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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called in for lunch whilst visiting Adelaide and were very impressed with the taste and quality of the Thai food. The Tom Yum soup was especially delicious

Thank Rod B
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the freshness of the dishes and the fact you can get really hot food here. If you love it very very hot, ask for "Thai hot". Check out the Penang Beef, Nam Tok and Satay. Very hard to understand them on the phone over the raucous of the kitchen so be prepared to literally repeat things fifty times... More 

Thank 5066bill
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a take away pad Thai with chicken and prawn. Chicken (if that's what it was) was inedible, there were 4 prawns and a container full of sloppy noodles. No flavour at all - nothing authentic about this dish and a total waste of money. It's not hard to get this dish right but Cafe Michael 2 could not... More 

Thank Ann L L
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not quite a hole in the wall, but not expansive either. Laminate tables, comfy chairs, paper napkins, fork and spoon dictated to me that we would enjoy a good Thai meal, I was not disappointed.

Thank GLW1941
Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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?