Sawadee, Mosman locals! If you’re a fan of Southeast Asian food – and who isn’t in Sydney? – and haven’t enjoyed a meal at Zesty Thai, you’re missing out. Ratcheting up the quality of the cuisine on offer in a restaurant scene already crowded with Thai restaurants, Zesty Thai stands out from the crowd with its menu of unabashedly modern Thai dishes. Tucked down Raglan Street, just off Military Road, Zesty Thai is open on the weekends for lunch, and seven days a week from 5pm to 10pm for dinner. Bring your own bottle and sample a long list of beautifully presented dishes.
Zest is the best when it comes to Southeast Asian food, and this Mosman restaurant lays it on, in perfect balance across the four flavour pillars of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. There are scores of Thai restaurants in Sydney, but it’s safe to say that Zesty Thai pushes hard to raise the bar in terms of the quality of the food and the presentation of each dish. This insistence on excellence is reflected in the inviting interior at the restaurant’s Raglan Street address, on the corner of Martin Lane and a block back from Mosman’s main drag, Military Road. The spectacular decor and warm, smiling service is just one reason why Zesty Thai is popular for larger bookings – special banqueting events of all kinds are well catered to here.
Of course, what goes on in and comes out of Zesty Thai’s kitchen is the central reason that Mosman locals and Sydney’s many fans of Southeast Asian cuisine make regular appearances at this particular restaurant. House specialties like the coconut lime prawn (made with fresh local prawns), gang phed ped yang (a red curry with roasted duck, pineapple, lychee, cherry tomato and basil), and the Massaman-style lamb shank are just a trio of mouthwatering possibilities. There are all the classic Thai soups to start – or choose for a main course – and we can’t go past the Crying Tiger from the grill: finely sliced Wagyu beefsteak with ground and roasted rice, shallots, coriander, served with a jim jaew sauce for dipping. Seats at Zesty’s Raglan Street restaurant are highly sought-after – so book ahead.
Our first time there & we're going to be regulars! Every dish was delish. Dumplings, beetle leaves, barramundi & prawns - so glad it's in our hood!