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23 Purvis St, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6339 3123
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Duck Noodle Soup (S$8) is available in both spicy and non-spicy versions. I didn't like the spicy version as the tart flavour of the vinegary chili sauce overwhelmed the flavour of the spices in the aromatic broth. Opting for the non-spicy version, the tasty broth was generously topped with browned garlic. The silky strands of rice noodles, crunchy bean... More 

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Thank Karen W
Reading, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate twice in a two week visit- the first day and the last. We love it. Staff really friendly. Price very reasonable - both food and Tiger. The shell fish especially was good. My colleague loved the chilli beef. Atmosphere was great too and the lady on the till was lovely!! As it's close to the hotels we stay... More 

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Thank trecynon
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant itself is quite basoc with fans, no aircon. However dont let that put you off! The tom yum soup and the mango papaya salad rocks. The beef is great as well as the noodles! They have a large menu selection. They also have a lovely lemongrass drink. Regards Omar

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Thank Omar I
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Surrounded by quite a few chicken rice restaurants on Purvis St. in Bugis, First Thai is a refreshing change. We went on a weekday night and quickly got seated. The wait staff were very efficient and friendly. We got the Mango Salad, Kang Kong, Pad See Ew, and Deep Fried Fish with Garlic Sauce. Although I usually don't like fried... More 

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Thank Joyce J
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had Tom Yum, Thai Veg Omelette, Stir fried Kang Kong n Steamed Seabass in lemon sauce. ... Overall ok food ... Tom yum was a little disappointing as flavors were not as I'd expect for an authentic thai restaurant.. The Thai Veg Omelette (Cha Om Omelette ) ...The kapi (shrimp paste) dip was not too tasty for thai standard.... More 

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Thank Luvself
Singapore, null, Singapore
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

well, yes, it is not a full scale restaurant but an eatery serving nice and tasty Thai. no air con. no frill. right taste. it amazes me to see some comments referring to pricey place. i guess they compare to hawker stalls. we were delighted with our experience, mango salad, green Curry, chicken with basil leaves which came with a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

From a self-confessed foodie, if you want excellent authentic Thai food, this place is for you. We have been eating at First Thai for over 10 years and have never once been dissatisfied. The pork Pad See Ew is the best I have ever had. The Tom Yam soup, either chicken or seafood, is to die for. There is nothing... More 

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Thank sgphotomom
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Gonna be there early if not there you might need to wait for quite a while. Nice thai food @ reasonable pricing.

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Jakarta
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very good place if you want delicious Thai food and are not too worried about the decor of the restaurant. The restaurant is "functional" rather than well fitted out, but the staff and the food are great. What more can you want , great food , modest cost, and helpful staff.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3,118 reviews
1,132 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I paid another visit to this place last week for lunch with a colleague. We chose the pad Thai, mango salad and a green chicken curry with rice and shared the dishes. We also had a drink each. Service was efficient and the food reasonable. Price was fair at $33 SGD all in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Purvis St, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
  • Phone Number: +65 6339 3123

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