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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” (82 reviews)
“wraps” (20 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 626 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nearing the end of our 3 week tour of New Zealand, we opted to have Thai food. Great decision to select this restaurant. It was walking distance to our accommodation, so that was a bonus. It was a little noisy, but the food was excellent....More

Thank d t
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 weeks ago

I have eaten at several Thai place, in several different cities. Not only was the service impeccable, the food was absolutely the best Thai food! My husband and I were traveling with our family from the United States when we came upon this wonderful establishment....More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It a cute place tucked behind the shops. There was an arts and crafts shop attached to it, but was closed at that time. There were elephants everywhere, leaving no doubt as to the name :-) The food was naturally hot, many other Thai restaurants...More

Thank Rohit G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I am from the United States and have been to many Thai restaurants across the US and in other countries. The Blue Elephant rates as best in service and food that have experienced. We are planning 2 more visits while we are in New Zealand....More

Thank powerbench400
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We are two retiree Aussies on 7 day stay / drive around the north island. We were recommend this place before we left Australia. It certainly met our expectations and the wines were very good. Food great. We parked opposite in a paid church car...More

2  Thank holidayms
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This amazing Thai restaurant is definitely a go to in Auckland! It has good meals all around but the best was the blue elephant fried rice. It was the most exquisite fried rice our family had tasted and we have been all around Thailand!

1  Thank Hxnry
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant last Wednesday , and the service was excellent, very friendly staff, food was amazing, is the best Thai restaurant in auckland we've been so far , I highly recommend Blue Elephant .

1  Thank Yujin L
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and an awesome service. The staff were so nice. You can experience the hospitality of the Thai culture. Highly recommend this place.

Thank poornimak608
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Hi Karen and Wayne, How are you both? We really miss your kind hospitality and your best quality meal since we moved to Sydney in 2014. Since then we have been trying to explore the Sydney market and find similar quality restorant here (without oversized...More

Thank Ingromato R
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Questions & Answers
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$8 - US$42
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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