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“nothing authentic about this food.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Silom Thai Melbourne

Silom Thai Melbourne
Ranked #106 of 149 Restaurants in Prahran
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“nothing authentic about this food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

Ordered in a few times already, but this was the last time. My green papaya salad was nothing like the real thing, there was no dried shrimp in it, no chili at all and very bitter in taste.
Although I have always been very pleased with their Tom Yam Kung, I have been disappointed in their main dishes. The Pad Kra Tiam was very flat in taste, to meet our western taste, I guess? The manager pretended this was the very first time someone complained about it and refused to do something about it.
I'd say, skip this place, there many more nice thai places along Chapel street...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Chirplast
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13 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

Plenty of gold certificates lining the walls, good service and authentic Thai food at typical Thai prices

Visited March 2012
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Thank Malcolm C
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food too sweet to be true Thai.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

I feel the food was adapted to try and suite all Australian tastes rather than be authentic Thai. We found the dishes much too sweets and no chilli taste.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PinkHelen
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good enough for a local "cheap & cheerful" except for the very dour waitress who is far from cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2011

All the expected menu items at average prices but you can feel that they are so busy preparing home delivery & takeaway orders that the in house diners get second best attention. No complaints about the food, it is flavoursome & in the usual quantities for this local style eatery.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ReluctantCook
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
228 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Ok Thai food nicely prepared but lacks...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2010

Ok Thai food nicely prepared but lacks any atmosphere and a lot dearer than the usual for Thai in Melbourne and we do have some amazing Thai restaurants in neighbouring suburbs. A good "local".

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WorldTraveller5000
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