We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ruan Thai

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1070, New Zealand
+64 9-521 9504
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 48: English reviews
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We used to live in Auckland before moving down to Wellington a couple of years ago. Ruan Thai was where the missus and I used to go all the time. Food were very nice, staff were very friend, good wine selections to match the spiciness & tastes offered by the plates. There were so many our favorite dishes. At one... More 

Thank GuessTimatoR
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great meals and awesome surroundings, lovely staff and nice tasting meals... fantastic place to be friends and enjoy a night out

Thank Ustwoguys
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just had a very pleasant meal at Ruan Thai. Service very good, nice atmosphere and the food was lovely - just beware rice is extra - which takes the meals from being acceptably priced to a little expensive.

Thank gregsnell3110
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant located at the second floor with a great view of mission bay. The decorations looks a bit too much. Don't like the chairs to big for a small space to eat. Food is great really good price. Nice staff and really private for special occasions.

Thank manrehe
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our overall experience at Ruan Thai was great, as it provided us with good Thai food, along with a nice view of the waterfront, however I feel that the food lacked the essential Thai ingredients that makes it all the more authentic. The price was reasonable, and the service was also sufficient. On the whole, I feel that this restaurant... More 

Thank anthony337
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Was here for first restaurant dinner of the new year. We had the Massam beef and duck stir fry, and a mixed entree for two. Plus 2 drinks. Waiters pounced on us a bit quick to make the order, but otherwise service is good. Food was lovely, portion size is fine, almost enough for 1 & 1/2 people. Only order... More 

Thank lorri14nz
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

A young male waiter clearly preferred 'white' customers and very rude to me. He was okay to my 'white' husband, and VERY polite with smile to other white people on other tables. Very rude attitude and tone to me. I even saw him rolling his eyes when I asked a question about menu.I knew this place won't be that nice... More 

Thank mrms11
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I've been to this place many years ago, OK experience then. So I gave it another go today with my wife and son. While everything went well and the food was also not bad, but I ended with a very bad experience. One large piece of chicken from Pad Thai was stinking. I almost vomited, it's SO unfresh and smelly.... More 

Thank Frank N
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Ruan Thai has been our local Thai restaurant in Mission Bay for some time. In the past, quality has been up and down, possibly because of the turnover in kitchen staff. However, we went there with friends on a quiet week night recently, and stayed for starters, mains and desserts. Service was friendly and meals were hot and tasty, if... More 

Thank Kiwi_Family_GC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
519 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Located at the upper floor and facing Mission Bay Beach, a nice combination place for dinner. Nearly full at Friday night, it seems every one enjoy the meals. We chose one opening menu Thai Chicken Wings and three Mains, Pad Thai, a whole Fish in sweet sauce Pal Lak Pirk, and Spicy Lamb. The Pad Thai was yummy, the Spicy... More 

Thank santo t

Travellers who viewed Ruan Thai also viewed

Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
Mission Bay, Auckland Region

Been to Ruan Thai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1070, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-521 9504

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ruan Thai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?