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GREENS

96 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402 8388
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Ranked #5 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Thai, Ice Cream, Café
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Mount Maunganui
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We braved the wet and wild weather two nights for takeaways from here. The first night we had a thai dish and an indian dish, and the second time just indian. The thai was nice, but with a slightly indian taste to it - if that makes sense. Friendly and quick service (but not many were braving the weather).

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a great meal here with friends, the men love Indian and the ladies wanted Thai, so this was perfect for us =) The food was Amazing! , and would definitely recommend this restaurant to others, Its not got the greatest decor, but the food is reasonably priced and we will definitely visit again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent Indian food on the first night..esp the veg biriyani. Second night not bad, though a little too salty for us on the green curry! Would go back for Indian food there.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great Indian and Thai food, great view and excellent service. They catered to my allergies and food restrictions.

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Christchurch
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Arriving quite late to Paihia we chose Greens as it was still open! Seated at a window table by a very polite and respectful waiter we were offered two menus. Indian or Thai. We decide not to mix cusines and go with Indian, ordering a couple of tiger beers and the vegetarian sharing platter whilst we decided on our mains.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had two Indian curries and tandoor with rice as a take away meal. It was the end of the season so very quiet and the food came in good time. The flavours and seasoning excellent. The staff were friendly and happy to pass on sightseeing and travelling tips.

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were in Paihia for the weekend and decided to try Greens for dinner as we all like Thai/Indian food and it was a quite close to our hotel. We arrived earlier as we have younger children, and the restaurant was about half full. By the time we left, all tables were full. We will often choose Thai if ever... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We arrived a Greens to a queue out the door so figredu that meant the place was popular, however being left standing and not seated while others who were paying/ordering takeaway etc was not a great start. We were eventually seated out in the outdoor area which was good as it was super hot in the indoor seating area. We... More

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Kent
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144 reviews 144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had eaten at Greens twice before when staying in Paihia so it was a natural choice to return there this time round. Staying in Paihia for nearly a month allowed us to spoil ourselves with 5 visits this time round, 3 of which when the restaurant cooked the fish we had caught earlier that day. This place never disappoints,... More

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Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I didn't expect too much of this place which advertises itself as both Indian and Thai but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a delicious Indian dinner of Chicken Tikka Masala, Aloo Mattar Paneer and Naan. Everything was very good and service was excellent. I don't recall the price of the meal but it was quite reasonable. I regret we... More

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