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Chilli Cha Cha

40-50 Campbell Street
Sydney CBD NSW 2000
Tel : +61 2 9211 2025
Cuisine: Thai
License: BYO only (unlicensed)
Price Range: $$
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One bock from the Capitol Theatre, Chilli Cha Cha in Haymarket is a great spot for for a cheap and cheerful Thai meal when you need to make a curtain call. The kitchen's specials start from $10 and you can see the chefs working at their woks from your table. The dining room is simple and clean, with bright lights and modern white chairs and red padded banquettes along the wall.

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It’s not hard to find a good Thai restaurant in the city, but it is slightly harder to find an one that doesn’t leave your wallet sobbing into its own receipts. Chilli Cha Cha has a flair for both traditional and modern dishes that cater for both Eastern and Western palates. Using fresh flavours gathered from Chinatown’s produce shops and encouraging a range of house favourites. This friendly little eatery serves up possibly the best pad Thai this side of Bangkok, with a wedge of lemon and finely chopped peanuts giving it extra flavour and texture. However, if you’re up for trying something a little more authentic order the kao soi noodle soup – a northern Thai curry dish with coconut milk that marries silky smooth with crispy crunch deliciously and interestingly. For a healthy option with a bit of a kick, try one of the many varieties of somtum – a spicy green papaya salad with beans and tomatoes – or the nam tok of hot and spicy salad with ground roasted rice and Thai mixed herbs and your choice of beef or pork. Or rather, share a stir-fried whole fish with chilli sauce and a plate of deep-fried soft shell crab with pepper and garlic seasoning for a terrific insight into how they handle their seafood dishes.

Annabel Wise
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This place serves up Thai like no other place I've been and has special dishes that I've not seen anywhere else. Definitely traditional Thai! The food is the real deal - Not westernised Thai food like the  22/06/2011

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