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“Best Thai!”

Ranked #21 of 26 Restaurants in Russell
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This little friendly restaurant is my favourite restaurant in the Bay of Islands. Very delicious food and wine and a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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2  Thank Mika E
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

This is the best Thai Restaurant on the Bay of Islands New Zealand. Great food good wine and cold beer

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1  Thank David L
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

What a disappointment. I'm so sorry to say that this was far from we expected after visiting four other Russell restaurants during the week, which all set a good standard.
We waited for 50 minutes before being attended to at our table and that was only to ask if we wanted table water. A jug of water was fetched about ten minutes later and it was more than unpleasant due to the stale ice and dirty glasses.
There were only two staff to be seen out the front, despite the fact that it was a busy Saturday night. One staff member didn't move from behind the bar or seem to move much at all, while the poor waitress ran around from the tables to the bar and into the kitchen so many times, she ended up terribly confused and making lots of mistakes. When we were finally asked for a drinks order, one drink was incorrect and another missing.
Not once were we offered an apology for the tardiness or lacking service, even after we pointed out that we'd been there 1 hour and 45 minutes and still not been asked for our food order. Out of intrigue, we divided to stick it out incase things improved plus it was 9.30 by this time and too late to go elsewhere.
The food was not bad but all the dishes tasted too salty and had a lack of any specialty or particularly good flavours and textures. Ingredients didn't seem to be particularly high quality- the beef was fatty and tough and the fish quite dry. Salad was also a bit warm and limp.
Add to that: menus were dirty and peeling, the decor was tired and a little shabby and the toilets needed a clean.
Really hope the owners read this and give the place a revamp by the time we try it again.

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Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We had mixed fried rice and Thai red chicken curry. That was awesome!
There are seats outside for people who wish to be outside.
well decorated and good surrounding. close to Russell ferry. Worth to travel from Pahia to Russell for it.

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Thank Gineesh J
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

the best Thai restaurant in whole entire New Zealand! been to a few Thai restaurants in New Zealand but got to admit that none can beat the foods in this restaurant. The must try dishes are the Beef Salad (spicy), Swimming Rama with Crispy Pork & Duck in Love. Just awesome!

However, do make reservation if you plan to pop in during dinner because it can be full house during dinner time. Seen that during a few visit.

the prices are reasonable as well.

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Thank nukesryme
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