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“Thai salaf”
Review of Traditional Thai

Traditional Thai
Ranked #93 of 195 Restaurants in Byron Bay
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thai salaf”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent. Great food and good customer service. Had thai salad here and staff was friendly.".....
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best Thai meal I have had.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for your traditional Thai food this restaurant may not be for you. This is modern Thai with a twist. Our first meal was with group of 10. Everyone loved their entree, mains and desert. We returned with group if 4 and I had the shredded duck salad. It was to die for. Good attentive service. BYO wine $6 corkage per bottle. Not a huge menu but everything we had was excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
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.

  • Visited April 2014
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Canberra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Amazing food, but expensive”
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.

  • Visited April 2014
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Broome, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!!!”
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!!

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