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Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant

237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 358 3095
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Ranked #4 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Auckland's latest taste sensation in a warm cosy atmosphere with great service. Whether for a romantic dinner, a catch up with friends or family or for business entertainment, we can cater for your needs. With seating capacity maxing out at around 40 to 50 (depending on seating arrangements), it is advisable to make a telephone reservation. The restaurant also offers great wines, cocktails, beers and a nice selection of premium teas. We also have a nice outdoor area.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Auckland's latest taste sensation in a warm cosy atmosphere with great service. Whether for a romantic dinner, a catch up with friends or family or for business entertainment, we can cater for your needs. With seating capacity maxing out at around 40 to 50 (depending on seating arrangements), it is advisable to make a telephone reservation. The restaurant also offers great wines, cocktails, beers and a nice selection of premium teas. We also have a nice outdoor area.
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is definitely the best Thai food in Parnell don't even waste your time trying the other Thai restaurants. The food is so delicious and the service and staff are just delightful and aim to make your dining experience as friendly and enjoyable as possible. The atmosphere and surroundings are also inviting and very clean.

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Blue elephants is definitely the best Thai restaurant in Auckland central, located at Parnell, the restaurant itself is in the end of an alley, not easy to find. Their service is the best, the Thai cuisine they serve is also nice and worthy, staffs are really friendly and patient, explain one by one and give you the suggestion for each... More

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Semarang, Indonesia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This time, I would like to share our recent experience dining in blue Elephant Thai Restaurant this past Tuesday. It all started when both of me and my wife spent quite sometime walking in Parnell Road in Auckland that afternoon. After walking for quite sometime, we found a nice shopping area consisting of several shops setting up in such a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great meal at this restaurant celebrating a family birthday. Everyone loved the shared starters. A nice touch was that they increased the starters to 4 pieces, instead of 3 pieces. The thai curry was delicious and I loved the Pad Thai. We will go back.

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Papakura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food here is not your typical Thai food restaurant. I love Thai food - its one of me favorite but this is a completely new experience of Thai Cuisine. Beautiful presentation of food, prepared in very good time. The tastes and flavors are incredible, the service is very welcoming, Karen's memory is amazing. The setting is quaint, and the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My partner and I dined here a few months ago- this review is a little late in coming. Blue Elephant delivers very good Thai fusion cuisine in a very nice atmosphere. I suppose I would rate the surroundings (including service, which was very good) higher than the food itself, but would recommend this to anyone who wants a romantic evening... More

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

One of the best in Auckland , but not as good as Australian Thai restaurants. Service was good , portions weren't very big. Restaurant is in a location in Parnell, plenty of other restaurants in this location. I had a red curry which was of good quality and a starter of chicken satay.

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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the pad thai because I'm a creature of habit and that's what I always order in thai restaurants. But this was several steps above everything I've tasted before. The favors blended perfectly. An almost 100 percent Asian customer clientele should tell you something. Go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Blue Elephant is simply the best food, fresh, clean, unbelievably perfect in balance of flavours. The best ambiance for anyone - and the warmest, attentive staff with Wayne and the beautiful Karen as hosts. A wonderful experience that leaves you wanting to go back ASAP! :)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We came here on a Wednesday night greeted with a warm smile in a warm cosy and attractive Thai restaurant. The staff couldn't do enough to accommodate our needs and the food was authentic fresh as delicious. Would really recommend look out for the silver elephant hidden down a street on Parnell road.

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