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Narai Thai

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214 St Georges Rd, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
+61 3 9482 3637
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling all over Asia for more than 17 years, eating Thai food in uncountable places in Thailand and around Asia, including Australia, this dinning out experience was below all of my expectations. Taste of the food very poor, very little flavour and everything was in very big junks and just with seasonal western vegetables. The Pad Thai I had was... More 

Thank landueli
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Narai Thai literally dozens of times over the decades. It was one of the first Northcote/Thornbury haunts that wasn't a pub, and it effectively set the standard for the area. On a recent visit we agreed that we had never had a bad meal here. Yes, the service can vary, but the food is always good... More 

Thank AussieJulesW
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We dined here with friends and my 7 year old daughter. From the moment we arrived there was barely any service. Had to ask for wine glasses,water,menu's, and for wine to be opened. The waitresses were very disinterested in serving us and answering questions about the menu. Everyones meals arrived at different times with about 5-8 minute gap between first... More 

2 Thank buzibunga
Adelaide, Australia
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312 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We were walking past and saw the menu on window, glad we did because the meal was delicious. We had spicy Thai soup, curries and rice served by very friendly staff. There is no charge for BYO wine so we popped next door to buy a bottle which made the cost even cheaper. Will return next time in area.

Thank foxylady154
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

I have been going to this excellent Thai restaurant for many years and I always make time to spend an evening there when I visit. The food is Fantasic as is the atmosphere and the friendly staff.

2 Thank David K
Level Contributor
94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Deceptively good it is. We were nearby searching for a place to have dinner and saw this at Trip Advisor. We almost drove pass the restaurant as the awnings were down and the restaurant didn't stand out at all. Glad we went in as the food was very good, the service was wonderful and the kitchen was very clean too... More 

1 Thank Nina L
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Been coming here for a number of years and still just as good. Service is great and not overcrowded with tables too close

1 Thank ontheroadagainl
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Used to be five stars but must have changed hands. All of a sudden quality and quantity of dishes crashed and price rose. Used to be packed but noticed numbers fell probably for the ale reason. Also went from best quality cuts of meat to dregs

Thank John H
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Had dinner at this restaurant, lovely decor and staff looked lovely in their costumes. We ordered chicken, beef and pork dishes and they were well presented, colourful and delicious!

2 Thank Maddy719
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Pleasant neighbourhood restaurant, on busy St Georges road. Simply but comfortably decorated inside with exposed brick walls with what I took to be thai paintings and sculpture on the walls. The food is good quality, reasonably priced and the service friendly.

Thank BristolAussie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 St Georges Rd, Northcote, Victoria 3070, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Northcote
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9482 3637

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