We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thai Chef Restaurant - CLOSED

80 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1220
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great food” (10 reviews)
“take away” (3 reviews)
“new zealand” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
80 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, New Zealand
All Details
Reviews (61)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great Thai food, excellent service for a small beach town. Probably pick of Mangonui. Pays to book as busy

Thank AucklandDevon11
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Once again a delicious meal. Today it was a takeaway - they were busy and I was told there was a 30 minute wait for it!!! Was ready for me when I arrived and after a long trip - was great to take home to...More

Thank Maureen P
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Mangonui.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have eaten there several times and highly recommend it. Great service nothing too much trouble , great ambience at night on waterfront, beautifully presented food , great value, and yummmmooo

Thank Karener06
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A very pleasant experience if you appreciate the real thing, very tasty and as hot as you want to order. If you are unable to get a table all is not lost....you can order take away.

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I eat Thai food in lots of different parts of New Zealand and the world and I have to say this place is the best. I look forward always to my next meal there. Very friendly staff, smiling and laughing kitchen staff, great place, great...More

Thank GOM1550
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have been to " The Thai" in Mangonui village several times with friends and have thoroughly enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food. We have taken some of our overseas friends who themselves are well travelled and "The Thai" restaurant has blown them away!...More

Thank Firewatcher2014
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We were planning to dine in but it was fully booked when I phoned on Sunday 1 June 2014. We decided to order take away instead. Food was ready within 15 minutes, even though we were told 20min when we placed the order. All three...More

Thank Ansie M
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Ambience, service and quality of the meal were all appreciated for a Thai restaurant in such an out-of- the-way spot

Thank Lisa3535
Reviewed 23 April 2014

The food is great, cost is average, They do squeeze you in, with tables close together. The service is good, You can see the kitchen and it looks clean and organised.

Thank gailbrian
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We were happy to come here after a distinctly unfriendly reception at The Waterfront Café - "you can sit over there on bar chairs, and it will take 40 minutes for you to get food..." (No, we didn't go back there any other evening either)...More

Thank SuMaLe
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Mangonui
Mangonui Waterfront Apartments
287 reviews
.03 km away
Mangonui Motel
46 reviews
.23 km away
The Old Oak Boutique Hotel
124 reviews
.27 km away
Acacia Lodge Motel
138 reviews
.70 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Little Kitchen on the bay
282 reviews
.20 km away
Waterfront Cafe & Bar
306 reviews
.03 km away
The Thai
232 reviews
.02 km away
Fresh & Tasty
132 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Butler Point Whaling Museum
52 reviews
1.54 km away
Taute Gallery
10 reviews
6.44 km away
Whangaroa Harbour
75 reviews
20.48 km away
Gumdiggers Park
101 reviews
30.14 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 1220
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing