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Cafe Michael 2

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204 Rundle St | 204 Rundle Street, 5000, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8223 3519
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is some of the best Thai food we have had. The flavors were authentic and not just the typical found so often now. However the food was not spicy so could be a disappointment if you equate authentic with hot. I prefer less spicy so I can enjoy the complex flavors more. So this was perfect for me. Service... More 

Thank carley36
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Cafe Michaels off and on for the past 20 years through a number of owners and it just keeps getting better. If you are interested in authentic Thai cooking at affordable prices right in the middle of Rundle street this is the place to go. I can personally recommend the whole fish and a long time... More 

Thank Will R
Adelaide, Australia
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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After a very long time between visits, we attended Cafe Michael 2 for lunch using a voucher. We were advised that we could have two starters and two mains, plus a bottle of wine as per voucher. The Money Purse starter was overcooked and apparently contained chicken within the burned coconut. The Vegetable Spring Rolls contained cabbage and were also... More 

Thank MacLachlan
Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Upon entering there was a variety of good aromas, but the overriding smell of old oil seemed to spoil my anticipation. The staff were cheerful and helpful but difficult to understand and needed to get the floor manager over for menu clarification. The TV on the wall was distracting, but not as off-putting as having a radio station playing over... More 

Thank Graeme R
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went for the two person banquet, good value at A$32, the food was very good and it just kept coming. No question, the value for money was fine and the service was very good.

Thank Philip N
Winston-Salem, NC
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited because our hotel was just around the corner. The food was edible but a bit too oily. The prices were about 15-20% over what I would have expected. The service was not bad but not great. It seems to be a locally owned establishment which is usually a big plus and our preference but we would not go... More 

Thank tahbaza
Adelaide, Australia
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519 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Thought our previous experience with poor food quality may have been an anomaly, but we'll now be unlikely to return. Crispy chicken was dry and tasteless & thai basil chicken was 'hot' rather than mild. We had 'assumed' it would be mild and were not asked a preference. Boxed up both to try salvaging at home.

Thank Varietal
Adelaide, Australia
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152 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have been there many times over the years. This time I noticed prices have risen by a couple of dollars a serve. Wine was also more expensive. I go there for cheap eats. This time probably spent $10 more than other times. Use to think it was very good value for money. This time I felt that it was only... More 

Thank Peter H
Greater Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Having read so many rave reviews for this establishment, we decided that no trip to Adelaide would be complete without partaking of their fare. The food was absolutely disgusting. Truth be told, no trip to Adelaide would be complete without avoiding this place. The food was served with reluctance, and I can understand why. It was appalling. Obviously the staff... More 

1 Thank Tony R
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This place took me back to Thailand!! Really nice location, delicious meals and friendly staff. We ended up here thanks to deal of the day, $20 per person for a house wine, entree, main and shared dessert and you can select from any section off the menu. The red duck curry was a standout as well as the pad Thai.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Rundle St | 204 Rundle Street, 5000, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8223 3519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?