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Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant

237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-358 3095
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (87 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant
1. Simply the Best!!
"Not only was the service impeccable, the food was absolutely the best"
Kathy L
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2. Highly recommended
"Blue Elephant rates as best in service and food that have experienced"
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3. my favorite Thai restaurant
"the service was excellent, very friendly staff, food was amazing"
Yujin L
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1 - 10 of 636 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love Thai food so when we were visiting Auckland for the first time we checked TripAdvisor for a recommendation. This place is number 1 for a reason! A lovely quaint place tucked away behind the trendy Parnell area. We were greeted with plenty of...More

1  Thank Karen M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent setting and seating. Cosy and comfortable with excellent hosts and waiting staff. Food was out of this world. Highly recommend to everyone!

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting Auckland on a cruise ship and couldn’t resist the opportunity to dine at this restaurant. It’s the best Thai restaurant I have been to anywhere... The food is outstanding, and we enjoyed, the entree platter for two, sizzling king prawns and stir fry beef...More

1  Thank 2890Mike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic main red curry, one of the best I've had. Entree chicken satay was also very good but not the high standard that the curry sets.

1  Thank Fionn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Thai we have ever had. Booked in for NYE on the day at the time we requested. Outstanding service by all the staff. Atmosphere was cosy and chilled. Fantastic wine. Food was out of this world. Glad we found this little gem hidden...More

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went out of our way to find this restaurant while on holidays due to it's TripAdvisor rating. We were not disappointed. It has clearly earned it's number 1 rating. The service is excellent, the setting is beautiful and the food is...More

1  Thank phantomfisho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I have been to this restaurant several times now and make it one of our things to do every time we come to New Zealand. Karen and her team are amazing, this is a must do!

1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Thai food and a lovely restaurant. Always a good meal, service was a bit slow. Nothing to stand out but very pleasant. Tasty and fresh

1  Thank Madeline H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After coming from Sydney and having some of the best Thai food outside of Asia, it’s hard to say that Blue Elephant deserves 5 stars. That being said, food was delicious, service was great, and wine list was full of good options. Location was cute...More

1  Thank YorkTO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been at many Thai restaurants across the world (Europe, US, Asia). In preparation to a half day visit to Auckland, we selected this place for lunch as it was the highest ranking Thai restaurant in the city. So we came with high expectations....More

1  Thank JantienK
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Sohail D
27 June 2017|
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do Halal food
21 March 2016|
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. All menus with prices are on our website which can be easily found on the internet - I am not allowed website links on this site. Regards
2 September 2015|
Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our whole menu is on our website (as it is forbidden to have urls in this answer, you can find our website by searching for Blue Elephant Parnell. If you have any further questions please contact... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 3095
  • E-mail
Auckland's taste sensation in a warm cosy atmosphere with great service. Whether for a romantic dinner or lunch, a catch up with friends or family or for business entertainment, we can cater for your needs. With seating capacity maxing out at around 40 to 50 (depending on seating arrangements), it is advisable to make a telephone reservation. The restaurant also offers great wines, cocktails, beers and a nice selection of teas. Open 7 nights (closed public holidays)
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