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Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant

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78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5555
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good tucker we enjoyed the food and service and a great location many options to choose from. Do yourself a favour and go there.

Thank Peakytravellers
Russell, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Tai is just amazing! ... I live in Paihia and have experienced all the restaurant and takeaway food on offer in the bay. I can honestly say that this restaurant is the best! It is clean and well presented with uninterrupted views of the bay. It is the best quality food, the best priced food and the most consistent... More 

Thank 639Morgan
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good points are great views over bay from open windows and extensive menu. Service was uncertain, but at least waitress checked back that she had the order correct. Starter (Tom Kha Chicken Soup) tasted good, but was bulked out with ingredients that don't belong, such as big pieces of tomato. Main course of red beef curry was a weak soup... More 

Thank Lawrence A
Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good selection of delicious food served here. Also beers and spirits. Staff are helpful and courteous.

Thank berylw64
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi berylw64 Thank you for your great review. Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the great food cooked by our authentic Thai chefs and that the staff looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you again soon! regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Swansea S.Wales
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141 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on our first night in Paihia as we both enjoy Thai food and the menu looked tempting as did the food being brought out for other customers. Having placed our order we sat and enjoyed a drink while we waited- and waited. After a while we noticed that others who had arrived well after us were enjoying their... More 

2 Thank pandmg
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi pandmg We apologise for your experience with us. It appears perhaps there was a glitch in the system that night which we will address with the staff. It is very unusual for this to occur and we will take measures to remedy the situation so that it does not happen again. We hope that you will come back and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I'm not a guy who complains a lot but that was too much. Well, we were waiting to be seated for 10 minutes even if the restaurant was almost empty. I ordered a Tom Yum Soup as a starter. I had been waiting 30 minutes to get it. I wasn't even finished they served the rice meant... More 

1 Thank Silvan H
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Silvan H Speaking to my staff on this matter it appears your rendition of what happened is different. You and your friend came in demanding a table for 2, which was not available and you had no reservation. You say the restaurant was almost empty and in fact was busy as there are two sides. For the record there... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good meal here on two occasions - excellent food and good service in fantastic location. Would recommend

Thank ClanBristol
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ClanBristol Thank you for your great review. Wonderful to see that you enjoyed us so much that you came back a second time! Lets try for a hat trick! regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit busy and a bit souless but food arrived quickly and staff were fine. Not the best Thai food but did the job but credit to them for dealing with so many people in a reasonable time

Thank Mark W
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mark W We are surprised that you didn't think it was the best food as the meals are usually very consistently good. Perhaps as you say, it was a busy night and it seems we may have missed the mark on your meal. Having said that, everyone's taste is subjective and although we would like to please everyone, it... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right on the seafront so you get great Pacific views as you eat your excellent Thai food. The only downside is that the main road is between the restaurant and the beach. Great food though, and not expensive. The place was pretty full when we arrived and it wasn't hard to see why.

Thank chrisatobm
JoAndTed, Manager at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi chrisatobm Thank you for your good review. Sorry about the road, but we have no choice in that matter. There are only 4 out of 35 restaurants that don't have the road in front of them, so I don't see how that is a downside when you still get stunning panoramic views of the bay! Very happy that you... More 

Montrose, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a spacious dining area and open views across to the bay the setting is both special and also makes eating out a delight. Attentive, friendly and helpful staff, a great menu with a wide variety of dishes make this a great place to go. The food was excellent, lovely flavours and well presented. Overall worth visiting.

Thank ihammie
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ihammie Thank you for your great review. We are glad that we were able to tick all your boxes! The menu does have a wide variety and also caters to those persons who don't think they would like Thai food. Plenty of choices that can be adapted to everyone' individual tastes. Thanks for dining with us and we look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 5555
This fabulous Thai restaurant in the Bay of Islands has absolute bay views. Fully licenced, with conferencing facilities. Small and large groups catered for.

We cater for those that think they don't like Thai. Our chefs can do anything.

We are not associated with any other restaurants of the same name.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?