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ARANI Thai Restaurant

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136 Malop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 52221737
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Geelong, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Went a couple of times and had the $10 lunch and found the food very nice. However, on the 2nd visit I noticed the chef tasted the food with a spoon and then put the same spoon back in the wok and started stirring the food. As it wasn't my meal I did not say anything but have not gone... More 

THAIBoss, Owner at ARANI Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Steven. I am so glad you enjoyed the food and that you brought this to my attention. It is necessary for the chef to test the taste the flavour of the food so that he can get it perfect for our customers, but not to reuse without cleaning each time. Usually this is done in boiling water by the... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I have the $10 lunch at Arani and highly recommend it. I phone the order through and sometimes it will take 10 or 15 minutes but sometimes I have to wait 45 minutes. It really depends on how busy they are but it is worth the wait. I have had quite a few dishes from Arani including the Massaman which... More 

Thank Sandie N
Geelong, Australia
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went for a quick meal before a show (no booking) they were able to squeeze us in (2 people) and service was very quick. Meals are very generous size (we shared the pad Thai between two of us after an entree)

Thank GeckoGirlReads
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

4 of us shared a quick yummy dinner. Small, unpretentious café atmosphere. Place was busy at 7pm on a Monday night, and we had to wait 15 minutes for a table. Food came quickly and was all good.

Thank ayllim
Heathcote, Australia
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Found it by accident, noticed the trip advisor restaurant sign on the door. We went in for lunch and found they had a lunchtime menu, price between $10-12. The food was served quickly and quite tasty. The restaurant was very busy and it is quite cramped.

Thank Michael W
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here 10+ times always good, tasty, fresh, friendly, busy and well priced. Recommend. Green curry chicken yum and special fried rice is lovely

Thank hospitalityworkers
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

a rani thai restaurant •family friendly •wheel chair and pram access •vegetarian options available •high chair available •b.y.o wine only •newly renovated •qualified thai chefs and waiters/waitresses •special $10 lunches monday throughout to saturday •dinner monday-sunday 5pm-9:30pm •walk in welcomes

Thank Linzi F
Geelong, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

As authentic Thai as you will get in Australia, we thought. We had a large group of 10 and ate in house, portions were generous and not expensive. Tried the green curry, tom Yum, pad Thai and were all excellent and full of flavour. Heat levels can vary from no chilli to super chilli dependent upon your taste. Need to... More 

Thank MuzzMcQ
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I ordered almost $100 of takeaway from this restaurant and it was absolutely awful! Watery curries with no flavour and over cooked dry meat. Rubbery fish cakes and even the roti wasn't nice. Very disappointing. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank CherbVictoria
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Choo Chee Goong is one of my favorite Thai dishes, this little restaurant serves one of the best you'll try, do yourself a favor, with many other great dishes on offer this is a great Thai experience

Thank Lloyd J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Malop St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  City of Greater Geelong  >  Geelong
  • Phone Number: +61 52221737
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?