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96 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402 8388
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We have been one of Paihia’s most popular restaurants since 2006 serving...
We have been one of Paihia’s most popular restaurants since 2006 serving the finest Thai cuisine under the name ‘THAI GARDEN CAFÉ’ now rebranded as ‘GREENS’. Keeping the same Thai chefs, we are proud to announce that we have introduced full Indian meal, which will be served by a new team of highly experienced Indian Chefs.Lovingly prepared, authentic Thai and Indian cuisine, with a few surprisingly Kiwi twists – that’s what we have on menu at GREEN’S. With a wonderful mix of Thai and Indian dishes, you will enjoy the fusion of spice and flavour. From traditional dishes like Pad-Thai to Indian Butter Masala Chicken and new fish dishes which are closely guarded, using the finest quality ingredients is the speciality at GREENS.At GREEN’S, the dining experience is as important as the food itself. Take a seat in our modern and stylish water-front restaurant, and enjoy great service from our waiting staff.Whether here for lunch, dinner or a private function, enjoy an atmosphere that combines the Indo-Thai warmth with the friendliness Paihia is famed for.
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Your choice of Indian or Thai

This restaurant serves both Indian and Thai food. The staff are attentive, happy and helpful and the restaurant is clean and very popular with both locals and visitors. We tried the Indian cuisine and were very happy with both the quality and quantity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Paihia, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves both Indian and Thai food. The staff are attentive, happy and helpful and the restaurant is clean and very popular with both locals and visitors. We tried the Indian cuisine and were very happy with both the quality and quantity.

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well here we go again. The War Minister (wife) and I paid yet another visit to Paihia, which at this time of year is fairly quiet. On our resorts recommendation we opted for Thai/Indian which for me is always a gamble as Indian can have a deleterious effect on my system....We were greeted enthusiastically by mine host and decided to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Lamb Bhuna was the best curry I have had in the 3 years since we left the UK. The chef graciously agreed to cook my partners favourite Thai dish which was not on the menu. Note - there are two chefs in the kitchen one specialising in Thai cuisine and the other Indian. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Delicious Indian food is served here. I was extremely impressed with the taste of the food and the speediness of cooking. You get a lot of food for money. I would definitely go back.

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Scarborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very tasty Indian food (we had two takeaways). Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

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Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had dinner there one night while staying at Paihia, The food and service was excellent. Nothing was any trouble. We would go any on our next trip the New Zealand.They had Indian and Thai food for which they have one Indian Chef and One Thai chef.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had an amazing meal at Green's last weekend. The staff were so polite and welcoming and the food was delicious. I couldn't finish all my butter chicken and naan bread so asked to take it home and when they bought out the doggy bag they had put rice in the container too so it was a complete meal again... More 

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Alston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We turned up and were the only people there but within minutes the place was packed (middle of winter). Friendly staff asked how we wanted our food spice wise (we ordered off the Thai menu). We love Thai food and love it spicy so when asked if we wanted it Kiwi or Thai hot we asked for Thai. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great curry and great naan bread. Decently priced and plenty of food. If you want a tasty dinner in paihia and aren't feeling some seafood, go to Greens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a great combination of Indian and Thai foods. Vickas very graciously offered to 'surprise' me with a selection of both types of food. His choices were excellent. How many dinners can you have tandoori root and pad phet tally? Not enough for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09-402 8388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Indian, Cafe, Thai

Description

We have been one of Paihia’s most popular restaurants since 2006 serving the finest Thai cuisine under the name ‘THAI GARDEN CAFÉ’ now rebranded as ‘GREENS’. Keeping the same Thai chefs, we are proud to announce that we have introduced full Indian meal, which will be served by a new team of highly experienced Indian Chefs.Lovingly prepared, authentic Thai and Indian cuisine, with a few surprisingly Kiwi twists – that’s what we have on menu at GREEN’S. With a wonderful mix of Thai and Indian dishes, you will enjoy the fusion of spice and flavour. From traditional dishes like Pad-Thai to Indian Butter Masala Chicken and new fish dishes which are closely guarded, using the finest quality ingredients is the speciality at GREENS.At GREEN’S, the dining experience is as important as the food itself. Take a seat in our modern and stylish water-front restaurant, and enjoy great service from our waiting staff.Whether here for lunch, dinner or a private function, enjoy an atmosphere that combines the Indo-Thai warmth with the friendliness Paihia is famed for.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?