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5 of 5 bubbles Review of GREENS

Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Paihia
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have been one of Paihia’s most popular restaurants since 2006 serving the finest Thai cuisine under the name ‘THAI GARDEN CAFÉ’ now rebranded as ‘GREENS’. Keeping the same Thai chefs, we are proud to announce that we have introduced full Indian meal, which will be served by a new team of highly experienced Indian Chefs.Lovingly prepared, authentic Thai and Indian cuisine, with a few surprisingly Kiwi twists – that’s what we have on menu at GREEN’S. With a wonderful mix of Thai and Indian dishes, you will enjoy the fusion of spice and flavour. From traditional dishes like Pad-Thai to Indian Butter Masala Chicken and new fish dishes which are closely guarded, using the finest quality ingredients is the speciality at GREENS.At GREEN’S, the dining experience is as important as the food itself. Take a seat in our modern and stylish water-front restaurant, and enjoy great service from our waiting staff.Whether here for lunch, dinner or a private function, enjoy an atmosphere that combines the Indo-Thai warmth with the friendliness Paihia is famed for.
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

There were two THai restaurants right next to eachother. I liked the new one that had open doors to view the Bay as you eat. I hope this is the right one (two are on trip advisor and I am not sure which is the one but I think it is this one). From the tea to the soups and meals it is great. Wait staff is really really nice. Service is slightly slow, but not a big deal

Visited January 2012
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Food was OK , service was mediocre!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Decided to give this place a go for dinner. When we walked in before any greeting we were asked if we had a booking. It seemed like we were a problem despite there being 6 people in the restaurant.

After being seated feeling like we were done a favour by finding us two seats. To try and get some conversation going we asked the waiter if they were busy, he said no it was very quiet so we wondered why the fuss. Maybe a warm welcome would have been more appropriate.

Looking around the restaurant your eye can not help but be drawn to the hand written sign ONE BILL PER TABLE. This was a distraction tithe otherwise OK decor. Not even a please or thank you for your understanding.

Food came so quick our drink order had not been taken so we decided that a glass of wine would be more appropriate or our food would be well gone and we would still have half a bottle of wine left. Big mistake not getting the balance right between service being too quick and service being in tune with conversation and drinks.

Came time to pay the account and there was NO interaction between the cashier and myself. Not even an enquiry if we enjoyed our meal.

Service with a smile doesn't exist here so we will not be back. It did seem people were enjoying their meals but the wait staff were going through the motions.

A disappointing evening.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A local recommended this restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

We got a takeaway from here as a local recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Had the sizzling beef which was nice and a great gaeng penang curry. Also had the combination starter, really tasty, especially the satay chicken. Was not as busy as the other Thai restaurant a couple of doors down so the service was quick. Highly recommended. Great view if you wanted to dine there too.

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Thank Julie T
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

Food and service were excellent. The quality of the wine for the price was also a plus. Recommended by our B&B host.

Visited October 2011
Thank shiverMaine
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Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, excellent location and fantastic staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

Food quality was very good and service was lighting fast.

Visited December 2011
Thank Brad C
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