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Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe

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Opposite Coolum Surf Club | Cnr Park St & David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
+61 54463911
10:30 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this lovely little cafe at Coolum. We'd recommend the Pad Thai with chicken and the Red Thai chicken. Yum! Also a reasonable range of beers. Great footpath casual dining; would certainly recommend.

Thank Peter L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing, cold stir fry and rice. Never happened before apparently, and argumentative staff. Try alternative.

Thank Mark N
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have dined here several times and each time I have the Pad Thai. It is the best outside of Bangkok. Needless to say, we jump in the car and drive 45 minutes just for dinner. Although it is 95 kilometres, it is worth it. I can't comment on the other food, but do know that the daughter always has... More 

Thank Annette A
Coolum Beach, Australia
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Lunch was great i like it hot so asked for chilli and fish sauce on the side . Lunch special fabulous and fast . Freshly cooked and delicious.

Thank Jody W
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

3 of us ate there, a Sunday night, no booking, nice meals, good food , service pretty good, outdoor seats are okay but room for improvement, but it makes up for it with the food

Thank Carol H
Coolum Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Eaten here a few times - can't fault the food, it's been excellent every time. Friendly staff and good customer service. Turned up once on a busy Saturday night without a booking, but they found an extra table from out the back and set it up for us with no problem. The food here is by far the tastiest I... More 

Thank suzy3065
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went with friends on a Saturday night. We were a big group booking which I understand can be difficult for restaurants but there were not many other diners at the restaurant, it was hardly full. Some people were ordering entrees+mains and some were ordering just mains so we asked the waitress if all the food could come out together or... More 

Thank Sturner92
Tewantin, Australia
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158 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We met friends for dinner at the Hot Chilli Bean Thai Cafe. Best coconut rice ever. We enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent.

Thank thingsthatareunique
Kilcunda, Australia
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Dined here one night and got take away another two nights. The Sunday night we turned up without a booking was no issue, there were plenty of tables inside and out. As well as the main menu there's a specials board with more seafood options. Entree dishes we ordered included prawn spring rolls (dine in) and the mixed entree (take... More 

Thank Melanie T
Coolum Beach, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

For me to take the time to write a negative review it must be bad. I have lived in Coolum for 15 years. These guys used to make good food when it was down the side street. Just spent $24 on a red duck and it was an absolute joke. We ate the duck and threw the rest out. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$171
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Full Bar
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Coolum Surf Club | Cnr Park St & David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 54463911
We have been operating since 1996 making us the oldest Thai Restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. We pride ourselves as having the tastiest, freshest thai cuisine in the area. Over the years we have had quire a few other thai restaurants open in opposition to us. We have welcomed these new businesses but know we are still the original and the best Thai in Coolum Beach. Come and try it for yourself. Our meals speak for themselves. Come and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and generous tasty dishes!

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