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#15 of 26 Thai in Cairns
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AU$8 - AU$28
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 August 2023 via mobile

Best Laksa I have eaten in a long time!! Broth was so full of flavour, with lots of greens and glass noodles. Our meals came very fast and presentation was great. Definitely going back there

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely superb food 10/10 Highly recommend this restaurant. We all had different food everyone loved it. Huge helpings.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Best pad thai I’ve had in years! Chicken in dish was top quality. Flavours, amazing! My favourite restaurant in Cairns. P.S. only negative, charging 5$ for an ice bucket on top of a corkage fee of 3$/person

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023

Came in late in the night, ordered coconut chicken soup. The dish was excellent, as was the service. Simple, tastefully decorated room. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2022 via mobile

Dined here with family - The “apparent” owners son uses this restaurant to entertain friends / The noise from the friends at the next table all speaking in either Korean or Mandarin at a level that made it unbearable to stay - ate our orders...out” ok “ entrees - we left the main course - paid the bill and told the girl about our experience who just had a glazed look on her face and had no idea what we were talking about - never againMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022

We love our Thai food, so were pleased to find a Thai restaurant closte to our hotel. BUT ..the chef may be Thai, but the dishes are blanded down (if that's a thing?!) I presume to suit Western taste. I had a Tom Ka Gai...(chicken coconut soup) which had virtually no chilli zing, nor any of the other delicious aromatics that make Thai food so great. Chicken was sliced very thin and diced into tiny pieces, so it was dry and tasteless. I couldn't finish it. Husband had a Laksa - same deal, bland and oversweet. Staff were nice and the decor is pleasant, but we won't go again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022 via mobile

This place has great food. We are here visiting from Sydney and felt like Thai for a nice dinner out. We were greeted by friendly service, ordered our food and didn't wait long for it to come out. Table water included. Even though it was...busy, the service was great. Only negative, the dishes could've had more vegetables. Apart from that, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for Thai food in Cairns.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

We had a delicious meal with best pork gyozas onenight and great seafood dish but went back a second time it was terrible. Ordered Mi goring. Ser vice was terrible both nights. No service really as had to go and ask for water etc

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely Thai food and polite service. Ordered chicken curry, Pad Thai chicken, Nasi Goreng and chicken cashew. All tasty with authentic flavours. Ordered the regular dishes which was ample to share between the four of us. share between the four of us. Good prices in...drinks. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

Food was nice, the service was terrible. Meals all came separately. No cutlery or napkins asked the waitress for cutlery and she never came back we had to get our own. Very inexperienced staff lacking the basics.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2021 via mobile

Located in the city I found a gem, good friendly service and a nice relaxing setting. The cuisine importantly was delicious, especially the spring roll and dumpling combination.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 20 April 2021

Have been to this restaurant a few times over the years, but on our latest visit we were a bit disappointed. The service was good, and our seafood dish was excellent, but the red curry chicken was scarce with the chicken - tasted good but.....Then we ordered a bottle of wine and asked for it to be placed in an ice bucket, to be told that the ice bucket would be an extra $5. Have traveled extensively for over 50 years, but first time we've paid for an ice bucket for our wine. Cheers Niels & Mary, Humpty Doo, NT, Australia, Down UnderMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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EugeneY, 오너 at Mai Sai Pak Chee, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2021

Hello, Niels and Mary. Thank you for continuing to visit our restaurant. If you bring alcohol to BYO, you will be charged a glass or ice bucket fee. After checking what you said, I found out that there is no BYO fee for Niels &...More

Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

The worst service of all time, ever!!!!! Don’t go here if you are hungry. They totally forgot about 3 meals and it took almost 2 hours for some of the meals to arrive. If we didn’t ask about it then the meals would never have...arrived. On the bright side the food was fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Yang Y, Owner at Mai Sai Pak Chee, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

Hi, Michael C. I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. And thank you even more for your generous assessment of the food even when you are angry. We will try to provide you with the best service. Thank you.

Reviewed 15 March 2020

Had lunch here with 3 other people. Was the nicest Thai food I ad have in a while and I g to lots of Thai restaurants. For was very reasonably priced. yes the cook is Korean but he cooks excellent Thai food and provided great...service. I wish I lived locally near this restaurant as I would love to eat there regularly.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

Were hungry and stepped in without booking. The waitress welcomed us in and offered a table. Then we had wait for 45 minutes because our order got messed up. She apologized. We said "all right" and kept waiting. Waited for another 10 min, when all...the customers who arrived later were already finishing their meals, which truly exhausted our patience. After one hour of waiting left without a dinner and had to buy instant noodle on the way back to hotel. If you ever decide to go there, ask on spot about when your food is going to be ready, and walk out if it is not by that time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yang Y, Owner at Mai Sai Pak Chee, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

Hello, Alex K I apologize for the inconvenience, though I feel late. Thank you for your loving advice, and I will try to satisfy you in every way. Thank you.

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Mai Sai Pak Chee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5