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Thai Orchid

21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-343 0790
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible11%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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31 - 40 of 107 reviews

Reviewed July 6, 2016

Had a great night there, good atmosphere if you are able to book the top floor out. Disappointed however with my meal as they got the order wrong. Ah well.

1  Thank Mac T
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It's a small quaint Thai restaurant located at the park end of Riccarton Road. Enthusiastic service by a number of Thai girls coupled with reasonably priced food. I had the Pad thai and it was really good. Lunchtime specials on offer making it exceptional value...More

3  Thank Nigel B
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very yummy Pad Thai and quick service. Do not like ordering at the bar when there are intoxicated people there, makes it uncomfortable.

2  Thank DiscovertheChathams
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I "took away" 2 vegetarian curries for dinner. Musamman curry as well as Thai Green curry were both delicious. The serving size was huge, actually more than what we could finish at one dinner! The service was super quick, and the hostess...More

2  Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Super service, no waiting. Decor is old but food makes up for it. It's a pretty small restaurant more like a dining room.

1  Thank 2013nz
Reviewed April 24, 2016

There was a women sleeping on a couch when we arrived. We were the only ones there so our food came out almost immediately. The place was really old, wall paper falling off the walls. They were playing justin beiber which was weird for a...More

Thank Ally_1903
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We are currently staying near this place and we went and got satay skewers with a side of rice tonight, and man it was good, best satay by far, my son was also impressed, a definite must if your a fan of thai and passing...More

1  Thank rewaka30
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Thai Orchid offers a good menu and decent meals at a good price. We shared a chicken dish preceded by fresh spring rools. Good, not outstanding. Our friends had a vegetarian dinner which they enjoyed. They have a limited selection of beers and wines, but...More

Thank claude_monnier
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Busy day working. Had bbq meat sorted and decided to get some takeaway fried rice to go with it. NZ$15.50 for a plastic container of combination fried rice. For the price we expected something great. It was edible but nothing more. It was so overpriced....More

2  Thank Maggie G
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Thai food cooked by Chinese is obviously not authentic at all. I am Thai and I think this place serves bad Thai food.

1  Thank Thanawat W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 0790
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