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“Pretty authentic even from an Asian point of view”
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Moon's Thai Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai
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Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Pretty authentic even from an Asian point of view”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Any self-respecting & authentic Thai restaurant would have a picture of the Thai king and queen and this one passes that test. The Thai pop music that plays softly in the background is a nice touch too. Chefs and server were all Thai so that was good!

The food is actually quite authentic given what they have to work with. A quick look through the menu and you can see that they can't get (or perhaps it's not cost efficient to stock up on) some Thai ingredients such as papaya (for papaya salad or somtam) or the much-adored glutinous rice (for mango sticky rice dessert). But that is understandable given that this is not a big city like Christchurch.

We tried the
- squid salad: Squid was not overcooked (overcooking makes squid rubbery) and the Thai dressing was very tasty with its spicy, sweet and sour elements. Quite similar to the salads in Thailand!
- Tomyam soup with seafood: Tomyam soup actually tasted like someone did it from scratch and the seafood was generous with fresh and sizeable shrimp. Perhaps a bit too spicy for the average non-Asian but for me it was just right and I enjoyed every slurp.
- stir fried vegetables: fresh & tasty & crunchy, a godsend after many days of salads (as an Asian we prefer our veggies cooked)
- Basil pork/chicken/beef: Not authentic (the wrong type of basil leaf was used), wouldn't recommend.

I live in Asia and travel to Thailand at least 2-3 times a year and I was quite satisfied with this restaurant on the whole. Would recommend to anyone craving Asian and/or spicy food when you are in Queenstown!

  • Visited August 2012
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New Zealand
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent and well priced”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Dined here twice with my wife whilst in Queenstown. On both occasions the food was excellent and was as god as traditional thi food we had in Bangkok previously. The prices were very good and with a few drinks certainly doesn't break the bank. When we dined there were very few diners present although we were in the off season.
If you like Thai food well worth trying.

  • Visited May 2012
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Oamaru, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Delicious as always”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

This is our favourite Queenstown Thai restaurant. Great service, excellent food, quite and excellent value. A must to visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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