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Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen Cafe Restaurant

39 Paekakariki Hill Road | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
+64 4-260 3888
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“curry puffs” (11 reviews)
“pad thai” (7 reviews)
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Paekakariki Hill Road | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time last night at Tuk Tuk Thai first cooking class. Lovely environment, great staff and Daeng was so good at her job. We made Curry Puffs, Thai Green Curry and Pad Thai. All from scratch. Came away with an ingredients bag to...More

Thank DanicaandChris A
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Large venue - very busy. Surprisingly limited menu with the usual Thai offerings. Nothing special, unique or great. Thai basil with chicken was good- very spicy. Padt Thai too sweet. Portion sizes were fair but pretty expensive for the dishes. Efficient staff and we were...More

Thank kiwibear
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Over the years this spot has had many different restaurants housed within. We have tried them all and this one is the first to have achieved such a pleasing ambiance. We have noticed that the large carpark is always full and now we know why....More

1  Thank Kiwifoodfusspot
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We have been here a few times now and have enjoyed the curries they made, the only problem is when they bulk up the curries with cabbage, this is not traditional and really unappealing. Last time I asked what veges were in it so that...More

3  Thank Jme C
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My first experience of Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen Cafe Restaurant, was not great with the car park full - no sign at front to alert diners. I had a very kind gentleman assist me to get my car out of this full car park, so...More

2  Thank Linda P
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Our party of 10 plus one child arrived for a 6.30 booking on a Wednesday night. The car park was close to full and most tables were occupied. Service was unhurried but we were in a relaxed mood. Our initial orders of drinks were provided...More

1  Thank FoxtonFoodies
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Ordered the curry puffs (very yum but could have had another 1/2 for the price) & Spicy noodle + massaman curry for mains which were both delicious! Also loved the roti.

1  Thank Dee_7326
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here after seeing a movie at the nearby Lighthouse Cinema. The staff were really friendly and the decor is great - rustic and cozy with wooden tables, Thai artwork etc. The good was good. We had curry puffs to starts,...More

Thank Bexofwellington
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This is easily the best Thai restaurant in Wellington region. Great food. Authentic taste and very interactive owners. Highly recommended. The taste is the closest to what you get in Thailand.

Thank AtinderB6
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Dinner with my lovely colleagues. we all enjoyed our meals, totally delicious as usual. Service was great. It was a very cold night and the restaurant could have been warmer, but I did dress for the conditions so not a problem really for me but...More

Thank Eileen007_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Paekakariki Hill Road | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-260 3888
Authentic Thai made with a passion for real Thai food. Nothing worse than going to a Thai Restaurant and not getting an authentic Thai meal as expected. Here at Tuk Tuk Thai we will ensure that every dish is as authentic as you would get back in Thailand. We are very proud of our authenticity, in a relax and friendly environment. Great food with friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.
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