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“Delicious Thai”
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Thai Chef Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were fortunate that staff managed to find us a table as we had no reservation and the place was fully booked over Labour Weekend - many people were turned away - - we agreed to eat and leave within an hour - the food was delicious -came to the table piping hot and attractively served - the two women serving were very busy but served the food very efficiently and took note of any special requests- there were groups of 5 and 6 people dining and children - we did not feel at all rushed in fact we were assured that we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal - not only were they doing in-house but also takeaways - it may not have been service with many smiles but it was timely and efficient service and the food spoke for itself - possibly the best Thai we have had.
Lovely location on the waterfront - small restaurant with just the basics as far as decor but who cares when the food and the company are great?

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Thank Sheryl D
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

After hearing so many wonderful things about the food at this Thai Restaurant, I decided to go with a group of locals for dinner at Thai Chef. As this was my first time I had no expectations although as soon as we were greeted by the Waitress it was clear that she was not interested in service or smiling! It felt like we were inconveniencing her by coming to dinner. Regardless we placed our orders and delicious food was delivered in excellent time and was simply delightful! Since It was awesome to taste such authentic cuisine, right here in Mangonui. I would like to compliment the chef for delivering an outstanding set of dishes! The Yellow Curry, Chicken Satay and “Sexy Little Chick” was very tasty and delicious - HOWEVER the service lacks personality and does make you feel unwelcomed. It doesn’t kill to ‘smile’ or at least agree that the Chef did a good job with the meals. It seems that this is not the first time that people have commented about the poor service in this establishment, which is unfortunate as it is a great spot with great food. My hope is next time we visit we will have a warmer experience from a waitress who is proud of working there!

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1  Thank Rahui New Zeala... G
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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

When the nearby cafe offering 2 for 1 pizzas turned us down because they were fully booked, we wandered along the wharf and found this jewel. Thai can be tasteless out of fresh herb season, but the food was excellent, and well priced. We can particularly recommend the naughty pig. The service was a bit low key, especially with such a boisterous family.

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Thank LornaMurray
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have been meaning to go to this restaurant for ages, but we live over an hour away and timing it had proved tricky! However due to a car breakdown we went for an early dinner there this week. We were expecting wonderful food, but were wary about the service as we'd heard it could be awful! However, the lady that was taking the orders was totally lovely. And coped brilliantly as it got steadily busier and busier. ( it ended up being packed on a Tuesday night)
We had starters and a main. My Thai green curry is the best I've ever had. The menu is totally amazing - there's such a lot to choose from, and I really like the humourous way it's written. I can't believe it's taken us so long to get around to going. Can't wait to go back again. We totally loved it.

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Thank bobadoodle
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Thai chefs is right next door and is always superb food whether dine in or takeaway. The hardest thing is cooking the other nights it is so tempting!

Thank Esquire M
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