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Absolute Thai

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Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
+61 2 4943 7710
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11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:45
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Sun 11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Mon 11:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
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Newcastle, Australia
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253 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by the taste and quality of the food offered from this shop front. Had a standard pad thai which was more spicy than any I have had before but still more than acceptable. Good serve size too.

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Thank RLNR
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a quick and tasty lunch on a budget this is a great deal - service is fast and friendly, food is tasty and generously portioned. I am a repeat customer

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Thank Waynzee
Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of menu options. Food is good. Service is good. Well priced, especially their lunch time menu.

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Thank sstan4d
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Thai food is amazing. Lots to choose from, it is easy to eat small or large as you can order your entrees as individual pieces. Nice view out the window. Lovely atmosphere. Will go back again.

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1 Thank Nicole M
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Standard fare Thai. Nothing amazing but not the worst either. Not too greasy which is always a bonus. Value is okay and it was nice to have leftovers in the fridge for breakfast following morning!

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Thank Mark L
Newcastle, Australia
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Not bad food but not the best Thai out there. I found it a bit too salty and rich but flavour was generally nice and portions large. Service good and attentive. The problem is the noise. It is like eating in a busy pub or in a jet turbine. Hot tip: perfect if you have a nagging wife/GF or she... More 

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Thank Andyjam2110
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Had a dinner with my husband. Service was great. Food was tasty and very quick. And music was lovely. We had a beautiful dinner and a great time there.

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Thank WatsonHarrington
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear WatsonHarrington Thanks for your complimentary to our food and service. We are really glad to hear that you had a good time from your last visit. Hope to see you again. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited for dinner on a Saturday night. They had live music but it was very difficult to hear as the place is so noisy. Food was quite good although one of our meals came out much later than the rest. Just a bit too crowded and noisy for me so I wouldn't go back.

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Thank cb_from_oz
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear cb_from_oz Thanks for your feedback but we are so sorry that we cannot control the noise when more people gather together. For the weekday, it is not too busy as weekend so, please give us a chance to try again. Best Regards, Wirat Pattanakajorn Absolute Thai Charlestown Manager More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Six of us visited Absolute Thai, ordered 6 different dishes + steamed rice. Two were good, one was acceptable, the other 3 were bland and disappointing. The restaurant was packed and so noisy that we couldn't talk, and the waitstaff couldn't hear us order. To make it worse, a live entertainer (not Thai music, unfortunately) added to the ruckus. Definitely... More 

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Thank mikei873
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Mikei873 We are so sorry to hear that you dissatisfied with our food. We didn't know exactly what you had on that night so, you could email to let us know wirat@absolutethaigroup.com.au We are so thankful for your feedback because we can improve to meet your satisfaction. However, we cannot control the noise when we are busy. Moreover, we... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Absolute Thai with a group of friends, early on a Friday evening for dinner and drinks. We ordered the Ezy banquet (approx $28 pp) to share, which was plenty of food for us with lots of leftovers. The food is tasty and wine was ok after the second glass... Service was somewhat disorganized, with three different waitresses trying... More 

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Thank Flossy1711
Wirat P, Manager at Absolute Thai, responded to this review

Dear Flossy1711 Thanks for your feedback. Our meals serve in generous serving. And it is more value when you ordered as banquet. Moreover, it is great deal when people come in big group too. It is faster than you order individually. Lastly, we are sorry that you felt not good by being ask you to order. Normally, people complain about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 21:45
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop L1, 1034 Charlestown Square Shopping Centre | 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2290, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Charlestown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4943 7710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?