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Suk Jai Thai Restaurant

93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7287
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Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $26
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai Select" Award from the Prime Minister of Thailand in March 2013 to certify and recognise Thai restaurants outside Thailand which serve authentic Thai cuisine of the highest standard.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai Select" Award from the Prime Minister of Thailand in March 2013 to certify and recognise Thai restaurants outside Thailand which serve authentic Thai cuisine of the highest standard.
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal, the restaurant is calm and elegant, the food fresh and tasty. The meats were a little dried out in the dishes, but it didn't impact the overall flavor. Only comment - not sure why you cannot have the bill delivered to / paid at the table. It took us quite some time to work out... More

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Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our menu is extensive and some of the dishes are "dry" dishes while the others have lots of sauce. If you do not like dry dishes, please ask our staffs to describe the dishes to you or simply ask whether those dishes are "dry" dishes. As for your concern as to why our staffs do... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent. We went on a busy stormy Friday night, 6 of us, and had the banquet for 6. All the dishes were perfect. Only one thing, our table was not cleared of all it's dishes and we were not offered the dessert menu or more drinks. The thing is, none of us really needed dessert so we... More

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Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for you review and your compliments about our food. Yes, I apologise that none of our staffs asked you for desserts that day and that the plates were taken quite late from your table. Normally it is a norm for our staffs to ask you for desserts after you finished your meal. But yes, as you... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Mouthwatering, incredible food. Cannot believe it's taken us 10 months to go here. It will now be a weekly occurance. The staff so lovely and accommodating as well. 10 out of 10 Suk Jai Thai. We will be seeing you soon.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went here for a family dinner as a group of 10, the food was amazing, the little ones love the Ice cream Sundaes!! Excellent service, food was received in good time. Would recommend to all.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am not a fan of asian food in general, but the food in this restaurant was really tasty. The place is also packed (each of the 3 nights I have gone). But the most impressive is the service, fantastic. They really do an extra effort to serve you quickly, well and always with a smile.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Three of us ate dinner here and had an excellent meal. I had the Suk Jai Duck, which was delicious, creamy and with a nice but not overpowering heat to it. Highly recommended while in Whangarei.

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Timbuktu
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you value as authentic Thai food as you can get in NZ, then head for Suk Jai. The taste is right on target. Of course, you still will at times encounter the typical local substitutes (like courgettes for Thai eggplants). But nevertheless: yummy food. This place is popular: expect a packed restaurant, even on a week day.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a takeaway lunch from here a few weeks ago with a selection of different main and starter meals which were all delicious and ready at the time we requested. Today I had a lunch meeting here and again the food was delicious, service was great, even though quite busy, and at a reasonable price of about $10.50 for a... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A small restaurant but the food was delicious and the service was good. Lovely staff, pleasant and helpful

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant was too busy for us to dine in so we opted for takeaway. To be fair, we didn't have a booking and it was a Friday night. Our order was ready quickly and was fantastic. $36 for 2 appetisers, 1 main & rice and that was a good amount of food for 2. Next time we visit Whangarei, will... More

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