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“Nice cocktails - OK food but at the top end of prices”
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Rambutan
Cuisines: Thai
Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Nice cocktails - OK food but at the top end of prices”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I went for the first time recently with a group of friends. I love Thai food and I realise that this is a Thai fusion place, but the food is just OK. The portions are generous but the flavours in each dish were a little overpowering and a lot fo the dishes we ordered clashed. There just seemed to be too much going on in each dish. The betel leaf starter was good and the curries were also good. We ordered the whole fish (barramundi) but it was full of little bones which was a pain. I'd go back again to try a few more things but I didn't love the overall experience.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Steven B
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed 8 October 2011

I'd been recommended this place and was surprised how good it was. The menu is small but the quality is so good it doesnt matter. It's a touch on the pricey side but it definitely does deliver - we paid $100 for two people including entree and a couple of drinks and certainly feel it was good value. Look forward to our next visit.

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Thank AxeMinion
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Thai Fusion Restaurant”
Reviewed 25 September 2011

We had the beetle leave to start with and spicy fish for mains and was delicious. The food was well presented and good portions and the Staff we all friendly and quick service. I highly recommend t this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2011
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Thank Marjorie C
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great fusion of flavour with nice cocktails.”
Reviewed 24 March 2011

Living in Surry Hills there is plenty of choice for quality restaurants. Rambutan is our favourite. Have never had a bad meal.

The duck is excellent and flavoursome as a main with the skin at just the right texture. The trout starters are great too with an unusual taste sensation in terms of flavour and texture.

No meal is complete without a cocktail here and the Beijing apple martinis ar consistently of a high quality without being too sweet as is common in other bars.

Every time we get the bill we are surprised that it is so low. Certainly the quality here is up to the standard of the much more expensive longrain close by.

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Thank FrankFarrelly
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Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great service, but food was a disappointment”
Reviewed 30 October 2009

We had dinner in a large group on Friday night, so we knew crowd was to be expected. Service staff was great, cocktail was good too. Unfortunately the food was not as great. It was a mix of Australian and Asian style, an interesting concept. We had the banquet so, a series of different food was served from tofu, duck, beef, samosa, to steam brocolli. The food was OK, had it been served in a cheaper eating place. The worst of all was the dessert. The ice cream was already melted when it was served.

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Thank EG233
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