Jinda Thai soup and spring rolls(Top right: Spring Rolls,  Bottom right: Beef boat Noodle soup)


Jinda was recommended to me late last October at a Food Blogger event. We were talking about new restaurants we were loving, then Jinda Thai was mentioned and it was the subject of conversation for the next 5 minutes. Two months later I finally got there, and  have eaten there almost every week since!

It’s success since it’s July opening seems overwhelming, it is packed almost every day for lunch and dinner. When you take friends they fall in love too and take their friends – to the point that I felt guilty betraying this little secret in public.

Jinda Thai is at the Punt Road end of Victoria Street, down a side street and conveniently next door to a Thai Deli that stocks Jinda’s very popular and almost always sold out dessert, the Crepe Cake!

The fit out is charming and rustic: imagine a converted factory space with sturdy wooden tables and exposed brick. But let’s get straight to the food: authentic, flavoursome, different to the ‘aussie-fied’ Thai you are used to and consistent – every single time!

What to get? Here are our recommendations:

Entrée: Moo Ping with Sticky rice (Marinated Pork Skewers), Chicken Rice Paper Rolls or the Son in Law eggs.

Jinda Tha Special Chicken Rice Paper Rolls(Jinda’s Chicken Rice Paper Rolls)


Jinda Thai Son in Law eggs(Jinda’s Son in Law eggs)

Main: Soft Shell crab with Som Tum Apple Salad (best to share), Pad Thai, Rice Vermicelli Salad or any of the Noodle Soups (Jinda’s specialty) – they are incredibly aromatic.


Jinda Thai Rice Vermicelli salad(Vermicelli Salad)

Jinda Thai beef soup birds eye view

(Beef boat Noodle Soup)

Dessert: The 15 layer crepe cake supplied by Tata Bakery and stocked next door at the Thai Deli. It’s layered with cream and the flavour of your choice (Green Tea or Coconut are great) and a matching sauce and ice cream – best to share this one as well.


Jinda Thai Green Tea Crepe Cake(Green Tea Crepe cake – a takeaway shot)

Thank you Petit Miam X (fellow foodie and Melbourne Food Blogger) for your strong and accurate recommendations and sharing Jinda with us. http://www.petitmiamx.com.au/


Jinda Thai Coconut Crepe Cake(The Coconut crepe cake with coconut ice cream and sauce)




Trading hours:  7 days – 11am – 11pm

Bookings: Available.

Address: 1-7 Fergus St, Abbotsford

Ph: 9419 5899

Facebook: Jinda Thai Restaurant 

Instagram: @jindamelb

Coffee: Yes, but their milky, sweet iced teas are incredibly popular.

Take away: Available.

Must try: Moo Ping with Sticky rice (Marinated Pork Skewers), Chicken Rice Paper Rolls, the Son in Law eggs, Noodle Soup, Pad Thai, Coconut crepe cake.

Notes: BYO, Cash only at lunch, they also do large group bookings. Park down the side streets next to the train station, much easier than finding a park down Fergus Street. Great value for the quality. Service can sometimes be slow because it is so busy – be patient it is worth it!


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Please note that prices, menu items, management or trading hours may have varied since time of review. Our thoughts and opinions are based on our experience only.