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Thai Container

151 Bealey Ave | Corner of Bealey & Caledonian Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 21 139 4881
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Ranked #15 of 525 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: We are a relocated restaurant from the city due to the earthquakes. After the Earthquakes we managed to start up again this time as a takeaway with outdoor seating and making great use of a 40ft container which we converted to a 40ft Kitchen, Our Chefs are still serving restaurant quality food, at takeaway prices. We have a busy little spot so wait times can average between 5-15mins for your meal , txt orders are a good way to go on a wet day ... We look forward to seeing you here. Just remember when placing feedback ..If you have had a problem let us know straight away so we can resolve it, it's hard to be given a opportunity to fix things if you don't tell us.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: We are a relocated restaurant from the city due to the earthquakes. After the Earthquakes we managed to start up again this time as a takeaway with outdoor seating and making great use of a 40ft container which we converted to a 40ft Kitchen, Our Chefs are still serving restaurant quality food, at takeaway prices. We have a busy little spot so wait times can average between 5-15mins for your meal , txt orders are a good way to go on a wet day ... We look forward to seeing you here. Just remember when placing feedback ..If you have had a problem let us know straight away so we can resolve it, it's hard to be given a opportunity to fix things if you don't tell us.
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After being in thailand for 5 weeks , I was in Christchurch for work when I spotted the Thai container. I ordered chicken in peanut sauce with vegetables from the young happy lady . It was done nicely some of the best I've had . For the conditions they work in / little work space/ they are doing a great... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Thai Container is not /just/ the best takeaway shop in a caravan and container on the side of aroad; no - it is so much more. Rene and his team are always ready with a smile and happy to have a chat as they serve you. My personal favourite aspect is how giving they are; regular offering competitions to win... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

I decided to visit to see what all the Trip Advisor hype was all about. The young woman at the counter had zero customer service skills and was surly. When our pad thai's arrived, they were pretty average. Generous serving though, and value for money. Would rate 3 stars if it wasn't for the service.

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Rene B, Owner at Thai Container, responded to this review

Im so sorry to read about your experience , it is certainly not the norm, as you will read in the below 100+ reviews, i do apologise, the young girl who served you went home early on Saturday with really bad migraines, in fairness to her she is an exceptional staff member, and she committed herself to work instead of... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We love thai food and regularly enjoy eating at another establishment. However, we had heard great things about the Thai Container so popped in for a bit of lunch on the way home from sport. The fresh spring rolls were beautiful and the accompanying sauce had just the right amount of chilli and acidity for my taste. It was fresh... More

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Christchurch
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Rocking up here and seeing lots of people is always a good sign,and the food didn't dissapoint with lots of flavour and spice a really good wee thai caravan.The best thai I have had in Christchurch for a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Besides the food, thai container has the best customer service in ChCh. Couldn't fault a single dish i've had!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Wow! Who would have thought that I could sit on a picnic bench on the side of Beoley Ave, watching the cars go by while eating out of a styro container with a plastic spork, on a cool but pleasant evening and have one of the most spectacular takeaway dishes I've ever had. Bonus points for feeding and watering 3... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I went to this place for a quick lunch and had they're laksa and it was okay and not spectacular as I expected from other reviewers. It's a bit on the pricier side for Thai takeaway in my opinion

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Super freshly cooked Thai food. Service was really slick and this place is obviously very popular. Would highly recommend it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After looking at all the positive reviews for Thai Containers, my friends and I decided to drop by the store for dinner. Tried the Pad Thai with prawn and was hands downs definitely one of the best Pad Thai I have ever had. Would definitely recommend the food here. Will drop by here again should i come back to Christchurch.

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