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Suk Jai Thai Restaurant

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93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7287
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai...
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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This place deserves the great reviews.

We didn't have a reservation, but stopped in aftet reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a busy Saturday evening, but the staff were welcoming and we got a table within a few minutes. The food really is great. Generous servings and good value for money as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Nick_and_Debs
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't have a reservation, but stopped in aftet reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It was a busy Saturday evening, but the staff were welcoming and we got a table within a few minutes. The food really is great. Generous servings and good value for money as well.

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

Dear Nick and Deb, Thank you for your five star review :) I was very excited to know that you are also from Christchurch where we had a restaurant down there for many years. It was a shame I knew this when you were about to leave the restaurant, otherwise I would find an opportunity to have a conversation with... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Charn and his charming team provide a high level of service and cordiality. The food is fresh and tasty, and most reasonable priced. The ambience is friendly and welcoming. For those diners who worry about hygiene, the client facilities are always scrupulously clean. This is a sign of a good restaurant! Fabulous food, attentive wait staff and consistency each time... More 

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

Dear Ann, Thank you very much for your generous five star review. And thank you for mentioning the bathrooms that ours are top notch. I believe that the toilet facilities are very important feature for dining out. Even if the place has nice food, one's enjoyment can never really be 10/10 if the toilet facilities are mediocre. I myself am... More 

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to the Suk Jai Thai Restaurant for a birthday gathering, great food and service. A great place to eat!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service is great, the food is great. We are glad to find this restaurant. One problem that I can see is that it is getting very popular and this is causing congestion problems in the service.

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

Thank you for your five star review. I completely agree with you that Suk Jai Thai has come a long way since we took over the business back in September 2012. Right now we have become busier and busier as more and more Whangarei people know and like us, and we have obtained a noticeably high rating on Tripadvisor which... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went as a big family group and not disappointed - friendly staff, good service and enjoyed the choice on the menu - great food.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The restaurant Suk Jai in Whangarei is a notch above the rest of the Thai establishments in North Island and I have been to many of them, mostly in Auckland. The food is really fresh, SO unusual with Thai. Usually the vegetables are precut and refrigerated at best. This establishment has fresh vegetables gleaming on the plate. The pad thai... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Have gone to Suk Jai Thai four times, with friends. Three times during the week and once on a weekend night. The food quality and taste has always been excellent, but each time, we have all ended up with ulcers! The service / wait persons rush you......eat and get out. Even when were empty tables. As a result, we will... More 

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

I am quite concerned that you feel that our staffs rush you. It is our staffs' duties to ensure that customers get prompt service, but our staffs would never tell you to hurry up and leave. Our staffs are instructed to ask customers who have sit for a while if they are ready to order. They are also instructed to... More 

BRISBANE
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

While visiting family in Whangarei we went to Suk Jai Thai Restaurant twice and realy enjoyed both trips. The food was excellant and would recommed the salmon entree and the pad thai. next time I visit family I will be back thank you

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a family meal here recently so large party of 11 with children as well. The whole experience was faultless from making the phone reservation to paying at the end of the meal. We quite often have Thai and this would have to be the best Thai food we have had in a long time - delicious. The service... More 

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Ft. McMurray
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Travelling from Canada in January 2015. Found out about this gem on TripAdvisor. Between my wife and I we had golden triangles, battered calamari, basil stir-fry and drunken noodles. We don't like coriander and, unlike Thai restaurants in Canada, Suk Jai tells you on the menu whether the dish contains coriander. Almost all Thai dishes in Canada contain coriander -... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am not so sure whether we are the best Thai ever so I am not sure if we do deserve such a high praise. But we sure try to do our best to make our customers happy. Thank you again, and enjoy New Zealand :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-437 7287

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 24
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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