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Traditional slow cooked green, red, Panang and Massaman curries, made using fresh ingredients.

About Appethai Restaurant

Vibrant atmosphere and fare await diners at Appethai Restaurant on Victoria Street in Darlinghurst. This new kid on the Thai block offers casual dining and refined presentation amid gold embossed walls, dark wood and softly glowing clusters of globes, setting a chilled out vibe to enjoy plates from an authentic Asian menu. Settle in with a cocktail of choice and set sail on a voyage of discovery with an entrée of betel leaf topped with King prawn, shredded coconut, pomelo, chilli jam and caviar; moving onto mains like red curry with duck, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, lychees and young coconut. Meat lovers will salivate over barbequed marinated Wagyu beef and shimeji mushrooms, served with spicy tamarind sauce; before a delicious dessert of housemade coconut panna cotta and Thai style cream.

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A few words from Appethai Restaurant

We offer a unique casual dining experience of authentic traditional Thai cuisine in a refined presentation along with a vibrant atmosphere.

Our Head Chef has over 50 years experience in the food industry and is very passionate in cooking Thai cuisine using fresh ingredients and a traditional homemade paste.

Appethai Classic Tasting menu- An introductory menu created by our chefs to represent some of our authentic dishes suitable for those after a light meal.

Appethai Premium Tasting menu- A delightful culinary journey of our chefs' personal selections showcasing most of our popular dishes.

Appethai Vegetarian Tasting menu- A well-crafted menu of our vegetarian dishes highlighting our use of fresh vegetables and organic tofu


Location & Map

296-300 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 2010 NSW - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 120   Chef: Kongphak Phetputtrangkul (KP) Yoavapapongse Praisang (Mepong)


Opening Hours

Mon  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:30:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 120 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Cocktails
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (42)


Great food and excellent service
Great food and excellent service!!! This restaurant lived up to the hype. The food is extremely tasty, creative and very well balanced it was a delight to experience. The friendliness of all the team at Appethai made our evening even better and their attention to detail with regards to delivering world class service was as impressive as it was welcomed.Thank you all for such an amazing experience and can't wait to come back to try the rest of the menu.



A New Exciting Thai Restaurant in Town
I stumbled on a new Thai restaurant in Victoria Rd, Darlinghurst . I went with 5 other friends and we did the tasting menu. I was truly amazed with the quality and flavours of the menu. As a former executive chef and now work in management in the hospitality industry, I have high expectations when I dine out. The ambience is relaxed but classy. They have beautiful glasswear and the service is fantastic. The cocktails were great. The betel leaf prawns were amazing and the lamb cutlets just melted in your mouth. I enjoyed it so much, I went back for Christmas in July last Sunday. If your after a cheap Thai restaurant For a quick meal, this is not the place to go to. If your after a fantastic dining experience with great Thai food with a twist of fusion and service, Appethai is the place to go. Truly professional. My new favourite restaurant.


We booked for a friend's birthday dinner for 10 people. They were able to seat us in their semi private big table and was able to accommodate a last minute addition. That was perfect as it gave us some privacy and we were able to talk without it being really loud. We did the 7 course tasting menu with pairing wine. It felt like it was endless wine as the waiters did a really great job of filling up our glass. The fave was the lamb rack as it was so tender and fell off the bone. Their snow ball dessert had also a variety and we ate everything up! There was not an empty plate and we were all full after. The service was excellent. We had a really memorable experience.


Authentic Thai surprise in heart of King’s Cross
Had a very nice dinning experience in this grandly decorated restaurant. Food is well presented and at reasonable price. Service is very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to my friends.


Authentic delicious Thai food
Very pleased and happy with Appethai. All meals are delicious and have an authentic taste. Would recommend for romantic or group dinner


Something different
If you want something that’s not your typical Thai cuisine this is the place to go!


Amazing food and service
Best Thai food I’ve ever had and amazing service by friendly staff.

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Best Thai food in Sydney


Awesome food, great experience. Would recommend to friends. Definitely will be coming back!


Could not have asked for a better evening! The experience begins the moment you walk through the door. You are greeted by friendly staff with a warm welcome. Throughout the night I was surprised by how attentive the staff were. They are efficient, quick to help and go out of their way to ensure an exquisite experience. The food exceeded all expectations. Each dish was delightful and well presented. It's clear the restaurant meticulously designed each dish to not only be appetising but distinctive. Highlights are the barbequed Wagyu Beef, Tom Yum King Prawn Soup and the Red Curry Duck. The restaurant itself has an elegant atmosphere - gold decor and embellishments. The ambience was beautiful and low-key. 6 out of 5. Flawless dining experience. Excited to come back!


