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Thai Pothong

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Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All 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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ho chi minh city
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very large restaurant that is so popular it has a queue out of the door and needs advance booking. Lots of large party groups and perhaps a little loud for intimate dinner dates. Great food and location though.

Thank watfordgeek
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It has been years I haven't been. Still the best restaurant in town. Had the best time and all my friends enjoyed it thoroughly. Will definitely come back. A great team of staff and best service ever. Thank you to all the staff there especially Nick. Love the smiles on all your staff. Thank you again very much for making... More 

Thank Julie H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice food, best curry and good pad thai. There were however some drawbacks that they could improve, though: the noise of the place, and the service is "too intrusive", in the sense that they serve you water and so on far too often for my taste. I prefer them to leave me more alone. Also a real tragedy could... More 

1 Thank Juan H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Thai Pothong yesterday and we just loved it! I can highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. We had a really good service (thanks to Alex!), the food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails (Lychee cocktail) was amazing. Highly recommend the red duck curry, the pad Thai and the ice sorbet. Thanks to the whole team !

1 Thank Sarah C
Bali, Indonesia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Thai Potong for almost 20 year. However visits over the past several years have been infrequent as we now live in another state. Tonight's dinner was absolutely Amazing. Nick and his staff truely surpassed their previous very high standards. The food was so well presented and really hit all the right buttons. The service was... More 

1 Thank dwwheeler2016
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your thoughtful review of Thai Pothong. As you are so aware we have now been in Newtown of just over 20 years, it has gone so fast. Over the years we have never stopped improving, and now we know that is never ending. The best reward is the satisfaction we get from customers, or should I... More 

Burleigh Heads, Australia
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to admit from the start that I am a longtime fan of Thai Pothong having first eaten here 20 years ago. In those days we are here regularly week in and week out because it was so good. After the Sydney Olympic Games we moved to the Gold Coast and have only been able to come back a... More 

1 Thank Burleighboys
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi, First, we are proud and honored that you think so much of Thai Pothong to come especially come just to visit us in Sydney at Thai Pothong. We are still constantly working to improve the food, service, and ambiance of Thai Pothong so our guests feel they are not only coming for a Thai dinner but a complete truly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having arrived in Sydney quite late, we were in need of a quick bite. Despite the evidently hungry crowd on a Monday night, we got a table quickly. The staff couldn't have been more efficient, courteous or attentive. We didn't have to wait long for drinks or food. Although fresh, the fish cakes were ok but the rest was delicious.... More 

1 Thank Roma M
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for a takeaway and was really impressed with the speed of service and the quality of the meal. The restaurant was absolutely full so the speed at which my meal was prepared for takeaway was impressive. Would like to dine-in the next time I am in Newtown.

1 Thank seajayh
Newtown, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easily the best Thai in Sydney. Consistently good food and great service. Chilli basil fish is a favourite of mine

1 Thank lissavruggy
adelaide australia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately a relative booked. The place was heaving on the the Saturday night we were there. Maybe 300 people sitting inside with 20 or so outside eager to get in. Normally this chaos would be enough to put one off. But, no, our table was waiting, the service was fast and friendly and the food was to die for! A... More 

1 Thank blackfenboy

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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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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