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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 1,190 restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had red curry and green curry, both of them are great! It's a very nice place to visit for lunch, coz it's not that expensive.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Tucked away down a short lane, this restaurant impressed right from walking in the door. I was with two other work colleagues. We were greeted with a friendly smile, our coats taken and hung out of the way. Staff were so lovely, genuine, friendly and helpful. They were knowledgable about their menu, including wine. Then the food came out, and... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So incredibly good! Redefined Thai food for both my wife and I, and we were not Thai rookies. Amazing lamb curry, fabulous pineapple fried rice! If you're in Auckland, make sure you eat here.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went there for dinner in March and were pleasently surprised. Very nice (and very Thai) menu friendly staff. We had the fresh spring rolls and the prawn cakes for starters and the salmon and chef special chicken for main. All was very well prepared - actually this may be the best Thai food we have had outside Thailand. As mentioned... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went there with my family dinner a couple of times. Parking was challenging up as Parnell is a busy street. I found the place was cosy and staff was welcoming. Food was presented well and it was very tasty. Good place to try Thai for sure.

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Last month I went out to lunch with a couple of other friends and we were all very impressed with this restaurant. The menu had a great selection and I chose the cashew nut option with spring rolls. They were both delicious and you could tell the freshest, best ingredients had been used. Thought the portion size was generous too.... More

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Wellington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is so nice to go to a restaurant where, as soon as you walk in the door, you can simply tell you are going to have a wonderful experience. Our expectations were high and I'm pleased to say they were exceeded. It was so nice to go to a serious Thai restaurant. I mean this in the best way,... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

we have been here a couple of times. I would surely recommend this place to anyone (even non Thai lovers) The food is quite expensive but its worth it. We were so amazed at out experience and just loved it.

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