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Corner Mawson Drive & Heard Street, Canberra 2607, Australia
+61 2 6290 1443
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Sydney, Australia
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1,180 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This is a small, modest establishment with just five or six tables that is run by a family - looks like dad at front of house, and mother and son in the kitchen. (Son also waiting tables.) It is quite nicely decorated though would not say ambience is in abundance. Where it does best is with its food and its... More 

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1 Thank JElliot32
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

A quiet little place, love the thai decorations and mementos on the walls. Relatively cheap and generous servings - plenty of leftovers. The vegetarian pad thai was particularly delicious!

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1 Thank Andrew H
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Food is lovely and the prices are awesome. It is a lovely quiet place to sit down and have some great food. Our book club meets there and we can hear ourselves talking with no background noise.

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Thank Melanie B
Aix en Provence, France
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

The food was good and very tasty. Went there with two friends for their $9 and $10 lunchtime deal. The restaurant is run by the chef, who does everything by herself. No waiting staff during the daytime and she runs the restaurant well. At the end of the meal we were anticipating a bill for around $30, however, the bill... More 

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Thank Mandyfrance
Canberra
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

A birthday do brought us here. As other have said, it won't be winning any awards for its ambience. 9 of us for dinner on a quiet night with only one other table occupied. I have never seen a Thai waitress more disinterested in what was going on. There was no offer to help us open our beers so I... More 

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Thank Kim F
Canberra
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

The quintessential small Thai family restaurant! Thought I was back in Thailand with the atmosphere and offerings! The service by family members was warm and efficient. As for the food, it was plentiful and authentic. No loads of sugar here....just straightforward authentic Thai food from Isan province.....the jungle curry and the somtum and larb salads were terrific. This spot does... More 

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1 Thank Bala C
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

It's a funny place this, the decore and ambience aren't great, it's a dingy old premises but they've made some attempt to pretty it up Thai style without doing any substantial works. The food has great flavour but is a kind of rustic version of the kind of Thai that many in Australia will expect, heavy on in-season vegetables which... More 

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2 Thank Rod S
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This restaurant has a wide choice of menu options, so many that it was difficult to choose. My wife and I eventually settled on dishes that were elegantly presented, were made from good quality produce and were well cooked and combined with delicious sauces. The proprietor was welcoming and we discussed, at some length, his strategies for ensuring high quality... More 

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Thank John R
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Ordered Chicken wings, "Masman" Beef, Pad thai and satay chicken skewers, 2 orders of rice - $51.50 "Masman" beef was nothing more than terrible beef stew. Kind of tasted like massaman beef but not really. A little bit of sauce, well water, was in the stew but it tasted like it was half finished. Really bad. A 7 dollar pre-made... More 

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Thank B H
Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

My husband my brother and myself went there last night..my entree was overcooked and my main meal was tasteless. The service was not good...I said hello to the waitress and she just gave me a stare...not at all friendly...I had to go to the counter just to get any service..won't be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Mawson Drive & Heard Street, Canberra 2607, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6290 1443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?