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Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell

237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-358 3095
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (96 reviews)
“panang curry” (14 reviews)
“crispy pork” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Simply the Best!!
"Not only was the service impeccable, the food was absolutely the best"
Kathy L
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2. Highly recommended
"Blue Elephant rates as best in service and food that have experienced"
powerbench400
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3. my favorite Thai restaurant
"the service was excellent, very friendly staff, food was amazing"
Yujin L
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1 - 10 of 685 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We received a lovely welcome from great people but the food is so not good for justifying the TA rating...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 607jeanh
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere here is only equal to the friendly service and superb menu. The selection of authentic Thai food is just amazing. Have been looking forward to visiting this restaurant, as part of our NZ holiday and was certainly not disappointed. The reviews are accurate...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank T2618UDdavidg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the Parnell area for a couple of nights and were looking for some Asian food - wandered in to the Blue Elephant which was very busy, but they found a table for us. Food was excellent - spring rolls, pad thai...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Taistil
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review - we really appreciate it

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner comes here often because of the food and friendly service they have. This place is very cosy and have the best Thai food that we tried in Auckland. I can recommend this place to all the people that likes Thai food....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank tanonuma
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you very much

Reviewed 26 November 2018

been here for the first time. one of our friend requested this place. the food is really yum that filled both our heart and stomach .

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Voyage34733530464
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I've patronized this restaurant since it opened and it used to be very good but things have gone down hill in the last year or so.A recent visit with friends finished it for me,all the dishes were of poor quality.The meat in all dishes was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SPTSLM
Reviewed 3 November 2018

My wife and I were visiting Auckland and met an old work colleague who lives in Auckland. We asked him to choose the restaurant and we came to the Blue Elephant, one he visits regularly. We were greeted like old friends and had a lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dave2n
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Many thanks for your nice review

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Cramped seating. Waitress attentive enough for very good service. My first time here. I've experienced many restaurants with Thai cuisine, this is one worth visiting.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heyannieruok
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 18 October 2018

My boyfriend and I went there last night for the first time, we live just up the road and have wanted to go for ages. It was a Thursday evening and a few tables, but by the time we left every table was full! The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tri30
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Food and service was nice but not what I expected of a top rated Trip Advisor restaurant. Mainly because the rice came in boil-in-a-bag kind of packaging was was quite stodgy and in a solid cake form - I'm no cook but I imagine rice...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kirstyr816
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for taking time out to write your review. I have no idea what has happened with your rice - all the rice is made together in a large rice cooker and we only purchase very top quality jasmine rice. I'm sure something has...More

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VeronikaT533
1 May 2018|
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Response from cincinattigirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a form for booking online but if you want to phn here is the number Phone: +64 9 358 3095. Enjoy. The staff are lovely and so gracious.
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Sohail D
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do Halal food
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NFASHAY
21 March 2016|
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. All menus with prices are on our website which can be easily found on the internet - I am not allowed website links on this site. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 00:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 3095
  • E-mail
Description
Auckland's taste sensation in a warm cosy atmosphere with great service. Whether for a romantic dinner or lunch, a catch up with friends or family or for business entertainment, we can cater for your needs. With seating capacity maxing out at around 40 to 50 (depending on seating arrangements), it is advisable to make a telephone reservation. The restaurant also offers great wines, cocktails, beers and a nice selection of teas. Open 6 nights (closed Mondays & public holidays)
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