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“Good food, good service”
Review of May's Thai

May's Thai
Ranked #267 of 1,068 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had intended dining in but decided on take-aways. The food was extremely good and the serving size very generous. Can recommend as a good suburban Thai. The decor of the restaurant was pleasant and unpretentious as you would expect for a suburban Thai restaurant. Good food at average prices

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1  Thank SophieGoldCoast
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We were due for a catch up meal out with friends and chose this restaurant, tucked away among the shop fronts next to the supermarket on Wairakei near Greers. Comfortable, clean, intimate.

We all chose different meals, and had a shared combination dish as a starter. Every diner rated their choice highly, the service was prompt but not obtrusive, and the couple of BYO Chardies went down a treat at corkage $2 per head. All up $50 per couple.

My oyster sauce stir fry beef was excellent, and my partner's choice (always with cashews) rated superb.

We'll be going back!!!!

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6  Thank ChChKiwi
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

We initially booked for 5 people but ended up inheriting one person, this wasn't an issue and we were shown our table.

The food was prepared quickly and the staff were friendly. There was enough selection and the corkage was only $2. Places like this are a rare find as cheap is usually synonymous with bad service and food.

We appreciated May's thais flexibility and friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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2  Thank Will_Wall_Will
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We were visiting Christchurch for a few days and thought we'd try out May's because of the reviews on TA and we felt like trying out a local Thai.

Very busy for a Wednesday night - I get the impression this is usual here - we'd expected from what we'd read that it would be busy so had booked. They are certainly doing a great job of keeping their regular customers happy. Decor is what you'd expect from a little suburban local take-away-come-restaurant but a few little touches are really needed, would be easy and improve the ambience somewhat. Staff were friendly.

Unfortunately, I think we must be a bit spoilt with our own local Thai which we visit regularly. We found the food at May's to be a bit ordinary. Nothing really wrong with it although the squid had a strong flavour as if not fresh - we told them about this and they thanked us for doing so and said they'd talk to the chef about it.

I guess if I lived locally I'd give it another go. If you're visiting Christchurch and this is nearby, it would seem that this place gets the best ratings for Thai in the area so, by all means, give it a try. As I said, I think we're very spoilt with our own local.

N.B. As other reviewers have noted, they don't take credit cards - you need cash or eftpos. And buy a bottle of wine from the supermarket in the same block.

Thank Elle289
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

That's a Great Thai Restaurant in CHC.
Nothing to say just go there You will be Happy with Real Thai Food.^^

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1  Thank incubus_husky
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