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Soi VIII Thai on Griffith

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U 1 8 Barker St, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6239 7999
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late on a Saturday without a booking. The young waitress showed us straight to a table without a problem. Food is excellent and my wife remarked how all plates were going back into the kitchen empty. Great service and great food.

Thank Richard O
Canberra, Australia
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A few years ago, friends from Brisbane who have travelled widely in Asia, declared Soi VIII the best Thai restaurant in Australia. I fear they would be disappointed if they returned now. Recently on a Thursday evening we returned to Soi VIII where we have been several times over the last few years. We won’t be hurrying back. The main... More 

Thank MJH35MGN
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very flavoursome food with each dish displaying great depth and individuality. Service was good but not exceptional, perhaps this was due to the busy post New Year period. Strongly recommend the angel prawns as an entrée.

Thank Pacola1
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt Soi VIII has the best Thai food I have ever tasted!! The Angel Prawns are a revelation!! The Massaman Beef superb!!! The service was professional and friendly and the decor very pleasant!! It's BYO but the local food shop has a good range of wine and beer!! I strongly recommend this restaurant!!!!

Thank Steve803
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11 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great variety of delicious Thai food. Good prices. We had entrees to share. There were 4 pieces in each serve which worked well for us as we were a group of 4. We shared the prawn pad Thai, chicken and veggies, and the lamb massamun. All delicious!

Thank Peter S
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We caught up for dinner with friends who selected this restaurant. It proved an ideal place to meet friends - excellent food and friendly service. We selected a variety of dishes from the extensive menu. Everything was fresh and tasty and very good value. We'll certainly keep this restaurant in mind for our next visit to Canberra.

Thank Bartonbears
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Good is great, service can be really ordinary. Nearly walked out last time I was there, service was so slow. But....the food was so nice I stayed and can't bring myself to write a bad review. Beef massaman was to die for.

Thank pamothernamestaken
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Decided on some election night Thai take away & was delighted with the quality & quantity of the dishes we ordered from Soi V111. Will look forward to dining in at this restaurant in the future.

Thank Judith K
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Soi VIII is a favourite of my family and friends. The food is the best Thai I have had in Canberra. It is authentic, fresh and uses quality ingredients. The prices are similar to many other Thai places, but the quality of the food is much higher than most. The price averages out to around $18-$25 per person if you... More 

Thank jasminec9
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We had a family dinner here and my 2 yr old nephew needed a highchair, which when given to us was disgracefully dirty. We had to wait a long time before being able to order and the food was all very standard, unadventurous Thai food. The best dish was the chef special prawns. I won't be coming back here though... More 

Thank JoJoNicks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 8 Barker St, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6239 7999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?