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“A surprising find”
Review of Smooth Thai

Smooth Thai
Ranked #117 of 192 Restaurants in Crows Nest
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A surprising find”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Inviting decor,tables large enough for the well presented tasty food. Service friendly and attentive. Found this by accident as our favorite Thai in Crows Nest had closed.

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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best in Crows Nest”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Great food. Try the prawn cakes and curry puffs!!!

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Sydney
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Average Thai, but far too sweet to really enjoy”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Short summary: setting is quite nice and service friendly, but the food is far too sweet and leaves a bad after-taste.

Long version:
Opening yet another Thai restaurant in Crows Nest is gutsy because there is fierce competition with lots and lots of very good Thai restaurants already in the area.
Smooth Thai looked nice enough from the outside - comfortable chairs and seating, with a viewable kitchen, and they can open their front up completely, which is very nice for summer. The woman serving us was friendly and efficient, and we got our food quickly enough.
Unfortunately, we have to report that the food wasn't good. There are basically two streams of Thai cooking - one is fiery and hot (Chat Thai or Thai Face being great examples) and the other one is very sweet (Cha-Cha Thai and others). This one falls into the 'sweet' category, but is far too sweet to be enjoyable. It was almost like chewing candy with a weird texture. I had a basic Pad Kee Maow (which I think is a good standard dish to judge a restaurant on). Apart from them giving me beef instead of the chicken I had asked for, I had to force my way through a pile of sweet/sticky noodles which after a few forks became quite tedious. It left a really bad after-taste on my tongue. Our Massaman Beef (yet another good standard dish in a Thai restaurant) was yet again far too sweet, with no hint of a bit of chilli in sight.
When we walked home, we both felt a little queazy because the dishes were sitting in our stomachs like pieces of goo, and it took a while before the bad after-taste disappeared.

  • Visited December 2011
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