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“Frenetic but good Thai - more a cafe than a restaurant”
Review of Chat Thai

Chat Thai
Ranked #411 of 5,900 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Frenetic but good Thai - more a cafe than a restaurant”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

we were recommended to Chat Thai by the hotel concierge.
A bit of a surprise when we found that we were in a mall food hall area, and that there was a queue at 6:30pm on a Tuesday night. We only had to wait a couple of minutes before they found us a table.

Now this is not a quiet romantic dinner sort of place. The tables are packed in, and there are lots of waiters all scurrying about.

Extensive menu of all the Thai staples, and a few that you don't always see. Anyway, we had the whole fish with red curry sauce, a mussaman curry, a Green papaya salad and a shared Tom Yum soup.

All was good, although the Tom Yum was very salty and the salad although requested for hot was not particularly exciting. The mussamam curry was probably the highlight, being made with shin beef so was very moist and tender.

With one Singha beer each, and no dessert, all up A$150 so not the cheapest eat.

I would recommend it as a city lunchtime option also, but I'd think that you'd need to be early.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Auckland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious food. Great atmosphere”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

The long lines outside this restuarant says it all. The food was delicious, the service efficient and it os well priced. Had a great after theatre supper. Don't miss out on the desserts

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Average Thai”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Far from authentic Thai ... too much added sugar, not enough bite.

Notwithstanding, the ambience has a good buzz, service is always pretty fast (but not particularly warm). Highlight in terms of food - the pork skewers. They are incredible!

The curries are nothing special. Very western.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Bondock
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“excellent u r the best.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

boat noodle soup the best ever.m addicated with that food...

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Thank YASHWON
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Great food and service. Beautiful fresh, clean tasting food.

Visited March 2012
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