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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
Today
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This award winning restaurant is a must tray. We had a visit to Napier and were surprised by the food and great atmosphere on offer. The location was great with easy parking and the food was excellent as well as the friendly staff. The taste of the food we ordered was so tasty. If I'm visiting Napier again, Thai Chef's... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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396 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice Thai experience - the food is nice and the service good but there is nothing exceptional. Maybe the food is too Anglicised, but we did enjoy our evening anyway.

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Thank Rob S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait an hour for food to arrive and it wasn't even that busy. Food tasted okay though, portions were large but pretty expensive. Good there is a children's area.

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Thank W J
Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service and good value at lunch time. I ordered the old staple, chicken with cashew nuts and she ordered a noodle dish and we thought they were both good. Service was especially good - very pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere, nice restaurant and overall a nice meal and nice experience,

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Thank Stickman B
New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Recommended by our hotel, this was so wonderful. Two of us had said we didn't like Thai food, but by the end of the meal all were fans!

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Thank frshflorst
Tauranga, New Zealand
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58 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our meal here was altogether a pleasant experience. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and taken to a nice table by a window. The wait staff were attentive and our orders were soon taken. Service was prompt and came out just as we had asked. We had a very tasty meal of generous proportions. The whole atmosphere... More 

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Thank diob255114
Rotorua, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had takeaways which as a whole were enjoyable. I ordered there and waited for 15 mins for it to be ready, which was decent since they were very busy. The service was warm and friendly. I really enjoyed the red curry with coconut rice however did not enjoy the appetizers as they seemed chewy and oldish even though they... More 

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Thank Micaela H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I love coming here every time I visit Napier. Highly recommended. I normally order Pad Thai this is my favourite dish. The taste is so authentic and the price are affordable.

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Thank goodasgold188
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

terrible service and food is not clean with poor staff emotions . it has dirty stuff in the food which is looks like a person's hair. when i talking this to staff, she saids it not. we just want to know how long can do another one for us. she is cold to said i don't know.

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Thank 151118
Springfield Lakes, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Only night in Napier, travelling through looking for a great fresh meal this is the place. Saturday night booked out but they still found a table for the four of us, service was good, food was excellent!

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Thank Jacque M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$16
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
Description
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?