About BangPop

Get a taste of Thai hawker food in the heart of Melbourne

Thai Hawker food in Melbourne South Wharf

If you’re searching for delicious Thai hawker food in Melbourne, BangPop is the place to go. Delighting Melbournians with amazing taste sensations, we offer a huge variety of succulent Thai dishes, all made with seasonal ingredients sourced locally or straight from Thailand.

Food events in Melbourne

The heart of Thailand in the middle of Melbourne

If you’ve ever been to Thailand, you’ll be familiar with the energy and excitement that sizzles through your veins as you wander through Bangkok’s hawker stands. If you’ve yet to make the trip, let BangPop give you a preview! Sit back, relax, and let us tantalise your taste buds as you enjoy great food and company.

Inside BangPop Melbourne

How did we get our name?

‘Bang’ is the Thai word for a village situated on a stream, and ‘Pop’ refers to the bold flavours, vibrant colours and larger-than-life personality found in our Yarra-side restaurant. When you combine the two, it only makes sense that our guests can enjoy a truly immersive Thai experience in our colourful restaurant, conveniently situated along the South Wharf Promenade.

Chef making Thai cuisine in Melbourne

Meet Chanyut Nitmaha, head chef & Piyakun Klomruethai,  Sous Chef at BangPop Melbourne

Chef making Thai cuisine in Melbourne

Chanyut Nitmaha (Charlie) Head Chef

Charlie has been cooking Thai food for 30 years. He moved to Australia 17 years ago where he’d 
been cooking for 16 years.
Like most Thai, Charlie’s passion for cooking came from his Mum who cooked for weddings and other celebrations in her village, in the Rayong province, east of Bangkok. This love of Thai food has followed Charlie to BangPop where he has been the head chef since mid 2015.  

Piyakun Klomruethai (Bird) Sous Chef 

Bird arrived in Australia 5 years ago and has been cooking for 15 years.

His passion comes from growing up in the Mahanak Market located in Bangkok. This market sells what is said to be the best Pad Thai and Ladna in Thailand.

When bird was 18 he won the gold medal for IFHS Food Contest. This kick started his carrier as a professional chef in Thailand & Australia. 

Together, Charlie and Bird have been a dynamic team in the BangPop kitchen, their gentle nature – even when it’s super busy, has a calming effect on the rest of the team. Their love of Thai food shines in all the dishes they serve, and as everything is made in house, they are extremely proud of the end result.  

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Opening Hours

Monday:  Midday - late
Tuesday:  Midday - late
Wednesday:  Midday - late
Thursday:  Midday - late
Friday:  Midday - even later
Saturday:  Midday - even later
Sunday:  Midday - late

Sometimes our kitchen stays open later, if you are coming to see us late, give us a call to see if we are still serving.


What are you waiting for?
Make a reservation at BangPop today! Our friendly team can’t wait to welcome you through our doors and give you a real taste of the vibrant frenzy that is Bangkok’s street scene.

12:00pm -  3:00pm

6:00pm - late

​Bar Menu
Monday -Sunday
3:00pm -  6:00pm

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