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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)
“crispy pork” (11 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 654 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What amazing food, romantic setting and friendly staff. I love your restaurant. Highly recommend. Best THAI food in New Zealand

Thank Eeasy 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 1 week ago

I love my Thai food, have been here a few times and does not disappoint. Full of flavour and good portion sizes. Will return again

Thank Sharronr5b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Blue Elephant go a long way to enhance your dining experience. Exquisite manners compliment exquisite food. Portions are generous and subtlety seasoned. Shared plates are a must to enjoy the varied dishes offered.

Thank cincinattigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic thai food and service with smiles. Came here after reading tripadvisor reviews and yet again another tripadvisor success. Place was packed on a thurs evening, but we were seated immediately. Had great service and everyone was apologetic as apparently the service was slower than...More

Thank Kavita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t say this is the best Thai restaurant in Auckland, because I haven’t eaten at the other Thai restaurants here yet, but it is one of the best Thai restaurants that I have visited outside Thailand. We had an appetizer that was appropriately named...More

Thank Jeffrey E
trippy237, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Karen and Wayne

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Focus was on service and was geared toward getting ratings... food was so-so at best. The portions are large, overly sauced and lean on the meat portions.

Thank JadeVenture2210
trippy237, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Not sure what you meant by "service geared towards ratings"? I notice you've never rated another restaurant so I'm not sure what you are comparing us to. What meals did you have? Regards.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not only the food was so delicious but we felt like everyone took care us and very friendly. Everybody have to try and will love it

1  Thank Wirasinee C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good services,good taste of foods. I like this restaurant too much because It’s so beautiful and the taste of foods is so nice.

Thank Jee W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Blue Elephant yesterday and WOW. The staff are welcoming and super friendly. The spring roll starter was very tasty indeed. I shared two mains; the prawn green curry and the blue elephant spicy pork favourite. Both dishes were packed full of flavour. Exquisite. Can't...More

Thank Chloe L
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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$9 - US$43
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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