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Thai Panda

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58 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
16:30 - 21:00
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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215 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located about 300 meters from the marina shore on High Street. The cooks appear to be Thai, and the food is cooked as it would be in Thailand and China. (I've lived both places.) Dine in or take out is available. Reasonable and tasty.

Thank Robert R
Picton, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Therefore the fact that it is a house. . . literally does not help. We have eaten here a few times and this is BLAND. Made for NZ tastes. Like how Chinese was made for British tastes in the 80's (in small villages).

Thank restewax
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Sorry, but don't rate this restaurant at all. Very disappointed, worst Thai we have ever had. Table was sticky and not very clean.

Thank Joy-Stephen P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect Thai & Chinese food everytime without fail 10/10. Get in quick though on a good night the place fills up quickly.

Thank letusfeast
Canberra, Australia
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756 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 790 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We bought take away at this Thai restaurant which was run from a house within the town. The food we ordered was very nice although a little slow to be prepared but this was probably because they were busy. The service was friendly.

Thank Canberra_Traveller
Denver, Colorado
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The food was very bland with little to no spice. We ordered both entrees to be medium, but neither would have qualified as even mild. The cashew chicken was just OK, but nothing great. The curry dish was the worst I've ever eaten. Just beef and vegetables in some kind of broth that was suppose to pass for curry. It... More 

Thank Steven T
Kelowna, Canada
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

An older house turned into restaurant. Loved the BYOB and the food was very good. Very reasonable pricing. Worth a visit.

Thank GARY N
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The pad Thai was really good. Had a sprinkle of chilli that gave it a bit of an edge, with the chilli on the side so you could put as much as you want in it. Also had the pad kra paow with chicken and this was spicy, although asked for medium spice. It was just right though.

Thank Steve J
Cypress, California
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner after reading reviews. The curry was good. (Green and red) and the pad Thai was not bad. The service could have been better and they weren't helpful at all in differentiating the curry but all and all the food was good.

Thank corycastro
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went here craving Asian food and was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the thai curries, good quantity of food too

Thank Fang C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$21
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: 6435735410

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