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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
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my cashew nut. Good amount I was very full. Parent had the fresh spring roll with tofu the were a meal in their self.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you. We both loved your restaurant and your food. We could tell that a lot of love went into both. I ordered tofu spring rolls andy partner ordered chicken cashew. Delicious, perfectly spiced. While were visiting we will be going back to the CHCH...restaurantMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2020

We arrived unannounced hoping to get a table for two in a very busy restaurant. The staff asked us to wait a few minutes whilst they organised some tables and sure enough a couplie of minutes later we were sitting at our table and studying...the extensive menu. We have eaten here before but not for some time so it was great to see our favorites were still there (Pad Thai is a must) and still just as tasty and well presented as last time. The choice of drinks was OK although frankly with NZs love affair with Craft beer I was a little disappointed with their range however that was the only think I could fault. We loved the service and the incredibly high standard they achieve for a restaurant which doe not charge like a wounded bull with their pricing. we shall returnMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

Very disappointed tonight, no drink order taken, inattentive staff, entree delivered while menus left on table. Crispy pork was days old. Massaman and red curry were good. Roti was poor but as this isnt traditional Thai might be expected. Big let down after the last...time we came.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

Food was fantastic here! I came here on a friends suggestion and was not dissapointed. Joy was our server and she was very attentive and kind. She took care of all of our needs with a smile and gave us suggestions about what to do...in town. I will be back next time im in Napier!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

with a group of ladies lunching we ordered a variety of dishes. Most were very happy with their selection BUT 2 of them were not! the crispy pork and chicken were so overcooked and dry one of our ladies could not eat her meal. Although...kudos to the restaurant they did not charge her.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meals. Service was the best. My fish fillet was the exact taste i asked for. We will come again.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 1, 2020 via mobile

Ordered at 6:10pm and was told 15 to 20 minute wait. Arrived 6:30pm and paid, told only a short wait. 7:20 my order was ready. Almost an hour wait and only an apology offered to me and the other 10 customers experiencing the same problem....A 5 minute delay is acceptable but 50 minutes. If this was dine in it would've been free dessert or meal in any other restuarant. Just because it's takeaway doesn't make it right to not offer the same services. Only complaining as this isn't the first time dealing with this issue.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Had ordered a takeaway last night and was extremely disappointed. For 2 stir-fry dishes and a chicken fried rice - 3 roti bread, costing $75 plus.... Both of the stir fry dishes were sparse. One dish was crispy pork - it had 6 bits of...pork and the other was supposed to be lamb - which was thinly sliced equating to approximately 50 grams worth - to top it off, the veges were cauliflower, carrot, broccoli and onion - which was nice but again, this was sparse. I have ordered here before when the takeaway dish is squashed down with plentiful food... the Roti bread was not it's usual... very dry. - Rostering of chefs for last night's poor effort should be dealt with by owners.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

There was exceptional staff on this night. We all enjoyed most menu dishes that our large group chose. I did think that the Pad Thai could have had more vegetables in it and the lava fish dish was exciting but the flavour could have been...improved. We will return as they do include vegetables in most dishes and they don’t smother everything with coconut cream. For once an Asian restaurant served beef that wasn’t tough! You will pay for the rice separately and it’s a bit pricy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Hi I am away until the end of December. Any matter please see the manager.
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