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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were quite excited having dinner here with all the food reviews and google recommendations. A waiter chooses your dishes for you but when we spoke to people beside us we all ended up getting the same thing. We were both disappointed with the quality...and the amount of food that you get. We felt like we were rushed and the beef masaman curry wasn’t that great and dry. The only dish that felt like it was worth it was the kingfish Sashimi and the Pandan dessert. We were dissatisfied with the waiters chosen mains where we had to ask for another and the pad Thai was too sweet and parts of the noodle was not thoroughly cooked, it had a crunch in the end bits .It felt rushed. We haven’t finished our drinks and our bill came without even asking for it. Overall, in our opinion it was an over rated Thai restaurant where you should just go to your local authentic Thai place. Great concept, just need better quality food for the price.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

We had booked a table for lunch and from when we arrived and was greeted by our waiter he did the minimum at best! It was not busy and we hardly saw him as he did not deliver food to the table. The favours were...good. The experience not! And I did give feedback as I paid the bill.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

We (family of five) visited and after some talk with the staff ordered the Tuk Tuk set menu for all of us. Everything was amazing. We're not strangers to Thai and/or Asian food but there were some real novelties here. It's well worth visiting and...they can provide some truly surprising meals. Don't ask me to name it all but it's worth it. In addition the cocktails were good, beers cold, staff excellent and it has a lovely ambience. Get in there if you like a good Thai feed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Great experience and some of the best Thai food we have ever had (including several trips to Thailand). Only set menu / sharing option available but every single dish was excellent and full of flavour with Thai spices and herbs. Staff was wonderful! Prices fair,...both for food & drinks.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

I absolutely love the Thai dishes at Golden Boy. The food is super fresh, colourful and full of beautiful Thai ingredients. Highly recommend the yellow curry and hope it stays on the menu. Ambiance is lovely and service is at a great pace.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Restaurants come and go all too frequently in Adelaide and we pray this one continues to do everything right so it retains popularity and kicks on another ten (?) years. We have only ever visited once before, when it was new, and finally got to...return, so now we want to accelerate another visit to resume the flavour journey!! We were seated in the basement area and whilst it still had some volume it was bearable and we were just grateful we weren’t upstairs. I think we could have felt very differently about the night had we been seated amongst the noise, which was high despite it only being ‘Wednesday night noise’. Part and parcel of a wonderfully popular place I guess but if you are sensitive to noise, raise it when booking. The set price menu format is peculiar in that they just ‘bring you food’ but then again it works. It could be a bit better explained online though. You have the chance to express general preferences and dislikes and although they say they are happy to accept ‘two specific requests’ for dishes you like the sound of, we got the impression that some extra requests would be fine. The green curry was seriously good! Everything was very good although the green papaya salad was not our thing…. but keen to please, the waitress noticed it had not been touched and wanted to bring something else in its place if we wanted. No need…we were too full… but definitely room for a banana fritter with coconut icecream!!! HeavenMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Highly recommend putting yourself in their hands with their tuk tuk option, where the waiter will choose a range of dishes based on your preferences. A bargain at $48pp. They bring a huge range! We were dining as a couple and they brought the following...(we asked to skip pork): - kingfish sashimi with nam jim, coconut cream, finger lime - trout on betel leaf with miang, peanuts, chilli - southern style chicken mince in lettuce cups - kampot pepper chicken with green papaya salad - poached salmon with tom kha style broth - 8 hour braised beef cheeks with tangerine jus - Roti with pandan custard. A cracking cocktail and wine list completed a brilliant afternoon. Service was very friendly, interested and attentive. A must do in Adelaide!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Amazing food.. we went to Golden Boy for a birthday and we were greeted and taken to Botanic Bar section of the restaurant which was fantastic with the open log fire. Great atmosphere, we were attended very quickly. We had the tuk tuk menu, which...was explained to us. Our waitress asked what our preferences and dietary requirements were. Then we were served all different kinds of dishes from starters to dessert and I can't pick one. they were equally delicious . Highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food, atmosphere and service! Note: Fast before you go, you will need the room! Husband says "good for the guts!" 😁

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Terrific 'feed me' menu, takes the decision process away. Every dish was delicious. Plenty of food without being left feeling uncomfortable. Great diversity of dishes . Excellent WooWoo cocktail to start to warm me from the inside on a cold winters night. Will be back...for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023

We have just enjoyed dinner here to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was exceptional. They offer ‘chefs selection menu’, set price of $68pp food only. Our waiter had a chat with us to check any allergies, likes, dislikes. Numerous dishes then continued, all a...surprise and delight. This takes the decision making away and gives you the opportunity to try many different dishes, all exquisite. When desert was served, staff even popped on a sparkler for my husband. All staff were excellent. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Perfect dinner, thanksMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

We went to Golden Boy last Wednesday after seeing so many good reviews, but we did not expect the bad experience. Unfortunately we don't think the serves were generous for four of us. The mains were one scoop for each person and we were only...given three desserts for 4 of us. After some negotiations we were given the fourth dessert as we were still hungry. The main upsetting part was we were rushed out of the restaurant. Right after the dessert, we were given the bills without us asking,and straight after we paid, we were told to leave the restaurant immediately as they needed this table. It was eight o'clock and we saw there were other empty tables. We were not told before the dinner about the time limit for this table and we felt it was rude for this to be happened. My friend came here 2 years ago and said the amount of food were same as for 2 people. We left quite confused and don't think it was good value for money. We would not return and it was a shame as it could be a nice restaurant with good atomesphere.More

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

Hubby and I booked for wedding anniversary dinner. Opted for the tuk tuk feed me option. No good for those who are fussy or like to be in control but we loved it. We had a total of eight plates to share (4 entree, 1...salad, 1 stir fry, 1 curry and 1 dessert). Food was incredible. Fresh and tasty and loads of elements to keep oral senses alive. Staff very friendly and happy to accommodate any special requests. Definitely give Golden Boy a go!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

We booked for the cellar dining. The atmosphere and room is fantastic. Very comfortable booths to sit in, nice mood lighting and delightful background music. Staff were very friendly and professional. The Tuk Tuk menu made me a bit apprehensive but the waiter discussed our...preferences and from that point on was great. The food came out at a good measured pace. Plenty of choice and good size servings (I am a big eater). The drinks menu gave a good variety that should suit almost all guests. Will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

Dined here with my partner for my Birthday and had the Tuk Tuk dining experience. The food was all very tasty and filling and the service for our waitress was tremendous. Love the feel of this restaurant and enjoyed the whole experience. The only changes...I would make is the the Tuk Tuk dining feature more smaller plates as all the small plates sounded the best! I would also think that the kitchen bin in plain view wasn't the best decision, along with broken taps in the bathrooms. Overall it's a fantastic restaurant and I would definitely return, only this time I would pick my own plates!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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