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Thai Tide - Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Thai Tide - Melbourne CBD

4.4
4.4
196 Reviews
$40 and under
Thai
Casual Setting Thai | Local Produces | Australian Natural Wines | Exotic Thai Inspired Cocktails + Classic Cocktails
Good food Guide 2022

Discover a fresh take on Thai cuisine, spanning the diverse flavors of Thailand. Savor the warmth of Central Bangkok's Chicken Cashew Stir-fry and succulent Drunken Noodle Beef. Relish in the zesty grilled delights like our Marinated Chicken and dive into Isarn-inspired salads, including our tangy Papaya Salad. Experience the coastal tastes of Southern Thailand with our Crab Meat Fried Rice and get lost in the rich notes of traditional curries such as Jungle Green Curry and Masaman Lamb Stew. A culinary journey across Thailand awaits, catering to every palate.

Dishes are paired with well selected wild, cloudy and ultra-drinkable Australian organic natural wines, as well as Thai inspired fun cocktails and the feel good setting creates the perfect place to catch up with friends or loved ones.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9650 7987
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Delectable selection of freshly prepared Thai canapes/finger foods that you can mix and match as a party platter for any occasion.<br /><br />https://www.thaitide.com.au/functions-events<br />*Minimum 2 dozens per each menu
  • Private party facilities
    From team meetings, long lunches, birthday celebrations and everything in between, THAI TIDE offers everything you need to make your next private event truly memorable. Our level 1 dining area allow us to cater for any occasion, seated dining, stand up cocktails or an intimate private dining experiences.

Experiences

  • Thai Tide Taste

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience the Thai Tide Taste Set menu, a curated selection of beloved regional dishes from Thailand. Indulge in the vibrant flavours of the north, the coastal delights of the south, the fiery cuisine of Isaan, and the aromatic curries of the central region. Let us transport you to the diverse regions of Thailand in just one dining experience.
    Thai Tide Taste photo
  • Happy Hour Oyster & Bubble

    $28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a half-dozen oysters and a glass of Rosecco bubbles to refresh and brighten up your night! Available at 5.00-7.00 PM everyday (Mon-Sat)
    Happy Hour Oyster & Bubble photo
  • Shared Group Lunch!

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience authentic Thai flavors with the Thai Tide Group Lunch Set, crafted for SHARING among large groups between 10-19 guests with tight lunch schedules. Begin with shared delights: Starters: Main Kham in Betel Leaf Caramelised Mah Kwan Chicken Green Papaya Salad Mains: Charcoal Grilled Chicken with Green Banana Jungle Curry PAD MEE KORAT Chicken Noodle Jasmine Rice This set, designed for optimal lunchtime management, delivers a swift, rich Thai culinary journey. Every bite resonates with Thailand's culinary essence.
    Shared Group Lunch! photo

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

196 Reviews
  1. MarkH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They only have a small menu but everything on it is absolutely delicious. This is the best Thai food I have had in quite some time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food and ambience but very slow service to order drinks and food

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  3. SeanS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice little restaurant with a small menu but full of quality food.

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  4. Lionel

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entrees were superb - the betel leaf appetizer was rich with flavor, wood fired quid delicious, and the lettuce leaf chicken main was fabulous. The only disappointment was the barramundi soup, which had thin strips of fish and was relatively devoid of flavor. Staff were attentive. A great night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were served promptly, staff were very friendly. Food came out very fast! We shared a couple plates which were very filling and tasty. A bit spicy but not too spicy.

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  6. PaigeP

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and attentive service. Portion sizes were good. The booth was a bonus - felt like private dining!

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  7. RhondaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly and informative staff, food was great especially for the range of dietary needs in our group, and very generous portions. The noise level was pretty high, but we had a great night.

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  8. Garry

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks are very over priced by the glass and by the bottle The food is amazing tho

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  9. MegM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitstaff and employees are so sweet and helpful. We LOVED having a quick sit down dinner here. Food was very good, I got the yellow curry with mushrooms and it was amazing. Make sure to get the roti - it was fantastic! Support this small business!

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  10. ElleBambi

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a booking & were immediately greeted with a warm & happy smile. Our group of 4 were seated promptly. The ambience is nice- cosy & dimly lit (which made it feel more private) but vibrant in other ways (nice music tempo, cheerful wait staff & being able to people watch if seated by window) As we ordered the set menu, our entrees were served swiftly. The cocktails were also divine! Must try the Mango Sticky Rice & Phuket Dreams cocktail. I am usually very picky with Thai food, but the flavours here were amazing. Everything was fresh & the serving size were 'just right'. We were still very full (2 big males in the group) If it weren't for the 2 bottles of wine & 4 cocktails, the price is just right for CBD dining. I wouldn't call it fine dining, but the place definitely looks so- especially when compared to their next door Thai counterparts who offer more 'authentic' Thai street style experiences. I would definitely come back.

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  11. JTrika

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Go a la carte ... no set menu, poorly created and portions. Not enough for 7 pax, eventhough we've paid for 8 pax.

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  12. Angie

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best green curries I have ever had! The flavour was spectacular! The service was prompt and lovely. Definitely going back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good, not great. Service is just ok. Spoilt for choice in that area so probably wouldn’t be quick to return. Nothing to complain about, just fairly ordinary.

