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Colonel Tan's, Prahran, AU-VIC

Colonel Tan's

4.6
4.6
135 Reviews
$41 to $100
Thai
  • Lively
  • Good for groups
  • Neighbourhood gem
Colonel Tan's affordable menu combines traditional Thai cuisine with a cheeky American diner aesthetic. The name is a tribute to legendary Thai pop star Tan Punturaumporn. Years ago, Tan’s kitchen staff took to calling him the Colonel when they started serving a Five Spice Chicken that brought to mind a certain chicken-loving colonel from America’s Deep South. Located on Melbourne's trendy Chapel Street you can stop in for dinner, check out some art installations, exhibitions, live music or watch the venue turn into the infamous Revolver Upstairs nightclub!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9521 5985
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Neung sangton
  • Area
    Prahran
  • Parking Details
    Chapel St has unpaid two hour parking 9am-6pm, untimed free parking 6pm onwards.
  • Public Transit
    Tram: High St / Chapel St (140 m) 6, 78, 79. Train: Close to Prahran Station, on the Sandringham line.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • 3181 Thursday's

    Multiple dates available
    Partake in a relaxed evening of local favouritism and fun times at 3181 Thursdays. Enjoy 50% off a starter and main for locals* at Colonel Tan's Thai Kitchen. There's lounge-friendly entertainment, Hans DC & guests from 6pm. * locals = 3181 residents, traders and office-workers, students & Revolver Members (must show ID). Local traders contact us to arrange a trader discount card! Valid for one starter and one main dish per eligible customer.
    3181 Thursday's photo
  • Feed Me Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Feed Me Menu! For bookings of 10 people or more we require you to select from our Feed Me Menu. Choose between a 1,2 or 3 course option which will provide a feeding frenzy of our menu favourites. Starting at $45pp our feed me menu will be catered to dietary requirements or your dish requests.
    Feed Me Menu photo
  • Never Cheer -Revolver Trivia

    Multiple dates available
    Come to Revs and use your brain? Say whuuuurt! Join our loosey goosey pub quiz every Tuesday with Mikey Cahill (DJ Joey Lightbulb) and his revolving co-hosts Michaela Palmer, Christian Kloukinas, Kat Wallace & Zaiga Finnis. Register your approx. team numbers and get to Revs 6.45-7pm for a 7.30pm start. Every Tuesday for the last 13 years, lucky you.

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner City South

    Best Value

  • Inner City South

    Good for groups

  • Inner City South

    Hot spot

  • Inner City South

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Inner City South

    Lively

135 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service both amazing! Highly recommend! Will definitely go back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    All food we had was lovely aside from the fried chicken. It was quite dry.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Return often. Supporting locals is excellent!

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  4. TraceyH

    Melbourne

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat coming to Colonel Tan's for dinner. All the dishes we ordered were outstanding. We had the five spice chicken, the bangkok bolognese, the enoki wraps, the penang lamb curry and the snapper and prawn dry curry. Definitely recommend trying all of these.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so very happy with the experience here. I have a rough dietary restriction being reactive to garlic and onion. I noted this in my booking and as soon as we sat the wait staff informed me that most of the meals can be made with out garlic and onion, and that when I order they will check with the chefs to make sure my orders would be safe for me to eat. This was extremely accommodating and has guaranteed that I will be returning for dinner in the future. The food was all so delicious and amazing value for money. Can't wait for the next time I go to try more of the menu options ❤️

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trivia was wildly entertaining, I would highly recommend to anyone interested.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Would rate this as one of the best experiences in a long time. I organised two tables, one for adults and one for kids. They were prompt in responding to my email. They had the kids table set up with kids menu's and toy cars. They took care of my bulky belongings on arrival. Service was friendly and helpful the entire night. Food did take a while, although it was busy. The kids meals weren't as prompt as I would have prefer but also could have been improved by myself ordering them before the adults meals. Even with that, spectacular experience and great service. Up there with one of the best service experiences I've had

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  8. TraceyS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here is fantastic! It was quiet for a Friday night, but the staff was friendly. The music was too loud especially since it was pretty empty. Would definitely go again!

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  9. AnnetteE

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t go near the place unless you’re a 19 year old heavy metal, drug taking fan.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food. Great music and ambience.

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FAQs

Colonel Tan's is rated 4.6 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Colonel Tan's

229 Chapel Street, Prahran, AU-VIC 3181

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Prahran
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Chapel St has unpaid two hour parking 9am-6pm, untimed free parking 6pm onwards.
  • Public Transit
    Tram: High St / Chapel St (140 m) 6, 78, 79. Train: Close to Prahran Station, on the Sandringham line.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Neung sangton
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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