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accomplished Nonya Thai cuisine
in a beautiful, peaceful setting

  • 50 Park Street
  • South Melbourne
  • 03 9690 3688

Goodbye from Isthmus

It is with great regret that we have to advise that the Isthmus of Kra's last trading day will be Sunday 21st December 2014. To all our fabulous diners we extend to you a very heartfelt thank you for your wonderful support over the past twenty seven years.

The Isthmus of Kra was made all the more special to us by the wonderful staff that worked with us. The majority of the staff have been with us for so many years and their dedication was what made our business so special.

We will miss seeing you at 50 Park Street South Melbourne and hope that you will join us at out other restaurants:

201-203 Faraday Street Carlton
ph: 9347 3848

Shakahari Too
225 Clarendon Street South Melbourne
ph: 9682 2207.

You can still contact us at 9690 3688 or visit our websites or

Vegetarian restaurants, Shakahari and Shakahari Too, maintain the brand's commitment using only fresh natural ingredients - we hope to see you there soon.

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our private upstairs dining room is perfect for gatherings of up to 50 guests

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About Isthmus


The History of Isthmus of Kra

In southern Thailand, where the land between the Gulf of Siam and the Andaman Sea is at its narrowest, lies the Isthmus of Kra.....

The Chef

The Chef at Isthmus of Kra

Raised in Penang, above his mother's and grandmother's Chinese eating house, Beh Kim Un came to Australia in the early 1970's to train as an industrial chemist.....


The Inspiration for Isthmus of Kra

The restaurant was named after this part of southern Thailand because its menu is predominantly southern Thai.....

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