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The Original Thai Restaurant

8 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-838 3088
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (13 reviews)
“honey duck” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
8 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at this at Thai restaurant every time we visit Hamilton. We have been coming to Hamilton for many years. Staff are always pleasant and friendly, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is calming and soothing. We will be back!

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here 3 times each time great food and exellent service. My last visit was with family for lunch for my mums 65th birthday. We had a great meal green curry yum hostess was wonderful took our cake lit candles and came out...More

Thank libsterh
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is possibly the worst Thai food I have ever eaten. There was little flavour and the meals were watery, almost no spices. The price is ridiculous for what you get. Its actually insulting charging this much for poor quality dishes. Avoid like the plague.

Thank justine l
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went with my family and 2 young children. Was told there was no baby chairs by the staff who served us initially. Later she appeared with one in hand. When the food came we realised one of the orders was wrong and when we told...More

Thank jegat
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I thought the quality of the food was very good but despite that I have to give 2 stars. I typically am not compelled to give a bad review (as can be seen in all my reviews) but the stark contrast in service I had...More

Thank SureshKat
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner, the food was alright but a bit lacking in flavour. They got our order wrong but they replaced the wrong dish and left the other for us to enjoy too. Shocked when I received the bill of over $100 for 2...More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I have to agree with Jeff - I recently bought a takeaway stirfry (maybe muamang) from here and it was incredibly disappointing. Both of Jeff's words were on the money - expensive and watered down. My meal was very watery and quite bland and that...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Very authentic Thai decor, lovely restaurant, but my vegetable samosas and pad Thai was watered down, bland, tasteless. I feel for the relatively expensive pricing (opposite the Novatel) I do expect authentic Thai food, have travelled to many country's and enjoyed many Thai dining experiences...More

1  Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I was thinking that with the name of the place called the original Thai restaurant I would have thought there would have been at least a Thai person serving. The Satay was not very satay and the Red curry was disappointing not much flavour or...More

Thank Cam P
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The website said it was open until 11pm so we went here at 9.40ish for a quick feed after an event to be told that we had to do takeaway. As we'd been driving around finding a park we had no option but to do...More

Thank rebeccaohagan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Alma Street, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-838 3088
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