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“Dinner as an experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Secret Thai Garden

Secret Thai Garden
25 Station Road | Otahuhu, Otahuhu 1062, New Zealand
09 276 3093
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Otahuhu
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Dinner as an experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went with a work group, expecting ho hum Thai food and plain restaurant t and were welcomed by a tunnel lined with "whale" bones and fairy lights, delightful staff, separate pavilions, moving water and great food. The night changed form just dinner out with the group to a n event. GO, GO, GO!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Slice of Thailand in the middle of Auckland!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A delightful, surprising and pleasant experience awaits when you enter the Secret Garden. It is ablaze with fairy lights and the construction is interesting with a series of pavilions or rooms available, each is separated by plastic sides, and so the restaraunt caters for groups and can provide you with quite separate dining spaces. The food is delicious, everyone in my group loved their meals, so much so we went two nights in a row! Very friendly, obliging and prompt service, clean toilets, and plenty of talking points, hard to find anything not to love.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Shout it to the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Gotta love this place. It's unique and special (just like you). The food is divine - that it's so reasonably priced is a bonus, the service very friendly and the decor extraordinary. If I could give it 6 stars I would!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Thai heaven in the middle of otahuhu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

If you have been to Thailand you will thoroughly enjoy the decor and setting of the Thai Secret Garden. If you love real authentic tasty Thai food this is the place for you. Every dish we had was stunning. It's good value for money and a wonderful experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“some of the best thai food outside bangkok”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

this place is a dining experience that starts with the pathway into the restaurant, past the tuk tuks, elephant tusks, and Thai statues to the mixture of dining areas under palm trees and canvas.. the food is ample for the big appetite and prepared with plenty of flavour.. If you like hot and spicy ask for a bowl of chillies with your meal as even Thai hot is quite mild in comparison to Bangkok street food

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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