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“Much promise but disappointing”
Review of Chang Thai

Chang Thai
Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Coltishall
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Able to get in without booking on a Saturday evening.....that should tell us something? The staff are friendly and welcoming and sitting in the conservatory with the large grape-vine is nice. The crockery is a mixture of items.....e.g. four coffees.....one cup and saucer, three cups and plates. The food is far from the best Thai food I have ever had.....even in the U.K. The yam sum wa suitable hot (as in flavouring) but the curry was bland by comparison appearing tasteless. On of our party had to return the main meal as the 'thin' pieces of beef very extremely tough. To be fair an alternative meal was provided promptly but it sours the experience for all.

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Thank njnb
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We visited on a Saturday evening and were quickly shown to a table. It was about 8.00pm and there were only about two other tables eating which was slightly suspicious.
The restaurant was cold and quite frankly dirty, - the serviettes and table cloth were stained and the whole place needed a good clean.
We have eaten at many thai restaurants and this has to be the worse experience we have had.
Poor Chicken Satay to start with and the main courses were way below average.
We ate what we could and then went to the reception area to pay and complained and the bill was reduced by 10%. Its a shame because this used to be a good restaurant under a different name so you'd be best to avoid and go to any other Thai restaurant you can think of for a better experience.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Whilst agreeing with other recent reviewers about the taste of the food,and the service, the use of excessive MSG left both of us gasping for water all night and a bad taste in the mouth the following day.
When Thai restaurants such as Sangdaor in Newmarket can prepare Thai food without MSG why cannot others prepare food freshly without resorting to this old flavour enhancing standby?

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Thank Acker53
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Made very welcome here, lovely intimate atmosphere. The food was superb, different and unusual, the starter selection especially recommended we had both this and the vegetarian selection. All courses are presented on beautiful handmade Thai tableware. The service was good with the cook bringing food out of the kitchen with pride. But ... as is so often is the case in restaurants after starters and main course when the speed of service is driven by the kitchen, service ground almost to a halt. This was predictable when only one charming waitress is expected to do everything single handed! So a shame as frustration at the end, long wait for coffee for example and only half a cup and no offer of refill. At this point other tables having the same problem with the place less than half full. But still a very pleasant evening.

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Thank NowRetired31
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was our second visit to this restaurant and enjoyed it as much as the first time. The food is so tasty and the flavours are just sensational. Service was great and the staff are friendly. One of the best Thai restaurants in the county. They also do a takeaway service.

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Thank mark s
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