We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Suk Jai Thai Restaurant

93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7287
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $27
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.
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

97% Recommend
    51
    17
    1
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Timbuktu
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whangarei, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Traralgon South, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Everything absolutely fresh and home cooked. Service fantastic, even when the restaurant was jam packed!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant is very popular - we had to wait 15minutes for a table. We all enjoyed our meals. They were well presented, a good portion size and tasty! The service was very good. The only thing we didn't like was the choice of very full on classical music - that didn't seem to fit the restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments about our food. Yes, I myself am a very fond lover of classical music and I try choosing most beautiful pieces of classical compositions for our restaurant. There are a few customers (like you) who preferred Thai music to the restaurant, as they believe a Thai restaurant should play Thai music. However the vast majority... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went on Monday 19th May 2014 with the Wood Turners from Whangarei and there was 69 of us booked in. The service was fantastic as always. We had a banquet because there was so many of us, but the service was very impressive. They catered for my husband who needs Gluten free food ( they cooked is specially for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Suk Jai Thai Restaurant also viewed

Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region
 
Whangarei, Northland Region
Whangarei, Northland Region
 

Been to Suk Jai Thai Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing