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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was...
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine. Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights
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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why Thai

A couple of years ago we went off Thai Chef because the meat was consistently tough. Thought we'd give it another go and we are glad we did. The food was delish with subtle flavours that you only find in good Eastern cooking. Three of us shared so we could try lots of things and we were happily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Shirley H
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Napier, New Zealand
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I eat at the New Plymouth Thai Chef every week, so I had high expectations of the Napier restaurant. I ordered an entree that I usually eat and it was made slightly differently still nice, but New Plymouth's version was still better. I ordered Spicy Girl (which is what I have had many times) with medium heat. The fish was... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A couple of years ago we went off Thai Chef because the meat was consistently tough. Thought we'd give it another go and we are glad we did. The food was delish with subtle flavours that you only find in good Eastern cooking. Three of us shared so we could try lots of things and we were happily impressed -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

lovely ambiance and décor. I ordered the Naughty Pig. The veges were nice and so was the pork. But the sauce was VERY salty!! I don't know if it was meant to be that salty... But maybe tone it down a tad? My mum ordered her main with a side of Roti Bread.... Tasted, smelt and looked more like a... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great restaurant. Great service and food arrived very quickly. Very good portion size and excellent value for the money. Had the seafood which was fresh and bursting with flavor. I requested "Bloody Hot" and found it very nice. Although being a chilli lover I could have used a bit more heat.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

For someone who does not eat spicy food, I was shocked when a recent business trip booked this restaurant. I thought I would not be able to eat anything. When we arrived the reception from the staff was pleasant at the bar. There were a few young new girls working who still needed training but did their best. The menu... More 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We often eat here and its a real treat. Food is always great and so is the service too. The prices are very fair and because its BYO for wine that makes for an evening out that is reasonable for everyone.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We got the banquet which is for a minimum of four people. The entree was one of the best Thai entrees I've had, everything was delicious. We had four different main dishes to share, which was so filling we couldn't finish them. Our dessert was banana fritter & ice cream, the only thing is the banana fritter was a little... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with friends who live in Napier this week. They love this place so I headed along to check it out. The restaurant itself is well decorated and beats the interior of many restaurants in auckland in terms of elegance and authenticity. I ordered the 'alcoholics noodles' which were delicious. My two kids ordered the red chicken curry... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Have been to all the Thai Chef restaurants now except Wellington and we are never disappointed. Always get the crispy pork salad and the duck in love is also outstanding.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We saw an ad in our hotel room so decided to go and check it out. Settled on the right hand side of Taradale Road near Onekawa, the building is modern, but very traditional inside. The menu is well set out with a large variety of dishes. Staff are warm and friendly and the service quick and the food hot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 16
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine. Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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