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Chat Thai

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Neighbourhood:
Manly
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Shop 10, East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
99762939
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Collaroy Beach, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped at Manly wharf for a quick bite at Chat Thai. It's a 'casual dining' on the wharf, so not intimate. The chicken laksa was one of the best I have tasted. It came "mild" but we asked for some chilli paste to spice it up. Amy's Noodles came with 2 giant prawns & a small amount (being 4,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Chat Thai at its various locations but Manly is really letting the side down. Disinterested staff (there were only 2 other people in there) and the food was a real let down. Starters were lukewarm and mains were like the cook just chucked a lot of chilli and nothing else.

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Thank trippychix2
Auckland, New Zealand
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178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great food, served by nice people. Despite being busy, they managed to fit us in and the staff were friendly and attentive - quite a difference from Hugo's, next door, where we had been the night before.

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Thank David D
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been an advocate for chat Thai for the last 3 years until now. I order their padt Thai religiously usually to take away, the price was reasonable. I ordered as per usual and turned up to pick up expecting the normal $9.90 change but was handed back $6.50 from $20. I'm not great at maths but that's a... More 

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Manly, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I recently dined here with my brother who is a chef. We were both impressed with how fresh the food was. The service was friendly & prices were more than reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Adam C
Kilcoy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I took a ferry to Manly whilst staying in Sydney over Christmas 2016. We booked a table for two at 12 noon, and were delighted to have been given the best table in the house. The staff were very friendly and would go out of their way to make our experience just brilliant. Then came the main... More 

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Thank Cheryl G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered delivery, waited 1.5 hours for overpriced and undersized dishes. And food was dry. Rang up and complained. They wanted proof of purchase despite them delivering it! TERRIBLE experience. Never ever going there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Regularly eat in and order home delivery. Have not been disappointed great flavours and freshness. Staff are polite even when very busy and reasonably priced.

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Thank Sushmita H
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Right in the Wharf- perfect walking distance from work. have lunch specials with a pad thai at $9.20. I have but one licking love - Tum yum with huge prawns floating in this sweet, salty and sour soup. A little side of rice=heaven especially on this rainy Sunday day. Staff though, do they go out of their way to be... More 

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Thank Jenny K
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Chat Thai during our trip to Sydney. After a nice ferry ride across the harbor we made it to Manly. This place offers an authentic Thai cuisine at a very reasonable price. The staff is friendly and food is fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10, East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Manly>  > Manly
  • Neighbourhood: Manly
  • Phone Number: 99762939

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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 Manly

Neighbourhood Profile
Manly
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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