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Sai Thai Eatery

205 Emerson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 3959
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
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."
Janet and Ian D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

110% Recommend. I am a vegetarian but there were still many options. In particular, I loved the tofu starter dish! The interiors are beautiful as well.🥰

Thank JessicaB9533
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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

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best Thai food I have had in a long while. Not only ‘not your average Thai’, but the everyday dishes were also done so well! Pad Thai was top notch and another highlight was the Sai’s Tofu Caramelised and the Meang Kana,...More

Thank Racquel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while on a cruise this week, and the food was quite spectacular. It’s a really nice place with some sidewalk seating. The interior is really tastefully decorated, the staff were really friendly and the food was to die for. We had the green...More

Thank copper2839
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Very good meal with amazing service . I was very well looked after. I would highly recommend to all. Good range of beers, etc.

Thank CJF5498
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Our meal here was a explosion of flavours, the chicken and cashew is pleasantly spiced, fresh and full of flavour. Everyone should try their signature entree it was delicious. I really enjoyed the black sesame icecream. The restaurant is very stylish and comfortable. It was...More

Thank Storyteller818440
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Catherine, Thank-you for taking the time to share your dining experience. We are thrilled you loved our popular chicken cashew dish, followed by the black sesame ice cream. Call in again sometime :-)

Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

First up I have to say that my taste buds were very happy. The two entrees we tried were spectacular - pork crackling and then the mussels in roti. Our mains were also tasty and could not really be faulted. But having to pay for...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We are familiar with the Sai Thai s as we have a fabulous restaurant near to us in Australia. The food is always excellent. The thing that my husband and I really enjoy is the fine Thai flavours. We agree that the flavours are better...More

Thank Lennongirl57
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

It was so lovely to meet you :-) We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday here in New Zealand. Love, SAI Team x

Reviewed August 19, 2018

The first thing you notice is the beautiful decore it is calm tones in wood and fabric. All from Thailand and beautifully crafted. It does not stop their the crockery and cutlery are all unique, lovely pottery, metal and glass ware. Again a lot is...More

Thank Shari T
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such positive feedback on your dining experience at SAI eatery. It was a pleasure serving you, and we hope to see you again in the close future :-)

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Tasty Thai food served in nice pottery crockery. A little pricey. Open on a Wednesday night. Food served promptly. Friendly staff. Free lollies to take home :)

Thank serene23539
saithainz, Manager at Sai Thai Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed our tasty Thai dishes, along with friendly and prompt service. Come see us again soon :-)

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February 9, 2018|
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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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