With a reputation as hot as the chilies in its jungle curry, the Sailors Thai “canteen” (the upper level of this establishment) attracts casual lunchtime crowds who come to eat great-tasting noodles, green papaya salad, a green curry of slow-cooked beef, and more . . . all at one long table with about 40 chairs. Four other tables on the balcony overlook the cruise-ship terminal and the quay. Downstairs, the upmarket “dining room” restaurant serves inventive food that’s a far cry from your average Thai restaurant fare, such as Berkshire pork belly wok-tossed with dry red curry and snake beans. Book well in advance for the restaurant (no bookings taken for the canteen).
106 George St., The Rocks
Our Rating Neighborhood Circular Quay, City Center & The Rocks Hours Canteen daily noon–3pm and 5–10pm. Restaurant Fri noon–3pm; Tues–Sat 6–10pm Transportation Train, bus, or ferry: Circular Quay Phone 02/9251 2466 Prices Main courses A$14–A$29 in canteen, A$34–A$45 in restaurant Cuisine Type Thai Web site Sailors Thai