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“Good food and reasonably priced”

Global Thai Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 49 Restaurants in Whakatane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kawerau, New Zealand
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food and reasonably priced”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I went here for my birthday during the week, it was rather quiet but the food made up for the lack of atmosphere, maybe I will try it again at the weekend to see if it is any different. Good selection available from the menu.

  • Visited July 2013
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CONCORD
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188 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A Thai restaurant for non-Thai people”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

My title pretty much sums it up. The food was OK but having had Thai food before, it tasted like the kind of food that a chef with a non-Thai background would cook. The food didn't have a huge amount of flavour and when we were presented with two menus, one for Thai food and one for European food (interesting term), I knew that the food would be a bit of a challenge. There was plenty of selection so you should have no trouble finding something to eat for both adults and kids but just don't expect too much.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Traveleasier
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great for genuine Thai food.”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We have been to Global Thai a number of times. We have used the Tuk Tuk pick-up and return service, but would reccommend this for summer time only. I have learned that when you go to an ethnic restaurant you eat ethnic foods as they often disappoint with European foods. Service is always friendly and prompt. We have been to Thailand and find their curries and soup dishes to be truly authentic. It is pleasing that they have improved the decor to make it more Thai but could still do more to improve the experience.

Visited March 2013
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Thank maurice e
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Eastern Bay of Plenty
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious meal”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

I surprised my husband by booking the Tuk Tuk to take us to Global Thai for his birthday. Meal really tasty & plentiful. Owner & staff very welcoming.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Julie M
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“thai food ?”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Lunchtime is usually very quiet so I dont understand why the service is slow?
The Thai meals are Ok but they can be a bit sweet for my liking.
We had to send a Pad Thai back once because it was too sweet.
OK if you have a sweet tooth.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank bulwell13
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