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GREENS

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Indian, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream, Thai
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96 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402 8388
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 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, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 119
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Great Food & Fantastic Service

I have eaten here several times and the food and service is consistently very very good. Great location and would highly recommend to anyone looking for authentic Thai or Indian food. The staff are always friendly and go the extra mile for you. Thank you Greens and we look forward to seeing you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
sue841
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here several times and the food and service is consistently very very good. Great location and would highly recommend to anyone looking for authentic Thai or Indian food. The staff are always friendly and go the extra mile for you. Thank you Greens and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great food and friendly service, they even boxed up the leftovers for me to take away. Good location right on the main road so close to bars / the harbour for a walk afterwards.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As i live in Paihia i have eaten here a few times, the first couple of times the food was lovely. Recently i have been disappointed with the food. My last experience the curry was tasteless ( i had the chicken saag) and the chicken was fatty. Both times before that the mild curry i ordered was spicy. I really... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Would have no hesitation recommending Greens to anyone after an enjoyable meal with good service, I had to Sizzling Beef which was plentiful and tasty we had a table for two and the person I was with a vegan (who at times can be difficult to cater for ) she also enjoyed her meal.

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Yorkshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Good variety of food which was cooked and served well. Would recommend. Restaurant is on the seafront.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate an evening meal of Thai food and both enjoyed the food and found the restaurant clean and waiters very helpful. The restaurant was quite full including many Indian customers which we thought said a lot about the quality of their food. Unfortunately my wife developed indigestion during the evening after we had left.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant during our stay and had an awesome experience, the Thai food lived up to expectation and both my children polished of their plates. The Thai Green curry had just the right amount of heat and my 5 year old loved loved his pad Thai.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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, Coffee Shop, 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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Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?