Possibly the most popular Thai restaurant in Sydney, if you arrive at Chat Thai during the mealtime rush hour, expect to wait at least 45 minutes or longer for a table. But it’s worth the wait.
Chat Thai offers an extensive menu of authentic Thai dishes. You can’t go wrong with everyone’s go-to noodles, the pad Thai. It’s packed with flavour and truly satisfying. Another crowd-pleaser is the som tum (papaya salad). Chat Thai has 5 different types, each one features deliciously complex flavours. Tip: make sure to specify your level of spiciness!
We sampled the Dtom Saap (hot and sour soup with braised pork ribs) and Kai Hiew Bpu (golden puffy crab meat omelette) amongst others, and they are some of the best we have tasted.
Other must-try menu items: chilli fried rice ($14), Thai milk tea ($4) and pad ki mao (stir-fried rice noodles with chicken, chilli and basil in dark soy sauce ($13).