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“Fantastic food with amazing views” 4 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: Seafood, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic food with amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went at lunch time on a Sunday so it was a bit busy. However we had our food not long after we ordered. The food was amazing and great value. We took advantage of the lunchtime special of starters, main and desert with a glass of wine all for $22.50.
The view is amazing, looking out to the beaches and over the water
Would recommend visitors to the island to call in for dinner here!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Thai food we've had in a long while.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our family, 5 adults, 2 children, really enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious authentic Thai - that taste that starts as soon as you see your meal and lingers long after. Can't praise it enough. The view over the water towards the Coromandel is beautiful. Unlike other reviewers though, we found the service sporadic in its quality. Friendly wait staff but had not set enough places for us even though we had booked for 7. We had to ask for water even though we had been offered it when we sat. When we asked for an additional glass, it came without water! Our meals took a while to come. Yet, although this was typical of the service, it wasn't annoying. We found it amusing and all in all we loved our experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

When we first walked in it was a little noisy with groups and children and I thought we had made a mistake in choosing, But the food was good Thai food and the service was great, didnt realise until we were leaving could have used BYO option. Grrr.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Popular with the locals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Fast service on $10 express lunch or dine at leisure a la carte. Fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation, extensive menu, dine indoors or outdoors for the view. Right in the main village so very handy.

Visited January 2013
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Broughton Astley
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect service at a reasonable price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Truly authentic Thai cooking. My wife and I had their lunchtime special and Thoroughly enjoyed it. The plus side was the view over the ocean.

Visited December 2012
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