Thai cuisine is a favourite among the foodies of Melbourne, and Smile Thai is where the people of West Melbourne go to get their fix. At this humble eatery on Victoria Street, diners can take their pick from a selection of time-tested Thai favourites, from green curry to pad Thai, as well as some market-fresh seafood dishes and plenty of options for the vegos too. Head over at lunchtime and relax in the outdoors dining area, or head indoors for an evening meal in the cosy restaurant. Some of our favourite dishes on the Smile Thai menu include the grilled chicken skewers with peanut sauce, the stir-fried chicken with green curry paste, basil and vegetable and the tom yum soup with an assortment of seafood, corn, mushroom and coriander. Popular for lunch and dinner, Smile Thai can get busy – book a table in advance to avoid disappointment!
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We expected a queue of people when arriving, but that wasn't the case. The only people there were the three people dinning out the front. In side we had the restaurant to ourselves aside from when an uber eats, deliveroo or other customer came to pick up their orders. We ordered Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers for starters, Red Duck Curry, Chicken Tom Yum Noodles a side of coconut rice, Garlic Roti Bread and Peanut Satay dipping sauce. It was all excellent. Full of flavours, served hot and at good intervals. Serving size is adequate and prices are very reasonable. We will be dinning there again soon.
Friendly staff and decent food for the price. Melbourne Thai food market is competitive so it is hard to score a 5 or 6. Hopefully, Smile Thai will get there one day. Will visit again.