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Absolute Thai

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Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
+61 2 4943 7710
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17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Mon 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
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Newcastle, Australia
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not bad food but not the best Thai out there. I found it a bit too salty and rich but flavour was generally nice and portions large. Service good and attentive. The problem is the noise. It is like eating in a busy pub or in a jet turbine. Hot tip: perfect if you have a nagging wife/GF or she... More 

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Thank Andyjam2110
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner with my husband. Service was great. Food was tasty and very quick. And music was lovely. We had a beautiful dinner and a great time there.

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Thank WatsonHarrington
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear WatsonHarrington Thanks for your complimentary to our food and service. We are really glad to hear that you had a good time from your last visit. Hope to see you again. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited for dinner on a Saturday night. They had live music but it was very difficult to hear as the place is so noisy. Food was quite good although one of our meals came out much later than the rest. Just a bit too crowded and noisy for me so I wouldn't go back.

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Thank cb_from_oz
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear cb_from_oz Thanks for your feedback but we are so sorry that we cannot control the noise when more people gather together. For the weekday, it is not too busy as weekend so, please give us a chance to try again. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Six of us visited Absolute Thai, ordered 6 different dishes + steamed rice. Two were good, one was acceptable, the other 3 were bland and disappointing. The restaurant was packed and so noisy that we couldn't talk, and the waitstaff couldn't hear us order. To make it worse, a live entertainer (not Thai music, unfortunately) added to the ruckus. Definitely... More 

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Thank mikei873
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Mikei873 We are so sorry to hear that you dissatisfied with our food. We didn't know exactly what you had on that night so, you could email to let us know wirat@absolutethaigroup.com.au We are so thankful for your feedback because we can improve to meet your satisfaction. However, we cannot control the noise when we are busy. Moreover, we... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Absolute Thai with a group of friends, early on a Friday evening for dinner and drinks. We ordered the Ezy banquet (approx $28 pp) to share, which was plenty of food for us with lots of leftovers. The food is tasty and wine was ok after the second glass... Service was somewhat disorganized, with three different waitresses trying... More 

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Thank Flossy1711
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Flossy1711 Thanks for your feedback. Our meals serve in generous serving. And it is more value when you ordered as banquet. Moreover, it is great deal when people come in big group too. It is faster than you order individually. Lastly, we are sorry that you felt not good by being ask you to order. Normally, people complain about... More 

Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very noisy place. No good for people who like to talk over dinner. Every now and then, the lights would dim, and loud birthday celebrations would start. We sat near the bar and could see staff members requesting the volume be reduced! The waitress had either little command of English, or no understanding of the menu. We had to point... More 

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Thank jewel_58
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Jewel_58 First of all, we would like to say apologize for your experience on last Saturday night. The waitress who served you is our new trainee so, why she has the trainee badge to let our customers know. We are so sorry that you dissatisfied but please give a chance for her to try improve herself. We realize that... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place! Highly recommended for brilliant quality, clean and fresh Thai food. The restaurant is always lovely and they go the extra mile for special occasions, as I said- love this place - Kj

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Thank Kristy J
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Kristy J Thanks for your lovely comment and being our regular customers. Hope to see you soon Kristy. Best Regards, Wirat pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved the food and had a great time! Very fresh and delicious - maybe a little noisy but that doesnt matter when we went.

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Thank Heidi S
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Heidi S Thanks a lot Heidi for your lovely feedback. We are really happy to hear that you enjoy our food last night. When everyone enjoy and keep talking with their friends , we have to accept that our restaurant is quite noisy. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Australia
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Have been here many times and have never been disappointed.great service and the staff are very friendly. The food while not being truly authentic thai is very flavorsome and good sized dishes.

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Thank Angela01234
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Angela01234 Thanks for your lovely review and always come to visit us. We will keep our standard of food and train our staffs well. Our staffs always think all customers are friends. We feel really glad when you come back and remember us. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

On a busy Saturday night, friends and I turned up at 6.15pm without a booking. There were 6 of us, as it was unplanned! We were seated straight away. Service was great, being a person in hospitality myself, I know what it's like to be busy. These guys rocked and have the BEST SATAY CHICKEN I've ever eaten! Thank you,... More 

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Thank Kennetah G
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Kennetah G Thanks for your lovely comment. On Saturday night, we were very busy. It is better for booking but we serve the walk in customers too. Our satay chicken is homemade one. It 's full of flavour and herbal smell. Hope to see you soon. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4943 7710

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