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“Hit and miss”
Review of Traditional Thai

Traditional Thai
Ranked #92 of 207 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Thai food was on the agenda and as we sat out on the Traditional Thai terrace watching cockatoos and fruit bats flap overhead, a refreshing morsel of fresh pineapple topped with julienned green papaya eased us into the evening.

One thing for sure is that this place requires a booking. Arrive early and they may have a few seats for you. Come after 7 and you'll be considering a plan b. The TT crew pride themselves on sourcing all of their produce locally, using only Australian seafood and pounding their own curry pastes in-house.

Big sis had already eaten here and jumped straight onto one of her favourites - the duck spring rolls (6). Tender shreds of roasted duck, vegetables and a lot of flavour. I needed to try the seared Tasmanian scallop (4.5) lightly dressed with ginger, chilli and spring onion. Simplicity at its best. A serious go-to was the betel leaf (4.5), topped with a tangle of toasted coconut, prawn and pork.

I loved the crispy soft shell crab (18), wok-tossed with bean sprouts, chilli and herbs and served in an egg net. Talk about a treasure trove of goodies. Just a pity the crab was far and few between. The crispy pork hock (12) didn't skimp on the chilli or the caramel, but sadly the meat was more overcooked and jerky-like than crispy. It was the sound of the coconut-poached chicken (17) & wing bean salad with coconut tamarind dressing that prompted me to order it. Many beautiful textures and colours going on, but flavour-wise, it was a celebration of sugar. Severely overdressed with barely any other flavours coming through. "Sickly sweet", some would say.

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1  Thank heneedsfood
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a late night dinner here and were pleasantly surprised to have the wait staff accommodate us at such a late hour. The food was delicious, light, and fresh - but for the price, it would want to be! Possibly the most expensive Thai I've ever had. The staff were friendly but young and lacking confidence/initiative, but forgiven as we were just there to have a good, relaxed time.

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Thank Amber W
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Got takeaway from here last night, other then actually eating in Thailand this has to be some of the best Thai food I've eaten!!

Thank renaesm
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

The food at this restaurant was fantastic - best Panang Curry ever! Great staff and relaxed atmosphere and very pleased it was BYO.

Thank JulieB992
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This is a cozy restaurant with tradional thai food. I went twice for dinner in a weekend vacation.
The food is done like at home, very generous and tasty

Thank Nisrinette
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