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“Never got to try it”
Review of Thai Riffic

Thai Riffic
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Ranked #887 of 5,856 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $13 - $18
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Newtown
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never got to try it”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I ordered via their new app. I called the restaurant 1 hr and 1hr 30 mins later - at 1 hr I was reassured it was "on its way". At 1hr 30 I was put on hold for 5 mins- then forgotten. I had pre-paid and have emailed asking for my money back- hoping they will at least do that.

Visited December 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A deal worth going back for”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I tried this restaurant on a voucher deal, and it was great value. I would go back there and pay the full price. It has a nice atmosphere, the service is prompt the food is great and it's on King Street, Newtown, where you can go and have a drink at any of the trendy bars nearby after dinner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Thai”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Loved the Massaman and Pork Belly, so many Thai restaurants in Newtown and this is one of the standouts.

Service and atmosphere was also great but felt a little too watched by the waitresses, just wanted a private dinner with the boyfriend , but thats just my personal opinion.

I recommend it highly and deffinately will be returning very soon.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Rachel D
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Star707, Sydney
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485 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
“Looks great: delivers average”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

This restaurant is one of many Thai restaurants on the Newtown strip. This one is a cut above others in its class for looks. It has an excellent room which is thoughtfully configured. It has a good look. The menu is unremarkable, in that all Thai restaurants of this ilk offer basically the same menu. Maybe it was the time of day, maybe they were underpaid, maybe their pet canary died, but on the day we went there to eat the floor staff were preoccupied. They did not have their mind on the game. We ordered a simple dish: duck on noodles, with tea and a beer. How easy is that? We waited, and waited and waited. You don't want to get too pushy, but lunch break was fast drawing to its natural conclusion! Time to inquire: did you forget our order? The waiter confessed it had been sitting waiting to be run to the table for the last 30 minutes.The restaurant had only three other people in it, so they weren't busy. That is too long for what is basically a semi fast food lunch time venue. Most workers don't have that kind of time. And most workers don't want to get back to their office feeling unsettled after a lunch break. Good food is not enough, you need efficient service to go with it. Too many alternatives that get it right. I won't be a return customer.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Best Thai in Newtown”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

King Street in Newtown has plenty of amazing Thai Restaurants but Thai Riffic has to be the best. Prices are a little above other Thai restaurants in Newtown but the quality of the food and the service is worth the extra expense. The popularity of the restaurant means that it is mostly crowded particularly on weekends. We like to have entrees and then have a break and a few drinks before ordering mains -so the fact that we were not hassled to hurt up our orders was yearly appreciated. This visit was for 12 (family and friends) and they were able to accommodate all our requests taking into account one of our guests was vegetarian. Have been here on many occasions with other couples and the food and service has always been good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ctpinkey
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