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“Nice food, shame about the service”
Review of Chang Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

Chang Thai Restaurant
Price range: US$11 - US$35
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Had been to this place a couple of years ago and enjoyed the food so we tried it again. This time it was a very busy period in the middle of the Fringe season. We turned up without a booking but got seated within a few minutes but then took about 15 mins before we were asked if we wanted drinks et. The long and short of it is the food here is very good but the service was awful because there was only two waiters for about forty diners. They tried their best, although their English language skills weren't great., but they just couldn't cope with the workload. Get the impression the management is trying to squeeze as much profit as possible out of the busy season.

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2  Thank reiver19
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Food was delicious but service pretty chaotic. When we arrived they had no note of our booking but managed to find a table for us. As we ordered food they kept telling us they didn't have what we wanted - they had run out of spring rolls, beer and only had one type of rice from a menu which offered 5 types. Later we were told they had run out of coconut ice cream. However, the food which was available was delicious and the service was polite. Pity about the service charge being added to the bill automatically. I think perhaps the Edinburgh Festival had taken them by surprise and they hadn't ordered enough stock to cope with the increase in customers. I'd highly recommend the food, but perhaps best to go when they're not so busy (or pre-order your food to be sure you get what you want!)

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1  Thank 404Purple_Frog
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Amazed we'd not found this place before - really tasty food, reasonably priced. Wasn't sure what to expect with a restaurant so close to tourist areas as often they tend to be quite soul-less. Chang Thai offers a warm welcome from all staff - you can see the chefs at work in the kitchen and they make a point of greeting you. Well-presented dishes, good clean flavours, every dish tasted different and all delicious.

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Thank bmilligan13
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Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Just had a great meal with a friendly service. Price was very ok. It is a little hard to find, look up for a sign with name and menu on your left coming up the street. Take the stairs down and you'll see it. I had the Penang Curry with Thai
Sticky rice, great! They also have a nice wine card, Thai beer is offered
aswell. Thanks guys

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Thank PvS123
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Freshly cooked Spring Rolls
Large Portion of Pad Thai.
Very scrumptious and excellent value at £7.95 per person
Friendly waiter service and good atmosphere

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Thank WileyCoyote2
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