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58 Cambridge Tce, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 801 8080
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Huge portions

We came for dinner as it was one of the few restaurants open on Christmas Day. Surprisingly, it was not very full at all. The food was tasty and the chef didn't have a problem with some changes we had for one of the dishes. Also, our waitress recommended that we not order any pork dishes as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

the worst thai restaurant i have ever been in wellington. Tonight the rude chef after mocking, and insulting me with racist comments in front of my partner and friend call the cops on me because he assumed i didn't want it to pay a $20 dollar duck red curry, that tasted like sugar syrup, without duck. Starter was an overcook... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We came for dinner as it was one of the few restaurants open on Christmas Day. Surprisingly, it was not very full at all. The food was tasty and the chef didn't have a problem with some changes we had for one of the dishes. Also, our waitress recommended that we not order any pork dishes as the pork they... More 

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Perth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Where do I start? One member of staff on the floor ensured that service was very lacking, especially as there was a large group in the restaurant. Surrounding tables went un-cleared as we dined as the lone waitress struggled to run the restaurant on her own. She did try her best and worked very hard. My partner ordered the Thai... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I go to The Oriental Thai all the time, and no matter what i order it is always a good portion of well prepared, delicious fresh tasting food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We go to the Oriental Thai often as the food is always really good. Its not usually very busy and it looks a bit dated inside but worth going to try out. Good prices and a huge menu

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Sydney NSW Australia
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Arrived into Wellington late at night and we were very pleased to see the Oriental Thai takeaway section was still open. The food was fresh and very tasty and it was cooked while we waited. The fried rice was different to what we've had before, it was a large serving and also very tasty. The oriental Thai curry was extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have been to many Thai restuarant in Wellington but couldn't find the right test for me until I came here. They have vary nice whole fish and testy padthai, it was a huge dishes which is reasonable price (at first I though its quit expensive comparing with the other thai restaurants). Their service was good also, all waitresses keep... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have been to this restaurant a few times now, mainly because they have a very large table in the back of the restaurant that accommodates for very large groups. The service is good, but given the plethora of Thai restaurants in Wellington all offering similar options at the same price, Oriental Thai is let down by the quality of... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

First visited Oriental Thai in 1991, which was the first time in my life eating Thai food. Since then, in my memory, it has never been surpassed. Still the best in my book - start with the soups. Dined there twice in the past week. Location, on a busy stretch of Cambridge, not the best, but the interior is serene,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

Dined there with a group recently and while it was a cold night it was not much warmer in the restaurant in fact we sat with our coats on for most of the evening. Our meals were not great, fish bones in fish cakes is a first and grissle in meat. Rotis never showed and one main was forgotten by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 Cambridge Tce, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 801 8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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