The iconic Thai Pothong Restaurant and Gift Shop, located in Sydney's trendy Newtown disctrict, has been a local favorite for many years -- and has continued to attract celebrities and travelers from all over the world due to its reputation for authentic Thai food, fresh ingredients, impeccable service, and truly opulent and festive ambiance.
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Thai. It is thai really. I had heard rave reviews about this place from friends (granted they only ate the vegetarian version so it could be it?) so we went here the other day for a quick lunch because we were hungry and it was *there*... I had the chicken panang curry. It was good, but not mind bogglingly good. I guess if you aren't looking for spectacular thai and need a feed, this place fits the bill. Oh and it looks like they do big group bookings. So good for thai parties! And they gave me a bit of paper when I left. $10 off next meal or something in the shop. Really? $10 off our next meal? This meal cost us $100 so $10 really wouldn't have changed much. Not really helpful. I ended up throwing it in the bin since I don't think I'll be back anyway.
I'm very skeptical of people having have tasted better thaifood in Sydney. Yes I've had food close to this in quality for less out west(better value), but nothing can beat their food and atmosphere. I would only reccomend this place for a dine in experience unless your earning 6 digits, and don't mind folking out over $20 a meal on takeaway. If the price is still to steep for a dine in experience (I wouldn't blame you) go for the specials at thai-rific (this place is only a touch less fragrent and has $10 specials). Just what ever you do, don't be tempted by their thai-ways restraunt at newtown station walk in area. It's a sad attempt at convincing customers they use the same ingredients and chefs as the restraunt, but realistically it's a massive step down in freshness, fragrance, and quality of ingredients/cooking quality. If I would have to guess I would say thai-ways was a bussiness model designed to use ingredients that are no longer fresh and are almost at the point ofread more
Thai Ways at Newtown station is a Cute tiny little extension to the famous Thai Pothong just down the road. It's designed specifically for the foot traffic in and out of Newtown Station offering quick lunch packs you can eat in or take with you. I had the Penang which has a pungent coconutty flavour and tender beef chunks swimming in it. TheChilli Basil Fish was ok, but not the best as the batter goes all soggy when packed into the containers they pre pack – I'll probably try the Masaman or Green Curry next time.