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Thai Pothong

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Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 6277
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked in advance as we heard it got busy, people were queuing outside and we had a short wait too. The whole restaurant was buzzing with groups celebrating. There were 10 birthday groups that night and the staff sang happy birthday 10 times as they brought out desserts. We had a mini banquet between 2 of us and the... More 

Thank Lesley B
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lively atmosphere, quick and friendly service and good food. The rest of the patrons appeared to be enjoying themselves too.

Thank thebollaerts
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thai Pothong is an interesting restaurant - from the moment you enter the front door and encounter the industrial-styled sculptural display. Not only is this a very large and noisy Thai restaurant, it has a very interesting shop within it selling Thai handicrafts and more contemporary art works. There is a lot to look at while you are waiting for... More 

Thank littlehawke
Concord, Massachusetts
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357 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I truly felt like I was in Thailand. The restaurant was packed on a Sunday night and very loud but the waitstaff acted as though we were the only customers. The food, especially the crispy pork prik king, and the tom kha was delicious. The mango and sticky rice was beautifully presented and tasted great too. All in all, it... More 

Thank Paul D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food had an exquisite taste and the waiters were attentive when in need of something. I would gladly recommend this restaurant for dining.

Thank Saniya K
Port Douglas
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At first I was a little put off by the size of this place and the fact that they had 8 lots of birthday party balloons in the restaurant. It was a little noisy but not unacceptably so, probably not the right place for a romantic dinner or business meeting. I am used to Long Island Iced Teas being weak... More 

1 Thank PortDouglasHugo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived in Newtown 15 years ago.. first visit back since.. as good as ever. Green curry the best I've ever had.. Nice and punchy. Highly recommended.

Thank James G
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi James, Yes, Newtown has changed over the last 15 years, for the better. Competition in newtown restaurants has been a good thing as everyone, has to try harder. This to us is easier, as we have spent the last 20 years trying to get it all perfect . Our reward is to receive feedback telling us we are going... More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome thai food with efficient service. Everything we ordered was delicious, they even catered for our vegan son. Servings are big so you you can have left overs to take home. Will come back for sure

Thank eugenegustafsson
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your time in sending your "Awesome" restaurant review. Our staff read all our reviews and get lots of satisfaction in knowing their work, which they enjoy is appreciated. Not a day go by without our kitchen or floor staff finding ways to improve our food and service trying to get all perfect. Looking forward to your next... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The room is pretty big with a lot of Thai decorations inside (they sell them too). The menu is wide and interesting. We ordered three different mains and all one of them was superb (seafood in the coconut), one very good (burrumundi) and the last one simply good (chicken cashew). The service is unbelievable, waiters looking after you in every... More 

Thank antonio b
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Antonio, Thank you for your time in sending in your restaurant review. So happy you found all to your satisfaction. We believe the service is as important as the food, and as such we now have more than 45 kitchen and floor staff, it adds to the cost, but we need all of them to give our customers the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very ordinary fare in a very noisy venue. Vegetarian options were disappointing. It didn't live up to it's reputation. Staff very attentive..

Thank Desley K
ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Desley, Thank you for your review. We have installed many items to address the noise problem, which is satisfactory, except on some busy weekends. We do have an extensive Vegetarian Menu, but would like from you of any items you feel we should add. Hope your next visit will be more enjoyable, if not please ask to speak to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 4, 294 King St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney  >  Newtown>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 6277

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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