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Thai by Night by Chalee

187 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6686 7217
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (10 reviews)
“red curry” (2 reviews)
“fish cakes” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
187 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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1 - 10 of 85 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chalee creates beautiful, fresh flavoured & delicious Thai dishes. As it's a coastal town, the seafood was plentiful & fresh. The meals were of a generous size & reasonably priced. Our waitress, Shilo was friendly, attentive, knew the menu well & was helpful in suggesting...More

1  Thank 12,282
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had I not read the reviews on Tripadvisor I would have walked right on by due to the decor!! Clearly dont judge a book by its cover!! The food was fresh and delicious. The staff were friendly and gracious. BYO which is a big plus....More

Thank mccpenny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading reviews I had to try this out and I have to confirm all those reviews were right I had fish cakes for entre and pork sweet and sour finished with sticky date pudding with Mango. What a generous meal that was. service was...More

Thank Grahame C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

we ordered the Pork Pad Tai, Red Chicken curry curry puffs and satay entree and rice everything cooked to perfection with the usual service and smiles

Thank Harry B
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Harry B Chalee and I are very happy you enjoyed your TBN Food and dining experience. We look forward to your return. Thanks Greg

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Had takeaway on night shift on many many occasions. Always great. Always fresh. Always fast and friendly service. The chicken fried rice is brilliant with a bit of satay sauce on the top and a freshly squeezed lime.

Thank dlongy
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words and I concur the Chicken Fried rice with a little satay sauce is a winner !!!! Thanks Greg and Chalee

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We had just flown in from Melbourne, by the time we got around to looking for something to eat it was quite late and not too much was open, however we found this cute little Thai restaurant - we were NOT disappointed! The service was...More

Thank Hayley E
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hi Hayley E Chalee and I are very happy that you enjoyed your meal. See you next time you are in town. Thanks Greg

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the food at this restaurant. Placed my order over the phone for pick up in approx 30 minutes, got to the restaurant and unfortunately they had not even started on my order, the restaurant was not very full 3...More

Thank lorraine h
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear lorraine h Thank you for your feedback, I can assure that our food is authentic Thai and also that the ingredients in each meal are listed. Every meal is made fresh in the wok to order so next time you visit you can have...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We arrived in Ballina for a one-night stay and decided on take-away for tea. We love Thai food so found this restaurant on the main River Street. We entered to a few early diners enjoying the colourful dishes. The aroma of the food filled the...More

1  Thank Liz D
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Liz D Thank you for your lovely words and Chalee and I are happy that you enjoyed your meals. We will see you when next in Ballina.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The food is of a very high standard the welcome was friendly ,nothing to hard to do for us . the young girl could teach a lot of people how to interact with customers. We are locals moving here 1 year ago we will be...More

1  Thank john m
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear John Thanks for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed our restaurant, see you next time. Thank you.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Everything was superbly tasty. Red curry duck with lychees n pineapple was a taste sensation. Chicken in ginger supremely fresh and yummy. For a simple little restaurant it sure excels!

1  Thank Jen B
Greg C, Manager at Thai by Night by Chalee, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Jen B I agree they are the best Fish Cakes!! Chalee and I are very happy that you enjoyed our flavours of our food. See you next time! Thank you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6686 7217
Description
Thai by Night by Chalee is Ballina's favourite Thai restaurant serving Authentic Thai food featuring fresh organic herbs from Chalee's garden, fresh locally sourced produce and friendly service. Vegan and Gluten free options available on most dishes.
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