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Thai Chef's Restaurant Napier

110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“thai food” (18 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We usually love the food from Thai Chef's but today it was crap, chewy pre cooked meat, stodgy pancake rolls and an excess of poorly cut and prepared veggies.

Thank Stevewasnothappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was lovely and warm, waitress was busy but attentive, we thought we might have to wait ages for food as a big table ordered just before us but we didn't have to wait long at all, pork was incredible and duck was good if...More

Thank f0odie300
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a family dinner here including fussy teens. The service was great, attentive but not too over the top. The menu was extensive and we would recommend Tom Yum soup, delicious, the vegetable seafood stirfry was lovely too. The prawn cakes with plum sauce...More

Thank Masson5
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited the Thai Chef for a family celebration. The service was friendly and attentive with the children looked after which left the adults to enjoy their meal

Thank Mark152014
Reviewed 18 June 2017

About time we do a review for one of our favourite local Thai restaurant. Consistently good & friendly service. Food is consistently good too. Never disappoint even on busy nights.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The meal was delicious, a fixed menu but with plenty of variety. All traditional Thai food. Not overpriced.

Thank auckland2013
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Had dinner with a group of people here for the first time and felt it was a clean, comfortable restaurant nicely decorated in Thai style with very tasty food and excellent service. We will definitely return here for a meal.

Thank camaronz
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Location was good for people in Taradale and Napier. Atmosphere was very suitable for a casual pre-wedding meet others from both sides of the wedding party. Staff looked after us well despite the large number arriving in a short time. The food was very well...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wife and I love Thai food. We travel extensively in nZ and have eaten at Thai restaurants all over the place. This one had always been reliable, authentic with great staff and lovely décor. Highly recommend especially the "Sexy little duck"

Thank Minstrel2013
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We overnighted in Napier & discovered this wonderful restaurant, we walked in without a reservation & the young guy on reception quickly found the 4 of us a table even though they were clearly quite busy. The same person waited on our table & his...More

Thank Richard M
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21 October 2016|
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Response from NattachaiChang | Property representative |
Hi I am away until the end of December. Any matter please see the manager.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
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Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights
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