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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quite a nice meal, no atmosphere

I had Tom Yum soup and prawn curry. I expected both to be a lot hotter. The curry came with a flame burning underneath and when a little sauce on the burner is "whooshed" up on me. No staff in sight so we just smothered it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Instead of leaving our house for the cold night we ordered in meals from Thai Chef. They were delivered in a very timely manner and were enjoyed by all. There was more than enough food to feed us as the portions were generous. We will definitely order from them again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The customer service not good as the waitress was like showing a unfriendly face and we asked for some chili source but she gave chili powder lol. Conclusion, The foods are just normal. Not very good taste.

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NattachaiChang, Owner at Thai Chef's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Si First thank you for your comment this s like a mirror to reflect ourself. We will definitely look into that issue please accept my apologies that she was not smiling at you. Re: chilli sauce If this problem arise again please ask one of our waitress again for chilli sauce. Normally Thai culture we add chilli power rather... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had Tom Yum soup and prawn curry. I expected both to be a lot hotter. The curry came with a flame burning underneath and when a little sauce on the burner is "whooshed" up on me. No staff in sight so we just smothered it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I would tend to disagree with the reviews on here, I had a great experience for lunch and will return. I ordered the cashew nut lunch special with crispy pork and it was lovely. Just the right amount of veges, sauce and rice for lunch and inexpensive. The place was jam packed when I arrived so is obviously popular. Next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times in the past and have always enjoyed our meal. Was very disappointed tonight as it appears that the prices have risen and the size and quality of the food has decreased. The food came out in a timely manner but that was where the service ended. I was given the wrong... More 

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Eketahuna, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have only had takeaways here as the restaurant was full. It is such a great looking authentic place and full of customers and the food we had told us why. Will try and book ahead for our next trip to the Bay.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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 11 - 14
  • 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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