Once you've tried one Thai place you've tried them all right? - Wrong! Thanon Khao San, may look like your average Thai restaurant but don't let that fool you.
This little treasure hidden away from Sydney's CBD and Haymarket hustle and bustle is nested on the quieter end of Pitt St, think the Central end of Pitt St; you'll know you've hit the right place as it has an authentic Thai tuk tuk parked out the front adorned with fairy lights.
You are greeted by an assortment of delicious and affordable dessert treats which you can have after your meal or as a take away, or if you can't resist, before your meal.
Now let's talk drinks, while the website doesn't list their delicious cocktails list, my recommendation is to not leave without one. Girls who love the lolly water - these drinks are to die for. Don't worry guys, there's a wide array of beers for you to choose from too.
Now if you're not drinking alcohol, you can't go wrong with the fruit blends. My favourite are the watermelon blend, which tastes a tiny bit like watermelon and a lot like candy. The lychee blend is also just as sweet and leaves you refreshed.
The must-try item on the entrée menu is the Thai salad with pork slices. The crispy texture of the veggies in the salad, in combination with the tender pork, which has just the right amount of crispiness is to die for. It's quite a large serving, so it could easily be considered a main and for $9.90, what more could you ask for?
My favourites on the main menu include the 'Pad See Ew', 'Pad Thai' and 'Pla Muk Pad Prik Pao', which is stir fried calamari with chilli jam sauce - this one may be a dish for those who like the spicier meals as it can get quite hot. The shitake mushroom stir fry is also a popular choice for vegetarians and is full of flavour.
All meals can be ordered as share plates or as single meals. My advice is if it's your first time, go with some friends and get a few dishes to share until you've worked out which one is your favourite.
Once you've enjoyed your meal, dig into the amazing traditional desserts on offer. You won't regret it.