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“Highly Recommend - the BEST Thai without a doubt”

Authentic Thai Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 78 Restaurants in Nelson Bay
Price range: US$2 - US$24
Description: Authentic Thai is a newly established family owned business in beautiful Port Stephens, Nelson Bay. Even as a newly established restaurant in the bay we pride ourselves on great food and excellent customer service. Jungle duck, quackin stir fry dish has been a crowd favorite this week Come try some delicious and crispy house special duck spring rolls too! Available dine in and takeaway
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Description: Authentic Thai is a newly established family owned business in beautiful Port Stephens, Nelson Bay. Even as a newly established restaurant in the bay we pride ourselves on great food and excellent customer service. Jungle duck, quackin stir fry dish has been a crowd favorite this week Come try some delicious and crispy house special duck spring rolls too! Available dine in and takeaway
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

It may look like your average neighbourhood Thai restaurant but Authentic Thai is anything but!

I wandered in with my husband on a Friday night, and we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aromas coming from the kitchen. The restaurant was filling up quickly (it was almost 6pm) but we managed to get a table outside.

We ordered the fish special, which was fresh caught local perch with tamarind (you can choose your own sauce), jungle duck with deep fried basil and stir fried vegetables and coconut rice.

The duck was succulent and the basil delicious but not overpowering, with bangs of flavour. When our fish arrived, our expectations continued to be exceeded. The light coating was crisp and delicate, and the fish so fresh it melted in the mouth. The tamarind flavour worked beautifully with the fish and the vegetables were fresh and crisp. By the end of the meal we were already planning our next visit.

Don’t let appearances fool you - the location may be a bit out of the way, but the food and the service are absolutely outstanding. In fact I’d go so far to say that you’d be hard pressed to find a better Thai restaurant outside of Thailand.

Do yourself a favor and visit this exceptional restaurant. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2021
Thank ryderonthestorm
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Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

New restaurant with fresh, fabulous food and wonderful staff.. We have eaten there a number of times and every time the food has been exceptional . Well done !

Date of visit: February 2021
Thank Vacation480462
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Reviewed 21 February 2021

The owner gave us great advice on what to order. The wine was excellent. The curry puffs were hand made tho a little small. The overall flavour was excellent. Each dish had it's own distinct flavours.

Date of visit: February 2021
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1  Thank 473lesleyd
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Bay.
The food is fabulous and very authentic Thai.
The staff are very friendly and nothing is too hard as they aim to please.
The chef is happy to cook to your taste.
Love the place and would strongly recommend, so take the time to try

Date of visit: January 2021
1  Thank bryanmT5714HK
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Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

From the vibes to the yummy,authentic dishes, everything was just perfect. The owner is such a welcoming person and staff was super friendly and quick! The place is really clean (we set outside).
Kids loved it!
Tom kha and Cashew stir fry are recommended, don't miss the crab spring rolls!! We loved it and definitely will be happy to come back :) enjoy your meal!

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank Ela_Barbara
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