About Long Chim Perth

Long Chim is a triumph of casual dining, combining traditional street food with contemporary flavours. David Thompson is renowned as a world authority on Thai food and his Thai restaurants and cookbooks have won critical acclaim. David now returns to Australia with Long Chim Perth and Perth patrons will be the first diners in Australia to experience the new, casual style of one of the world's most acclaimed chefs.

St Georges Terrace & Barrack Street
Perth, AU-WA 6000
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(08) 6168 7775

Website:
http://longchimperth.com/

Parking Details:
Public Car Parks. Valet parking is conveniently located in front of COMO The Treasury hotel. Up to four hours is $30.

Public Transport:
""- Uber - Taxi - Train - Bus""

Executive Chef:
David Thompson

Long Chim Perth Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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3.5

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Spicy (35)
Neighbourhood Gem (27)
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Modern Decor (11)
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Open Kitchen (8)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 19 February 2017

The waiter was excellent, great knowledge of the wine list and the menu with great humour as well!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Fantastic place tucked away in a great location! Food and service were spot on. i would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Spicy, Healthy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Open Kitchen, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Really busy so services was somewhat slow at times. Food was delicious but quite small serves. Had to move tables out to the bar area as the restaurant air cond was too cold for us.

Overall, an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Tapas
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Was worth the hype. The steamed barramundi was to die for and notable cocktail list. Ambience was very Melbourne like and service didn't disappoint. I will be back!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 16 February 2017

Food was great! Only criticism is curry had very little meat, however sauce was wonderful. Service was prompt and friendly. The betel leaf entree dish was amazing!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 13 February 2017

Food was amazing; So tasty and had such an authentic flavour that I had never had at any other Thai restaurant. Not too spicy but enough to create palatable interest and was very quick to be served to us! However, the service needs work. Some dishes were forgotten or brought to us that we did not order and some of the wait staff we not very friendly. Other than this it was an enjoyable experience and a great way to spend my birthday dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Modern Decor, Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2017

The pork salad and the durian ice cream are divine. David Thompson does it again and introduces Perth to authentic Thai street food, never watered down for the Western palette.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 12 February 2017

The food was sensational and bursting with flavours. Every dish was near perfect! We were grateful for the opportunity to experience this place as part of the fringe world festival. We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Fantastic food that actually tastes like authentic thai food! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Service was great and food very delicious but a tad salty. Very tasty. :)

Tags: Casual, Family Style, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Great food and great waitress who knew get stuff. I wish I remember her name but she made our night..along with the great food. Def impressed.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 9 February 2017

We had a great time there with good service. The food was wonderful and the portions were a good size as well.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 9 February 2017

Food was plentiful and extremely tasty. Definitely going back with more time to sit and try different foods.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 8 February 2017

Outstanding food, particularly for curry lovers! Service staff outstanding and a great "vibe". Thoroughly recommended....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 February 2017

Once seated we were ignored a while, stuck in a corner near the store room.

Once served for drinks, we thought things were looking up. The barman was brilliant.

The drinks themselves, delicious.

The food options were fantastic - although the pricing a little steep for what you got.

And you couldn't hear the person next to you or opposite you speak - it seems everyone in the room was competing with the music as it went from wallpaper to concert-level volume thanks to the terrible accoustics in the room.

The best thing about the evening were the cocktails and the customer service from our waiter - when he eventually came over to us.

But the place is more a place to be seen to be eating, than one to go to to enjoy a good meal and good company, because although the food looked nice, it felt like it was lacking and you couldn't enjoy the company of your table because of the atmosphere in the venue.

Severely disappointed after hearing all the wonderful things about this place - but not disappointed in the Massaman Curry or the cocktails.

Slightly mortified to say that I think the four of us will give our local Thai a go next time. Better value for everything: food, service, and money.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 5 February 2017

This is about the 6th or 7th time we have dined at Long Chim and have always really enjoyed it. This time we were disappointed. We had a booking - we were essentially ignored at the front desk of the restaurant after arriving and needed to walk into bar to get someone's attention, who then told us, as he was typing on an ipad, we needed to wait until he had finished - not a great start.several other staff had walked past at this stage but no one greeted us. He then raced off ahead of us to "take us to our table". Not seated with menus - waited another 5-10mins for our table waiter to come who then was very helpful throughout our dinner. Food delicious but serving sizes have definitely decreased - red duck curry - previously a favourite of ours, only 5 morsel sized duck on bone - not value for money. Charred pork noodles - only 4 very small pieces of pork - not enough for 2 people t share as they suggest.We decided not to stay for dessert as we usually would. Then same guy who "greeted" us, took a very long time to process payment. Not professional. Disappointing. Expect higher standards from a David T restaurant

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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 5 February 2017

Service was excellent and the cocktails deserts were lovely. The mains were disappointing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Fantastic food and service, would be nice if there were a few more vegetarian options.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Once again no lamb ribs!! My last 2 visits to Longchim they have been out of lamb ribs. Other than that it was nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 3 February 2017

A bit disappointed when we made a week ahead booking requesting for specific table that was turn down ! Tables are set too close together .

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 31 January 2017

Love the flavours and textures from Long Chim. Recommended.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 30 January 2017

never disappoints, whether its a group of colleagues or a business opportunity meeting, the staff are brilliant, the food is excellent and the wine list is top notch!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Although we had a reservation and the restaurant was nearly empty we had to wait for our table to be wiped and made ready?!?!

