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Ying Thai 2

#618 of 3,167 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lygon Street
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110 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
+61 3 9639 1697
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We ate here last night, mainly vegetarian dishes and one with prawns. It was all delicious. The place is packed with Thai customers, testament to the high quality of the food. BYO is $5 charge.

Thank april f
Melbourne, Australia
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580 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. Be warned that medium in chilli basil dishes is hot even for experienced spicy food eaters. Plenty of chill seeds. We found the satay sauce a bit sweet but the chicken satay stick were tender and lovely flavoured. Good value.

Thank Dianna C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

A regular to this resto. Love the tom yum seafood. The salted crab salad is also always on our list.

Thank hastin h
Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant is extremely popular with lots of Thai people. Upstairs and down available. We sat upstairs - jam packed with people and very noisy. The food was ok. Green Curry chicken ok. The crispy pork belly - a fail. Tough as rubber and not enjoyed at all.

Thank caroline08Australia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What a great thai restaurant! Food exceptionally good, especially red curry duck and prawn cakes. Lemongrass ginger tea served in extraordinary elephant cups. Living in hong kong we had fabulous thai restaurant and over the last ten years we have never found the same quality thai food until today.

Thank Duif_family
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

One of the Favourit Thai restaurant, good crowd And better be there on time to avoid your booking get cancelled. If you are a Thai Food lover, good variety of menu available. Negative side is no beer or wine available and they will charge corkage if you bring your own.

Thank Anura P
Melbourne, Australia
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313 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Why surprisingly good? Firstly, I am not a fan of the area, too crowded, parking is not easy and it is generally noisy. So, I was not expecting a very good restaurant smack in the middle of the lower end of Lygon St. Secondly, I was surprised by the fact that the restaurant had a constant line of people waiting... More 

Thank Nathan1000
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in many Thai restaurants and having travelled to Thailand numerous times, Ying Thai 2 never fails to impress. From their classic noodles (moo tom yum is legendary) to a feasts with friends their food are authentic, spicy and in generous servings. My personal favorites are the Tom yum seafood, yam sam grob (seafood with pork skin salad)... More 

Thank garyleecious
Kuala Lumpur
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, good value for money, fast service. Free flow of white jasmine rice and water. The day we were there was the coldest summer day in Melbourne in a decade. The restaurant was full but we managed to get a table outside, which was fine as there were heaters. There were many other restaurants along Lygon Street which were... More 

Thank JoleneZ
Bandung, Indonesia
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The food is just okay but the staffs are rude and didnt understand english. I could not eat the dish that I ordered so i asked them to put it in the take away container. He brought the food and the food never came back 😂😂😂so silly! Very easy request but he cant even understand! We sit for long just... More 

Thank Ivone C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Lygon Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Lygon Street
  • Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 1697

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Staying in Lygon Street

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Lygon Street
If you want real parmesan, cut from the block, grated over your pasta with a twist of style, this is the place. Until recently, this neighbourhood was home to the notorious ‘Carlton Crew,’ a pseudo mafia who started their day with a local espresso. They are gone, but the espresso still runs strong in this Little Italy which has something for everyone. Starched white tablecloths, candles, pizza the way they do it "back home" and maybe even a bit of amore. The number of gelato choices will leave you in a state of indecision and wide footpaths, big awnings and a sea of packed tables makes this al fresco dining experience a continental buzz. Even if you’re not eating, it’s worth the stroll just for the people-watching, which, of course, is an Italian tradition.
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