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“Chokdee vs Golden bell”
Review of Chokdee

Ranked #44 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Nelson, New Zealand
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“Chokdee vs Golden bell”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

These restaurants are practically across the road from each other. We ate at both and to ensure consistancy we ordered the same items from the menu.
These were 2x entrees (fresh spring rolls, satay chicken sticks) and a red curry for a main

Fresh spring rolls (4 for each serve)- Much better at Chokdee (larger, fresher with an amazing sauce), the ones from Golden bell were tiny and chewy and had both Pork and prawn which tasted odd. The accompanying salads were a bit different- much nicer at Chokdee as the mayo on the Golden Bell salad was overpowering and did not suit.

Satay chicken sticks (3x sticks at Chokdee, 4x sticks at Golden Bell- however the amount of meat on the serve would be the same as there is much more meat on the Chokdee sticks), satay sauce is very similar and hard to pick.

Red Curry Main- much nicer at Chokdee for the following reasons
Chokdee has a nice creamy curry, whereas Golden bell was runny.
Better veges in Chokdee- fresh. whereas Golden bell used frozen beans and peas (who the hell puts peas in a red curry!!). Canned baby corn not that nice either.

Presentation- equally nice presentation at both

Service- very good at both.

Atmosphere- I prefer Chokdee as it has a bit more privacy from passers by, in Golden Bell it felt like we were in a goldfish bowl.

Price- Chokdee is cheaper to eat at, for the above listed selections we paid the following

Chokdee- $35
Golden Bell- $43

Overall decision- I would eat at Chokdee hands down any day of the week

  • Visited March 2012
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