The Pickled Octopus Seafood & Thai Cafe

The Pickled Octopus Seafood & Thai Cafe

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2022

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
About
Waterfront dining on the beautiful Tuross Lake serving authentic Thai food as well as classics. Proudly serving Australian seafood and local produce .
CUISINES
Seafood, Asian, Thai, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles289 reviews
Excellent
159
Very good
84
Average
24
Poor
15
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Vianne
Narooma13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Fantastic place! The view is to die for upstairs in the dining room. Table service, great staff and beautiful food, either seafood or Thai. We loved the octopus salad and the soft shell crab. Probably one of the best places in the Eurobodalla Shire to eat.
Written 18 April 2024
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CanberraAussie101
Queanbeyan600 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Lately the taste of the same dish has been varied within a few nights. Items listed as gluten-free are not coeliac safe, cashew Chicken was listed as gluten-free, and they were advised of a coeliac. Obviously, there was cross contamination as the consequences followed.
Written 8 April 2024
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Neville B
Canberra585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
This is now the best restaurant in Tuross Heads. It has two levels, the top one having waiter service while the lower does not. We went to the top restaurant. We were seated at a table with an excellent view. The food was excellent. We have not had such fresh, tasty oysters for a great many years. The wine list was adequate. Waiter service was amateurish but very friendly. The young waiter was quite willing to be told what to do. Dress can be quite casual. The music was not intrusive. There needs to be another equivalent restaurant in Tuross Heads to keep restaurant prices down.
Written 6 February 2024
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Kim C
Moruya7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Absolutely amazing food sitting looking out over the beautiful lake. Service was great, food was better would recommend to anyone that would like to while away an hour or two. Could not fault considering it is thai street food done emaculely.
Written 28 January 2024
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Charlie W
Oberon17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
The lower deck is ordering by QR code only so no wait staff to take your order. Despite this, the staff still managed to consistently take the wrong food and drink to the wrong tables. But…. The ambience of the lower deck - sitting just a metre from the waters edge with a stunning view - could not be any better. And the food, while expensive, was utterly superb. The fried snapper presentation is spectacular and the Choo chee prawns are beyond delicious. And all the silly QR code system and food mixups don’t matter at all at that point. We will be back anytime we are anywhere close to the area.
Written 11 January 2024
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Viv G
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Fish cakes, & calamari for entrees. Yum! Mains, deep fried snapper in lemongrass etc. Sensational & a beautiful salad. Seafood curry, really flavoursome. Pretty much self serve, QR codes & prepaid orders. OK once we worked it out. Overall the best Thai we've had since Darwin.
Written 11 November 2023
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robbotravel
Melbourne136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
had lunch on the outside area. Great location with lovely views across the water. The laksa was glorious 10/10. The fish and chips were nicely cooked but for $27, the serving size was small. One battered fillet with a serve of chips. Much better value ($15) as a takeaway.
Written 31 October 2023
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nallarehctelf
Ruby45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 couples
We enjoyed our meals & time at this restaurant. Extensive range of menu choices, all dishes we had and observed looked delicious.
Written 4 June 2023
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Alison H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 couples
Was fantastic when on holiday 2yrs ago and went back whilst on holiday again in the area this trip. Didn’t disappoint!!! So fresh, & flavoursome. Generous portions with beautiful lake views on the upper deck. Staff very accommodating and friendly.
Written 26 April 2023
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ACEdge
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
This was a very relaxed and fabulous experience, the food was great, full of flavor and will definitely be coming back here again. Thank you
Written 18 April 2023
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458victoriac
28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 solo
Had rave reviews about this restaurant, and it is in an outstanding location. Beautifully decorated, lovely table settings, view. Ordered prawns with delicious sauce, integrity of seafood was not the best. Near the head end the prawn was soft and squishy, question freshness. The overall taste was good, but did not live up to my expectations. Then had seafood curry, no smell of seafood when it arrived at the table. Lovely sauce to accompany food, but it was the most outstanding flavour. Hard to distinguish calamari from other seafood, which was equally bland. Things are difficult at the moment for restaurants, which I do understand. The emphasis however, should be on the food. Who cares if there are candles at the tables, etc? The prices are Sydney prices, and do not equate to what I ate. Perhaps the concept needs to be simplified, which a focus on less choices with more simple flavours. The owners are hard working and deserving people, but they need to make some hard choices quickly. No matter how many currys are on the menu, they cannot mask unfresh food. Sincerely wishing them the best.
Written 1 April 2023
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MRA09
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Loved, loved, loved the Thai food - especially the seafood curry and the pad Thai. Delicious food, great view and staff committed to providing a great time. Full marks
Written 4 January 2023
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David255057
Canberra203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
We were a table of four and had lunch there yesterday. It is one of our favourite places to eat anywhere. It was up to the usual very high standard. All dishes were well received. It is such a pleasure to go here. Young staff were sharp and very efficient. Many thanks.
Written 23 December 2022
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fivemile
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Staff are great and food good. Some meals better than others. Fish cakes alway good choice. You can bring own wine but good house wines of offer. The view is to die for. Attentive friendly staff. Good vibe and good tucker.
Written 9 December 2022
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deniceb79
Moruya16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
My son surprised me for my birthday and booked The Pickled Octopus he also bought his son and partner down as well and we had the best lunch with views of the water and great service and the food was fantastic well worth a visit.
Written 12 November 2022
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