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“Nice food, good location”
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Thai Chef Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Australia
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203 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nice food, good location”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Located on the waterfront in Mangonui. So nice views in the daylight.
We found the waitress a little slow and not overly chatty. Then there was only one and she was kept busy.

The food we had was nice. The mixed entrée was a good variety and well cooked and presented.
My main was ordered as medium, but I still had tears rolling down my cheeks. Nicely cooked and a good quantity though. My partners was ordered as mild and was very nice. She found the sticky rice a bit hard to handle as the container was lined with plastic which got a bit tangled up with the rice at times!
Overall we enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. We weren't aware that it was a franchise until later but that didn't change our view.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Tassiegolly
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Authenticity aside a really good tasty meal & friendly service”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Not the most authentic of Thai's (there's a definite Sino influence) but delicious all the same.

We had the Thai (Chinese!) Spring Rolls which were good, a Tofu Green Curry which I enjoyed (although my wife thought slightly on the sweet side) and the Pad See Ew which was awesome.

Authenticity aside a really good tasty meal and friendly service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank shakytumbleweed
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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Travel to Asia for free without leaving home”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

You could be in Thailand .....but your not! Im glad all the other options closed or not very inviting for a nice evening meal. Go hungry leave well nourished by some of the beat thai I've eaten . Don't be put off from the view on the street wait until you go inside !

Visited October 2013
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Thank Richardrobertson
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Thai ever!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

YUUUUUUMMMY!! My husband and I were staying nearby last week and decided to get takeaways. We got the crispy pork option and it was excellent!! We loved it so much we got takeaways again the next night and again had the crispy pork option with a different dish. Nothing at all to fault. Food, excellent. Phone service, excellent. Defiantly a must!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Vicki W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Some of the best Thai food we've had in NZ”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had one of the banquet menus - everything was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient even with a large group in the restaurant. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 01foodie
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