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Lao City Thai

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Shop 10 37 Ultimo Rd | Haymarket/Chinatown 2000, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9212 1080
11:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After long day at work with no breaks in 10 hrs shift only had 4 shots of coffee at 7:30, I was very hungry. Drank only water all day want to eat sth. Nice, hot and spicy. Remember Thai magazine has this restaurant ad so I headed down to China town for my takeaway dinner. Got lao papaya salad with... More 

Thank Suwannapat K
Limerick, Ireland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

The food is just great in taste and value. a lot of locals eat here and there is a great selection, choosing is a problem, whole fish, beef salad, chicken basil, ah, just good food

Thank Kevin715
Melbourne, Australia
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249 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

walked in wet and cold but was treated with respect. Got a good table, ordered and food there very quickly. Price very reasonable. My Chinese children enjoyed the food and said they would go again.Good location.

Thank ACA44
Hong Kong, China
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

This is a super little restaurant for a cheap eat. The staff were delightful, the food was excellent, plentiful and very well priced. It's BYO too which made our meal even more of a bargain.

Thank engrob84
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I remember having Pad See Ew the first time there and it was like how most Pad See Ew tasted and I liked it. This time, it gave me a stomach ache, noodles overcooked, beef was like rubber and overall oily. I asked if I can get it remade, and they asked if it's alright to have chicken, and I... More 

Thank Sakura S
Sydney, Australia
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275 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Tiny little place that loses a lot of customers to the restaurant next door, Doodee Paidang. This is not fair, because it is equal to the task. The task being authentic, spicy as, interesting, extreme eastern Thai/Isaan/Lao food. Authentic it is. The Thai women next to me were sweating. The smiling waitress didn't try to suppress her laugh when we... More 

Thank shinraemonsam
Ko Samui, Thailand
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I went with an Isan Thai native and she assures me that this is food like they cook at home. Now that may be good or bad but as an Anglo-Saxon Australian who has travelled widely in China, I thought it was good to very good. You won't see this kind of food in an Asian fusion TV show feature,... More 

Thank Instantcalmer
Quezon City, Philippines
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Food is just average. The service is very poor. We ordered moo satay but they gave us octopus instead. We told them that that wasnt what we ordered but the waitress insisted that that was what we ordered. My husband just told me not to mind it and just ignore since we didnt want to ruin our dinner. After a... More 

Thank happytravels1288
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Papaya salad with mixed condiments - menu choice number 10. Light and refreshing. Just what I needed to fill the gap until dinner time (it stopped in about 2pm). I look forward to trying another dish.

Thank Joanne J
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

All foods are excellent but they must learn about lesson of basic service .."First come First serve." Last time I and my BF went to this restaurant since they doesn't have Any costumes in that day.They tried to serve all the tables.more than 1 hr. Until We got all our dishes.

Thank Sirinan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10 37 Ultimo Rd | Haymarket/Chinatown 2000, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9212 1080

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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 Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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