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.
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.
Well located with parking available. Great food - catered for most palates. Pleasant atmosphere and couldn’t fault the service. Would recommend. Will be coming back!
Once again we enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Bai Yok. We have been dining there for over 10 years, and it remains our favourite Thai restaurant in Sydney!
This restaurant never disappoints, always great food and sensational warm service. Choice of seating indoors or outdoors which is nice. Parking is also very easy.
Excellent Thai food produced with obviously fresh ingredients and attractive presentation. Unobtrusive But good service made a memorable evening. Highly recommended to lovers of Thai food.
If you want Thai food out of the norm Bai Yok is the restaurant for you. This restaurant serves Thai food in a refined manner and the price is still very reasonable. Every dish we had was yummy and the turmeric John Dory was my fav. The restaurant’s interior is very classy too. Highly recommended!!
This is our third visit to Bai Yok. They offer a more innovative approach to their menu with a slightly modern/fusion feel to the dishes. It is unreservedly thai food but not your standard boring fair offered in so many places these days. All this coupled with good service, an enjoyable location and nice smart modern restaurant delivers a great experience.
Bai Yok is a wonderful restaurant! Great atmosphere, service and really excellent food. Innovative dishes, BYO and (reasonably priced) licensed also. We always try at least one of the specials each visit, something new that never disappoints. A great place to meet with friends, conversation is easy. We love it.
Six of us dined there last Saturday evening. The service was great, with even the water bottle being refilled without begging. All the dishes were well presented, and excellent in flavour. Biggest surprise was the curry puffs, which I ordered reluctantly, but hey were quite different, light and very tasty
This is a really great restaurant. Food and service are excellent. The only distraction is noise - like many other restaurants it can become very noisy. It appears they have tried to attempt to fit ceilings to assist in diminishing it but they are only partially successful. If its a pleasant night the outside tables are better.
We enjoyed our food, but when the bill came you charged an extra $8 for one extra prawn on the entree, which had 3 prawns. We asked for the extra one as we were sharing the entree. Not impressed and it left us with a good feeling. A small charge would have been OK, but $8!