About Tuptim Thai - Lara

Chances are, you’ve heard the name Tuptim Thai thrown around before. With two locations around Geelong, this Southeast Asian restaurant has achieved an almost legendary status among local foodies, drawing in guests from all over the city and even further afield (it’s just that good). Established in 2011, the Lara branch was the first of the two outlets, quickly establishing itself as a leader in the city’s dining scene.Whether it’s for their stir-fries, curries, noodle dishes, fried rice or salads, you’ll be mesmerised by the flavours, aromas and textures in each of the specialties on offer. Recommended dishes include the fried barramundi with sweet and sour chilli sauce, the pineapple fried rice and the Jungle Curry, a tasty red curry that’s made without the usage of coconut milk. There are desserts galore and plenty of drinks to wash down your selection, but you’ll have to come in and try them for yourself to taste the difference. Book your table today!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Tuptim Thai - Lara
1 / 3-4 Forest Road, Abbotsford
Melbourne 3212

Menu Highlights



Chicken Rolls (4 per serve)

Marinated chicken and salad wrapped in roti bread

Spring Rolls (4 per serve)

Homemade spring rolls, served with sweet chilli sauce (Chicken or Vegetarian)

Crispy Prawns (4 per serve)

Marinated prawns deep fried and wrapped in pastry, served with sweet chilli sauce


Wonton Soup (Kiaw Nam)

Clear vegetable soup with pork wontons

Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)

A light tangy coconut soup flavoured with lemongrass, galangal, coriander and mushroom

Spicy Soup (Tom Yum)

Spicy soup flavoured with chilli, lemongrass and Thai herbs


Potato Curry (Gang Massaman)

Slow cooked Massaman curry with potato, onion and cashew nuts

Red Curry (Gang Dang)

Spicy red curry cooked with vegetables, red chilli and Thai basil leaves

Yellow Curry (Gang Karee)

Yellow curry cooked with turmeric, vegetables and chilli


Egg Noodles (Kokkien Noodles)

Stir fried egg noodles with vegetables

Rice Noodles (Pad See-Ew)

Stir fried flat rice noodles with vegetables

Traditional Thai Noodles (Pad Thai)

Stir fried rice noodle with egg, onion, spring onion and bean sprouts in a tasty sauce

8 Tuptim Thai - Lara Reviews

8 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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john f.10 days ago · 3 reviews

Great night last night. The food was great as usual but last night we had a new waiter and what a credit to the restaurant he was

Barbara F.a month ago · 1 review

Clean restaurant, friendly staff and very enjoyable food. While the eat in was not busy the takeaway was booming indicating that the locals like the food.

Lisa B.2 months ago · 1 review

The food was absolutely delicious and the price is very reasonable. The service was top class. One of my favourite Thai restaurants. Would highly recommend.

Kim f.a year ago · 1 review

Love the food and service Lunch time is a great deal for $10 with a great selection to pick from Highly recommend Tuptim Thai .

Michelle W.a year ago · 1 review

The food was great, however the service was not so good. two of the three drinks ordered arrived together but the third took a good 10 minutes to arrive. when our meals arrived we waited for a while for our coconut rice to come then had to ask for it . When it arrived it was not coconut rice but plane rice so we had to wait again for the right rice to come out to be able to eat our curries. No apologies were given at all. A shame as the food was very nice.

David H.a year ago · 1 review

Staff friendly and pleasant. Easy parking ! Prices reasonable, food excellent. Will go back. Menu needs expanding for wider Thai selection. Will recommend to friends

Pauline C.a year ago · 1 review

Great food, quick service, everyone enjoyed their (different) meals, very tasty, excellent service, from front desk to wait staff. We have had takeaway from here.

Chris W.4 months ago · 1 review

Great food, but took to long to come out, waited an hour for our mains, very disappointing to see people come in after us to get there meals first.