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Thai Temple

484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-354 9203
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
“thai food” (4 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Had to ask for menu. Had to ask for water. Meal took some time to arrive - eat there regularly and normally turnaround is quite prompt. Asked again for water top up but it never came. Staff not very welcoming. I had...More

Thank ChristchurchQuality
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a meal with a work colleague last week. the food was below average, the fish in my dish was cold, it was a re hash of a pervious cooked meal. I used to love this place, but unfortunately the food has deteriorated. Don't...More

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 22 April 2017

After a long day of travel (flying in) and walking over from the Top 10 Holiday Park, this turned out to be a great family friendly place to eat. The food was good value, and delicious.

Thank durk94
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is ok if you have not had real Thai. Tastes more European than Thai. It's a bit commercial.like and does not offer the Thai experience like other places in Christchurch do.

Thank nzlisa1
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a few mates, was very clean and tidy, had soooo many delicious menu options, friendly staff and food service was very prompt! Totally recommend the garlic sizzling beef or chicken dish; yummy but do t wear a white shirt as...More

Thank nomadmattm
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Waited over 1 1/2 hrs for main. Seemed understaffed and got little attention by the waiting staff. Very disappointed.

Thank Lynette B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We used to love this place but tonight's takeaways were very disappointing. Watery stir fry lacking in flavour and gross beef. Not impressed at all. Change of chef or ownership maybe as this place used to be great! We used to look forward to our...More

Thank danielle81311
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Good morning Danielle81311, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are extremely disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your meal as usual. We take these matters extremely seriously, currently our area manager is investigating further...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Was told takeaway meal would be 20mins and it took an hour. While waiting for them to take a century to cook my meal i watched one couple walk out, another complain about their meal and another get ignored. Dont bother.More

Thank James L
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear James L, Thank you for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your experience. The things you've mentioned above are certainly not up to our usual standard of service at...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

3 adults + a 5mth old baby We ate here for lunch on a Sunday and found the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. $8 dumpling entree (4pcs) - which was very tasty, $12-14 mains. The service was friendly and the environment was very...More

Thank KalznChch
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear KalznChch, Huge thanks for taking the time to share your comments, it is greatly appreciated! I am absolutely delighted you had an enjoyable lunch at Thai Temple and that the team helped you throughout it. I'll be sharing your comments with the team shortly....More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

I'm not sure if they were just having an off night but things just took way too long. This rating would be a lot lower apart from the fact the food (once it arrived) was really good! Firstly, we were a large group of 14...More

Thank Shaun C
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Shaun C, Thank you for your review of Thai Temple! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the food and sorry to hear you had an underwhelming experience in terms of service. Your feedback is important to our success, and the Thai Temple team...More

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Price range?
26 October 2016|
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Response from emmakt | Property representative |
Hi Guys, Our price range at lunch is $12.50-$13 for most meals. Dinner $17.50-$22 Hope this helps. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 9203
Thai Temple Restaurant is the place to go if you worship great Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Situated at the northern end of Cranford Street, Christchurch, Thai Temple is only minutes from Northwood and St Albans. This is a hot lunch spot, where the service is fast and the food delectable! Takeaways are popular. Using authentic Thai recipes, crafted by chefs trained in Asian cuisine, this is the perfect destination to dine in and enjoy the delicious array of cuisine on offer. Dine in a modern, warm and friendly atmosphere, with a full bar, BYO and takeaways. Thai Temple offers all the mouthwatering fresh flavours, including Special Lamb Shanks in Thai Masuman Curry Sauce, fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Honey and Lemon Chicken and lots more!