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“Best Thai I have ever had in NZ”

Golden Bell Thai Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 171 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mission Beach
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Thai I have ever had in NZ”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really busy, managed to get a table for two.
Had Tom Yum and Tom Gai, Chicken Larb and a beef/noodle dish.
We eat a lot of Thai and this was the best we have had in NZ.
2 glasses of Tohu FOC for the wait.
Really good prices. We will be back!

Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious food, charming hostess”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

One of our top Thai meals ever! Loved the soups (although be warned these come spicy!) and our wok chicken dish. Main courses are big so best to share. Good value too!
The hostess was very charming and friendly, and the service couldn't have been better.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank WorldT297
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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327 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“The best Thai food in Nelson.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Dropped for the lunch. The place was full from the moment we arrived until we left. Very good food and service. We shared mini egg rolls and dumplings. All well prepared and the dipping sauces were very flavorful. I had the duck breast noodle soup which was outstanding. Nice pieces of duck in a wonderful, slightly sweet broth. Serving size was generous. My husband had the crispy spareribs which looked better than they tasted. Still, we both enjoyed this place and would return.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Popeyebird
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Superb meal at Golden Bell Thai restaurant, Nelson”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Golden Bell Thai restaurant is ranked as the 3rd best restaurant in Nelson on Trip Advisor so we gave it a go and we're glad we did, amazing! We'd passed by the restaurant a few times but never really noticed it - a hidden treasure. I highly recommend making a reservation as we booked for 6:30pm on a Friday night and the place quickly filled up before 7pm.

The staff were very friendly and efficient - we were greeted and seated right away. The food came quickly and blew us away - portions were very generous yet the quality of the dish didn't suffer in the slightest. Dishes with homemade sauces, full of meat and colourful veggies - each dish was a pleaser.

Imported Singha beer @ $7 was very reasonable and BYO wine too.

Would highly recommend this restaurant to those looking for an authentic Thai meal. Go with an appetite!

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank CocoParis
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Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Consistent Thai Cuisine”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is a regular dining option because of its consistency and for the warm friendly welcome you get. If you measure a place by its popularity and busyness then you cant go wrong here

Visited December 2012
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