Stylish and tasty. Those are probably the best two words to describe Perth’s Pinto Thai Restaurant. Or you could use contemporary and comfortable. Or you could use authentic and welcoming. Or… Wait, we’ll stop now. Pinto Thai Restaurant is set on Moresby Street in Kensington, and it’s Thai food done right. The restaurant is only small, and wildly popular, so booking ahead is a must. When you do snag a table, however, expert to be served with food that is zingy, fresh absolutely full of flavour – how any Thai, or indeed any Asian restaurant should be. Oh, and the service comes with a smile, so that’s good as well.
A stone’s throw from Moresby Hall in Kensington and just across the road from the Moresby Reserve, Pinto Thai Restaurant sits pretty with a kitchen full of fresh ingredients, ready to cook up some of the best Thai cuisine you’ll find anywhere in Perth. Yes, we know, we know, Perth isn’t exactly short of places to eat Thai food, but at Pinto it’s practically perfect. It’s a restaurant by Sixth Sense, another popular restaurant in Australia, meaning the team here are no novices and they know how to handle a wok. The interior of the Moresby Street location is sleek, contemporary and makes for rather a pleasant place to sit. Goodness, it’s all very exciting, and we haven’t even got to the menu yet.
Thai food is all about zing, and here in Kensington that’s exactly what Pinto Thai Restaurant is serving up. Begin with some Thai fish cakes or some hearty duck rolls, then consider moving onto a vibrant papaya salad, some pad thai (the national dish of Thailand), or a coconutty Panang curry. In truth, however, the Pinto signatures are where you need to be looking. The fried baby barramundi with garlic is a dream, while the soft shell crab with crispy fried basil is sure to awaken your senses. We could go on all day, but better you go and try Kensington’s Pinto Thai Restaurant for yourself. Reserve a table now.
I have eaten here a few times now and the food is consistently good and staff are always friendly. They also have some excellent lunch deals. Recommended.
Very good. Easy to book online, staff friendly and polite, food excellent. Will definitely be returning. On the negative side quite cramped inside, but this didn't really affect the dining experience.
Always good, always consistently high standard. We have been several times and never been disappointed. Satay chicken and the barramundi were excellent, we will be back!
Fantastic food and fantastic service - every time! We love Pinto Thai. The only comment we could make is that it can get a little bit noisy inside the restaurant but the food and service are worth it!
We arrived to a very warm welcome and seated straight away. There is a nice ambience at the restaurant, it is small but really well done. The food arrived quickly and we were blown away! All te dishes we had were delicious ranging from the deep fried 3 Spice barramundi to the fresh duck rolls (which are a must!) We are in Aus in holiday but if we were locals then Pintos would be our ‘go to’ resteraunt of choice! A big thank you to the staff for such a lovely night! 5 stars!
The food was nice and fresh, and moderate sized portions so that you didn't waste any but you didn't go away hungry either. Unfortunately, our booking was placed at the very back of the restaurant and that was very noisy near the kitchen so it was hard to hear my dining companions. Also, none of the wait staff ever came to the table and asked us if we wanted anything else to eat or drink after we were first served, and we were there for three hours.
Fabulous food and fabulous service every time we visit Pinto Thai. Beautiful fresh produce is used and the presentation of the food when plated up is superb. Even when we order takeaway it still looks and tastes amazing from the container it comes in!
first visit to Pinto after being recommended and enjoyed the experience. Entrees were good and hubby said the Pad Thai was the best he has had. Massaman curry was very tender and tastyand the table next to us had a whole Barramundi which looked fabulous so maybe for next time.
My hubby and I had dinner at Pinto several times in the past and have always found it great. I took my daughter here for lunch this time and I think she'll be back with her friends too. Had a lovely time and the food was delicious as always.
Friendly staff, gorgeous food. We tried the soft shell crab, stir-fried duck with cashew nut. Both were delicious. Fish cakes and satay chicken skewers for entree and we were in heaven. This is a little gem. Will definitely return.