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Suanthai Restaurant (Killiney Road)

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Suanthai restaurant commenced business in November 2005 at 101 Killiney Road.

Suanthai in English means 'Thai Garden'. The restaurant was set up by Mr. Steven See Tong, who was a General Manager with Thanying Group of restaurant and Mr. Ben Ng, who was the Restaurant Manager of Thanying restaurant. The entire kitchen team are all Thai and is helmed by Chef Rung Traiyan, who has several years of experience in Thai cuisine and assisted by Chef Sawadee Sakaoduan, who was a Head of Chef with Thanying restaurant.


Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 62354126
$21 based on 49 submissions
Buffet (14 votes), Dinner (13 votes), Lunch (11 votes)
angelamaria

Surprisingly good

Based on the other reviews here, my friends and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that the food was pretty good. We didn't partake of the buffet though--my friends had the set lunch (appetizer, main, drinks, dessert from the buffet), and I had the pad thai. I liked my pad thai. It took a while to arrive but the flavours were pleasant and the noodle to topping ratio is generous. Iced lemon tea was a bit watery. I have no idea if the buffet is worth it, but our sit down food was good and worth coming back to.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Thai Style Chicken Satay6 votes
  • stuffed chicken wings6 votes
  • tom yum4 votes
  • Deep Fried Egg Beancurd3 votes
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25 Jun 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

It was horrible (The Ala Carte Buffet)

Had the buffet dinner with family. I would say that it was not worth the cost of $21.90++(Monday to Thurs) for Adults. My goodness it was so bad. I have chosen these few to talk about:

1. Tom Yum (one time dish) - Thin, watery, 2 prawns and half a button mushroom with slivers of lemon grass and tomato. Tasted like sour soup with a lot of vinegar.

2. Chicken wrapped in Pandan Leaf (one time dish) - Stale! Absolutely! Stale! 

3. Green Curry with vegetables and bean curd - They really mean vegetables when they mean vegetables. There was a lot of vegetables. I would have been okay with that but the curry - it was so sweet it tasted like dessert. Not fantastic.

4. Thai Fish Cake - Was not really fragrant and pleasant, texture wise. (I could be nit-picking here but I'm so cheesed off with the food) Otherwise, it was edible and okay

5. Stir fried fish with thai chilli paste - It tasted like frozen fish tossed in a sauce of chilli powder. I know chilli powder but it was suppose to be THAI. With spices with fragrant aromas. 

6. Beef with Cashew Nut (MUST READ) - I have saved the best for the last. The cherry on top. This was the killer dish. The beef had white clumps on it. Initially I didn't think much but when placed that oh-so-percieved tender morsel in my mouth, I was horrified. You know the kind of left over meat that was drenched in sauce after being fried with batter? Yeah this was the beef. It seemed as though the cooks removed the batter from left over beef they could not finish and sauted it back with some cashew nuts and sauce. I CANNOT CONFIRM THAT THIS HAPPENED BUT IT IS WHAT IT TASTED LIKE. I like the cashew nuts though. The nuts were good. If you pick the dish, just eat the nuts.

Overall, the selection of food is very poor. Just to prove it, here is the list (http://www.suanthai.net/p/ala-carte-buffet.html) A lot of vegetables. Dessert available was ice shavings, coconut cream, red rubies in syrup, watermelon, honey dew and papaya and tapioca all on a buffet table for you to take yourself.

Salads were on the buffet table too. I gotta say though, the mango salad was great. Not overtly spicy but it had the right amount of tang and it really whet the appetite. Unfortunately, it whetted for a big disappointment to come. 

Please don't come here for the buffet. I don't know how the Ala Carte tastes like so I can't comment on that. There's better thai food at restaurants like Thai Express and Bali Thai (Fusion). Suan Thai has dropped in quality, not living up to its name (buffet-wise). 

Pad Thai
06 Jun 2014 • 42 reviews • 2 followers

Surprisingly good

Based on the other reviews here, my friends and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that the food was pretty good. We didn't partake of the buffet though--my friends had the set lunch (appetizer, main, drinks, dessert from the buffet), and I had the pad thai. I liked my pad thai. It took a while to arrive but the flavours were pleasant and the noodle to topping ratio is generous. Iced lemon tea was a bit watery. I have no idea if the buffet is worth it, but our sit down food was good and worth coming back to.
11 Apr 2014 • 225 reviews • 5 followers

Make-shift table selling Thai street eats for Songkran

SPOTTED ¦ On Killiney Road we came across a makeshift table selling mango sticky rice ($4 per packet), basil minced meat rice and other Thai street food in celebration of Songkran. Set up by by the folks from Suanthai, this table is here for only a week and sets up till 4.30pm everyday.

Last day - 13 April, 2014
Look nice? Not at all...worst thai food i ever tried!!!
18 Jan 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst thai fd ever

I seldom comment about restaurants, but after visiting this restaurant i really feel the need to do so...

I bought 2 vouchers from deal.com on seeing its a thai buffet it does really look like a great deal. I don't mind paying for food abit more if i feel it's really good. Brought my mum to the buffet ytd. We were told  drinks are not included in our vouchers. Fair enough since they don't serve plain water. The basic drink we can choose is lemon tea ( $3.99++) or $4.99++for calamasi free flow. We choose calamasi. We were looking forward to the food. There are sone items that were highlighted on the menu those will be served to you on a one time basic only. The rest you can keep on ordering.

I feel abit really so not worth it when i see the bill. Our bill ended up 17.90 just because of the free flow ( which apparently was a jug of calamasi drink) plus their gst and service charge. It was like including the deal voucher which is14.50 each. All in all its paying 46 90 for a buffet of 2 in a really cannot make it resaturant. The food is worst than those you can find along any street stall in bangkok..

One reason i bought the voucher is because i saw over 530 vouchers were purchased and no really bad reviews were on this website. I thought it will really worth a try. After trying i really the need to really write a review. People who are thinking of visiting this place.. i think with the same price you can get nicer food even just going to thai express way lot better and nicer!!! 

This restaurant i will never visit again.. way big NO!!!




20 Nov 2013 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

mediocre, not too bad

Bought the Suanthai deal from qoo10 when it was on offer a few weeks ago.  Honestly, the nicest dishes are those that are the "One Time Order" dishes. The rest of the dishes such as stir fried kailan, sweet and sour fish, etc were mediocre only. Nevertheless, $35 for all these food was pretty worthwhile. 

For full review, http://crystalongg.blogspot.sg/2013/11/suan-thai.html