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“Food was good, service not impressive”
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Chilli Planet
Ranked #257 of 358 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The food was tasty (though not my favourite of the George St options) and reasonably priced (comparable to other Thai places in Dunedin). The server was nice enough, but when she made a mistake in taking one of my friend's orders, she did not seem able to deal with it appropriately and almost seemed she was going to try to make my friend eat the dish that she had not ordered (and we had heard her clearly state she wanted green curry, not red).

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Reading the other reviews you'd think this place was bad, but really - we simply couldn't find good Thai food anywhere in New Zealand and this place was better than most. We love Thai food, drove the entire south island on this trip and...nope. Nothing resembling actual, good Thai food could be found. There was one place in Kaikoura that was mediocre and sortof tasted like Thai food, but eh - that's only because we were so Thai food deprived.

Basically, all the Thai food we found tasted like Thai restaurants in the heartland of the US - mediocre, dumbed down Thai food. No Thai restaurant we found resembled the great Thai food you can find on the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts (never mind Thailand itself).

Chili Planet in Dunedin was the best we found, at least on the south island. So it gets a decent review. If you're absolutely craving Thai food because you haven't had it in a while, it will get the job done. And far better than some of the other Thai places in Dunedin, too (we had some truly horrible quasi-Thai food at other places).

But if you're expecting Thai food as it exists elsewhere around the world...or (gasp) Thailand. Nope. You'll be disappointed.

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Thank Entiat
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

First off this is in Dunedin, New Zealand, not Florida.
They had a good review from the local paper on the window outside describing how authentic and delicious the food was so I thought i'd give it a try despite the plethora of other good food spots in town, tried and tested over many years.

The food was bland, and expensive, and the portion size standard. 'Thai hot' seemed to mean nothing to them; 'authentic' chefs love it when westerners allow them to cook meals the way they do back home. They compare poorly to the longstanding Thai chain that operates in town.

The woman also tried to overcharge me, didn't apologise, and was generally not particularly friendly despite the place being very quiet.

I would not recommend this restaurant. Spend your money elsewhere.

Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had been disappointed in "quality" restaurants in Dunedin and mistakenly thought a "chilli" Thai restaurant might offer some authenticity.
Bad mistake, little resemblance to any chilli character nor any Thai restaurant that have so proliferated in Australia and other countries.

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Thank RonWamberal
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