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“Fabulous Birthday Celebration ”
Review of Thai Pothong

Thai Pothong
Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Newtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$1 - AU$26
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Newtown
Description: The iconic Thai Pothong restaurant located in the Sydney’s Newtown district has been a favourite for over 20 years. Its reputation for authentic Thai food, impeccable Thai service, and a truly Thai ambiance is the recipe for a truly Thai experience. Thai Pothong (Golden Pho Leaf) is named after the “Pho” tree under which Buddha became enlightened on the full moon of May in his 35th year.
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

As you enter this unique Thai restaurant you are warmly welcomed. Recently celebrated our daughter's birthday and I want to go back for my birthday dinner. Ordered the Phuket banquet menu. Every morsel was a culinary delight. Service outstanding!!! There's also authentic thai products for sale. Each birthday person receives a special complimentary desert and a wonderful gift. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thank you Thai Pothong 😊😊

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank Rissy69
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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Hi Rissy,

Thanks for your time in sending in your excellent review. Yes we seem to be popular for Birthday Parties. And many guests as you did, order a banquet menu, to ensure a good variety of dishes suit all tastes. A birthday is a time to remember so we are happy to give a small meaningful gift to remind you of your evening. Our staff are so happy to receive good reviews to show them, their attention is appreciated. Thanks again and looking forward to another happy evening at your Birthday.

Regards,
Nick.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went for Father's Day lunch and had a wonderful time. Even our vegan teen son loved it, there's something for everyone. We shared an entre, and had a main each. Still ended up with food to takeaway. So many favorites its hard to pick - haven't had a single dish I didn't like, only some we like more! King prawn Choo chee is consistently wonderful and hard to go past. Staff are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is happy and upbeat - perfect place for a group celebration, or dinner for two. The management run this constantly busy place brilliantly. it all seems effortless.

Date of visit: September 2016
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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Hi Rita,

Many thanks for you splendid review of Thai Pothong. We are lucky at Thai Pothong to have a family of staff who really care for our customers. It is also very rewarding to our staff when they read such good reviews. So glad you and your family enjoyed your father’s day dinner. Looking forward to serving you again.

Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

For us this was a Saturday night dinner for four. Despite a bustling atmosphere in the restaurant (bookings are essential judging by the cue of people waiting for a seat by the time we left), the food arrived surprisingly quickly. We had a cross section of starters and mains from fish cakes, curry puffs, satay chicken, prawn pad thai, and massaman lamb curry to red duck & lychee curry as well as chilli chicken with basil. Everything was super tasty and nicely presented. We also tried some of the cocktails and we were not disappointed! The waiters were all friendly and efficient. Overall this was a very satisfying experience and reason enough to return to Newtown - hopefully in the near future!

Date of visit: September 2016
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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Hi Aws007

Thanks for your time in writing your review. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and Cocktails. We recently were lucky enough to employ a top Bangkok cocktail barman whose expertise in cocktail has been a big plus to our restaurant. Every glass is a work of art. Looking forward to serving you again,

Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Made the mistake of turning up at 7 on a Friday night with no booking. We were sitted to the very left where it looks like others who forgot to book were seated. While still edible and a little nice, the pad thai was very disappointing and did not align with previously good dining experiences here and expectations you would attribute to a highly renowned restaurant such as this. The noodles were very thin, didn't feel saturated enough. The portion was fairly small too (only a 60 kg guy . . .) and I didn't like the mild addition of sweet chilli. This was the kind of quality I would expect from either a shopping mall outlet or a very remote mediocre suburban Thai restaurant.

Will come back since it is truly a great restaurant, only next time I think I will make a booking. I highly recommend you do this if you dine Friday and Saturday night.

Date of visit: June 2016
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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your time in sending in your detailed review. I will pass on your comments to our kitchen. We rely on customer feedback to improve. I always tell customers if you are not satisfied in any way please tell your waiter and give him a chance to improve your food or service. On Fridays and Saturdays we do struggle to get all out guest seated and do stress to book in advance to avoid a wait. Looking forward to serving you again.

Regards,
Nick

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Surprisingly quiet and intimate given its enormous area. This is a higher range Thai place with excellent service and a wonderful variety of food.

Date of visit: July 2016
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ThaiPothong, Manager at Thai Pothong, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for you review, yes we have done lots to provide a quiet relaxing atmosphere so our guest can relax and enjoy their evening. So Happy you enjoyed to food and service .However we are constantly trying to improve. Regards Nick

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