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Sukhothai Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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303-305 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 4843
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A delicious tom yum chicken soup and a wide choice of tantalising Thai mains for a very reasonably priced lunch!! This restaurant has a nice, clean, ambience with prompt and friendly service. It is popular with families and corporate customers.

Thank loveslife29
Level Contributor
41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small restaurant that has lots of delicious meals to choose from. So not to be diaapointed - book in for dinner as it is always busy.

Thank Jade K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is hands down the best Thai I've had. Sukhothai is above and beyond excellent. $15 lunch deal is great value, staff are friendly. Highly recommend

Thank Nikki D
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

we were taken to a table and offered nothing. 20 minutes later I went and asked a waitress if we could have a menu. Then we waited another 25 minutes for her to take the order but I had to go and find her and ask her to take the order. We asked for water - but of course that... More 

Thank Scottydancer
Melbourne, Australia
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491 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The nicely designed restaurant offers a friendly service (a bit slow at the beginning then improving) and reliable Thai Cuisine.

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Loved the ambiance; music was great. Food was absolutely delicious! Had the fresh spring rolls and vegetarian green curry - both fantastic. I've had a lot of Thai food in California, as a point of reference...I've never been to Thailand, but I think what I've had is pretty authentic. The owner of this establishment certainly is authentic. Very nice gentleman... More 

Thank A M
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We grabbed takeaway from Sukhothai in late Dec 2016 and were very disappointing. Especially when the previous reviews are reasonable. Perhaps it was the after Christmas rush as they were busy, which is the only reason I can think of for poor delivery. The service was sub-standard and the owner not welcoming as you would traditionally expect in a Thai... More 

Thank Johnnyjis
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Was one of our favorite in town. The service was always the best when Ann (one of the owners) was there. You always feel that she care for you. This time, I was shocked by the coldness of the staff and boss. The boss came to our table to take order straight after the staff gave us the menu. We... More 

Thank Megan G
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I popped along to Sukhothai on a Thursday eve, for a catch up with a friend. The atmosphere was.....! Busy, bustling, bright, beautiful. I ordered the vegetarian thai green curry. The server was a little rushed, and perhaps slightly 'intense', however the order was correct to a TTTTTTT. Fresh spring rolls: * * * * Vegetarian Red Curry: * *... More 

Thank keele07
Macau, China
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very slow motions. Wait too long for food. Almost fall as sleep. We are 2 ppl have 3 dishes. Big potion.

Thank Cat C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303-305 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 4843

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