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Thai Riffic

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109 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9517 3066
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends last week. Lovely staff. Attentive and welcoming. The food was delicious and pricing was very reasonable. Try the Ginger Barramundi or the Massamun Beef curry. Yumm! I just can't wait to go back to Newtown so we can visit this fabulous restaurant again.

Thank CityofAngelsBrisbane
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously. Outstanding. I don't refer you o food menus of the like but on everything that they offer. But this also includes my very rusty Thai language. Any traveller that's in the are, do yourself a favour, yet in there for a quick easy meal

Thank Phil B
Sydney, Australia
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893 reviews
627 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Average sums it up, nothing bad nor nothing special. Usual array of Thai food served with plenty of rice.

Thank Drew M
Mudgee, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice atmosphere, friendly efficient staff. The meals were delicious. The prices were on par with other Thai restaurants in the area. Overall a good experience

Thank Stephen O
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Thai Riffic on the recommendation of friends and had a lovely meal. The food was great (particularly the Crying Tiger), the service prompt and friendly, and the total cost for 4 people a very reasonable $120 for entrées, mains and corkage. I'd definitely return if I were ever in the area again.

Thank MysterySteve
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is quite a nice little place ... cool tunes, comfy armchairs (but too low for the tables) Service is friendly but haphazard ... had to continually ask for my next glass of wine ... but ... the food is delicious!! Try #43 red curry paste prawns (or whatever) and green beans, with coriander, kaffir lime, green peppercorn, ginger, chilli,... More 

Thank Moanie616
Sydney, Australia
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334 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We came here for dinner on a Sunday night at 9pm, and the restaurant still has plenty of guests - a good sign. We had the five spice duck, which we find pretty good - would have been better if the skin is crispy. The staff however seems to be quite impatient and want to take order quickly.

Thank 96joshuap
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Fresh Thai food with fast service. Nice decor with candlelit tables and cushions. Ordered a singa beer and a coconut slushy and both were out of stock. No worries shared a bucket of Changs. Money bags were the best I've had. Only complaint was that there was no saffron rice on the menu. Would've gone beautifully with our meals. Will... More 

Thank adaline2015
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My sister and I visited here as it's just up the road from where we live and we had heard great reviews. This is a great new restaurant with a really great vibe. The service was excellent and whilst we did notice a few of the staff wondering around looking a tad flustered and lost they were all smiley and... More 

Thank Pennycowtown
Sydney, Australia
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265 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Lammy and I were driving from Coogee, clearly gonna be up to half an hour late for dinner with the fam. Better send a text. Too late. Text arrived. "Let's do dessert. Mr B and Mrs B starving and going to eat now with Mr T. Ring us when you head to Newtown" "Heading to Newtown now... gonna be 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$18
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 King St, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Newtown
  • Neighbourhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9517 3066

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

Staying in Newtown

Neighbourhood Profile
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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