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Thai Pothong

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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 - 22:30
Open 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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the food here is outstanding and i have eaten here on many occasions. the last time however i didnt enjoy one of my plates and the waiter noticed straight away we were not happy and approached US to see if everything is ok...this has never happened to me before. They promptly took it off our bill without us even asking... More 

Thank Sandrine Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not sure it's the best Thai in Sydney but they have a lovely selection of cocktails and the service is great. Gets busy most evenings after 6.30pm so make sure you call and make a booking so you're not waiting in the queue outside. In terms of atmosphere, it's not really a romantic or intimate setting as it's a huge... More 

Thank Rachel B
Wondai, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spontaneous dinner choice for an early birthday dinner. The service was excellent, so efficient, competent and friendly. The good was the best Thai I've ever had, every dish was perfect and the cocktails were great too. Lots of gluten free options. Would come back to Sydney just to come here again.

Thank Jessica L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An unexpected Birthday celebration last Minute for lunch on Sunday. The ambience Was friendly, staff were very helpful, Food is delicious. The lunch ended with Photos, balloons, a dessert with candles Lit & a gift complimentary from the restaurant making the birthday person Feel special. Will recommend to everyone.

Thank Bevbart
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times now and the staff are always so friendly and service is always great and quick, the food is also to die for, by far the best Thai restaurant in Sydney! They also made my birthday very special we didn't have a booking and it was very busy so we assumed it would be a bit... More 

Thank hayz_1992
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really really good. The food was great quality & the service was top notch as usual. A great night out. Dad loved it

Thank Caroline B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked in late Friday night and the whole experience was nothing but spectacular. From the moment we stepped foot into the restaurant we were greeted with friendly staff. The good was amazing and the service was first class! This place has been around for AGES! A lot of restaurants could learn a great deal from this restaurant.

Thank Mulie
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last Saturday I had my birthday dinner at this restaurant. We were a table of 20. We did not order the banquet. We ordered individually and all 20 orders came out together. The wait staff were attentive. Food was tasty. The restaurant gave me a small gift for my birthday too.

Thank Lara S
Gympie, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was outstanding and wait time was next to none. Fantastic food which contained excellent quality chicken. Would highly recommend.

Thank cpres32
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with some friends for dinner and the food was unbelievably good! The service was decent considering the restaurant is quite big and it was a busy night. The food was a little bit pricer than I was used to for Thai cuisine so keep that in mind when looking at this restaurant! Otherwise, we had a wonderful... More 

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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this review

Hi Caitlin, Thanks for your time in sending your "Delicious and Wonderful" review. Yes, the restaurant can get a bit busy especially on Friday and Saturday but with seating for 400, our busy staff can keep the restaurant happily flowing smoothly. Glad you had a wonderful night and look forward to serving you again. Regard, Nick 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 19
Asian, Thai, 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, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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