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“A very ordinary Thai restaurant”

Golden Bell Thai Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“A very ordinary Thai restaurant”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing about this restaurant that can justify the very flattering reviews it has received. The food is not in any way special and the general ambiance is not particular inviting.

Visited January 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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163 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Not sure about the rave reviews on food quality”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went there on a Friday night. Restaurant was fairly busy with a couple of noisy large groups so it was hard to have a conversation. After reading TA reviews beforehand we were expecting something special but as at least one other reviewer commented, we thought it was pretty average. We chose a couple of salads and both were very heavy on cabbage and drowned in what tasted like vinegar. Disappointing standard. There are plenty of other options in Nelson.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank PatchNZ
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly staff”
Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts and we were really glad that we went to this amazing Thai restaurant. The food was delicious and all of the staff were friendly. Overall: A great experience and we would recommended for all. SWEET AS.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Mereyed
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing in every way :)”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner this evening. Best thai food I have ever eaten!!!!!! Amazing service so attentive and nothing was a bother they made sure we were happy and contented throughout the meal :) and the food.... wow!!!! All amazing flavour and perfect balances of sweet salty umami savory and bitter. Best thai food in the world!!! We had the sea food in Oyster sauce chicken pad thai and beef red curry all of which were superior in flavour full of a mixture of meats and vegetables and amazing value for money. Wish I could cook this well!!! Would return without hesitation. Want to go back tomorrow!!!

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1 Thank HannahVan
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Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“great food and friendly service”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This restaurant consistently provides fast and friendly service and the food always tastes fresh. It's good value for money too.
The owner is very nice and makes a genuine effort to say hello to all guests and thanks you for coming etc.

  • Visited December 2013
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