been to thailand). Very friendly and proffesional staff. Somwhat weird interior.

Thank DanStockholm_Sverige
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We had dinner at sailors thai on Friday night. We went to their high end restaurant, and we sat outside watching the sydney harbour (is there a better way to spend a night?).

The food was great, very authentic and thoughtful food with good presentation.

The service was mediocre, 20 min wait to be offered a drink, after being seated. 40 minute wait for our first course and then a 40 minute wait between courses after that.

We had 4 courses so this made it too long for us.

We will however go back, it's nice enough that you can forgive the poor service.

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Thank Neil_Asher
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We last visited Sailors Thai in January 2011 for dinner - it was fantastic! Revisted 27 January 2014 (day after Founders Day) this time at the "Canteen" - for lunch. Although portions are small, the cuisine is fantastic. This is a MUST visit venue for anyone who loves thai food. We had a table on the small balcony (just 4 tables there - and charming), but everyone in the restaurant was having fun and enjoying some the best Thai food anywhere. Our only wish was that they would have had a soup offering. Simply... wonderful, authentic food, prepared with great care.

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Thank J H H
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We found this charming little restaurant in the rocks overlooking the overseas terminal outdoor dinning available beer on tap prices good food small potions service good.

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Thank Sydneyblue69
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