The key elements that form Thai cuisine are simple, but getting them in balance is where it can become very difficult indeed. One needs to keep four flavour profiles in equilibrium: sweetness and sourness, taken from liberal use of palm sugar, tamarind, lime and lemon; saltiness and spice, derived from fish or oyster sauce, as well as chillies. When these three are in sync, then the dish will be good, and if you’re wanting to find out what that tastes like, then you could do far worse than taking a trip to Bai Yok Modern Thai Cuisine in the Quadrangle Shopping Village on Edinburgh Road in Castlecrag. Sydney’s Thai restaurants are as good as any found outside of Thailand itself, and this is widely-regarded as being among the best that they are anywhere, so take a trip out to the Northern Suburbs to find out what all the fuss is about. Book a table, though, as they will get crowded on occasion.
Food sounds delicious?
Get a table before they're gone
The food is always beautiful especially the Specials. Sometimes it is a little noisy when Restaurant full.
Excellent Covid 19 checks in place. Tables properly distanced, temperature check on arrival, hand sanitiser available, staff with face shields and you had to fill out contact details. Great job Bai Yok - felt very comfortable we were in a safe environment. The food was amazing.
Excellent as usual. A Castlecrag icon that we have been lucky enough to have in and part of our community for well over a decade now.
While Bai Yok Modern Thai Cuisine may look traditional, the team behind this Castlecrag eatery is infusing their own special contemporary flare to this much-loved cuisine. You’ll find this Sydney gem on Edinburgh Road and believe us, it is worth it for the flavour alone. We recommend beginning your Bai Yok journey with their satay chicken skewers and hoy jor crab, pork and water chestnut parcels in soy paper, before moving along to a delicious curry with your choice of filling, crackling fish with steamed bok choy or of course, the classic pad thai or pad see ew.
Bai Yok Modern Thai Cuisine take pride in everything they do – from their impeccable and flavoursome dishes to the relaxing atmosphere and warm and courteous service that has garnered them a loyal following. Sydney’s Thai restaurants are as good as any found outside of Thailand itself and Bai Yok is widely regarded as being among the best. So take a trip out to the Northern Suburbs to find out what all the fuss is about. Book a table today to sample some authentic Thai in Castlecrag.
Organising a party? Want to stay longer? Have a special request?