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“One to remember” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dui's Restaurant of Fine Thai Cuisine

Dui's Restaurant of Fine Thai Cuisine
Ranked #18 of 102 Restaurants in Mount Maunganui
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Dui's would have to rate as one of the best Thai restaurants around.... and not just locally.
Food is exceptional, well presented, plentiful and good value. The restaurant itself is warm, and always seems to have a good atmosphere
Moon, the owner and front of house, is friendly, fun and has an infectious laugh and smile for all comers. She runs a great place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Authentic Thai Cuisine at it's best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Wonderfully friendly owner and staff made for a lovely evening out. The menu was a taste sensation with beautifully prepared and presented fresh thai food. Great value for money and would definitely go back a second time!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jen_knee43
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New Zealand
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoy good Thai food, cooked with frest ingredients and full of those subtle special flavours (not just chilli to mask the rest!). Dui's was all of that, the food very very good, the service interesting but not obtrusive. The only minor comment is the lighting is a bit bright,but then who ever went to a good Asian restaurant expecting perfect ambience! Deserves the high ranking on TA.

Visited May 2013
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Nova Scotia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Before leaving for my NZ adventure I was researching restaurants and found one internet blog that said Dui's was the best thai in New Zealand. After spending an evening there and eating their basil dish, yellow curry, and spicy noodle dish (can't remember the name) I would 100% agree. We also had the appetizer special to share which is a combo of all the appys they serve. Everything was absolutely delish and the service made it all that more special. The waitress/hostess (possible owner?) was delightful, funny and super helpful when it came to dish and wine selection. Four of us shared appys, mains and two bottles of wine and the meal was about $150 (so incredibly reasonable for NZ). I cannot impress enough that a trip to Dui's is crucial if staying in the Mount!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelbug1995
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Kiwi on tour
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183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Having not visited this restaurant for 4 years or so was with some trepidation that we booked a table for a biggish group. 12 of us. Knowing that its not the largest restaurant in downtown Mount Maunganui. We had centre stage of the restaurant - probably because was the only way could manage to fit a group of 12 in. Still Moon (the same host as 4 yrs ago- Dui's wife) greeted with smiles - drink orders did unfortunately take awhile , the restaurant was full and many a punter were coming in ordering takeaway's as well. Moon is a gem of a host and enjoys bantering with the diners, giving as good as receiving, did help to top of a great meal/ night. The food is by no means the best Thai in the Bay of Plenty - but it is fresh and flavoursome.
This restaurant is ideal for couple's being smallish and intimate, would I revisit Dui's again - absolutely

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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