Thai Tide

4.3
28 reviews
$40 and under
Thai
A neighbourhood restaurant that embraces the slow, easy life of the Thai canalside in Melbourne’s city centre. Kick back and enjoy down-to-earth Thai dishes that embrace simplicity and integrity towards authentic ingredients. Thai Tide is inspired by Thailand’s famous “floating markets” where endless boats, laden with mouthwatering foods, paddle up to waterside homes to sell their goods. Life is good. Food is abundant. Calm is assured. Enjoy the sweet pleasure of simple moments and home-cooked meals at the gentle and delicious Thai Tide
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food. Closest to what I have eaten in Thailand

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Kvanders
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was AMAZING! Highly recommend the prawns with red curry and soft shell crab. I was sad that I was driving as I wanted to try more of the drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Small cozy restaurant, but the food was amazing! Love the pineapple fried rice and we almost wanted to order more 😋

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Kimchi
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very happy I decided to book NYE dinner at Thai Tide. Value of money is worth it! Super love everything that we ordered! Generous amount of serving. I am speechless... I just love everything about Thai Tide! :D Will definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

New year eve

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SamanthaR
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Bit expensive

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thai Tide was a joy to dine in with a very helpful and prompt serving staff and and excellent food ordering system.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was very slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Table was ready as we arrived.
Great experience. Friendly staff but not pushy. Order from the table so good COVID practices.
Food was delicious.

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Shantelle
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have loved coming to this restaurant since it was FOMO Thai and it's still just as good, if not better. My friends and I will always come back. We love the ambience and the food is delicious. It is also a lot easier to order now with the QR codes on the tables, a feature I hope will stay.

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MarkA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Covid normal was repected as all ordering and payments were made on your mobile phone. The pre drinks took a long time to come out. The food also, but this is to be expected in a busy restaurant. The food was spectacular!

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KarenR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience1

Food was not as I expected. I ordered fried barramundi and found hair in my dish. I had it returned and the cost of the dish refunded, but that was enough to put me off this restaurant for good. Place can get very noisy. There are better Thai restaurants in the CBD. Spend your money elsewhere. I lived in Thailand for five years and I know Thai food. This does not hit the mark.

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Did not meet the expectations from reviews. Meal lacked depth, balance and taste that I expect from Thai Cuisine. Room was loud and the order at your table and pay was not at all interactive or promoted up sales.

Originally ordered for mud crab and was bitterly disappointed to be called 1 hr prior to my booking to be told not available. Looking on review I probably should have taken that as a sign to cancel my booking. I ordered food delivered during lockdown which was much higher standard than what we received on Wednesday evening.

Will not be attending or recommending. Waste of $170.

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MichG
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very authentic thai restaurant with a long menu of fabulous food. The chicken satay tasted like they had been cooked on charcoal and the cucumber and chilli dressing was amazing. The whole prawns deep fried in their shells with salt and chilli were so fresh, crunchy and full of flavour. The pad thai was just the right balance of salty, sour and sweet. The greens with crispy pork belly, I could eat this dish every day. And the dessert of sticky rice and mango was so delicious. Service was super friendly and staff were clearly happy to be open again.

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weebok15
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are friendly and attentive, but like all busy restaurants you may need to waive them to get their attention. The food was tasty af and definately great taste!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. However, had to wait for a long time for food delivery.

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GL08
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was super sweet, service was slow, overpriced as well.

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Jaspreet
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience. Friendly staff and food options are fantastic.

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Priya
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very generous servings, delicious food and wonderful drinks. Highly recommend for a dinner with friends.

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vipSenseoffood
Thailand
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love Thai Tide. Service was exceptional and the food tasted super authentic just like in Thailand. Seafood portions were super generous as well.

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AngeC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic evening with the girls🥳

Highly recommended to ALL!!!

Their were 20 of us and they seated us so comfortably. The atmosphere and decors were so pretty!

I loved my fried rice - havent had good rice since NZ (first time in 6yrs).

Service was exceptional and it was all so simple paying separately.

Hassle free!

Thank you so much guys!!

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kiarose
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious, presented wonderfully and the servers were lovely! Drinks were fun and ambience of Thai Tide truly matched their menu. Would definitely recommend

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was great and the environment was awesome. I will recommend this restaurant!

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Sais
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The pad Thai was undercooked, the spacing was clearly not meeting the 1.5 mtr guideline and the room was so noisy, you could not have a conversation. May not wanna go again.

MB
MoniqueB
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The staff were super lovely, but they seemed too busy. Maybe one more waiter would have helped? Food excellent (watch out if you don't like spicy!). Decent value!

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Jasmin
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

My friend and I couldn't hear each other talk, as it was so noisy. The service was terrible. They brought our main meal, before our appetizers which was quite disappointing and the food had gone cold. We really enjoyed the coconut pancakes so we re-ordered the dish again. Otherwise it was not value for our money.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Very slow service even with Covid customer limits in place, we waited 45 minutes for each course and had to spend several minutes flagging staff down each time, never once did they spontaneously ask if we needed anything.

The food was alright, and reasonably priced. Not as good as some of the other Thai options in the city but worth a trip for the menu variety as long as you're not in a rush.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Thai Tide using the Order Online button. Thai Tide also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Thai Tide also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9650 7987.

Thai Tide is rated 4.3 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.