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Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant

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78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5555
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the creative menu. While there is all the traditional Thai dishes on the menu, there are many new and creative things we had not previously seen. I had a Lamb in Three Thai Senses/Spices. My wife had a Duck dish that we excellent. Good people and great food.

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Thank Jeffrey S
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jeffrey S Thank you for your great review. We try to appeal to all diners, including those who don't think they like Thai food. That way it gives options to everyone, especially those who may have a mindset about Thai. So glad you both enjoyed your meal and I must say, you chose really well! My personal fav is... More 

Russell, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Amazing Tai is just amazing! ... I live in Paihia and have experienced all the restaurant and takeaway food on offer in the bay. I can honestly say that this restaurant is the best! It is clean and well presented with uninterrupted views of the bay. It is the best quality food, the best priced food and the most consistent... More 

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Thank 639Morgan
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tucker we enjoyed the food and service and a great location many options to choose from. Do yourself a favour and go there.

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Thank Peakytravellers
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Peakytravellers Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and service and isn't it a cracker view! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good points are great views over bay from open windows and extensive menu. Service was uncertain, but at least waitress checked back that she had the order correct. Starter (Tom Kha Chicken Soup) tasted good, but was bulked out with ingredients that don't belong, such as big pieces of tomato. Main course of red beef curry was a weak soup... More 

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Thank Lawrence A
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lawrence, So sorry that you did not totally enjoy your meal. We welcome feedback and we will take this up with the chefs and make adjustments. Thanks for dining with us and we do hope you will try us again. Kind regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Camden NSW
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The title caused us to eat here our first night of 6 in Paihia. Everything was OK but certainly not "Amazing". We didn't eat there a second time.

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Thank travelbugged10
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi travelbugged10 Sorry to hear that your food was not amazing. Unfortunately everyone has an opinion about Thai food...too hot, too mild, etc. We are looking at making some changes so maybe you will try us again in the future. regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of delicious food served here. Also beers and spirits. Staff are helpful and courteous.

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Thank berylw64
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi berylw64 Thank you for your great review. Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the great food cooked by our authentic Thai chefs and that the staff looked after you so well. We look forward to seeing you again soon! regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Swansea S.Wales
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141 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on our first night in Paihia as we both enjoy Thai food and the menu looked tempting as did the food being brought out for other customers. Having placed our order we sat and enjoyed a drink while we waited- and waited. After a while we noticed that others who had arrived well after us were enjoying their... More 

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2 Thank pandmg
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi pandmg We apologise for your experience with us. It appears perhaps there was a glitch in the system that night which we will address with the staff. It is very unusual for this to occur and we will take measures to remedy the situation so that it does not happen again. We hope that you will come back and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I'm not a guy who complains a lot but that was too much. Well, we were waiting to be seated for 10 minutes even if the restaurant was almost empty. I ordered a Tom Yum Soup as a starter. I had been waiting 30 minutes to get it. I wasn't even finished they served the rice meant... More 

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1 Thank Silvan H
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Silvan H Speaking to my staff on this matter it appears your rendition of what happened is different. You and your friend came in demanding a table for 2, which was not available and you had no reservation. You say the restaurant was almost empty and in fact was busy as there are two sides. For the record there... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very good meal here on two occasions - excellent food and good service in fantastic location. Would recommend

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Thank ClanBristol
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ClanBristol Thank you for your great review. Wonderful to see that you enjoyed us so much that you came back a second time! Lets try for a hat trick! regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit busy and a bit souless but food arrived quickly and staff were fine. Not the best Thai food but did the job but credit to them for dealing with so many people in a reasonable time

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Thank Mark W
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mark W We are surprised that you didn't think it was the best food as the meals are usually very consistently good. Perhaps as you say, it was a busy night and it seems we may have missed the mark on your meal. Having said that, everyone's taste is subjective and although we would like to please everyone, it... More 

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 5555
Description
This fabulous Thai restaurant in the Bay of Islands has absolute bay views. Fully licenced, with conferencing facilities. Small and large groups catered for.

We cater for those that think they don't like Thai. Our chefs can do anything.

We are not associated with any other restaurants of the same name.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?