Mr Nice Guy Restaurant
Tucked away in an otherwise quiet pocket of the western business end of the CBD (which is mostly pretty dead after 5pm), Mr Nice Guy features colourful shabby-kitsch interiors and casual cheap eats for the lunch-goers of the area. That said, things here are definitely turned up a notch for nighttime dining with good wines and a subtle foray into Thai-Aussie ‘fusion’.
During the day, the menu services the time-poor office lunch crowd with quick curries, wok-fried dishes and the house special tom som (green papaya) salad, which is served with a choice of protein options. By night, things get a little fancier with dishes like the spicy pork belly with kha na and an oyster sauce foam (yes, there’s foam) or a wagyu neck massaman curry with mashed potato.
The nighttime pace is decidedly more leisurely too, with an emphasis on shared, family-style eating. The popular ‘sharing is caring’ menu makes perfect sense if you’re dining with a posse, and will get you a banquet of whole, Issan-style chicken and sides of som tum and sticky rice. If you have room for more, fusion desserts such as the lemongrass cheesecake with smoked pineapple are sure to leave all with a big smile by night’s end.