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“Most authentic Thai food I've had in Melbourne!”
Review of Ying Thai 2

Ying Thai 2
Ranked #522 of 4,582 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 0 - USD 21
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Lygon Street
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Came here for a joint birthday celebration with family. We are all from Asia, so we have very high expectations when it comes to the spiciness and authenticity of the Thai food we get. This place definitely surpassed all of my expectations, and then some. Every single dish we ordered was delicious, even down to the Thai iced milk tea! And the dishes are not the watered-down versions of spiciness that you come to expect when Asians cook for Westerners, but true blue Thai-level spicy dishes, which is very impressive. Clearly, the cooks are all Thai! Would highly recommend the pork sausage, the papaya salad, the seafood tom yum soup, and the pork skin salad (it tastes a million times better than you can even imagine). Service was also fast and efficient. Definitely coming back here when I'm in Melbourne next, and highly recommend this place to other homesick Asians looking for authentic Thai food. Best to make a booking though, as this place is very popular.

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Thank Sangee D
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I had a very nice lunch but when paying found out it is cash only at lunchtime! Why? Reeks of tax avoidance, I had to leave my card, go home to get my card to go to the bank, ( the card I was carrying is a meals only debit card where you can’t draw out money). I won’t be back for this reason, who doesn’t take cards these days?

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2  Thank 20pence
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Nice food, delicious and robust flavour. However the portion of the food is a little bit small if shared amongst group of 6. The staff greeted us with smiles and were very welcoming. When we went to the restaurant, actually the place was fully booked however they let us have a place because we were early. Overall, good place to have thai food and delicious food. Will def come again next time

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

You anticpate that you are going to hve an enjoyable dinner when you get to any restauarnt and find a queue of people waitin to go in. Lots of SE Asians were waiting so we figured we would be fine/
And we were. Delcious food - cooked really well and not too spicy/peppery. Excellent flavours without being launched into space through the amount of chilli. Lovely whole steamed fish and also an excellnet pad thai.
Not a posh place inside - more utilitarian than posh but comfortable nevertheless.
Good welcoming and helpful staff. Very fair prices as well given the food quaality.
Yummy yummy evening dinner.

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Thank BenYorkie
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Thais are known to be the friendliest and nicest human beings on earth but this restaurant houses some(not all of them) of the rudest and most unfriendly thai people(staff) on the planet lol

Other than that food was not too bad, pretty authentic but the flavours were a little too strong. Either overly salty or overly sweet.

Had the thai red curry, a plate of mixed veggies, coconut rice and thai iced milk tea.

Coconut rice was pretty good. Tastes like the kind of glutinous rice you have with your mango with sticky rice.

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