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“Great Thai Food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abalone Thai Restaurant

Abalone Thai Restaurant
129 Farrington Ave, 23 Bishopdale court, Bishopdale, Christchurch | Building number 23, between Mitre 10 & Kiwi Bank, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+(64)(03) 360 2168
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Ranked #63 of 576 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian, Organic, Wine Bar, Family Fare
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We found this little restaurant in a strip mall (in the back) and had a great dinner there. The staff was very friendly, and the service was excellent. We asked them to call us a taxi back to our hotel (we had walked about 2 miles to get there), they asked us to have a seat outside and we would be picked up in a few mintues...Sure enough, a vehicle pulled up and the gentleman inside said get in, I'll take you to the hotel...It turned out to be the restaurant owner! He came from home to take us back to our hotel! Amazing, where else would you get this kind of service? He would not take a dime from us, just thanked us for eating at his restaurant. We LOVE New Zealand! Do yourself a favor, and take the time to find this restaurant in Christchurch! You won't be sorry!

Visited March 2014
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Absolutely Fantastic!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Fully recommend this restaurant to all Thai food lovers. We didn't have transport to get to the reataurant but they delivered or offered to pick us up and take us to the restaurant. The price was good and quality of the food excellent. It was truely Thai hot!!! What a shame we live in Perth. Will miss this restaurant. Best Thai takeaway I have ever had.

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“good food, nice atmosphere, gracious service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Best meal we've had in Christchurch so far. The spicing was good and the dishes a cut above the ordinary. Nice environment and gracious service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch New Zealand
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“NOT impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Havent been for a couple of years but it was very poor Food not up to standard. It may have improved but wasnt good when we visited

Visited June 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“Excellent Thai Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our local Thai restaurant, and very good it is too. Definitely better than your average kiwi Thai restaurant but is also a bit pricier than usual. But worth tbe extra dollars spent - extensive menu and everything is good. They do an excellent peanut sauce and the whole fish dish is great. Plenty of specialist meats included too, eg Ostrich. Expect to pay about $60 per couple for 2 courses each. Definitely recommend!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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