Chat Thai – Sydney

No I’m not in Sydney! I have been rummaging my photos and I have been super busy for the first 6 months of the year which didn’t give me any time to blog very much. This was when I went up to Sydney earlier in the year and when we also reviewed Gowings. Chat Thai is our favourite Thai place in Sydney and we frequent it every time. There are quite a few around now but the one we always go to is the one in Haymarket.

Front of Chat Thai

The queues are crazy and you gotta put your name down to wait for a table. There are always people working through the open kitchen in the front where they make desserts, fry things and bloody make you salivate until you pass out.

I have to say it’s fairly authentic. You get the saa waa dee kaa when you get a table and all the staff are from Thai. The interior is lovely, very colourful, feels like you’ve entered Bangkok.


There’s 3 floors I think so the restaurant doesn’t have a huge frontage so it’s the only way to fit more people in. There are some communal tables and lots of other smaller tables.
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Singa is a must in this place.

Singha Beer

When I mean authentic it is definitely authentic. this dish stir fried crisp pork belly and wild ginger in red curry paste was very hot but absolutely delicious.

mhu grob padt prik khing

I love Thai starters. The dollops of fried fish cakes with pickled cucumber relish was a winner.

todt mun bpla

I think the next dish was a special –  a crab curry. This was super hot. Even with rice this is not for the faint hearted.

crab curry

Finally IK’s favourite – Sticky rice and mango. The combination of sweet and salty. Love it.

Sticky Rice and Mango

I also ordered a kiwi fruit drink as well as the food was so hot. Refreshing.

Bottom Line

Best Thai food you can get in Australia IMO. Love the authentic flavours and vibe. Reasonably priced and delicious

Rating : 15/20

Tip : Go there early to avoid the queues

Dish of the Day : sticky rice and mango

What I would like to see : expand to melbourne please.

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