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“flavourful and generous thai dishes with excellent service”

Cilantro Thai Kitchen
Ranked #6 of 57 Restaurants in Bayswater
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

our party of 4 dined at Cilantro on a recent Sunday nite out - service was that good balance of friendly polite/efficient customer focussed attentiveness - Raymond the chef/owner also visited to enquire about our preferences with Thai cuisine - we had roti (served with a peanut sauce) as starters and then the lemon grass beef salad, the Panang curry, and the beef stir fry with seasonal vegetables plus the red curry prawn stir fry also with seasonal vegetables as our mains, with jasmine rice

and of course all that accompanied by several bottles of BYOG - on this occasion we brought along some full flavoured NZ cab sauvignon

the entree and mains all arrived on-time per the timetable we requested - and every dish was WONDERFULLY full flavoured, as also requested by us - (definitely not the dumbed down bland sorts of flavours you regrettably get too often in restaurants targeting a mass customer base at the cost of providing a real thai cuisine experience to those who want just that!)

I'm from Sydney and the 3 others Melb locals - we all rate the food experience at Cilantro highly - I would even say the equal to Thai restaurants like Cheddi Thai and Thai-Riffic in Sydney's Newtown/trendy eat streets locations

its not a huge establishment with a masses of 'buzz' - but clean and tidy with comfortable furniture/furnishings plus very good yet non-intrusive service all set in an unrushed and pleasant ambience - so the total experience was more than just fine - it was very good - good enough for us to already plan another group visit as soon as I am back in Melb

and the cost: not bargain basement prices but value for money

and remember - for the best experience - take the opportunity to let Raymond know exactly what your taste preferences are and he will deliver

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered home delivery . The whole barramundi was Devine, and the tamarind sauce that came with it , excellent . The Tom Yum , broth intense and a nice bit of chilli, 3 whole prawns , added a beautiful taste to the broth . Pork hock with chilli vinegar , yum .
Very polite staff and helpful.
Delivered on time . Highly recommend

2  Thank Chriss_1964
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Waitress very helpful, chef came out to clarify food allergy for a diner.
Friendly service - would definitely recommend

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2  Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our entrees were the 'bad' bit. My daughter's curry puffs were the smallest we have ever seen! My husband had his favourite entree - chicken satay - and was very disappointed. The chicken was very poor quality, fatty...to the point that he could not eat it. He sent it back. But the main meals were fine - no complaints there. Tasty and generous serves. The ambiance is a little lacking - quite austere really, nothing on the walls. Not a lot of atmosphere.

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2  Thank MelbourneLaura
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have returned to this restaurant again this month and the food and service are still as good as ever, the price is still very affordable and the whole experience is well worth another visit ( will go again)

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4  Thank Stretch J
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