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GREENS

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Indian, Café, Ice Cream, Thai
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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, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 82
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 8
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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
Fav Thai restaurant

Love this place! Eat here a lot and they have even brought our delivery meals half way before! We live about a 30min drive away :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Jolene Y
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Love this place! Eat here a lot and they have even brought our delivery meals half way before! We live about a 30min drive away :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Lamb bhuna was delicious. Onion bhaji not so much. All in all though a really nice meal. Will be back again. Also quite cheap for an Indian restaraunt

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a great location while eating and watching people and the surf. Friendly staff too. Their menu had an excellent selection and the prices were reasonable too.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We haven't tried the Thai food here, but the Indian is delicious! We eat here often, and love the Palak Paneer, Beef Madras, and Lamb Vindaloo. The Naan bread is also great--you must try the stuffed Naan. Yum!

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Paihia, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

BAM - curry packed with flavour - but 3 out of the 5 dishes I tried (yeah, big family gathering and we were sharing) were very salty.... I don't mind a salt explosion every now and then - but others found they couldn't finish, as just too much salt.

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Perfh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lovely presented restaurant & best Indian & Thai weve had in NZ & anywhere actually!! We had chicken tikka entree with thai green chicken curry, the flavours are amazing at "Greens"

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We eat quite a lot of Indian food and without a doubt the best curry and nan bread we've ever had has been at Greens!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Thanks for more great food. quick and friendly service. Is always nice to,have a choice of. Thai and. Indian. Thai for me and. Indian for the wife. Will always be back for a meal,when we come to. Paihia

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food was pretty good - we had 3 Indian dishes and 1 Thai, and no complaintes after out Wanaka experience - but the service was just a wee bit iffy. It was half-busy, and the job gone done without too much fuss once we were accepted as genuine customers. None of the aforementioned would stop me returning to Greens.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

No change here. The food is still very good, the staff are welcomimg and helpful and there is the view over the Bay of Islands.

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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, Café, Ice Cream, 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?