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“Worth finding”

Suk Jai Thai Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 128 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai Select" Award from the Prime Minister of Thailand in March 2013 to certify and recognise Thai restaurants outside Thailand which serve authentic Thai cuisine of the highest standard.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth finding”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Recommended by our B&B hosts, we were not disappointed.
Would not usually eat Thai, but welcoming service and really good food made us glad we did.
BYO wine is a great idea and no corkage charge !!!!!!!!!
Take the trouble to seek this place out, don't think you will be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank PatW1
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Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

I just had an opportunity to visit tripadvisor.com two days ago after one of our customers told us that our restaurant is now #7 best restaurant in Whangarei on tripadvisor.com. This made me (and many of our other staffs) visit tripadvisor.com and read what our customers have to say.

I am very happy that your experience at our establishment has constantly been positive and I especially thank you to take the time to recommend our establishment on public review sites such as this. All our staffs certainly do their best to make customers happy, and although we feel honoured to receive such great comments, we still strive to deliver quality of food and service that is better. If there is anything you wish to suggest us to improve our service and product, please do not hesitate to make suggestion. Also, should there be an unfortunate incident upon any of your future visit where you feel that the service and food quality was not up to the consistent standard we deliver to you in the past, please let us know immediately so the matter can be looked into and rectified on the spot.

On behalf of all staffs I wish to let you know that your positive remarks to us on public sites like this mean much more to us than you can imagine. We sincerely thank you for your time, and please let us know who you are on your next visit so we would have an opportunity to thank you personally.

Kind Regards
Charn
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English first
Northland, NZ
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic addition to Whangarei”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Since the new owners arrived in September this has become the restaurant we eat at most. The food is delicious, drinks reasonably priced and the staff very friendly. The manager makes sure everything runs smoothly and goes out of his way to be helpful. If you want a quick meal at the end of the day if you tell them it will arrive in no time at all. The only problem is it has become so popular that most days of the week it pays to book to make sure there is a table free!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank TealMS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

I just had an opportunity to visit tripadvisor.com two days ago after one of our customers told us that our restaurant is now #7 best restaurant in Whangarei on tripadvisor.com. This made me (and many of our other staffs) visit tripadvisor.com and read what our customers have to say.

I am very happy that your experience at our establishment has constantly been positive and I especially thank you to take the time to recommend our establishment on public review sites such as this. All our staffs certainly do their best to make customers happy, and although we feel honoured to receive such great comments, we still strive to deliver quality of food and service that is better. If there is anything you wish to suggest us to improve our service and product, please do not hesitate to make suggestion. Also, should there be an unfortunate incident upon any of your future visit where you feel that the service and food quality was not up to the consistent standard we deliver to you in the past, please let us know immediately so the matter can be looked into and rectified on the spot.

On behalf of all staffs I wish to let you know that your positive remarks to us on public sites like this mean much more to us than you can imagine. We sincerely thank you for your time, and please let us know who you are on your next visit so we would have an opportunity to thank you personally.

Kind Regards
Charn
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Barry
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242 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Thai in Kensington what a find”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

By chance came across this restaurant after getting directions from a fellow spectator at the T20 cricket match at the cobham oval. It has great atmosphere and the welcome was very eastern and warming. The menu had a wide selection of Thai food at very reasonable prices and items to suit all palates.

The portions were very good the taste was what our group expected and the presentation was superb.

If you are in the area go especially if you like Thai food you will not be disappointed.

We certainly will go again and sample the excellent cuisine.

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Thank johnamason
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Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

I just had an opportunity to visit tripadvisor.com two days ago after one of our customers told us that our restaurant is now #7 best restaurant in Whangarei on tripadvisor.com. This made me (and many of our other staffs) visit tripadvisor.com and read what our customers have to say.

I am very happy that your experience at our establishment has constantly been positive and I especially thank you to take the time to recommend our establishment on public review sites such as this. All our staffs certainly do their best to make customers happy, and although we feel honoured to receive such great comments, we still strive to deliver quality of food and service that is better. If there is anything you wish to suggest us to improve our service and product, please do not hesitate to make suggestion. Also, should there be an unfortunate incident upon any of your future visit where you feel that the service and food quality was not up to the consistent standard we deliver to you in the past, please let us know immediately so the matter can be looked into and rectified on the spot.

On behalf of all staffs I wish to let you know that your positive remarks to us on public sites like this mean much more to us than you can imagine. We sincerely thank you for your time, and please let us know who you are on your next visit so we would have an opportunity to thank you personally.

Kind Regards
Charn
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A true find for a traveller.”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We were staying in Whangarei and stumbled upon this restaurant, saw that there were many patrons and knew this would be a good place to eat. After a 5-10 minute wait we were shown to a table . While we waited we were given a menu and a glass of water. The service was very attentive, the meals was very tasty, value for money and the staff friendly and constantly refilling water glasses and rice with your main meal if required. The man on the reception was enthusiastic and very switched on to the needs of his customers. Highly recommend .

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Thank Linda H
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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268 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great thai food”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

The food is great, the staff are friendly, the decor is tasteful and appropriate to the culture. Very busy but you cant blame them for that. I love that you can see the kitchen AND it is clean. The only suggestion wold be to use the outdoor courtyard more, maybe as bar area and dining.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Angus L
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