We'v been to Thailand several times and have eaten in Thai restaurants all over the world. Long Chim was not only the worst but also the most expensive Thai food we've ever had. A real disappointment if you like authentic Thai food.

Only upsides: The waiter was very nice and helpful which was a huge plus and the location is amazing.

Tags: Modern Decor
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Loved it! Could offer more gf and seafood allergy options by making sauces fresh and removing fish sauceand replacing with tamari gf soy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Open Kitchen, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 28 January 2017

We were looking forward to trying Long Chim and have to say the experience was very disappointing. Food very average. I was expecting a lot more.

Unfortunately would not recommend, however am happy to try other restaurants there.

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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Second time visiting. First time was lunch with a group of 4, this time 2 of us for a pre fringe festival event. Starter of larp of chicken was too spicy for us, (we were warned it was hot but wow, not for the faint hearted!) Red duck curry and deep fried squid were amazing. Interesting sounding cocktails but we couldn't taste them due to the burning tongue from the starter! Main disappointment was our waitperson was not very attentive (I said to my friend twice "How hard is it to get a drink around here?!"). And we only discovered when we were almost finished that he had not shown us the special set menu that they have specifically for fringe festival! Frustrating. It would have meant we could try 5 courses and had a glass of wine for $50 each, rather than the 3 courses, cocktail and glass of wine for $80 each we had. The waitperson who started work toward the end of our meal was great and so I know we just lucked out with ours and it's not the case that all of the staff are inattentive. So ask for the theatre menu if you are heading to fringe or another show.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Hi's and low's is a good way to describe it. Tried the Maa Long chim menu (Table d' hote ie set menu) this time and split the wine pairings between my wife and I. They kindly offered to split the pairing. The starters were okay. Liked the pork skewers but found the fried fried prawns to be a bit burnt. The chicken larb was spicy as expected but was a tad too pungent with the onions. The Vouvray was rather sec (dry) but lovely. The service was good until this point. Then our server disappeared - never to be seen again! The mains arrived with steamed rice but nary a sign of the wine pairing. Reminders to the waiters and a bar tender did not result in the wine appearing till the end of the course after I walked up to the bar!! The bar tender appeared rather young -- 'barely legal' and reflected his age with his attitude when approached! The pnor noir was the worst ever with very little tannins in it! The northern pork curry vietnamese style reminded me of a home made curry the onions were a tad underfried at the beginning with expected outcomes. The watercress was yummy. They served a bowl of hot and sour soup of pink salmon (or was it snapper), which was nice but we were unable to enjoy it optimally as we waited over 30 mins for the bowls to arrive (did they think we's share a spoon and a serving bowl ?). The desert was very 'ho hum' ('coconut cake') full of coconuts with some more scraped coconut on top, We paid $190 for an entirely forgettable experience. In hind sight, we felt that we would have done better had we avoided the Maa long chim offer. We love the Naam in Bangkok but then that's thai fine dining and this is thai street food. We would like to see the restaurant grow and succeed but will need to address the service aspects and perhaps even value better to endure in a bearish economy. We really hope it adapts as the authenticity is refreshing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on 18 January 2017

A fantastic dining experience. Exceptional service, and absolutely delicious food. Feels like a taste of Thailand in the middle of Perth. Love the setting, great ambience, but the food - wow! An absolute gem of a place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 18 January 2017

The food was exceptional, equal to any experiences we have had from similar style restaurants in Melbourne.

The staff were friendly and happy to engage in discussions with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 14 January 2017

We loved Long Chim! It was a special occasion for our group of 5 ladies and the food, atmosphere & service was fantastic! It had a very cool, Melbournesque vibe - lots of fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 14 January 2017

We were very disappointed at the quality of food and service, not enough of either.

Shame for such a beautiful venue .

Left feeling ripped off.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on 13 January 2017

Great venue with good atmosphere. Service was a little slow to start with, it took some time to get menu's, however got better as the meal went on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 13 January 2017

Great, friendly, informed and informative service. Lovely food with great flavours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 12 January 2017

The service was good although a bit slow to take initial order, food was good and the waiter warned us that some of the dishes we ordered were quite hot (which we were OK with) the beef laksa was tasty but I can't recall when I have tried to eat beef that was that tough

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 11 January 2017

A favourite! The flavours just explode in your mouth.

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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 10 January 2017

We had the prawn starter, it was recommended by the waiter.

I was very disappointed! it should say shrimp shells, with chunks of shallots.

The main, under the specialty section, was the beef option, which was very fatty.

I was disappointed as a tourist.

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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 10 January 2017

Having visited Thailand on numerous occasions over a 20 year period I would rate the food as good but not excellent. Service was friendly but slow in the beginning but it did improve as the meal progressed. As as rule I do not worry about prices but I was gob smacked by the very high prices. I will not return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Good service and great drinks list. Nice decor and great location. Food expensive and underwhelming. Had expectations of Longgrain (sydney) and felt a little let down. Glad I have been but won't be rushing back.

Tags: Modern Decor, Open Kitchen, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

We and a couple of other friends from London were recommended this place. The front of house staff found us a seat for our larger party of 6 (original booking was 4) and our waiter was amazing - energetic, knowledgeable and super friendly. The wine list was excellent as was the food. I dont think we left the place until 12:30am (though my memory is a little hazy... :)), which is amazing for Perth!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 6 January 2017

Once again the food was amazing staff attentive and knowledgeable. We came for lunch this time so not as busy, but still a great vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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