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Thai Pothong

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Newtown
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Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thai Pothong is an interesting restaurant - from the moment you enter the front door and encounter the industrial-styled sculptural display. Not only is this a very large and noisy Thai restaurant, it has a very interesting shop within it selling Thai handicrafts and more contemporary art works. There is a lot to look at while you are waiting for... More 

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Thank littlehawke
Concord, Massachusetts
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347 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I truly felt like I was in Thailand. The restaurant was packed on a Sunday night and very loud but the waitstaff acted as though we were the only customers. The food, especially the crispy pork prik king, and the tom kha was delicious. The mango and sticky rice was beautifully presented and tasted great too. All in all, it... More 

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Thank Paul D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food had an exquisite taste and the waiters were attentive when in need of something. I would gladly recommend this restaurant for dining.

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Thank Saniya K
Port Douglas
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At first I was a little put off by the size of this place and the fact that they had 8 lots of birthday party balloons in the restaurant. It was a little noisy but not unacceptably so, probably not the right place for a romantic dinner or business meeting. I am used to Long Island Iced Teas being weak... More 

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1 Thank PortDouglasHugo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived in Newtown 15 years ago.. first visit back since.. as good as ever. Green curry the best I've ever had.. Nice and punchy. Highly recommended.

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Thank James G
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome thai food with efficient service. Everything we ordered was delicious, they even catered for our vegan son. Servings are big so you you can have left overs to take home. Will come back for sure

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Thank eugenegustafsson
Lugano, Switzerland
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The room is pretty big with a lot of Thai decorations inside (they sell them too). The menu is wide and interesting. We ordered three different mains and all one of them was superb (seafood in the coconut), one very good (burrumundi) and the last one simply good (chicken cashew). The service is unbelievable, waiters looking after you in every... More 

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Thank antonio b
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very ordinary fare in a very noisy venue. Vegetarian options were disappointing. It didn't live up to it's reputation. Staff very attentive..

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Thank Desley K
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our evening at Thai Pothong turned out to be much more than expected. The fabulous Thai décor, friendly and efficient service and wonderful food, were just the beginning. The staff really went the extra mile to make my daughter's birthday celebration memorable, even taking some fantastic photos and emailing them to her. I'd highly recommend Thai Pothong for that special... More 

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Thank jynewman1
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been going here for a long time, the service and food are simply great! My most favorite dish is the Crispy Chilli Snapper

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Thank NG2711
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your time in sending in your restaurant review on our food and service. We appreciate your comments, especially with the Crispy Chilli Snapper which is one of our most popular and favourite dishes. Hope you will continue to keep Thai Pothong as one of your favourite restaurants. Regards, Nick More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Newtown

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Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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