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AU$7 - AU$25
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Exceptional food on offer. Made a late booking to have a meal and Tony, the owner was very obliging and happy to accommodate us. All courses were very flavoursome and large helping. Meals are presented well and not rushed. Spring roll entree was great, together...with a Tom Yum Goung soup. Prawns were more plentiful in the soup than we have ever experienced before. Main meals were again, well presented and very filling. Sauté beef and a mains helping of special fried rice made for a fulfilling meal. Great service from Dane our waiter for the evening. Very polite and courteous!! All round nice experience at a reasonable price Peter and Mary (Brisbane)More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Been coming here for a number of years (10+). New owners. Whilst the chefs I believe are the same due to the quality of the food, the service wasn’t the best. Firstly the waiter mixed up the order , thankfully he checked. The rice came...out first, then the meals approx 7 minutes afterwards. Obviously the rice had cooled down. But as our table were hungry they decided to have some rice. I made a statement about the delayed delivery of the meals after the rice. And the waitress said she will arrange for a new batch to be made and delivered. What we got was the same rice, believe to be heated in microwave as the appearance of the rice was the same after it was taken from the table. Rather than looking like a fresh batch with the dome looking shape. Disappointed!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

My wife and I had dinner here and it was delicious. We had the mixed entree, prawn and cashews, ginger chicken and steamed rice. The flavours in the food were lovely., the servings were generous and there was a great mix of vegetables in the...meals. The staff were friendly and attentive and we left very full and very content.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2023

Can highly recommend you take advantage of a meal at this amazing restaurant. The food is simply divine. We enjoyed Red Curry Duck and Thai Prawn Fried rice after a serving of Spring Rolls. Cannot rave enough about the flavours and quality of the food...on offer. Complimenting everything on offer was the brilliant service provided. The people attending to our table were so courtesy and helpful. Service with a smile. All meals on the menu are a reasonable price as well. Well worth a crack when next in Coolum. Will definitely be back. Pete and Mary (Brisbane)More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023

Unable to find a menu online or a website, I phoned the restaurant and was told how to locate a copy of the takeaway menu online. Twice during the conversation I asked if everything was the same with the dine-in menu , including prices and...was told that only the BBQ section would not be available, everything else was the same. I was looking at prices because our favourite Thai is excellent and well-priced. We also have an excellent but higher priced Thai near us but after Christmas expenditure we wanted a cheaper meal out. I made a booking on the basis the takeaway prices were the same as the dine-in as I located the menu while taking to the owner. We arrived and were seated without menus for a few minutes. Poor start. Menus came and there were the prices - much higher than the takeaway prices. A soup in the takeaway menu was $8.50 - reasonable but dine in it was $13.90. Mains were at least $6 more each. Yes, I do know that often takeaway prices are less, however I asked the question twice and was told the menus were the same, including prices. Just to make the point clear, our closest Thai charges the same prices for takeaway and dine-in, so it not a stupid question. We had driven 25 mins to eat here. We were pretty unhappy and it cast a bad light over the evening. What do you do? Do you walk out and ruin the night for the whole family.? I looked next door at Mr Mancini but there were not tables. We stayed. The food was okay. The vegetable fried rice with tofu had no vegetables in it apart from cabbage. It was fairly tasteless. The curry, - also not as good as our two favourite Thai places and a bit on the stewed side. The pad thai was tasty but the garlic and pepper stir fry was very dry with a scraping of sauce. Worst of all was the tofu in all dishes was simply cut up and added to each dish. We don't get tofu served this way at other places and we've been to plenty. The tofu should be either pan fried or deep fried but uncooked chunks of very firm tofu are really not that enjoyable. The steamed rice. Are you serious? $7 for a bowl of plain rice? We have never paid that much anywhere else! The wine list is terrible, all bottom shelf stuff and only a handful of choices. Jamieson's Run and Yellow Tail are not restaurant-quality wines. The good things - nice tablecloths, pleasant ambience, meals were nicely presented. The service stopped after our meals were served. When it started to rain we were told we could move but staff couldn't;t help with moving all our plates and the food. What? Some over-the -top covid thing no doubt that makes absolutely no sense. It's ok to clear our "used" plates at the end of the meal though? As I say, illogical, but whatever. Our plates weren't cleared until we went up and paid. I would never have written this review if it weren't for the fact that the owner misled - no, actually lied - about the prices being the same for dine-in as takeaway. The food was average but not worthy of complaining about, we just wouldn't have gone back. The main issue was the prices. Seems fair that a refund of the difference between the prices on the menu available online and what we were charged in warranted as the owner blatantly misled us on this. We would never have gone that had we known the prices we would be charged.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2022

