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“Lovely”
Review of iYara Thai Restaurant - CLOSED

iYara Thai Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We also provide a Takeaway service. NOTE: This is COLLECTION ONLY.
Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Firstly, the food is brilliant. Visited many times and it's always been carefully cooked (I dislike overcooked veggies), absolutely love the veg green curry - the veggies are fresh and cruncy and the sauce is so fragrant and silky.

The guy running the place is really charming and pays extreme attention to detail.

The place is small, but cozy, pleasant and - best of all - has many, many plants!

Defnitely favourite place, especially when I'm taking someone to dinner and want to impress them :)

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Make sure that you book a day or two in advance”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We hadn't been to this restaurant for many years, having had a couple of disappointing meals there then. It changed ownership a year or so ago, and what a difference that has made. Really lovely food, prepared with genuine care. We have eaten there twice recently, and both times the chef/owner has toured the restaurant making sure that all diners were content.

The restaurant is quite small, which makes it all the better. However, it does mean that bookings are normally necessary on weekends (in our limited experience).

We'll be back!

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“None better”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is honestly the best Thai food I have ever had. Authentic and mouthwatering.

This is a real find and I urge you to visit. The owner is utterly charming and his passion for the food and his restaurant is wonderful. The restaurant is small and comfortable, and beautifully decorated. Even the plates the food arrives on are from Thailand!

You will not regret visiting this lovely little local restaurant. Go on ..... do it!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Burrsie11
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous Thai restaurant!”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We were completely overwhelmed by how wonderful this restaurant was- it was our first visit but you can be sure there will be many more to come! The service was very friendly, with a very warm welcome, and the atmosphere and decoration inside was lovely- after chatting with the owner we found out that all the plants were real, some of which he imports from Thailand to get the most impressive varieties! The attention to detail and the presentation of all the food, with beautiful plates and just so many lovely touches, also wowed us. This is all before the food! Everything we ordered seemed to be lovely- there was just the right amount of choice on the menu- not too long but still with plenty to make it hard to choose- not that it mattered because everything was absolutely delicious! It was just overall a thoroughly lovely experience, and it is definitely a restaurant that I recommend giving a try.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Anna W
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food great service! one of the best thai restaurants outside Thailand! A must for thai food lovers

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