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Pluny's Thai Cafe

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9 Arnold St, Penguin, Tasmania 7316, Australia
+61 3 6437 2830
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Tasmania, Australia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We decided on takeaway dinner. The food was definitely worth the wait and the staff were lovely. It is quite hard to get genuine Thai food cooked well outside of Thailand but Plunys do this extremely well. The only suggestion that I would make is that if you choose to order takeaway in the peak periods, make sure you order... More 

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Thank Jo B
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Jo..It takes Pluny about 3 mins a dish.. She can cook multiples .. Depends on the orders..good advice though More 

Burnie, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at Pluny's. First time was eat-in at the old Arnold St. premises. This time, at Mission Hill Road, we were getting takeaway. Generous servings, tasty and very good value. There was a bit of a wait, but they do give warning that a small kitchen can result in delays and recommend phoning an order in.... More 

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Thank Ian C
Plunysthai, Manager at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ian. Plunys is getting consistently busy,and "walk in" dine ins,can make existing take away order times blow out a bit..Its not really a case of more staff either..We dont have that much room!Thanks for your understanding. More 

Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food is cooked by an original home Thai chef and the food is very tasty. The surroundings are cramped, but the welcome is huge. We were first in at opening, but it got so busy shortly thereafter. The reasons are easy = flavoursome, authentic and very good value, large portions and lots of smiles. Advise booking as people turned... More 

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Thank Kochay
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kochay.Pluny cooks everything fresh to order.She does a good job for the size of her kitchen.She will not let food out that she has not happy with..Regulars know we can be a little slow when under the pump.bookings and phoned in t/away orders do help...It is now called..PLUNYS THAI CAFE in regard to our smaller space..though... More 

Rosebery, Australia
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Pluny's Thai (now moved to 27 Mission Hill Rd, Penguin) has spectacular authentic Thai food! Of course!! Since discovering Pluny a few months ago, we've been there many times - tasting our way through the menu. I kind of settled on Penang Chicken (an absolute hit!), whilst the rest of the family drool over Pluny's Chicken Pad Thai. The portions... More 

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Thank 249Chris
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your support Chris ..Thanks for your notification of our MOVE to 28 MISSION HILL RD...I sent trip advisor notification a few weeks ago but it doesn't appear to have been changed yet. More 

Penguin, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have dined at Pluny's at least four times in the last six months. It is a genuine family-run Thai restaurant. The food is great, and they are willing to vary the spices to your taste. The service is great, if a bit amateurish (which adds to the charm). Recommended.

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Thank Bob J
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Bob..PLUNYS IS REOPENING at 28 MISSION HILL RD PENGUIN on WED OCTOBER 26...Wed till Sat..Lunch 11.30 am until 2pm. And dinner 5pm until 9pm ph 64372830 More 

Hobart, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of enjoying a lovely dinner here. They were under the pump as they had staff away but the food was worth the wait. Probably one of the nicest penang chicken curries I've had. ☺ Highly recommend

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1 Thank Linda D
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

we booked for 2 arrived only 2 of us in there first of all the floor was so sticky we were sticking to the floor almost only 1 small heater by the door freezing but no excuse as there was no one else in there so door was closed. we waited 35 minutes for our soups as they were to... More 

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3 Thank Varikia
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

I cooked the Tom Ka Gai.. And it was beautiful .. Your right it's not Tom yum ??..completely different.. As was the Tom sap.. The green chicken curry was good too,..Plunys servings are notoriously generous.. Once you'd ordered essentially 3 mains plus rice I imagine one could feel a little full..You would not be the first person to over order... More 

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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We rave about Pluny's to everyone we come across so I thought I'd give them a good review here. We are locals since 6month and go to Pluny's about once a fortnight. Such a gem of a place for Penguin, a sleepy little town with few food options. The service and the food is absolutely amazing and it is always... More 

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Thank Nat J
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Plunys will be relocating to 28 Mission Hill Rd in Early Nov. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We grabbed takeaway. Service was a bit scratchy- had to call out to place an order but no big deal. Food was nice- we ate it all up: Green curry chicken and ginger chicken. Can recommend.

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Thank Sophie B
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review.. Plunys popularity is getting beyond a ".family business".. We are relocating as Plunys Thai Cafe on Mission Hill Rd in early Nov 2016 More 

Burnie, Australia
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Food is of good quality and plentiful. Menu has something for everyone. Take away option available. Cost is reasonable. Eat here on a regular basis so it can't be bad.

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Thank takichum
Plunysthai, Owner at Pluny's Thai Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review ,we willl be moving to 28 Mission Hill Rd in early November More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Arnold St, Penguin, Tasmania 7316, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Penguin
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6437 2830
Description
Pluny's Thai offers authentic dishes from all over Thailand..Specialties include,thai fish cakes,spring rolls, Larb,Tom Yum soup, Yum Nua{thai beef salad}spicy seafood glass noodle salad,green,red and musaman curries,pad thai,26 dishes on menu.. but Pluny can cook any dish you request..as mild or hot as you wish.generous serves.BYO.takeaway available.OPEN WED)SAT 5pm til 9pm#.. SUN 12noon til 8pm#.{# = last orders}

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