About Monkey Thai Restaurant

Australian-sourced produce, hormone-free poultry, no MSG, and a sharp instinct for the delicate flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine have made Monkey Thai a top restaurant in Southern Sydney’s Sylvania Waters for fans of the style. Chef’s specials like the mieng kham, dried shrimp, coconut, peanuts, red onion, ginger, lime and Thai sauce atop stimulating betel leaves, the Moreton Bay bug tails treated with a traditional Thai curry, or the several set banquet options are particular highlights. Found on Belgrave Esplanade, close to the roundabout and junction with Box Road, Thai Monkey Restaurant is centrally located for the neighbourhood and intrepid Southeast Asian food fans from all over this area of Sydney. In order to secure a table at this busy restaurant, be sure to book in advance.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Monkey Thai Restaurant
217 Belgrave Esplanade, Sylvania Waters
Sydney 2224

Menu Highlights



Pork Belly

served with a Thai basil sauce

Siracha Prawns

Lightly fried tiger prawns in a spicy chilli mayonaise

Hoi Yang

Grilled scallops with king oyster mushrooms and chilli mayonnaise


BBQ USA Pork Ribs

Served with a Thai BBQ sauce

Yum Goong Monkey Thai

Queensland BBQ king prawns served with a thai summer salad

Yum Pla

Deep fried Barramundi topped with a green apple salad and cashew nuts


Pad Prik Kae

Stewed lamb, stir fried, then tossed in a spicy red curry with assorted vegetables

Choo Chee Salmon

Barbecued Atlantic Salmon fillet topped with a choo chee curry and snowpeas

Ped Yung

BBQ Duck breast with a Thai Plum sauce


Pla Muk Yung

Thai style marinated baby octopus or calamari barbecued and served with Thai spicy sauce

Pla Rad Prik

Deep fried whole Snapper served with special spicy Monkey Thai sauce

Pla Neung Manau (Lime Fish)

Steamed whole Barramundi topped with fresh chilli, garlic, coriander and served in a steam boat with lime stock


Gang Panag

Traditional curry cooked in coconut milk with selected vegetables and kaffir lime leaves. Comes with chicken, beef, or pork

Gang Dang Ped

Boneless duck pieces cooked in red curry and coconut milk with tomato, pineapple and basil

Gang Keaw Wan (Green Curry) (HOT)

Classic Thai green curry, cooked in coconut milk with selected vegetables and basil. Comes with prawn, fish, calamari or mixed

16 Monkey Thai Restaurant Reviews

16 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Dale D.10 months ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed our meal at the Monkey thai restaurant. Food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely be returning and recomending it to our friends.

Joseph B.a year ago · 1 review

To find a restaurant that captures the taste of 'FRESH' is rare and exciting. The food tasted as if it was created in a garden and brought to the table. Add the open environment and friendly service - you are in Thai Heaven! I encourage you to visit Monkey Thai at least, well, many, many times!

Judith C.a year ago · 2 reviews

Great food, great service, friendly atmosphere. Relaxed atmosphere great for a night out with friends. We were made very welcome & nothing was too much trouble.

David P.a year ago · 1 review

Modern..very friendly ...place impeccable..nice bar & cocktails a go go... the food it's so fresh .some dishes are inbelivable good.. friendly staff.. we'll be back there soon .

Barbara B.a year ago · 2 reviews

The food and service are great! Prices not too expensive either. Monkey Thai is our 'neighbourhood gem' and we always enjoy our visits to this lovely little restaurant. Bonus BYO wine but $4 per head is a little overpriced. Nevertheless, we will be back!

Catherine O.2 years ago · 1 review

Lovely atmosphere and decor..... food was delicious....plenty of Vegetarian food to choose from. Service was quick and friendly. I have been to this restaurant twice and will visit again soon.

John L.a year ago · 1 review

Awesome food with great surrounds, great people both who own the business and the staff who work there, Thanks Monkey Thai will be back again and again

Tony T.a month ago · 1 review

The staff were very welcoming, attentive and pleasant. The food was delicious but was a little slow to come out. Maybe that was because it was peak time on a Saturday night.

Jim K.2 years ago · 1 review

Fantastic food with great staff. Would've loved a Pinot noir by the glass though. Would definitely be back fore more. Good job guys well done. 😀😀😀

Kelly G.a year ago · 1 review

Very slow service. Took the order for entrees but not mains. Had to ask them to take out order. They dished out rice to everyone we'll before the main meals arrived meaning the rice went cold. Once it arrived the food was lovely but the service really let us down.