I've read some of the other reviews on this place, and can only surmise that they have been written by people who have never: a) been to Thailand or b) been to an authentic Thai restaurant!
The menu is slightly odd- to the point that it requires (apparently!) an extremely in depth explanation by the waiter at the start of the meal! I should add, that the staff and the service were excellent, but really, the restaurant isn't that "special" that you need to be led through the whole "dining experience"!! It was not traditional Thai food on the menu- duck and pork featured heavily- with only some chicken dishes and one beef salad.
We had the massaman chicken- which was unlike any massaman chicken I've ever had before (not in a good way!) The chicken was actual full boned chicken pieces, there was boiled egg and roast potatoes in the sauce. The flavour wasn't too bad but it just wasn't authentic. We also had their variation on the Pad Thai- which had smoked chicken pieces (quite nice) and 3 prawns. Overall, it lacked flavour.
I guess this restaurant would appeal to a certain clientele (perhaps the "cool crowd" of Christchurch). But for a couple of Aussies who just wanted a nice Thai meal $62NZD for 2 pretend-Thai mains was just not that impressive!
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