Whilst this was not the most appealing of locations the food was fabulous and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

Each year when we visit Coolum, 10 of us dine at Coolum Thai Spice. The meals are great and the service first class. We were there last night and despite the restaurant being full the service and food were as good as ever. We will...definitely be there again next year.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

Such a warm, friendly environment to enjoy the best thai i have had before. The young fella serving was an absolute pleasure and the gentleman at the front was super friendly and helpful. The thai green duck is unreal. Really enjoyed my dinner at this...restaurant and cant rate it highly enough. Thanks!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2022

Hello Versitas, Many thanks for your review and we certainly try to be a good host and serve great meals. Do hope to serve you again, Regards from all at CTS.

Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

Tumbled from our apartment to a wonderful warm greeting and a fabulous meal. Delicious Curry Puffs with tasty sauce & fresh crunchy salad. One of the best Massaman Beef I’ve eaten. And a tasty Red Curry Chicken enjoyed with 5-star Jasmine Rice. Will return on...next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2022

Hi Kia A, So happy with your report. Wonderful to see you liked our slow cooked Massaman curry and our popular red curry. Our curry puffs are hand made here and often ordered so that is nice you enjoyed these too. Thanks from all at...More

Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

Went out for tea tonight to Coolum Thai Spice,had beautiful meals,friendly staff,good atmosphere,good priced beers,highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2022

Hi there S8237K Opaulm, So pleased from all here that you had a beautiful meal at Coolum Thai Spice. You are most welcome. Cheers from everyone at CTS.

Reviewed 17 June 2022

Staying across the road it was easy to get there, to be welcomed and made comfortable by the Host and Owner who has a long history with Thailand. The menu, classic Thai, was reasonably priced, the food tasty and the beer/wine list not the usual...rip-off that increasingly appears to be the norm. BYO offered as well. All in all a good evening that we greatly enjoyedMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2022

Hello PleasantSurpriseDJE, From all of us here at Coolum Thai Spice, we say many thanks for dining with us and happy you had a great dining out experience at our place. Please visit us again. Kind regards from all at CTS.

Reviewed 21 May 2022

We thought it was time to write another great review for Phil and his team at Coolum Thai Spice. The food is always freshly prepared while you wait and it is served piping hot. We have enjoyed dine in and take away meals many times...over the past 20 years. The various flavours on the menu are yummy and it is always delicious to eat. This is the place to go for fresh, filling, tasty meals in Coolum Beach. We will be continuing to visit regularly whenever we don't feel like cooking at home. Just excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2022

Morning Noi P, Wow, many thanks for such glowing words from you. We are so pleased you dined with us again and we do look forward to your next visit. Until then, keep well and see you again. Kind regards from the team at CTS.

Reviewed 13 May 2022

Food is tasty, atmosphere delightful, service kind and helpful. Will be a frequent visitor and order take away which is also prompt, fresh and reasonable priced.

Date of visit: May 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2022

Morning epsomrats, Great to read of your recent visit and hope you see us again. Regards from us at CTS

Reviewed 7 May 2022

A very warm welcome from the wait staff, all had a smile and kept a great standard throughout the night. Kept making sure everything was all good. Food delicious every one commented on a very delicious and generous meal. On the return to this place...list.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2022

Hello Kerri, Great news reading your review, thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Regards from us all at CTS

Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

Really good. Really fresh. Great service. Excellent consistency of quality. Just good reliable pretty healthy Thai food. We have been going here for years. Always friendly. When they say your order will be ready in xyz minutes you can believe them. And it is consistently...good fresh food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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pst79830, General Manager at Coolum Thai Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2022

Hi Rosemary G, What a wonderful review and so happy you enjoyed our freshly made meals. Lovely to meet you again and see you next visit. Kind regards, from all at CTS

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Coolum Thai Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4