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Thai Pothong

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Newtown
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Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night and they accomodated us having to move the booking back 1 hour. Note it is very busy around the area and finding parking is near impossible. The food and service were excellent ... close to the best Thai food I have ever had in Australia or Thailand. Service despite being very busy was fast... More 

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Thank John P
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent staff, great food, best Thai in town. I have no hesitation to recommend it to any person who loves Thai food.

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Thank Edmond W
Brisbane, Australia
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow- what an amazing place! Food and service made me feel like I was back in Chang Mai! Betal leaf, fresh spring rolls- everything was tasty and fresh! Service was fast and efficient- friendly staff- cannot fault it at all! Absolutely packed ( which is indicative of quality) yet service and quality remained high! Def worth a visit! Do book... More 

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Thank Sue S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a work colleague who had lived in Thailand for 4 years, and I've recently visited myself. Can say without reservation that this is best Thai food I've ever had outside of the country. Always judge a Thai by their green curry and this was exquisite. The perfect blend of flavour and spice and plenty of it. Prawn on... More 

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Thank Gary M
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called in when passing and was so impressed with the friendly staff and the quality of the food we booked again for a larger group two days later.The menu was impressive with a large choice of beautiful and varied food. The choice was extensive and cost was not extortionate. The staff are fun. Be prepared for an interesting bonus... More 

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Thank Glenhaven3
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been voted the Best Thai Restaurant in Sydney. It has been around for over 20 years. Located at the southern end of Newtown and is easy to find. It is the shopfront that goes across 3-4 shops!! Even though it is a very large restaurant, these guys manage everything so well. The waiters are usually on top... More 

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Thank Vera P
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dined here a few times and the food and service are always excellent. Brought my parents here tonight and the experience was so outstanding that I had to write my first Tripadvisor review. Food was great as usual (Choo chi prawns, massaman curry, yellow curry), however the service was outstanding. Despite being short staffed on Easter Monday, the food came... More 

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Thank Wesley M
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I went on a recommendation. We had no booking but no problem in getting a seat for a late lunch. Ordered the papaya soft shell crab salad and prawn choo chee. Topped it off with a mango sticky rice dessert. It was all very good! If you pay by cash, there's a 15% discount in the form... More 

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Thank Tammy C
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A real italian gelato experience. The place was busy but the service was friendly and efficient . Really good.

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Thank MaurizioB1961
New York City, New York
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1,349 reviews
932 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 719 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loud, popular, colorful and fun. It's worth the drive out to trendy Newtown for this rocking Thai restaurant. It's popular and large. Lots of Thai statues, a tacky Thai gift shop and even transformer statues among the Buddhas. It creates an atmosphere of fun. Lots of family parties here. Service was phenomenal. My waiter was so sweet. Very attentive and... More 

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Thank James S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

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Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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