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Thai Chef's Restaurant

110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
06 843 4595
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Ranked #33 of 132 restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been in many Thai Restaurants in England I came to Napier for traveling and see the ads of this restaurant in the I-SITE firstly met the Thai greeting with smiley face as he said "SAWADDEE KROB" or something like that as an ordinary Thai restaurant I ever seen, name of the dishes make me laugh out loud as... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have been here many times with large groups and also just as a couple. Food is always very good but sometime the services is a bit slow. Most recent visit was first class in all areas. They do BYO which helps.

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Napier, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a group of 8 and had booked a table. Once we were all sat down, read our menus and talked, it was about 40 minutes and nobody had come to our table. I had to put my hand up to get someone's attention to take our order. Rather hungry already by this time. When the food did come,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Food was nice, getting expensive with all the hidden costs, rice expensive for what you get, can buy a whole bag at supermarket for that, the menus are too big and shiny, the light above reflect off the shines pages so can't read the menu, need to make menus smaller. Waitress was in a rush, asked us if we wanted... More

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

Hi Anna First , thank you for your comment so we would know how customer think of us... really appreciated. $2.50 for a pot of rice, I don't think that is overpriced compare to a scoop of chip which now cost $4.5 or $4 for skinny fries at McDonalds. Sorry to make you felt being rushed, we do not have... More

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Delicious meals! Nice to have different Thai options than the standard Thai restaurant. Would definitely return! :)

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I always try to have a meal from Thai Chef when I'm in Napier. I used to be a local and went here often. The food is always yummy and the staff are lovely. There's lots of good choices on the menu, with a helpful guide to heat for the nervous diner.It's great to see how this business has grown... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We saw this Thai restaurant while driving from Napier to Taradale and decided to try it out for dinner. It turned out to be a good decision. The food was excellent and service great. Price was reasonable too. The only thing I didn't like was the menu. It was very cluttered and the names of the dishes are quirly at... More

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Bangkok, Bang Kean, Thailand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

because i have been there. my family has been there. i know the owners and staff. and used to live right behind it.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Have been going here intermittently over several years, and the food is always excellent, with a great menu selection. On the takeaway side these guys are always prompt and the food is fresh. However the restaurant service has slipped over the years, particularly for larger groups. Some of the staff are friendly but there is sadly a lack of attentiveness... More

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

Hi Jodi Thank you for your comment and I will look at this more in dept. the night that you were in , we had all big group parties in the restaurant at the same time e.g. 20 pp 15pp and all up over 100pp it will therefore delay in service as we were trying to finish one table at... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Thai Chef was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at and being a Saturday night we were lucky t get a table. The menu is immaculately presented with an incredible choice. Normally servings in a Thai restaurant are just enough but their dishes came with plenty of food.

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