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Red Crab

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19 Kalmia Street | Ellerslie, Ellerslie, New Zealand
579 3201
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've only ever eaten here for lunch so have only ordered off the lunch menu and I have not been disappointed. Staff are very friendly, food is out in 10mins but do be prepared to wait if it's a busy, has taken up to 25mins so I now order ahead of time!

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Thank HildaParaha
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A great local venue when staying at the Novotel nearby... the food was fantastic and the premises clean and inviting. Service was fantastic too... I'd love to go back sometime... big thumbs up 👍

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Thank Philip S
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The food at this restaurant is fabulous very tasty and good value. The staff are very pleasant and friendly.

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Thank Chazzbazz
Auckland
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Staff are friendly and very welcoming and they will cook dishes not on the menu if they are not busy (Fried Rice etc). Portions are generous. Parking outside is limited but street parking available.

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Thank LisaWalker
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent place to have a quick lunch break , parking can be difficult but this is a cheap restaurant with fresh and delicious food . I love spice and they have it in abundance . Don't go to the abundant crap cafe's in penrose when you can have lovely freshly cooked Thai food here .Less than $50 feeds 2 including... More 

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Thank stevelamb7777
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

On our visit to Auckland we met friends at the restaurant to find it was lovely and warm with a nice Thai atmosphere We were greeted warmly by the staff, we ordered a selection of Thai Foods and it was amazing, have to try the whole snapper and soft shell crab, my wife is Thai and loved the food and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I went here with my partner last night, we were really impressed by the delicious meals we were served. As a vegetarian I was pleased to see an entire vegetarian section on the menu. The service was prompt and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely be back.

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Thank eadaoin2015
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Did a team lunch here without reservations, About 10 of us just turned up and after a very short delay, they rearranged the tables so we could sit together as a group. Food was very popular with everyone and portion sizing was perfect for lunch. Very tasty.

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Thank Michael W
Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Average food and service , Very little quantity and average quality of food. Lunch menu is ok and sizes are very small. Not worth the money.

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Thank Jobhat
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Not impressed with our meals, in particular two fish meals. the fish was over cooked and dried out. have eaten here before and meals were better. atmosphere was average and the overall service was not bad.

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Thank dusty1948

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Kalmia Street | Ellerslie, Ellerslie, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Ellerslie
  • Phone Number: 579 3201

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