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Lai Thai Restaurant

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3076 Great North Road | New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
+64 9-827 8266
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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to dine here on our recent trip to NZ and we were suitably impressed with the overall service from this establishment. The food was superb, beautifully presented, staff very friendly, however the highlight for us was the distinguished elderly gentleman who hovered around the tables ensuring every patron was satisfied,he eventually told us he owned the... More 

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Thank John C
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We ventured out West to check out Lai Thai as we'd heard good things about it. The food was good & the service was friendly. The question is ... Would I travel across Auckland to eat there again , hmmmm? One other point to note is that the friendly host was sick last Wednesday.

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Thank Mike66NZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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525 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This Thai restaurant spoils us with really tasty meals, really nice have dinner here, with Pad Thai as the standard Thai food, then deep fried Squid, Prawn with Satay Sauce (forget the Thai names), Tom Kha, and Larb Tofu and finished with Sticky Rice and Ice Cream. Week end evening, a bit long too wait before the dinner came, the... More 

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Thank santo t
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Have been going for years. Always friendly, clean and good authentic thai food. Be sure to order to your taste ie Kiwi taste-I always go for "mild" :-)

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Thank jumping4j0y
Auckland, New Zealand
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190 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Lai Thai is one of my local restaurants which my family, friends and I have visited for years. A small, family owned restaurant you feel like your are being welcomed into someone's home. The service is always warm and friendly and the food is great value for money. A great place for any occasion.

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Thank megang989
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant although we had a long wait for our food and then our order was mixed up with another table. We would go back though

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Thank janet9079
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

For many years we have often dined here.It is great food and Greta service.We usually get one of the banquets which is excellent value for money.A lovely touch is the owner who comes around and chats to patrons and gives complimentary glasses of the most beautiful port.Highly recommended.

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Thank molly215
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Chicken Larb was amazing and also last visit we offered with sticky rice from the owner 'Pog' . Try prawns stir fried with fresh asparagus and oyster sauce. Whole snapper fish with chilli sauce that great as well. Mango and sticky rice for dessert.

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were running a bit late for tea before a concert but the quick and friendly service here allowed us ample time to eat in a relaxed manner and get to the show in good time. Being the local Thai restaurant/take-away of choice for Auckland-based family we've eaten here a few times and the food has always been good. You... More 

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Thank Wikidkiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Food is great as is the atmosphere. We have dined here several times and the highlight has to be the owner who is always up for a chat, and will occasionally offer a Port at the end of dinner. We definitely recommend this restaurant for fresh delicious food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3076 Great North Road | New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-827 8266

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