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“A surprise treat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Puka Restaurant

Thai Puka Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 196 Restaurants in Albury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A surprise treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Whilst staying in Albury on our way from Melbourne to canberra we came across this Thai place in town which was busy with many smiling families, couples and groups of friends. We were lucky to get a table and were promptly served by a friendly girl. I don't eat meat and she was able to check if stock was a meat based one for he tom yom gong which it was. I had a vege tom yum soup which was nice and my husband had crying tiger entree which was the best he had ever had and wanted more for dessert! The entree dishes took a while to be removed but as they were good we didn't fuss. For mains we both opted for salads, Thai beef and Thai vegetarian salad yum pak. Both were good although we had to wait a while for these to be bought to our table. This restaurant offers good food at reasonable prices, however we did find the service a little on the slow side.

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English first
Canberra, Australia
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164 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Albury is almost halfway between Canberra and Melbourne, and on a recent trip we found ourselves in Albury at around lunchtime. The Thai Puka had been recommended to us by a friend, and we tried it, and were glad that we did.

Now, it's food is not precisely what one finds in Thailand, but it is very good, and close enough to be satisfying and not prompt one to start splitting hairs about how many chillies are used, or that dishes lack some of the more esoteric ingredients - we are after all talking about a restaurant in a large country town in southern NSW, not in Phuket, or even the centre of Sydney.

We certainly enjoyed the food, the friendly service, and the quite small bill at the end of the meal. This may end up being a regular stop when travelling the Hume Highway.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Albury, Australia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very lovely restaraunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Located at quiet end of town on main street, restaurant is nice and food is wonderful. Usually have to book as it is popular.

Visited June 2013
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Albury, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I had an enjoyable meal here. Enjoyed the vegetarian offerings. Service was super.

Visited October 2012
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I've only had one average meal and I've eaten here regularly for about 8 years!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

The food is delicious! The satay chicken skewers are nice. The chicken with cashew nuts or king prawns in peanut sauce are my favourite meals. Friendly staff but a slight communication barrier at times as the waitress' are also Thai.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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