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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 39
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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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
Great food

Had a great Thai meal here last night. Excellent service and great surroundings. Highly recommended to all lovers of Thai food and also a great wine and beer selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gerald A
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Poraiti
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Poraiti
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great Thai meal here last night. Excellent service and great surroundings. Highly recommended to all lovers of Thai food and also a great wine and beer selection.

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Thank Gerald A
Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We take out of town guests to Thai Chef because it is reliable. Staff are interesting and authentic Thai which makes you think it will be a great Thai meal. Quick and great flavours on a plate. THank you

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Thank HBgirl60
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

tHis restaurant provided us with a delicious celebratory meal. The service was very gracious and the food "just right". We were encouraged to try the coconut rice and it was a perfect accompaniment to all of our choices. well done Thai Chef !

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Thank Brian P
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Affordable lunch meals that are rich and very pleasant. Fast service each time with lunch coming out quickly after ordering. The portions of food is very fulling. This is by far my favorite Thai Restaurant

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Thank justasimplelady
Feilding, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have had food from here many times and has always been very good. Last night was totally the opposite. The two entrees we had appeared to be not freshly cooked and tough to eat. Not appetising at all. We have always loved the Crispy Pork; not this time. The pork itself was okay but the veges... More 

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Thank Jackie B
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Waited too long to have our order taken. Far too long to get 4 of 5 starters delivered , we had finished before the 5th arrived.then had to stop your staff (twice) from clearing the plates before our 5th guest with the late starter had finished. Drinks orders were delayed and overall the front of house staff did not appear... More 

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Thank 44incognito
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

On the positive the food was excellent. The restaurant is in desperate need of a new manager. We waited for over an hour for our food. The waitresses actually ran..if they had informed us on arrival of the wait we would have coped but to be sat in the dark was very poor. We eat out a lot and this... More 

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Thank Linda D
Napier, New Zealand
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92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have eaten in many Thai restaurants and this is the best. so tasty, very well presented and if in Napier you just can not miss the best.the restaurant is so Thai you think you are actually in Thailand. well priced.

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Thank Clinton G
NEW ZEALAND
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We ate here last night with family. The ambience of the restaurant is good and our main meals were generally good, however, service was not good and the bill at the end of the night was simply a rip off. We were charged $19.00 for 3 roti's. Seemingly the dipping sauce is charged at an extra $5 per roti bread... More 

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Thank PRICIE
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant when we arrived the decor was very authentic. We had been told that Thai Chef had won many awards and was the best Thai in Napier and our information was right. The food was amazing and served in large portions unlike other Thai restaurants we have been to. Would highly recommend coming here.

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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