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Sai Thai Eatery

205 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 3959
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  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
205 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Best fresh Thai food ever!!
"OMG the tastes just absolutely exploded in my mouth."
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2. Delicious!!! 5+
"Awesome, fresh, modern food and super friendly staff!"
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3. Different & the BEST Thai ever
"In Napier for a few days and had the good fortune to have dinner here."
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been a few times and their food is consistently fresh, fragrant and delicious. It's a modern Thai restaurant with good friendly service and a cool, relaxed ambiance. The menu is quite small, probably because it's all so fresh, but the more popular dishes like...More

Thank Xplora99
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank-you so much for your lovely feedback, it was wonderful to have you dine with us again. We look forward to your next visit :-).

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

OMG the tastes just absolutely exploded in my mouth. The Entree we had wrapped in the leaf with a crispy pork rind...if you love food this is too die for. Truly has your pallet overworking with the flavors... for my maims i ordered the ribs....More

saithainz, General Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thankyou Laura :-) Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Meang Kana. It's definitely a 'must try', the flavours that come together are amazing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience check Nice service check Flavor sensation check check check check!!! This place has a nice take on Thai food The chicken cashew was super tasty also! Oo oo must try: -wrapped oysters -pad Thai prawn

Thank Yaminah J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here twice now and both times the meal has been exceptional as the service. Highly reccommend.

Thank 390mary80
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your repeat custom. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and service on both occasions :)

Reviewed July 12, 2018

The food was delicious. Waiter very helpful and informative. Would happily eat here again. This is totally different to most Thai Eateries. Far Far more flavour and attention to detail. Delicious thank you.

Thank Sally M
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sally, thank-you for your great feedback. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, along with great service. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. :-).

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

For a gorgeous lunch of Thai tastes we tried the starters! Absolutely delicious bursts of flavour with each dish. This truly reminded me of eating Thai food in Phuket. We decided on the sweets menu also and were pleased not only with the price but...More

Thank Wendy J
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely Devine. Entree was a taste explosion of crunch, lime, pork crackle and chilli. Nicest ever. My main a prawn dish was equally superb. Can’t wait to return. Everything had a super clean taste. Will definitely be back.

Thank Rubyfelixtulla
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thank-you for your positive feedback, it's so lovely to hear you enjoyed both your entrees and main. We'll see you again soon! :-)

Reviewed June 21, 2018

The food was very different to other Thai restaurants we have been to. The flavours were quite strong, although nice. If you are wanting something different - go for it!! Staff were good. The evening was very cold but it was cosy inside the restaurant.

Thank Colleen3302
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Tiny starter- silly really! Prawn pad Thai was ok but for $28- ridiculous. Nice place but won’t last long as the food is expensive and doesn’t live up to its description. Had wine by the glass. The bottle had been opened for a while- both...More

Thank kiwibear
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I visited with friends for an evening meal. I had the pork ribs which were tasty but a little under seasoned for my taste. The broth that the ribs were served in was delicious as was the red rice.

Thank KarenJDG
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Response from Malcolm R | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be. If you like to let your children run around and make noise probably not but if they sit under a measure of self restraint yes. There is outdoor/footpath seating and that might be suitable for your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 3959
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Sai Eatery is Napier’s newest Thai dining experience. We offer a modern menu to our customers. Freshness and flavour are never compromised with the delicious, vibrant menu being matched equally with a stunning décor and excellent service.
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