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  • Canadianhockey*   5 reviews
    authentic thai, great atmosphere. love it!

    2 months ago - 15/05/2014

  • Easternian Local Star   586 reviews
    It had been a while since I last visited the original Chat Thai at Campbell St as it was usually very busy every time we tried to eat there. So one day when I decided to have an early weekday lunch at 12pm, I came to this place and got myself a table in an instant, even though the place was already 90% occupied.

    To satisfy my cravings, I ordered their fried rice noodle with chicken. The serving size was good, the food tasted delicious although it was a little bit oily to my liking and it was strongly flavoured with the pepper.

    The food arrived quite quickly, which was quite surprising given the number of crowds in the restaurant. The staffs were very polite, attentive and helpful and that too was quite surprising since we dont usually see this kind of service when we visited them during night times.

    3 months ago - 29/04/2014

  • Sportyone Newbie   2 reviews
    Amazing Thai food, I dare say better than Thai food in Thailand. Sometimes there a wait, but well worth the wait.

    6 months ago - 15/01/2014

  • Sisca Lawrence Local Star   30 reviews
    The queue can be quite annoying especially when you don't know how long you have to wait. Last time we visited this place for dinner we waited for an hour before we finally gave up and went to the Thai restaurant next door. We came back later in the night when the queue had subsided and had some desserts. The sticky rice and mango is always a must in our order and the coconut milk pandan dumplings drink never ceases to satisfy.

    8 months ago - 06/11/2013

  • Joanne Lee Phin Local Star   337 reviews
    Still good after all these years, but the same dishes seem to differ each time I come back. On my last two visits within the space of four months, the emerald duck dish seemed to lose a lot of duck.

    Would like to come again for dinner or supper as some of the desserts are only available in the evening.
  • nepzter   5 reviews
    On my first introduction to Chat Thai, the food was so good, we had it breakfast, lunch and dinner. For three days straight. Yes, please do yourself a favour and eat here!
  • beanboy Foodie   309 reviews
    I normally come here for lunch, but I've been coming here for dinner as its a 5 minute walk from my flat. The queues in peak time can be up to 45 minutes, but once you're inside you'll be pleasantly surprised at the funky decor and the menu is traditional Thai with plenty of great dishes to choose from.
    Crispy porn with Asian vegetables a must, as is the mussaman beef, duck dishes and all their desserts are made fresh on site.
  • Swills999   6 reviews
    I went for the first time the other week and Oh My Gosh. I was so over stimulated. The food was delicious the service was pretty good and who minds waiting when you are with friends?? A great night out when you have dinner at Chat Thai.
  • beanboy Foodie   309 reviews
    We lined up for 45 minutes and the food made it totally worth it. For lunch the hannan chicken (Thai style) is a bargain @ $10.
    And for dinner, make sure you have the massaman beef, pork belly with 5 spices and the duck with green vegetables.
  • MandMs   75 reviews
    From the moment of entry to this restaurant, one can tell that it's a popular establishment due to the boisterous lunchtime crowd and full ground level seating. The rawness of the brickwork decore, the hawker centre style settings and the fragrant Thai aromas from the open kitchen quickly hit us and this seemed quite an eclectic and happening place. Weaving our way through this compact layout towards the rear and then up a flight of stairs to our upstairs table, we found ourselves with a nice view of the hubbub below. The menu was presented in a hardback book form and contained numerous Thai grub - most of which were unpronounceable by Western tongue, but ample and clear descriptions were provided so you don't have to bring your own translator. The variety of dishes on the menu was plentiful that it took our group sometime to decide. Once our order was taken, the food came in no time. We shared a variety of stir fried flat rice noodles, duck, curry, pork and chicken with a generous serve of fluffy steamed rice.

    The taste and aroma of the food were all there and the dishes were all steaming hot. We quickly relished each dish and left empty plates, mostly. Who says you have to travel to Thailand to enjoy authentic Thai food?

    Service was slightly lacking and definitely not fine dining but as expected when the place was quite packed and rooted in fast hawker style origins. Our table was slightly smaller than comfortable for the seven of us. When in the restaurant, a queue was steadily growing and by the time we left, the queue had not diminished. Looked like Chat Thai had fully cranked up and to capacity.

    Nice decor, delicious food, fast and no-nonsense service. Would be pleased to come here again.

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