Melbourne’s Sukhothai on Northcote’s High Street has become something of a legend since its establishment way back in 1989. Since the early days, the restaurant has made great strides, becoming the go-to Thai restaurant for residents of Northcote as well as for diners travelling from across the city. The perfect location for a romantic evening out, Sukhothai features exotic furnishings and sultry lighting, creating an enchanting and luxurious dining environment.
Taking its name from the 13th-century kingdom and capital city of old Siam, Sukhothai blends the best of traditional and contemporary ingredients and techniques to create an extraordinary dining experience at their premises on Northcote’s High Street. Led by head chef Shouguan in the kitchen, the cooking team at Sukhothai is passionate about the dishes they cook, and are proud to share their rich culinary heritage with the people of Melbourne.
Chef specialities at Melbourne’s Sukhothai include the pad grapow, a dish consisting of seafood stir-fried with capiscum, chilli, onion and Thai basil, the classic pad Thai, and the pla marnow, a steamed whole finish marinated with fresh garlic, coriander, chilli and lemon juice. Diners looking to eat healthy are encouraged to try one of Sukhothai’s fresh, crisp salads such as the incredible Yum Banana Flower, banana flower with spring onions, crushed peanut, lemon juice, coriander, toasted coconut mint, coconut milk and peanut sauce. There’s plenty more on the menu to try, so book ahead to secure a table at this Northcote legend.
The food was amazing and the servings were quite generous. I would definitely come back to this restaurant. the waiters were well presented and really nice too.
Great food and service. Love Sukhothai. Food was very yummy. It was a great way to celebrate our 27th Anniversary dinner. Love the ambiance. Staff were great.
Food was delicious traditional Thai food, highly recommend dishes from the specials board. The atmosphere felt just like a Seinfeild episode.. in a good way though, price very reasonable.
The food was absolutely delicious, I am still thinking about the panang curry and pad thai. The service was great, very friendly, we will be back!
On a hot day Sukhotthai was an air conditioned oasis.....with BYO wine we entered and enjoyed a lovely meal in a nice friendly environment. We had garlic prawns for starters which were a touch over garlic-y....we then had a curry puff with peanut sauce each and they were beautiful. For mains we shared a whole barramundi cooked with ginger and other spices with vegetables and rice. It too was tasty, flavoursome and cooked to perfection. Sharing the fish was just the right size for us, however if you were really hungry one person could polish it off quite easily.
I have walked past this restaurant many times yet had never tried it until a friend recently did. She said it was best Thai restaurant she had been to in the north. My family love Thai, so we decided to try it last night. Well, we experienced great service & the most beautiful & exotic flavours by far. Will definitely be going back.
From the moment we arrived we were treated really well. The staff were magnificent..Very kind and thoughtful...Our stay was made so very special and individualised. The rooms were very comfortable and clean..The food was amazing....A overall wonderful experience travelling to a Japanese wonderland..This was our second time and we will be back again.. Thank you
A very welcoming restaurant that makes you unwind from the rat race. Food was fresh,good size serves and tasty. No pressure to hurry up.No waitress disturbing you to take plates away every time a dish was completed. A warm relaxing environment.I feel they take pride in their overall service.Recommended and will be back.
I thought the food was excellent, however, the service could have been a little more attentive. Overall, it was a great dining experience. I recommend the restaurant to anyone that wants a quiet atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation without stretching your vocal chords.
Absolutely perfect. Service, Staff friendly, polite, everything clean and well presented on table. Food was amazing and served hot and well presented. Value for money and I will be going back on a regular basis.