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29 York St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9078 8527
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you are lucky enough to live nearby and need take away Thai - look no further. Each meal is delicious and generous, and consistently good. It's a tiny restaurant with character, but don't be fooled by it looking dodgy - it's not!

Thank eveash2016
Cape Paterson, Australia
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436 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Wandering along in the backstreets (sort of) of South Melbourne I spied this quaint looking place and decided to give it a whirl. It's obviously a converted house and I was hoping for one of those unexpected gems. There were seats out the front and a small dining area inside what must have once been the living room of the... More 

Thank Paul L
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Staying in Southbank , we decided to take the short walk to the restaurant after reading the reviews. I could not believe that in this location I would get one of the best Thai meals I have had in a long time. Nice little cottage with simple decorations and Thai themed graphics on the wall. The restaurant looked clean and... More 

Thank DavidS255060
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I visit regularly and the food is consistently excellent as well as good value for money. Big flavours and great service make this place a highly recommended winner!

Thank Lee D
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Travelled from Sydney and was looking for a Thai restaurant for the family- this place was really good , food was excellent , service was great and at a good price. Will definitely be back

Thank theaxe2016
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered from here via menulog. Everything arrived on time and was delicious. Prawn Spring Rolls, chicken satay, red curry beef, rote, coconut rice - everything was yum! Thank you!

Thank mdje2010
Melbourne, Australia
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1,230 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 780 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Came for dinner at 7pm on Friday night. We were the only ones in the place but they were busy with take away orders - they deliver! By 7.30pm several others came in. Place is small and cosy. Service is non-intrusive - swift and efficient. Food came out very quickly despite the busy take away orders. Fish cakes were freshly... More 

Thank Tweetcoz
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The food is fresh and absolutely delicious. Its a hidden gem. The service was friendly and its great value for money. Seriously one of the best thai places in Melbourne.

1 Thank Dean J
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this place almost by accident and have come back again and again. The food is well priced and delicious. Actually reminds me a lot of my trips to Thailand how well they do the food and how clean and crisp the flavours are. We will be back again I'm sure

Thank Christopher M
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

Table for four and we shared dishes so as to experience more flavours. The food is delicious, the price excellent, the service friendly. We selected this one based on other reviews. Put this little restaurant on your "bucket list" of places to eat in Melbourne...you'll love it.

Thank Mawdz

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 York St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne>  > South Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 8527

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Melbourne

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South Melbourne
South Melbourne hosts the city’s oldest continuous market, founded in 1867. Rows of neatly arranged fruit, vegetables and flowers splash yellows, greens and reds along the entire perimeter, where the whole neighbourhood gathers for Saturday feasts. Inside the hall, shoppers hover over the mouth-watering displays of delicatessens and specialty food shops. Further in, a bazaar full of giftware, clothing, and kitchen utensils completes the scene. Take a break to walk the wide and shady streets and stroll along the Victorian-era heritage terrace houses. But return to the market in time for some paella, simmering in three large frypans on the footpath and served straight onto your plate.
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