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Ruan Kao Thai

248 Maitland Road | Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales 2304, Australia
+61 2 4960 3667
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (10 reviews)
“laksa” (5 reviews)
“curry puffs” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
248 Maitland Road | Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales 2304, Australia
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

The food is superb the restaurant mmmm. I think most people come here for takeaways but we stayed in to eat (its BYO) the food and service was great but don't expect much for ambience and decor - it is clean and the quality of...More

Thank Rdnkh
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We ordered for 14 people to pick up. Everything was in a box ready when we arrived and we received complimentary soft drinks which was a nice bonus. Everyone enjoyed their Thai food. Best Laksa i have had in ages. If you like chilli and...More

Thank jeanette988
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Had the pork chilli jam - fantastic for very reasonable price. Will definitely revisit and recommend. Don't let the outside appearance put you off, inside although basic is clean and comfortable.

Thank Rory M
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Great thai food - would be the best in mayfield. The staff and always very friendly and fast!! They have very affordable lunch specials which are great and quick. I would recommend trying the pad thai.

Thank Pixrun
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Have dined here a few times and never disappoints. Big thumbs up. One of the best Thai restaurants in Newcastle

1  Thank Diner017
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Back at Ruan Kao last night...beautiful smoky flavours in Chilli Jam Prawns and some sweet heat in the Jungle curry

2  Thank Bill S
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This restaurant looks very unassuming from the outside, however the decor is nice and neat and comfortable. The staff are so very friendly and all speak very good English. The choices on the menu are exceptional but most of all are the flavours.....so wonderfully good...More

1  Thank Kerry T
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Caught out by daylight saving we needed a restaurant that would feed us late. We phoned a couple of places but they weren't interested, then we found Ruan Kao Thai. They were more than happy to take a rush order over the phone on a...More

2  Thank John N
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Lovely food. Lovely service. A great dining experience! Will definitely be going back soon. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Kath G
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Really great authentic Thai. Satay skewers and curry puffs were amazing. Then the pad Thai and mussaman curry were both so tasty! The beef in the curry was so tender! Lovely staff and great prices. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank aleeahjodie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Maitland Road | Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales 2304, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4960 3667
Dine in, takeaway
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