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“NOT a good experience” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Red Crab Thai Restaurant

Red Crab Thai Restaurant
149 Ocean View Road, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“NOT a good experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

tiny helpings, enormous prices and lack of personable service. mistakes
were made with my order. it was difficult to attract attention of server
even tho there were few customers at the time.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice food but at a price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I went with my two children to this restaurant, all lovers of Thai food. We were greeted by the manager who literally stood behind the bar and pointed to a table for us to sit at. (we watched this continue all night to tourists while locals were seated personally) The staff were very busy and everything felt rushed. The food however was lovely and we were impressed that the chef brought out our entree's personally as he was not happy how long it was sitting under the lamps as the two staff were very busy at other tables. Very pricey for quantity given, but cannot fault taste which was excellent. Manager obviously likes the locals as was more friendly with regulars, however given the tourist prices, he needs to look after us too! They just need a few more staff so things calm a bit, and loose the pointing! Thumbs up to the chef, all in all a good night thanks to the great food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Went back for more!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the $12 lunch so much we went back the same week for dinner. Both were good quality and great value for money. Sitting on the deck overlooking Oneroa was delightful. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A tasty delight!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great food, authentic Thai Restaurant. Always very good food with a fantastic view and the staff are always friendly. Excellent value for money as well.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great service & presentation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The views out to the ocean made it extra special.
We had the mixed entree platter & scallops to start, followed by the sweet & sour pork and chicken & cashew with a side of coconut rice. All of it tasted fantastic.
I would highly recommend this to others

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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