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“Thai at its best”

Abalone Thai Restaurant
Ranked #122 of 1,066 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai, Wine Bar
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is slightly higher class thai restaurant, but still at reasonable prices. They do all the usual thai classics plus some unusuals like crocodile. Takeaways are popular.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We dropped off our camper & arrived at our motel around dinner time, looking for a feed. Our motel suggested if we liked Thai food, to try Abalone Thai and they would even pick us up from the motel at no charge! This was an offer too good to refuse & when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by the authentic atmosphere, the Thai wait staff, the excellent wine list & most of all the quality of the food! Oh, and we were also given nice hot hand towels on arrival which is apparently something new & a very nice touch. On the ride back to the motel, we discovered our driver was actually the owner & he was happy to tell us about the quality of the ingredients he uses (which certainly make a difference). We are happy to highly recommend this restaurant. Ian & Deb, Gold Coast

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We found this little restaurant in a strip mall (in the back) and had a great dinner there. The staff was very friendly, and the service was excellent. We asked them to call us a taxi back to our hotel (we had walked about 2 miles to get there), they asked us to have a seat outside and we would be picked up in a few mintues...Sure enough, a vehicle pulled up and the gentleman inside said get in, I'll take you to the hotel...It turned out to be the restaurant owner! He came from home to take us back to our hotel! Amazing, where else would you get this kind of service? He would not take a dime from us, just thanked us for eating at his restaurant. We LOVE New Zealand! Do yourself a favor, and take the time to find this restaurant in Christchurch! You won't be sorry!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Fully recommend this restaurant to all Thai food lovers. We didn't have transport to get to the reataurant but they delivered or offered to pick us up and take us to the restaurant. The price was good and quality of the food excellent. It was truely Thai hot!!! What a shame we live in Perth. Will miss this restaurant. Best Thai takeaway I have ever had.

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Best meal we've had in Christchurch so far. The spicing was good and the dishes a cut above the ordinary. Nice environment and gracious service.

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1  Thank squirrelmama
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