ARMA Thai Restaurant Review

ARMA Thai UbudARMA Thai is located at the enormous ARMA Resort and Spa on Jl Pengosekan. The entry to the Thai restaurant is off the side street…? There is a sprawling dining area, which begins indoors, and then branches to an outdoor area, and the extends further to small romantic tables near the creek running through. The ambiance was lovely.

There are many drinks on offer, and to add the pleasure there was a free appetizer, of spiced pumpkin soup to enjoy while having your drink.

ARMA Thai Ubud

One of our entree’s was rolled eggplant. This was delicious and nicely spicy, with some fancy rolled carrot to garnish.

ARMA Thai Ubud

For mains we ordered a stir fried chicken dish, and a red curry. The chicken was battered, and the curry was amazing!

ARMA Thai Ubud




Warung Siam on Gautama

Warung Siam located on Jalan Gautama, sits among a host of other restaurants on this very popular and busy street.

It is a small Thai food warung with only a few tables as well as some seating on the street front. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

For entrée we ordered Thai fish cakes, and some fresh rice paper rolls. Neither of these were stand out fabulous, but were quite nice. The rice paper rolls, were a little bland and fell apart because they were served cut in half! Admittedly it looked nice, but it became quite hard to eat. 

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Rice paper rollswarung siam

Robs main meal was a chicken mince dish, like a ‘Laap’. This was really tasty, and classic Thai.

warung siam

Clare’s dish was a baked red curry with prawns. This was not what we expected at all. The curry sauce had egg added and baked in the oven, like custard, which created a very unusual texture which didn’t suit the taste of the dish for me. I think I am just used to saucy curries! Once you get past the weird texture, the taste was actually quite nice! There were only a few small prawns, which had the tail still on, which again made the dish difficult to eat. 

warung siam

Both mains were served with a side salad of lightly pickled vegetables, which was a similar dressing to a green pawpaw salad. Very nice.

This was a pretty cheap meal, but generally of a pretty good quality. All this with a large Bintang was 180,000 Rp (about $18).

Address: No. 7 Jl. Gautama, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Siam Sally Thai Ubud Review

IMG_20141112_195209Siam Sally is the largest Thai restaurant in Ubud, located along Jalan Hanoman in a touristy area. It does however have a nice feel to it. They have a band playing some nights, and there was a funky foursome playing some tunes the night we dined there. The music was a mellow vibe of blended western and Balinese tunes. We did find it to be not quite the right establishment for this type of music, I would more expect to see it at a late night bar, or a funky casual eatery. It is hard to hold a conversation if you are sitting in the main area.

The food was very authentic Thai food, with all the expected options on the menu, as well as some more unusual items. For entrée, we ordered the Thai fish cakes, which are always a favourite of ours,


and a green papaya salad. Both of these were really tasty and with the right level of spiciness.IMG_20141112_185444

For main we had Roasted duck curry which surprisingly included lychees, which was surprisingly good.


and a simple basil beef stir fry.


Rob asked for the duck curry to be hot (from a choice of mild, medium or hot), however it wasn’t ‘blow-your-socks-off’ hot, it was only medium on our scale, and given that we are in Bali where the norm is very hot, this was a little out of sync.

Both dishes were however, great tasting, and super satisfying.

No dessert for us. Just an extra happy hour cocktail, which is on until 7pm. The staff were very friendly and kind enough to remind us when happy hour ended, allowing us to make one last order!

Overall this restaurant is a very nice place to enjoy delicious and authentic Thai food, with a nice atmosphere. They even have valet parking if you drive yourself there, what a treat.

Location: Jalan Hanoman, Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali

Tao Cafe Review

sushiTao Cafe, Innaloo

The staff are young but always efficient and friendly. The restaurant covers three nationalities, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese, and surprisingly seems to do all of them well. We have been to the Tao Cafe in Innaloo a couple of times. The restaurant is very family friendly, and provide regular table sitting, booths or you can sit along the sushi train. Our favourite entrees include the spicy Thai fish cakes, fresh Vietnamese rice paper rolls, and a plate or two from the sushi train. There are a few kids meals such as kung fu fried rice, but we prefer to let them choose a plate from the sushi train. All meals are of very decent size and the price is reasonable. For mains, we have not had a bad meal. You can eat around the world with the tom tum noodle soup (Thai), Pho tai (Vietnamese) and Chicken teriyaki (Japanese).

Other Things You Should Know

  • BYO beer and wine. Corkage $4 a bottle, but not sure about beer bottles!
  • open for lunch and dinner every day
  • entertainment book 25% off (up to $25)

Location & Contact

  • address: 381B SCARBOROUGH BEACH RD, INNALOO 6018
  • phone: 92044774
  • web:

Tamarind Mt Hawthorn Review

Tamarind, Mount Hawthorn

The Tamarind is a good tasting and reasonably priced restaurant and take away located on Scarborough Beach Road in Mount Hawthorn. The restaurant is promoted as serving Cambodian food, though you will find familiar Thai, Malaysian and Chinese dishes on the menu too. We used our Entertainment Card to get a discount, but we would go back again no problems.

Other Things You Should Know

  • BYO. Located across the road from the Paddington Ale House.
  • There is two other Tamarind Restaurants located around the Perth suburbs.
  • open every day from 5pm.

Location & Contact

  • Shop 44, 148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn
  • phone (08) 9242 2988

Epping Thai Restaurant Review

Epping Thai Restaurant

If you are a fan of Thai food like ourselves, this is the only such restaurant in a large radius. Thankfully the food is great. The Epping Thai Restaurant is located on High Street in Epping, serving authentic Thai food. All the usual favourites are here, served with love and care.

Other Things You Should Know

  • takeaway available
  • Open Daily from 5:30 pm
  • Fully Licenced & BYO (wine only)
  • Function Bookings Available

Location & Contact

  • Shop 4/772 High Street, Epping (Cnr High and Rufus Streets)
  • ph  03 9408 9880
  • web: