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Starlake Restaurant

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Te Mata Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8383
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there several times. Staff very accommodating for both smaller and larger groups. Choices of food to suit all tastes.

Thank Sam202M
Hastings, New Zealand
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a friend for a quick meal after movies. No one else in restaurant that should have set off alarm bells, we were waved over to help ourselves to any table, they couldnt even be bothered seating us. It was a public holiday so were were expecting to pay a surcharge which was the first thing they told us... More 

Thank Dutchygal
Napier, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great food and staff, one of our favourite thai restaurants! Crunchy squid is worth a try will be back soon :)

Thank rodney688
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful food cooked to a high standard with fresh flavoured ingredients. My favourite is the five spice squid or yellow chicken curry

Thank deanne522
Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My second visit in 1 week! Great place for Thai food, and staff accommodated my family of 23 with 5 being small children. I'm sure they couldn't wait for us to leave as all our kids pretty much took over the whole restaurant! however the staff never made us feel like we were out of place.

Thank Emma K
Havelock North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Thank you Linda for a delightful meal and service. You Tick all the boxes: great flavours, unobtrusive friendly service, wonderfully timed service of dishes, attention to detail. Highly recommended.

Thank John_Schollum
San Francisco, California, USA
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566 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Every time we go to Starlake we are impressed that our fave dishes are just as delicious as the last time. And we remind ourselves to make sure we go again sooner. We love S9 - the red curry seafood dish -- it is the best of it's kind and just hot enough for us w/o asking to be hotter,... More 

Thank HaljoHal
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We ate here on a Friday night. It was pretty full but we had to wait over an hour for our food to arrive. Just the two of us. The food was really nice and the staff friendly but after a long drive from out of town we were starving. Would eat here again but maybe earlier in the evening.... More 

Thank Brenda C
Havelock North, New Zealand
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is the second time we have had a meal at Starlake - service was good but we can only rate the meals as average. Way too much garlic in our chicken dish.

Thank Crazysteveb
Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Right in the heart of Havelock North, a good takeaway option, efficient and tasty enough. Offers non traditionally Thai options like nasi goreng and chips, but it *is* a takeaway - not sure if the restaurant is equally cosmopolitan! very efficient staff. The Google maps directions were somewhat confusing; had us practically driving out of town initially....!!!!

Thank Mimi T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Te Mata Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 8383

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