Amazing Thai experience
I’ve been here a few times and it’s always a joy to eat here. The food and service is amazing. Decor is always on point. The staff are super friendly and attentive. Will definitely return


Delicious food is an understatement. Your typical Thai dishes with a unique spin that left you wanting more. Definitely recommend the red duck curry and green papaya salad!


It’s good place to have dinner with friends and family. The foods here are wonderful and great atmosphere. Worth to try????


Amazing Thai
Amazing Thai and a lovely place to dine.


Amazing food and taste so good. Has really good service and knowledge of their ingredients they use in each dish. Also has a good selection of drinks including cocktails. I really enjoyed eating at appethai and will be eating there often.


Amazing food and so tasty. Has service is


Great fine dining experience, tasty food, reasonable price and amazing services. Definitely will come again.



Great Thai food
Went to the restaurant and found a casual elegant vibe to it that is different compared to other Thai restaurants around that area. Food was excellent and staff was really friendly :)


Amazing Thai Restaurant with a touch of fusion
Simple menu yet condensed with unique character. Each dish has its own character with emphasis on presentation & flavour. Will definitetly come back for further exploration of this fantastic menu


Amazing food! Loved everything


Wow wow !!!!!


AMAZING!!! Best new Thai restaurant in Sydney indeed.


Best Thai Food Restaurant Ever
Amazing food, nice staff members, great dinning atmosphere.


Amazing Thai restaurant and food is so very very good as well


Well worth a visit. We will be coming again. Food was faultless. Signature Seared chilli Scallops, Coconut Seafood all superb. Engaging pleasant staff and a quirky retro interior.


Absolutely loved the vibe. From the moment you walk in, the staff greet you with a beautiful smile and are so attentive throughout the whole night. The decor is just mesmerising. The owners came for a chat and knew the ins and outs of all their products (this was a big plus). The food was amaaaaaazing. I love Thai food and this place just hit the spot. Would absolutely eat here again.


Great quality Thai food
Absolutely loved the vibe. From the moment you walk in, the staff greet you with a beautiful smile and are so attentive throughout the whole night. The decor is just mesmerising. The owners came for a chat and knew the ins and outs of all their products (this was a big plus). The food was amaaaaaazing. I love Thai food and this place just hit the spot. Would absolutely eat here again.


One of the best Fusion thai place. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommended it.


” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” I lived in the west but both my husband and I never get tired of coming to this restaurant in the city to enjoy again and again the flavoursome traditional Thai food, the excellent, friendly service. It's my third time coming here and I can honestly tell you this restaurant is one of the best in the city. Try my fave Red Curry Duck and the Appethai Spring Roll, you will be blown away how delicious they are. Desserts are all ”YUM”.


I had such a great experience with my friends, the staff was nice and for dinner we went for the tasting menu with matching wine and it was excellent.


i can’t fault this Thai restaurant. The excellent service, the flavoursome authentic Thai food and classy and elegant ambience is at par with top 5 star restaurants in the city. Iam super happy that we had my son’s birthday dinner here. Iam sure we will be back again and again


My new favourite restaurant on Darlinghurst
We glad we found this restaurant. The food is very tasty with unique presentations. The staff are very friendly. Love the cocktails “snow white” it’s my new fav restaurant on Darlinghurst now ??


I had dinner 3 times in Appethai restaurant last month. The food so delicious, can’t fault it, great service and beautiful atmosphere. I highly recommended to try the Appethai food and judge by yourself.


My go to restaurant for delicious and authentic Thai cuisine. I am consistently impressed with the quality of food and service. You can't go wrong with the premium tasting menu plus matching wine. Highly recommended.


Recommended very good thai restaurant
I went there for lunch with work mate. The food there are so delucious. Dessert looks nice and yummy. Will go back to try dinner experience soon.


Amazing food lovely staff good wine perfect atmosphere


Amazing food lovely staff good wine perfect atmosphere


delicious food and good vibe perfect for special occasion
I went to Appethai restaurant with my family for a birthday party. We heard from friend that this new Thai restaurant open couple weeks ago and the restaurant is very beautiful and food was nice so we decided to get it a go. We went there on Thursday night. the restaurant was not busy but they started filling the room after a while. our waitress was very nice and attentive. She recommended the betel leave with prawns and we all love it. The scallops with chilli was superb and very fresh. cocktails looks beautiful and delicious. and thanks for staffs that surprised my mom with a sparkler on dessert. My mom was really impressed. We def go back to try the tasting menu next time.

Tony Doan