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“Chatterbox”
Review of Royal Siam

Royal Siam
Ranked #161 of 352 Restaurants in Port Elizabeth
Cuisines: Thai
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Chatterbox”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Don't go there if you want a romantic evening. Food was good but the noise!!! They need to do something to bring the noise down!

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Sandy V
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English first
Javea, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Mediocre Thai restaurant”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Thai restaurant on Main Street, Walmer, Port Elizabeth that doubles with Thai massage during the day.
We went as a group of 5. Greeted by a tall European type in jeans and shown to table. Discovered that this restaurant is unlicenced but there is a bottle store on the next corner and the restaurant doesn't charge corkage.
Although the menu looks extensive it is actually padded out with separate entries for pork, chicken, prawn, & beef. The menu also states that you can have mild, medium, or hot, but no-one ever asked when taking the orders.
We decided to share starters and were all disappointed. The calamari were rubbery, the tempura batter was very thick and the mince parcels were burnt.
The main courses were better and were quite enjoyable. The overall experience was that this restaurant needs to present itself better as at the moment it is more akin to a Bangkok back street restaurant. Better presentation and a bit more care could do wonders. Probably best as a take away.

Visited December 2013
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Thank nyeri
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Romantic as a garage workbench”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are looking for a romantic evening with your partner, this is Not the place. This is PE blue collar Spartan dinning where "dop", table cloths, and candles are all (bring your own).... the vibe is about as Thai as a garage workbench.... on the plus side the food was OK and the service was there (as long as you shout for someone) whenever you need something.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Andrew F
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not a happy ending”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We didn't mind the venue and found the owner and staff very accommodating for our wheelchair as the restaurant is not easy to access. Service was good and we ordered the red curry chicken and butternut and the red curry beef. The food is reminiscent of homely Thai cooking and not entirely authentic but enjoyable. We ate at 7.30 and exactly 8 hours later my husband was terribly ill. The symptoms were those of Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria associated with chicken that is not promptly served or refrigerated or is reheated. I called the restaurant but was told that it was "impossible" that this could have come from their kitchen. I hope for future patrons' sake that this is the case but I sincerely doubt it. Unfortunately can't go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food but not the best venue.”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Food was pleasant but the environment is more of a take-away joint than a restaurant. Service was great but could do a lot to improve the atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank mark p
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