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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being back in Napier NZ we went for a Thai meal on our daughter's recommendation. Included in our group were a 13 month baby and a 5 year old: No problem with a high chair and the 5 year old was automatically given drawings and coloured pencils to occupy her whilst waiting for the food. The staff were very friendly... More 

Thank 4Nige
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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198 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got carry out and took it back to the hotel. We got Pad Thai and a type of rice/spring roll and they were both good. It's nothing over the top compared to other asian restaurants we've tried in the states, but it was very good food. The staff was very friendly as well.

Thank Lasseter4242
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful looking thai restaurant. The staff are very nice and professional. But the meals are very very very expensive. We have been to a few thai places and this place has charged double for not even that good of food. The pork was not crispy, more like rubber. The coconut ice cream in the Shell had a weird... More 

Thank oz3ya
Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Thai restaurant my husband and I have visited so far. As soon as we stepped in the door we felt comfortable and welcomed. My husband (a solid samoan man) always likes to ask advice on what the waitress or waiter thinks will fill him, Taneke was our waitress for the night & she was spot on & he... More 

Thank Anne P
Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming and friendly service. Good menu with plenty of options. Our meals were delicious. Licenced with reasonably choice of wines and beers, and nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Thank karen c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This award winning restaurant is a must tray. We had a visit to Napier and were surprised by the food and great atmosphere on offer. The location was great with easy parking and the food was excellent as well as the friendly staff. The taste of the food we ordered was so tasty. If I'm visiting Napier again, Thai Chef's... More 

Thank Daniel M
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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396 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a nice Thai experience - the food is nice and the service good but there is nothing exceptional. Maybe the food is too Anglicised, but we did enjoy our evening anyway.

Thank Rob S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had to wait an hour for food to arrive and it wasn't even that busy. Food tasted okay though, portions were large but pretty expensive. Good there is a children's area.

Thank W J
Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Good food, good service and good value at lunch time. I ordered the old staple, chicken with cashew nuts and she ordered a noodle dish and we thought they were both good. Service was especially good - very pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere, nice restaurant and overall a nice meal and nice experience,

Thank Stickman B
New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Recommended by our hotel, this was so wonderful. Two of us had said we didn't like Thai food, but by the end of the meal all were fans!

Thank frshflorst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?