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“Excellent Authentic Thai Experience”

Zab Isan Thai Cuisine
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Ranked #20 of 166 Restaurants in Burleigh Heads
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $17
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: West St end of James St
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Authentic Thai Experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my wife and two children last night and was very impressed with the authenticity of the food and pleasant staff. We made a booking which was lucky as by 7.30 there were people waiting for a table or bring turned away. Aside for the delay with waiting for ice to be brought to our table and having to ask a few times before it arrived, this place is definitely worth a try if you love good Thai food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delicious Thai food!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Zab Issan was recommended to us by the friend we were staying with, and were were not disappointed!

The food was excellent, good service and decent serving sizes.
The 'medium' spicy rating was a bit closer to mild in our estimation, but that's a subjective thing.

It's obviously a popular place for dinner, so either go early, or make a booking.
Would highly recommend this place, look forward to returning.

  • Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Dropped in on a busy Saturday night without a reservation and the staff worked hard to quickly prepare a table outdoors for us. We were advised our order may take some time to cook given the number of customers and we appreciated them being honest about this.

The menu contained the usual Thai dishes but also some interesting options which we tried. Very happy with the food and the service was ok but they probably need more staff given it is always a busy restaurant.

Overall a good Thai restaurant with good food offering value for money.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai food from Isaan”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Great food, quite authentic although I think it needs to be spicier if you ask for medium. At least I know for next time.
Nice service and fast and BYO too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful Thai Food”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a delicious meal here- all 3 of us had curries- 2 of which were seafood and they were fresh, perfectly prepared with a really authentic flavour. The service was a tad hit and miss but the food and value more than made up for it. My faith in Thai restaurants has been restored- well done to the chefs! We will eat here again without hesitating.
Incidentally it's not on James Street, but round the corner on the GC Highway.

  • Visited August 2013
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