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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 1,195 restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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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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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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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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