SAMUI THAI
Adelaide, SA

Samui Thai offers honest, authentic cuisine in a cosy setting in Adelaide's Hazelwood Park. The boutique-sized menu is suited to the 30-seat dining room. The restaurant's interior is an eclectic mix of Asian trinkets and modern styling, but overall the effect is friendly and welcoming. The traditional dishes on offer really do transport you to Thailand - they're full of simple flavours and all well priced.
Accepts
Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Dinner
Address:

548 Greenhill Road
Suburb:
Hazelwood Park
Contact:
Tel: +61 8 8364 5400
Cuisine:
Thai
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
License:
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
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"If ya gran was Thai, she'd cook like us." The humorous motto at Samui Thai should win you from the star, even before the food does. Proprietor Heath Gustafsson can be thanked for making us laugh at the thought of wok wielding grandmas. He is also responsible for the contemporary colours of the dining room and a rather funky bar with backlights that draw well-deserved attention to its marble facade. Table settings are made special with silky jade green coverings and teal serviettes are shaped with a proud plumage, similar to the bird of paradise flowers in the vase on the bar.

Chef, Jiab Somchock, holds court in the kitchen, where her deft hands produce traditional dishes full of simple flavours. The boutique-sized menu is suited to the 30-seat dining room. The menu divides appetisers from soups, salad, noodles and rice dishes while stir-fries and curries are constructed around beef, chicken, duck and seafood. Grathong thong is a delightful appetiser, composed of delicate pastry shells filled with the novel combination of cashew nuts, roasted coconut, red onion, lemon and palm sauce. Larb chicken salad is a mix of minced morsels with palate zapping Thai herbs, lemon juice and powdered chilli. Phad nuea goong gai is a stir-fried trio of beef, prawns and chicken lashed with oyster sauce and red duck curry brings roasted, boneless pieces of the bird plumped with cherry tomatoes, pineapple, basil and coconut milk. For dessert, sweeten things up with cream caramel, given a Thai twist with a dash of coconut cream.
Roz Taylor
Cheap & Cheerful
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548 Greenhill Road
Hazelwood Park SA 5066
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vicki - 12/04/2013
I dine out very often and live in the eastern suburbs so I thought I would give this restaurant a go. Very, very disappointed. My partner and I ordered two main meals only to be told after an hours wait that it will be another 20 to 30 minutes before it is served. The service was slow as there was only 1 waitress and I'm guessing only 1 person in the kitchen.I'm surprised this restaurant is still up and running. Never will I go back.
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