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Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
+61 2 4943 7710
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17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Mon 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
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Newcastle, Australia
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for an early birthday dinner. The show they bring out with the cake is fantastic!! Go on your birthday! Only negative is meals were delayed between serving which meant some of us had to wait and my father had finished his before my nan got hers. 😞😞 Other than that, a great night.

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Thank GeckoGirl J
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly only went for the Tom Kai but this is my favourite that I try everywhere and this was one of the worst I've had. anywhere. I'm sure the staff are really nice but food was Bland, too sweet and no heat at all. Usually find if the Tom Kai is no good then nothing else is. Disappointed and would... More 

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Thank Bombadil77
Rathmines, Australia
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been Here for Lunch probably 8 Times in the last year and each time have found the Food to be Consistently Good, the Service and Servings always satisfying! Dollar value is very Reasonable The only Problem is to Sometimes find Seats as can be Very Busy at times , but yes it's a great place

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Thank Dusty M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere.. great food. Pretty good service. Reasonable price. One of the best thai food i have had in long time. Definitely gonna visit again.

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Thank Danny S
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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377 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Revisited after about two years. Still excellent. Service is friendly and professional. The atmosphere and décor are acceptable, although I found the timber chairs a bit uncomfortable after the first hour. No real problem. We ordered Massaman Beef Curry, Kaprao Moo Krob (Pork belly with chilli and basil) , Roast Duck Curry, Rice, one beer and one bottle of wine.... More 

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Thank Richard T
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Such friendly efficient service. Delicious traditional Thai cuisine. Our lunch even included a free chicken noodle dish for our 6yr old son.

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Thank Nadine H
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Nadine H Thanks for taking time to review here. We have Sunday special when you ordered one adult main meal, kids will get the kid size noodle with orange juice free. However, for other days, we have the lunch special started from $11.90. See you again soon. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice duck dish take a way. Ordered in store and was ready in under 10 minutes. Very tasty good service

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Thank Nathan N
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Nathan N Thanks for your nice review too. We will try to provide you yummy tasty food with great service. See you again soon. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Caves Beach, Australia
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very hot day, great air con, speedy service, delicious lunch menu. Very happy . A regular on my list of favourites

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Thank jenwal23
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear jenwel23 Thanks for your great review here. We try to keep our standard to provide you delicious food with good service. We wanna see our customers happy. See you again soon our regular customer. ^^ Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Very impressed with the massaman curry beef. Paid $14.90 for a lunch meal that truly satisfied my hunger. Meal was served in good time as well. I really liked the interior, very spacious (during lunch), with the option to sit outside or inside, including some nice window seats. Wife had Chicken Laksa Noodle for just $11.90. So far the best... More 

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Thank Lew A
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Lew A Thanks for your compliments. Our massaman is cooked more than 5 hours so, it is ery soft and tender. Moreover, laksa is my favourite too. It is so creamy with balance taste. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Wauchope, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just down in Newcastle and dropped in for light meal. A nice virgin cocktail or mocktail and was very refreshing. Some fishcakes and money bags, both quite large, and loved the fishcake with a little zing in the flavour. No mains just another entree with 5 scallops in a bold sauce with onions, carrots and other vegetables. A nice quick... More 

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Thank Peter K
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Peter K Thanks for your compliments. All entree and our sauce are home made one so, you can touch and feel the real authentic flavour. We hope to see you again. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4943 7710

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?