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“One of the few good thai restaurants in HK”
Review of Ayuthaiya

Ayuthaiya
Ranked #268 of 8,054 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central
Description: Inspired by the new-wave of chic Thai lounge bars/ restaurants in Bangkok, ayuthaiya brings delicious contemporary
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“One of the few good thai restaurants in HK”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

I think this place is one of the underrated places in HK. It's in a good location, right by escalator and Wyndham Street yet it is intimate and the food is good spicy thai food rather than the weak interpretaions that so many average thai places serve up. Good cocktails too so well worth a visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great decor, Good location, Authentic food!”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

Seated at the beginning of the Soho area, Ayuthaiya is a nice restaurant with comfortable seating, tasteful decor and good service. All of us were vegetarians and although the menu didn't offer much variety for our needs, the chef was kind enough to come out and cater dishes specially for us. The food was delicious and authentic, but a tad spicy. The coconut milk drinks were superb. All in all, a good experience.

  • Visited December 2011
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Maple, Canada
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere. Good food. Lovely location.”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Went here on a mid-week night. Central area was not too busy and had no trouble reaching here from TST by cab in under 20 minutes.

The decor here is just absolutely lovely. The lighting level is also perfect and attributes to the relaxed environment.

Service was prompt and courteous. The staff were helpful and always available, even though almost 75% of the tables were taken.

There are both an intimate seating area and a more conventional area available but this is by no means a grand place! It's quite small and cozy so if you do not want to be disappointed, book early for the weekend nights. Consider yourself warned!

Last but not least, the food is quite alright. The Satay was pretty nice and a subtle twist to the original. The food is of the "fusion" variety but is mainly thai inspired obviously. I can't say the dishes we tried were really excellent though. They did not impress but they certainly did not disappoint either.

Wine list is OK but as with many places in HK, it is Aussie loaded and lacks inspiration which is a total shame.

Overall this place is worthy of a visit if you're looking for a relaxed and stand out place to dine at in the Central.

The Aqua group that runs this establishment has a few other establishment which are all pretty interesting places, at least the few I've tried so far.

  • Visited September 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food in a relaxed cocktail bar!”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

Date night with stressed husband resulted in wondering into this place and being instantly relaxed. We had great service and excellent food. We shared a green papaya salad which took me back to Thailand. Fresh, sweet, salty, crunchy, spicy - everything you would expect. The waiter recommended the Beef salad and it also was a success. Thin carpaccio of tender beef in a spicy pungent dressing with lots of texture - yum! The lamb main was tender and the sauce for the curry was thick with coconut. Delicious. We also had a side order of fresh greens [morning glory with garlic]. Everything was beautifully presented and tasty. All in all it was a great date night and I would definitely go back!

  • Visited August 2011
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