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The Original Thai Restaurant

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155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
+64 4-383 5596
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe I havn't been there before, real hidden treasure! Can't fault the evening one bit. Young waiter was excellent and older waiter was hillarious, everyone full of smiles and laid back, left very full and very happy. Will definitely be going there regularly, the food was perfect!

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Thank brendan h
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. We'd eat here every night if I could. We often get takeaway but dine in on occasion. Food is Devine service excellent but decor is a little dated but easily forgiven once you start eating

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Thank George H
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The Thai restaurant in Island Bay is a community asset. Been around IB since we moved here as a child. Amazing food, front of house so happy and helpful. You cant help but keep coming back

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Thank Sonya K
manawatu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is by far the best Thai food I have ever had in New Zealand. I would recommend the Red Chicken Curry. Service with a smile all the way.

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Thank anuann
Wellington
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been going to the Original Thai restaurant for over 20 years, the same owner has had the restaurant all that time (23 years). We have never had a bad meal or experience in all that time. We especially love the mixed entrees and wished we lived closer so we could have them more often. We also recommend the... More 

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Thank radaNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Used to live in Wellington and be a regular. Visited last week and the food was so good we had to go twice. Fabulous friendly service, well priced and amazing food. Happy days

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Thank NZLucy
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the food. Down from Auckland for a few days and this is a must for us. Regulars for years when we lived here we so miss the fabulous food and service here. Amazing experience again last night and can't wait to go again.

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Thank Grant M
Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My boss has known the owner for many years and decided to shout us there for dinner on Friday after work. Although they do take away food as well, we rang to check a table was available for dine in. Food was beautiful - mixed platter of appetizers were perfection. As a small eater the platter and entree sized soup... More 

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Thank zevonae
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Food was really good, the service was extremely friendly and all for a fair price. Good thai food in a simple restaurant. Enjoyable.

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Thank Alessio M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Luckily we booked last Thursday because this is a busy little local restaurant. (BYO/not Licenced). We often get takeaways from here & also dine in occasionally. We were greeted as usual with a huge smile by the owner & seated straight away. We started with the mixed entree for two (NZD$??) & the King Prawns (NZD$7.50) & we devoured them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-383 5596

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?