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“Exceptional service but thats about it.”

Golden Bell Thai Restaurant
Ranked #48 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exceptional service but thats about it.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I had prawn kao pad takeaway from here, which was average. Extremely average, and I was disappointed after purposely searching on TripAdvisor for the best Thai restaurant in Nelson. Would return to eat in and try something else.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, NZ
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Thai students at the local Colleges dine here - which is the best recommendation the restaurant can have. We have eaten here as a couple, as a family and with friends and have never been disappointed in the food or service. In a group, we usually order the Chef's choice mixed entrée and then one main per couple. If we order a main each person, we always have leftovers for next day which the staff are happy to put in takeaway containers for us. Our last visit left all 8 of us smiling as we left.

  • Visited May 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really disappointing”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Have not been here for a couple of years. Same owners as before. Very disappointing. The vegetables were poorly prepared chopped and chunks of cabbage. Thick ugly carrots. We had 4 dishes and all were very average. The Pad Thai and Satay dishes tasted OK but the two versions of fried rice were very stodgy. To cap the performance off the waiter placed a half eaten dish of food in the middle of our table so he could stack the used plates from our meal on top of it. Never seen this before in my life. I will say there was plenty of volume for 4 people but a lot of it rice. It is quite cheap at $12.50 a dish

  • Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was reccomended to us by a friend of mine, and oh it was so lovely!!! If you LOVE Thai food you will the service and taste of this delicious cuisine. I couldnt eat it all but they did pt it in a takeaway container for me. Highly Reccomended.

Visited June 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Quick, easy and tasty passing through on a quiet night!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We just happened upon this place while passing through Nelson. Delicious noodle dishes for about $20 served with a smile. I would recommend it!

  • Visited June 2013
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