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“Good Thai Food”
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Thai Chef Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This restaurant was formerly part of the 'The Thai Chef", chain but is now operating separately under "The Thai" name.

The food was unexpectedly good for a small restaurant in a remote location and we had a very enjoyable meal. The service was a bit off hand and it was sometimes hard to get the attention of the wait staff - we needed more rice but had nearly finished the meal before it arrived.

Overall it was a generally good casual meal experience.

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Thank Billton
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great food with a beautiful outlook over the harbour but the tables are packed in so tightly you are almost touching the neighbouring table and sharing in their conversations, You can't get up out of your seat without hitting a chair/diner at one of the neighbouring tables and it has no atmosphere whatsover. The noise was pretty overwhelming so I intend to visit for takeaways only from now on.

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1  Thank KapaiKiw1
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are in the area and like Thai food then a visit to this place is a must! The restaurant is small so it pays to book. The food is the best Thai food we have ever had and the menu contains many things that you would not find in your typical Thai restaurant. We will be raving about it for days. The service was also good so all in all a top experience.

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Our second visit and again we were not disappointed. Some of the best Thai food in the country! Excellent service and great setting. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank 215DebR
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Located on the waterfront in Mangonui. So nice views in the daylight.
We found the waitress a little slow and not overly chatty. Then there was only one and she was kept busy.

The food we had was nice. The mixed entrée was a good variety and well cooked and presented.
My main was ordered as medium, but I still had tears rolling down my cheeks. Nicely cooked and a good quantity though. My partners was ordered as mild and was very nice. She found the sticky rice a bit hard to handle as the container was lined with plastic which got a bit tangled up with the rice at times!
Overall we enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. We weren't aware that it was a franchise until later but that didn't change our view.

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Thank Tassiegolly
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