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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, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
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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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
Excellent Indian and Thai !!

The food is fabulous, waiters are friendly and helpful, cannot choose between the Indian and Thai. We went 3 times so we could try as many dishes as possible. Loved it !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kay R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is fabulous, waiters are friendly and helpful, cannot choose between the Indian and Thai. We went 3 times so we could try as many dishes as possible. Loved it !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Checked out the menu and decided to go in - we managed to have a table by the window with magnificent views across the bay to Russell. The service was personal and prompt, the range of food excellent . We ordered Thai food which was presented beautiful and the quality was excellent. We booked the same table for the following... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only had Prawn Saag and Pampadom and rice. The rice was on the good side the pompadom was too. The Prawn Saag was on the small portion side but was fantastic. Rich thick in a refined multi flavorful way. It is just across from beach so beach views, But it was night time so.... Highly recommend. Indian is my favorite... More 

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1 Thank Jeffrey W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose Greens after reading great reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed! We rang and booked and they reserved us a great table next to the open window so we could enjoy the sea view. The staff we very friendly, it's great you get to choose from Thai or Indian. Everyone was really pleased with their meal, very tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and it was fantastic. The Indian and Thai food had wonderful flavors. My Indian dinner was one of the best I have ever eaten. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. He told my gluten free friends that they could prepare any of the dishes gluten free. Highly recommend you eat there!

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1 Thank Leroy F
Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good location. Brilliant food, they have two menus - Indian and thai. Service is quick and helpful. Can cater for large parties. Good atmosphere. You know it's good when you get both Indian & Thai people visiting..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a delivery to our local hotel, which arrived quite quickly, portion sizes were a little mean, plenty of sauce but too little meat, but to be honest these Indian curries were not up to the quality that we would normally expect, the small chunks of beef (curry) was very fatty, both that & the balti chicken portions were pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Greens was referred to me by my Indian boyfriend who visited a few years ago and I'm glad he did! Iwas really impressed with the quality of food....and the portion size is also fantastic! It is also BYO which is a great advantage. Not only is the food delicious but the view from the restaurant is spectacular. If you're planning... More 

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Thank Laura W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for both nights of our stay at Bay of Islands. The first night we had Indian food and the second night Thai. Both were vegetarian meals and both delicious. Service was welcoming and friendly on both nights

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1 Thank Cathie_323
Elgin, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just enjoyed a lovely meal at greens. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the view is outstanding. I had the cashew chicken thai .. not to hot and with loads of lovely fresh veg. Husband had an Indian jalfrezi and loved it. The owner took the time to chat to us afterwards and seemed... More 

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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, Asian, Thai, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?