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Tuk Tuk Bangkok Cafe

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Russell, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and the food was delicious. Very quiet so atmosphere non existent but as I said we were there early for lunch. Will have no problem going back there again?

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Thank Dan P
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, the food is wonderful tasty and we kept visiting. The service can seem interesting but its part of the charm

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Thank Tim S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an 18th birthday meal we as a family of nine chose this restaurant to celebrate. Our 16 year old Autistic grandson was insulted by the owner for wearing a hat and told in no uncertain terms to remove it in voice any other diner could hear. I took him aside quietly to explain our grandson was Autistic but at... More 

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Thank Grahamintondu
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We were told that if you ignore the service and concentrate on the food we wouldn't be disappointed and that was correct. There was one young girl serving and she was very pleasant but had a lot of work to do. She did her best and remained cheerful despite being really busy. The owner was a bit on the surly... More 

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Thank 730kayr
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I don't know where to begin…I had a terrible experience at this restaurant with my family on the first night of our holiday in Russell. There's nothing I can recommend about this place - the owner is very rude, the service was very slow and we had to wait almost an hour our meals to come. It was like 'Fawlty... More 

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1 Thank Littleport20
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Although service was a little slow (it took 3 requests before we finally received a jug of iced water), this didn't mar a very pleasant meal. Our chicken satay contained good meat in a decent sauce, whilst the spring rolls were fine (she found them a little too crispy). The Pad Thai was very good, not too spicy/bland, with a... More 

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Thank SheSaysHeSays
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Service below average. Food reasonably priced, but bordering on disgusting. Had a stir fry. I guess small town, but being a tourist town, quite embarrassing as a kiwi.

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Thank petek D
Melbourne, Australia
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152 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Several hours later, I was violently ill, and had food poisoning. In bed with severe food poisoning symptoms for the next 2 days, then had to fly home. I got home and went to hospital and was admitted for 4 days. The food poisoning turned into a lung infection which then turned... More 

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Thank DadNDave
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Food was lovely. Front of house staff needs to learn some customer service skills. His attitude was very uninviting.

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1 Thank Cheral-Harris
Mangonui, New Zealand
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Reading some of the reviews you would perhaps think twice about dining hear, however compared to some of the other restaurants in Russell the prices are very reasonable, and we quite fancied some Thai for a change. It was not very busy and the owner was pleasant, which is all you need. He informed us that one of the entree's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell

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