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  14. Spanky

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. I will be definitely going back!

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  15. Siobhan

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, really attentive staff and food was delicious. Would recommend the chicken cashew!

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  16. LouiseB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and great value for the a la carte lunch menu, the only issue was the delay in bringing out each dish. I am not sure they are used to a table of 9 and the food was delicious and cooked fresh but there was a delay of about 20/25 mins between the first dish to arrive at the table and the last.

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  17. AnthonyS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meals and service with reasonable prices. A little bit noise but with a very happy environment.

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  18. Anna

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food made me feel ill the next day. Tight tables noisy not worth the hope at all

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  19. SharonA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Entrees were wonderful, we ordered the veggie bowl and caramelised chicken. Mains were OK, we ordered chicken and cashew which more like caramelised chicken with 2 cashews, and prawns with fried rice. Prawns were nice but rice wasn't. Great service, very attentive.

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  20. beanies2208

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great flavours and outstanding service- highly recommend. Will certainly return next time we are in Melbourne!

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  21. KimS

    WA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious with a modern twist. Great service; staff were very personable. We booked online which was easy.

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  22. KaseyH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was an average experience. Usually if the food is amazing I would disregard a lot of other downfalls but unfortunately it wasn’t a great experience. Some entree dishes were tasty but for the price I would expect more flavour. The beef cheek stew smelt and tasted off/old so that was the least liked around the table

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  23. ZoeB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely - great afternoon !! Would recommend great food and service

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Went at lunch end of service, not a good idea. Quite empty, food over fried and fairly average. Service was very good, portion size big. Wine was nice. Did think it looked very grubby particularly on way to the loo, upstairs. Maybe try at night. Overall very disappointed

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  25. carmenramen

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food overall was delicious. Koh Samui Squid was my favourite with amazing char flavour and the Not Pad Thai was delicious as well. The Bamboo Worms were a fun novelty but surprisingly moreish. The short rib was a let down as it was overcooked and meat lacked flavour overall so definitely needed more sauce for it to taste like much.

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  26. DanielH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service, good education on different aspect of Thai food.

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  27. AnnR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful dinner, highly recommend for delicious, fresh unique Thai food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience. Definitely recommend

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  29. JustinF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    NYE booking for 6.30pm - promptly reminded to vacate by 8pm, which is fine - delivery of the message a little rude, but for a 7 course meal might feel rushed. Seated right next to the drink prep / register desk which felt very odd and obviously squeezing another table in - took away from thew whole ambience as all we could here was staff chatter and the cocktail shaker. Food was delicious! Only option that night was the Thai Tide Taste menu - fantastic selection of dishes and all were amazing. Good selection of beers and wines - the latter very muchon the pricey side.

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  30. JordanW

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat down at 8:30 and told we need to order before 9. After ordering the waiter told us we need to be out by 10pm. He then proceeded to come to our table pointing at his watch every time he passed us. Incredibly rude and poor service. We wouldn’t have booked if we knew we had a 1.5 hour time limit! Very disappointed.

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  31. PollyP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty and service was quick. Some unique dishes, nice change to the traditional restaurants and executed well. Value for money, would recommend going here.

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  32. TheresaS

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Delicious! Great value for money. Staff was helpful in suggesting how to order so that our group of four had a pleasant dinner. Highly recommended 🌟

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  33. CourtneyM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal on Boxing Day evening. Our plans changed after I made the original booking and the staff were able to accommodate us. A great selection of dishes available, everyone was more than happy with their meal. Excellent staff and service.

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  34. DanielW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty good food, service a little inattentive at times but overall a good experience

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  35. SusanneL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was a very disappointing experience. Food quality was poor - lamb curry and beef cheek curry tasted like they were reheated and low grade cuts (fatty and gristly). Roti was undercooked. Table wasn’t clean.

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  36. DamienA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent - I took my team here for an end of year lunch and all thoroughly enjoyed.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and curries that didn’t taste exactly like every other “out of the can”Thai restaurants.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We all agreed that the food was amazing. My meal was actually one of the best Thai dishes I have ever eaten. It was so delicious! The staff were a delight and our separate area to eat was lovely as we were a group of 5. My only issue was we had to wait a long time after ordering for our food to arrive. This would not normally have been an issue but we had to get back to work for a specific time and only had an hour. I would make the staff aware if you have a tight timeframe. I will definitely go back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and my family love it . With beautiful presentation.Service was excellent.❤️🥰😘

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Very happy with the service and food

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FAQs

Thai Tide - Melbourne CBD is rated 4.4 stars by 196 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 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Thai Tide - Melbourne CBD

171 Bourke St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9650 7987
  • Catering
    Delectable selection of freshly prepared Thai canapes/finger foods that you can mix and match as a party platter for any occasion.<br /><br />https://www.thaitide.com.au/functions-events<br />*Minimum 2 dozens per each menu
  • Private party facilities
    From team meetings, long lunches, birthday celebrations and everything in between, THAI TIDE offers everything you need to make your next private event truly memorable. Our level 1 dining area allow us to cater for any occasion, seated dining, stand up cocktails or an intimate private dining experiences.
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