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“The place to eat in Motueka”

Chokdee Thai Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Oxford
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The place to eat in Motueka”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Probably the best place to eat in Motueka; great authentic Thai food, and good value. Can get crowded, though.

Visited November 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very tasty Thai food”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great location in downtown Motueka, reasonable prices, friendly servers, no long waits for food to arrive and, best of all, excellent Thai food. Excellent vegetarian offerings.

Visited December 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

If you want great Thai food, the closest you will get in New Zealand and friendly staff,then this is the place to go. The meal sizes are large on my standard, and value for money.

  • Visited December 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not authentic about the Thai food here”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We love Thai cuisine and visited Thailand frequently. The food was not very authentic... or even good... the green curry was not good and neither was the fish in chilli sauce that we ordered. It seems more like a bad chinese cuisine and has no resemblance to any Thai food we have ever eaten. The place however is very popular with the locals. We don't know why. The service was good. This is the third time we have tried Thai restaurants (the other times were in Wellington & Rotorua) in New Zealand and it was very disappointing each time.

Visited November 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
345 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Chokdee - a classic game of two halves”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We ate here one midweek night when staying in Riwaka. The restaurant wasn't too busy; a table of eight or so on a girls night out, another table of four and a table for two. We were seated closeby.

The first half of our visit unfolded with the warm, typically Asian welcome, the well prepared food, the polite service and everything boding well.

The second half deteriorated unfortunately. Once the girls and the other couple left, the staff en masse began clearing up for the night and even though it was still 'early' it was clear that they weren't expecting any other clientele. Our waitress changed into a plain tracksuit type outfit and proceeded to clean the lavatory, appearing after a while in rubber gloves and with a rubbish sack presumably containing the waste paper towels, the male waiter restocked the beer fridge, cleaned out the coffee machine (no he didn't ask whether we wanted any first - or any dessert) and cashed up. One of the kitchen staff appeared with with a bucket and mop and swabbed the floor behind the bar.

This didn't worry our adjoining table of four who had finished some time before and were chatting away unaware. We however just sat there waiting for something to happen - but it didn't. The deadlock was broken by me getting up and approaching the bar and asking for our bill.

There was no problem here with the food but the service left much to be desired. Go on a busy night when there is no possibility of the staff just 'going through the motions'.

The second half

  • Visited October 2013
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