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“Authentic, not the average Thai” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ginger Leaf Thai Restaurant

Ginger Leaf Thai Restaurant
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Ranked #1,017 of 3,851 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Authentic, not the average Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a quick meal and thought this would be because it didn't look like a fancy restaurant (no table cloths). Unfortunately whilst the table attendants were reasonably attentive, the kitchen was a bit slower than expected, especially as there were only four tables.

That said, we had the Thai green chicken curry, pork and cashew stir fry and seafood flat noodles. (Sorry I'm not good at the Thai names.) The absolute best thing about Ginger Leaf is that all the food was authentic. It was not the usual 'Australianised' (ie overly sweetened) Thai food. This was good food, well balanced flavours and the stir fry dishes had that 'char' flavour about them. Wonderful. (If not for the slightly slow kitchen service, it would have been 5 stars from us.)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kay C
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful food with large servings. Staff very friendly and efficient. Restaurant tasteful and comfortable. Take-away menu also very good.

Visited August 2013
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't go on Friday!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

In short:
Standard Thai / Asian food: well presented, plentiful, tasty.
Standard cafe atmosphere: wooden tables, paper napkins.
Service: WAY TOO SLOW. 45 minutes wait for a couple of bowls of soup is too long in any restaurant, let alone a place that caters to a business crowd. Other reviews indicate this slowness is not an isolated incident.
If you don't have two hours for lunch; don't go!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dansthyarra
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
“AMAZING COCONUT RICE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Super fast service (we asked for this as we were going to Cavalia). Very friendly staff. Our waitress recommended the coconut rice - BEST EVA!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebekah B
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Thai in Docklands, Melbourne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Been to this great Thai restaurant a few times, as it's only a block from work in the Docklands. Love their seafood fried rice, and pork belly dishes! Good food with decent portions, and authentic taste (not touristy as most Thai places in Melbourne). Curries can be hot and spicy and they will provide fresh cut chillies if you want it even hotter. Make sure to book, as they are very popular for group lunches from the many large offices and businesses in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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