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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went recently to Thai Chef in Onekawa! Had a great night - all of us enjoyed our meals and we had great attentive service!

Thank Carles16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience we have had tonight at the Thai Chefs in Napier! Moore our waiter didn't need any pad or paper to remember our orders and was so friendly and cheerful. Thanks so much for a great nite out!!!

Thank ShaznShane
Napier, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't rate this restaurant High Enough..I'm a very hard food critic and I have to say Thai Chef is Very Authentic. Flavours of dishes will leave your mouth watering.. Thank you Chang ...

Thank 550Vanessa
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was superb, with a wide choice to pick from, super friendly staff recommend to all even if you've never eaten Thai food you'll be converted, truly.

Thank adequate5510
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first choice Thai restaurant for the last 15 years. Beautiful restaurant setting. I love the Curry Puffs, Chicken Satay, Special Rice and Roti Bread here. Definitely recommend this as first choice if you love your Thai food - very well know and busy restaurant. Definitely pays to book in the weekends.

Thank Spasifik M
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here many times . It is yummy food . Taste is already adapt for foreigners tongue but still be nice . But drink was ok not that's much impressive . Price is average compare with another full course Thai restaurant in Napier .

Thank Gutswallow T
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I love coming here to eat! The food the staff and the service is fabulous would fully recommend to anyone to try this great Thai experience! 😚😚😚

Thank Nicky B
Napier, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Realy nice place to go for a meal have been a few times now and never disappointed! Food and staff are always great ! Will be back again soon

Thank rodney688
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was very delicious, we had Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken with cashews and Chicken Panang. Service was very good, placed at a table promptly, meals were served after only a very short wait, restaurant was recommended to us by e tended family members and it did not disappoint

Thank suejohnwo
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Was really un impressed with the service over the weekend. We ordered take away via phone which they said would be 30 minutes. When we turned up to pick the food up and pay we were told it wouldn't be long. But when other customers that were ordering their take always were coming and going we asked how far ours... More 

Thank lucyrio123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $16
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights

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