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I would not be able to classify this Parnell restaurant as excellent. Main staff member was sharp and business like rather than friendly ad helpful. very dark inside the restaurant. Toilet a long way from the restaurant up steps etc, There was a mistake with...only receiving one entree instead of 2. Unusual to have to pay additional for rice.
Food was average compared to other cheaper Thai restaurants we have been to.More
We had take-aways during L3 . Quantity is good, quality of vegetables etc good, but the Thai flavours were very Kiwi Thai and not authentic Thai. Little to no flavour as we would expect of Thai food. Very disappointing, given the rave reviews we had...heard about.More
Date of visit: August 2020
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2021
Fresh herbs in our Thai food is a more milder cleaner style of cuisine as we do not use flavour enhancers like the majority of others
we went here for Friday lunch and enjoyed the elephant themed decor and gracious service. our food was very well done, piping hot and super tasty.
a wonderful satay sauce on tender chicken (so often saty can be tough). huge range of vegeterian options as...nearly all meals can be made with tofu.
quiet location and not to busy.
excellent value for money as it is reasonably priced food for the quality of it.
my only small grumble was my ginger beer was erved at room temperature with no ice, and even though it was a bottle of Bundaberg I only got a glass and needed to ask for the rest of the bottle. my husbands beer was in a glass with the remaining in the bottle and was chilledMore
While restaurants are closed for eating in because of Covid-19, we decided to order takeaway to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement and support our favourite restaurant in Auckland. Not only is the food delicious, but the staff always gives that extra attention and warmth...to make us feel special. Karen, the owner, was there today to give my husband our order (keeping distance, etc. as required, of course). Our meals were delicious as always (lots of fresh vegetables, generous portions and so yummy). We missed the wonderful ambience of the restaurant, but we look forward to being back there when things properly reopen.More
We had a meal here on the last night that restaurants were permitted to be open before the nationwide lockdown (Sunday 22nd March). We decided to celebrate my wife's birthday a few day's early as we didn't know at that time whether restaurants would still...be operating a few days later, and it is a good thing we did. Although it was much quieter than usual (as expected given international situation) we were given our usual warm welcome and treated well by the friendly staff, while taking all appropriate & recommended health precautions. The food was delicious as always - we particularly like the Herb Wraps, Scallops, Blue Elephant Friends, Chubby Young Blue Elephant and Peanut Lovers. We particularly like the decor in the Parnell restaurant. This is our number 1 choice of place to go in Auckland for all special occasionsMore
Date of visit: March 2020
wayneb583, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2020
Thank you for your delightful review. We are currently creating an order/payment system online - hopefully this can be completed this week in time for any move the Government may make to level 3.
Regards Karen and Wayne