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Thai Panda

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58 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
16:30 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The pad Thai was really good. Had a sprinkle of chilli that gave it a bit of an edge, with the chilli on the side so you could put as much as you want in it. Also had the pad kra paow with chicken and this was spicy, although asked for medium spice. It was just right though.

Thank Steve J
Cypress, California
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner after reading reviews. The curry was good. (Green and red) and the pad Thai was not bad. The service could have been better and they weren't helpful at all in differentiating the curry but all and all the food was good.

Thank corycastro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went here craving Asian food and was pleasantly surprised about the quality of the thai curries, good quantity of food too

Thank Fang C
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Had trouble finding a decent Asian place to eat out so the motel owners suggested we go here. Old building. Am sure must have been someone home once. The restaurant wasn't busy n we just ordered a takeaway. Meal was half the size you would pay for in Christchurch and twice as expensive. But maybe because there is only a... More 

Thank Artikaran
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing!! Would def go there again! Food was reasonably hot so mild was all you need if your not fussed on too hot!!

Thank Tracey B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

As l fancied chinese this was the place to go l was told. There were about 6 people seated and 3 people waiting for takeaway. I thought l wouldn't have to wait long. After l ordered my food, the wait was an hour before l got it. Much to long. The food though was very generous and quite good. I... More 

Thank robyn d
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I ordered a red chicken curry, it was so good heaps of chicken and heaps of heat! My partner had the cashew and chicken dish it was big and delicious! We often visit Picton in our holidays so excited to find a favorite takeaway restaurant.

Thank Belinda H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Good choices on the menu, good prices, tasty food. Handy to the town centre. No frills, typically Thai. They have Chinese dishes as well. The food is top notch for cheap eats.

Thank Sharon B
Kurow, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of tasty, well prepared and cheap (considering the amount of food in the plates we were served) dinner dishes. Honest flavours with no glamorous plating (not needed at all) but simplicity before all. The service was fast and cordial (it wasn't a busy night I must say). Just another good reason to go back to Picton... More 

Thank cletros
New Zealand
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The food was lovely...not spectacular, but good. Nourishing, tasty, and would eat there again. Reasonably expensive for what you get, but I think that is the area, higher priced for tourists. The staff were very friendly, and there was an eat-in area which looked cosy. Recommend.

Thank Lisabug1964

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$21
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: 6435735410

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?