I’m off to Bangkok next week so a visit to I Thai was like a warm up to the upcoming Thai food experience.  Our table faced the harbour and there’s always something too see.  King Street Wharf was pretty busy this Tuesday evening;  tourists and suits were getting on and off ferries, then there’s a raucous party of 50 young lad and ladettes about to board a chartered boat.

It’s cool by the water helping me chillax after another frantic day at work.  And I was hungry. We ordered a starter and three mains.

i thai fried chicken

Fried chicken wings were golden and enticing, the flesh tender with surprisingly good flavour.  I expected it to be plain with flavours driven by the chilli sauce.  It was the other way around, tasty, rich chicken with a milder side sauce. A pleasant surprise.

i thai beef salad

Yum nua – Thai beef salad was one of those must-order dishes at any Thai restaurant.  It’s a popular and help to establish the calibre of a Thai restaurant relative to others.  A pet hate of mine is tough beef, at I Thai the beef was incredibly tender, almost to the other extreme.  This dish was strong on fish sauce flavour, which I really liked, but may not be to everyone’s taste.

i thai basil chicken

Pad kha prao – chilli chicken basil was light in flavour, almost too light, with no prominent tastes coming to the fore.  I’m a fan of strong chilli and basil flavours. The basil leaves here were fried to perfection still maintaining their shape and turning translucent managing to hold more flavour.

i thai beef curry

This beef curry had lychees which gave it a tropical sweet taste.  The curry had the right balance, not too runny and not too thick, with the right amount of flavour for that consistency.  The beef again was melt-in-the-mouth stuff.

I Thai served up a very decent, authentic Thai meal, just bear in mind you’ll pay for the premium location and views; our dinner including a glass of wine came to just over $100 for two.

I Thai is located in King Street Wharf, a waterfront fine dining precinct offering 16 restaurants and bars, close to Sydney’s CBD, Chinatown and Darling Harbour.

I Thai
19 Lime Street
King Street Wharf, Sydney
9299 8999

Noodlies Sydney food blog and guest dined courtesy of King Street Wharf and D+M (Design Marketing, Sydney).