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Thai Rain Forest

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231 State Highway 17 | Shop 4 & 5, Albany, New Zealand
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Very nice setting in what is the 'Old Albany Village' - food was very good and authentic; service was excellent and 'traditional' and the restaurant had nice ambiance and enjoyable background music - a very nice experience all round, Having eaten Thai many hundreds of times I rate Thai Rain Forest very highly and will be back.

Thank m_m_lawes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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578 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with excellent service and pleasant decor. We shared a number of dishes with our friends and all were brilliant. The Larb is particularly to be recommended. We have been to this restaurant on a number of casinos when visiting our friends who live nearby and it has been consistently good. To be recommended. It is... More 

Thank Sus1952
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered a chick dish which should have been a lot more taste than I got. Pretty much like a stew made with soapy water, not nice. Fish cakes we like leather to eat, just rubbish.

Thank GOM1550
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My two daughters and I went to Thai Rain Forest on Father's Day for dinner. I'd heard good things, so wanted to try it. On arrival we were greeted by the hostess after a couple of minutes waiting in the foyer, and then seated. A young man came over with water and menus, but disappeared without greeting us, or talking... More 

Thank Plumley042
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have mostly got takeaways from here and haven't had a sit down meal in ages. Went with some friends for dinner last week as it was a central point and reminded myself why we usually go elsewhere. Staff are pleasant and i like the ambiance better than Thai Chef which is a bit ""over lit". But the meals were sub... More 

Thank Hotice26
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This has been our go-to Thai resteraunt for takeaway for years. It never fails!! Always so tasty and the portions are excellent value.

Thank Kara E
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Food was average and the service was alright. The waitress seemed to be new but was friendly :-) However I do prefer the Thai Chef Resteraunt around the corner as the lighting is much better. I ordered the swimming Rama which should have come with satay sauce. However I was disappointed with the minimal amount they put on the stir... More 

Thank AliceInWonderla... L
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This is my favourite Thai restaurant on the North Shore. Their meals are always delicious, and great value.

Thank AimsC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Have been going here since they opened and have always has a good meal. The staff are always polite and it is always busy. (A good indicator) Plenty of parking and BYOW.

Thank Jane T
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

As a person who enjoys Thai food, I found this experience didn't meet my expectations. The restaurant looks well set up and maybe a nice experience. I ordered a Take Away and wouldn't recommend it. The food was sitting in what seemed like heated water, not a thickened gravy, and it lacked the traditional Thai flavour and zing. Sorry folks,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 State Highway 17 | Shop 4 & 5, Albany, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?