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“2hrs wait for food”

Joy Bong Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #549 of 2,425 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a dinner with some friends. Yes we were a large group. 40mins to get served which we had to ask for them to come. 20mins for drinks to arrive. 1 and 1/2 hours later asked where our meals were only to be told we had to wait 30 more minutes.
The food did taste okay but waiting more then 2hours for food is a total joke.
Never again will be come here!!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Family dinner for mother’s day. Used to dine here years ago when the restaurant and bar used to rock. We should’ve known when there were only two tables dining.
The food lacks authenticity and mains are entree size and really overpriced. There was no apology when we mentioned meals were very small and didn’t include vegetables as specified. Disappointed
Will not be returning.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Starters were great see photo. Mains at medium spicy were great. Lovely fresh ingredients with great flavours hence the yummy in the title. Beautiful friendly staff and would definitely come back again. Hopefully for cocktails and dinner

Thank Mo M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've been to Joy Bong multiple times and the food is always decent. The staff are very pleasant and the atmosphere is nice and chilled. This restaurant caters for people who have special dietary requirements with no problems - it is vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Joy Bong is on the expensive side when it comes to Thai food. The servings here are also modest considering the price. If you are hungry, you will need to get a starter, a main, and a serving of rice (pay extra). There is also a minimum spend per person - which is to deter people from taking advantage of the BYO.

Thank yingyuez
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Too long between visits
Every visit to Joy Bong has been excellent so I cant justify why its been years since I last dined there. My only excuse is now not living in Ponsonby is slightly off route.
It was therefore a delight to revisit especially as the food was delicious and as before helpful polite staff.
Our party had Pork Green Curry and Red Chicken curry both of which were really good but my top marks go to Lard Chicken and Cashew Duck.

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