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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so blown away by the chicken green curry and rice, that we invited our group of 16 friends 2 nights later to dine and they were equally impressed by the meals. The next visit I had red curry chicken and rice and equally...impressed. Big servings and great value for money combined with delicious Thai food and wonderful service - felt like I was in Thailand. Family run business meant we experienced that personal touch. The only negative is that I don’t live in Cairns to be able to enjoy Poemphun Thai regularly! Definitely coming back to Cairns one day again so I can eat there again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

We ate here while on holidays based on a recommendation from local friends. The staff were super friendly and helpful. The food was absolute delicious! Highly recommended. Tastes like we were transported to Thailand.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

When we saw a dead cock coach near the fridge that should have been the first warning turn around and walk out, the staff knew it was there they just stepped over it to get to the drinks Now to the food the entries were...good, main food I ordered a beef noodle dish which was very watery and the noodles were in a clump at the bottom, this dish was tasteless, my husband ordered the duck with steam vegetables the very thin dry slices of duck was very few. Sitting on top of vegetables that smelt and tasted like the off cuts bin at the local green groceries or market, uneatable it was sitting in a watery hoisin sauce concoction. The fried rice was chicken was bearly passable. The rice was dry hard and clumpy the chicken was dry. The restaurant itself was dirty and dingy. Will not ever go back again do not understand all the great reviews, if I could give it 0 stars I would.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

I was visiting Cairns with three of my friends. It was our first time in Cairns and our Airbnb host recommended Poemphun Thai. We decided to check it out and we’re blown away. The service was exceptional. The host and staff was extremely kind and...helpful. We got drinks and 5 entrees. They were all great. The serving sizes were also very generous. We got beef,chicken, pork and a seafood dish and they were all delicious. Our favorite was the Tom kah soup and the sweet and sour beef dish. We also thoroughly enjoyed the spicy ginger with chicken. We loved our meal so much we went back for our last meal in Cairns. I highly recommend checking out Poemphun Thai. It is affordable and the food and service is fantastic. I forgot to mention that the food comes out extremely fast so if you are in a pinch and quite hungry this is your spot! Thanks for the hospitality and great meals Poemphun Thai! If I am ever in Cairns I will definitely return to Poemphun Thai!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Excellent service Excellent Food. Service was friendly, no fuss and meal was delivered promptly after ordering. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

You can eat in, but we opted for a takeaway of Pad Krapow with chicken, and an entree size BBQ pork. The pork was ok (small strips instead of cubes), the main was amazing and authentic. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

This is hearty tasty authentic Thai with fresh ingredients, a lovely atmosphere, and fantastic prices. We don’t think we enjoyed Thai food this much IN thailand. Yummmm

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

We found our spiritual home of food in Cairns! This is Thai food done brilliantly. You would have to travel a long way to find a more flavoursome Thai meal. Generous serves, welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Missing it already!

Date of visit: July 2022
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bruce a, Owner at Poemphun Thai Takeaway, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2022

Thankyou, it’s why we work so hard, come back again

Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, price and service! The Thai food I have ever had, the whole fish is 🤤 We visited twice while we were in Cairns and they did not disappoint. I would fly to cairns just to eat Thai from here again! Good portions of...food and excellent variety of meats to choose from. If I could I would give them 100/5 ⭐️ We will be back to devour some more food in the future!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022 via mobile

Great value thai food at a good price Extensive menu and all served in good portions A little out of the way and not the most fanciest place but we'll worth trying

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Delicious authentic Thai food at a reasonable price. Off the main tourist drag, but worth seeking out. Don’t let the basic restaurant style deter. Family friendly. We had the Red Chicken Curry snd Chicken & Vegetables in Oyster sauce. Meals were a generous size with...plenty of chicken and veggies, cooked fresh, served hot. Would definitely eat there again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2021

We adore the food and frequently dine here, like lots of locals. The service is wonderful and welcoming and the food is amazing. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Worst tasting Thai food. Not authentic. Huge curry but it’s more like a soup with some chicken. The chicken was chewy and not nice. Doesn’t taste like traditional Thai. Male Thai water was friendly. Don’t waste your money.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2020

So happy that Poemphun is once again open for "dining in"! The food is - as before - excellent, fresh, flavoursome ingredients deftly prepared and artfully presented. Portions are generous. Service is professional and friendly. Value is outstanding - last week four adults dined royally...for well under $80.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2020

Food was fantastic and well priced, the dishes we ordered were authentically flavoured southern thai dishes i would highly recommend some of the more unique dishes like the stir fried crispy pork belly in chilli paste (Pad Ped Moo Krob) or Kua Kling for those...who like a bit of spice. Great service for a little dine in takeawayMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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POEMPHUN THAI TAKEAWAY, Cairns - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Poemphun Thai Takeaway is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5