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“Not that good”

Thai Smile Cafe & Takeaway
Ranked #10 of 76 Restaurants in Burnie
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Cuisines: Thai, Cafe
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Thai Smile Cafe & Takeaway, we are located at 12 Cattley St. Burnie (CBD, oppesite North West Dental) We provide quality and freshness Thai and Asian cuisine from lunch to dinner with licensed and B.Y.O.(surcharge applied) Every meal makes from the finest ingredients imported from Thailand and local distributors to guaranteed your exceptional satisfaction. We are serving $12 Lunch Special every day with Asian Stir-Fries and Thai Curries. Please visit Thai Smile Cafe & Takeaway.
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Dinner on a Saturday night for 2. Ordered an entree and 2 mains. The Panang curry was tasteless and watery, The Beef and basil was more or less the same. Would have expected better meals considering they charge $24 each to dine in yet if you take away only $18.00. On top of that there is corkage which is to be expected. Have had nicer and less expensive Thai food. Won't return.

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Thank Michael M
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Sakchai B, General Manager at Thai Smile Cafe & Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback

Due to the cost of Tasmanian's products very different from the other states. We need to import or transport many ingredients from Victoria, New South Wales or Thailand that more pricey.

So, we are trying to make our products and price more reasonable and most valued in Tasmania and we did it.

Thankfully

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5 - 9 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We patronized this restaurant twice. First nite with a group of 9 and we ordered dishes to share. Corkage at $3 was a bit pricey when this is a restaurant that is almost a corner cafe with no table cloth and very small eatery. All the other BYO in town charges $2.50.
Food was something else. The Thai dishes in green curry, panang curry, mix entree, seafood curry etc etc were EXCELLENT! We asked for spicy and we were blown away!! Food was definitely cooked by a Thai Chef. The meals are pricy at $28+ per main with rice.
Two days later just the 2 of us went for dinner. We had a bowl of laksa and a pad thai. The serves were not very large but the 2 dishes came to a total of $53.
When one compare the price of laksa and pad thai in Sydney or Melbourne restaurant...the laksa at $25 and the Pad thai at $28 are well above the capital city prices and the dish are not large servings.
While we are happy with the quality of the dishes and the cooking, the prices definitely do not reflect the restaurant environment and setting. It is more of a corner mom/pop cafe but charges fine dining for dishes that in capital cities would be a lot less.

Thank LeeNClarke
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Yummy, fresh and tasty. We had the pad Thai which was sweet but delicious and the duck curry which was amazing. Great value Highly recommend!

Thank watsonmh
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I've ordered the pork pad thai, the noodles and the sauce were perfect, I was missing a hint of heat but the taste was probably adjusted for the local pallete. The pork had a weird aftertaste but maybe I am not used to Australian meat. The service was quick. Thai tea was also very delicious and refreshing.

Thank wolf8668
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Authentic local thai food - I only had takeaway, but the restaurant looks tidy and cosy. I will definitely eat there next time!

Thank Phil V
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