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Thai Chef's Restaurant Parnell

#316 of 1,716 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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68 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-354 3489
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my husband for dinner tonight and we got a deal on the Grab One voucher for two mains and rice.. we asked the wait staff if fried rice was part of the deal and she clearly said yes. we ordered one red wine and one beer in addition to the menu. However, when we went to pay... More 

Thank Simran L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to add on top of what Hasenag mentioned in his review. I second his opinion on Grabone. The exact words mentioned in the Grabone coupon were " Valid for all items excluding whole fish. No BYO. Max 2 coupons per visit (must be same 2 coupons)." It has been mentioned as "must be same 2 coupons", i brought... More 

2 Thank Ramaseshan T
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have one of the finest Thai food in Auckland. I would definitely recommend. The only problem I had was dealing with their store manager when we had a query all she wanted was that we call/email her boss in Napier. But finally some one else in the store helped us out.

Thank Hasenag
NattachaiChang, Owner at Thai Chef's Restaurant Parnell, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your business. I have heard from our staffs in Auckland. As it said on the Grabone conditions before you purchased the deal, it already stated only 2 vouchers can be used a a single time per visit but you were trying to use 3 vouchers. The Grabone deal is Two for One voucher, so in reality... More 

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This restaurant is a quaint little place that is very handy to the rest of the Parnell shops and the food that they served was delicious. We had several dishes that were cooked and seasoned to perfection for us and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I would go back here in an instance and I can't recommend... More 

Thank Tuwhare
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had an excellent meal here, very tasty dishes and the restaurant is very well designed and decorated and did not feel overlooked and friendly staff - watch out for the big portions :)

Thank justkeef
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love thai and I often go for thai. this is my favourite thai place. I loved my birthday dinner very well organised and then took my dad and family for his birthday everyone loved the food. Your fried rice even is the best.

1 Thank Ronita30
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My partner and I visited on our last night in Auckland as it was a Monday night and they hosted a special "Monday Madness" discount where one main course is free. We visited because of the discount more than anything else and so, apparently, did the rest of Auckland. The restaurant was packed full, and even though we were first... More 

3 Thank Simon C
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good, however even though this place is BYO we were criticised for bringing a bottle of wine which they previously had on the menu. We had never been before so had no idea what they had in the past. We have never experienced this before at a BYO. There are plenty of other restaurants in Parnell that make... More 

Thank mdzaferi
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went there on a Monday night. The meet and greet was quite rough and unpleasant. Were asked to wait in the corner even though there were quite a few tables empty. Not a very good start. Soup had amazing flavours but Pad Thai as a main was a big let down. Overall it was an average experience. Especially the service... More 

Thank Jay8247
NattachaiChang, Owner at Thai Chef's Restaurant Parnell, responded to this review

Hi Because Monday we run special deal "2 for 1" deal which mean "dine 2 but pay for 1" that's why we are very busy on Monday. The free table you saw there were tables that has bookings so we cannot seat you. Surely if you come other day you won't be asked to sit in the corner waiting for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Because of the reviews,my husband and I decided to taste the Thai Chef's Restaurant. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive. The service was fast and impeccable . The food was fresh,clean and yummy. Prices very affordable. Quite recommended!!!!!!!!😊

Thank Adriana V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-354 3489
The Awards Winning Thai restaurant, The Thai Select Premium was awarded in 2011 by the Royal Thai Government for the recognition of their highest standard and their authenticity of Thai Cuisine. Free Plenty Parking at rear, BYOW & Fully Licensed, Takeaway & Delivery, Private function rooms 1x50pp & 1x18pp, our menu is EXTRAORDINARY THAI CUISINE.

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