Thai Chef’s Restaurant
Auckland City 09 354 3489
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- Lunch: Mon – Fri 12 noon – 2.30pm
- Dinner: Mon – Sun 5:30pm – late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: Total 150pp, Pvt Party 50pp, Pvt Function 18pp
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Multi Awards Winning Thai Restaurant. We have branches in Napier, New Plymouth, Mangonui and Wellington CBD. We have been honored the privilege to receive the prestigious “Thai Select Premium” Award by the Royal Thai Govt in 2011 for their recognition of their hight quality and authencity of cuisine.
Seating capacity 120pp, private party room seat up to 50pp and private function room seat up to 18 people.
Fully Licensed and BYO Wine only.
Available for Dine in or Takeaway
9 Reviews for Thai Chef’s Restaurant
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Nicely done Thai decor and not too over done and a fantastic view out over the city
As they are in the lower part of Parnell Road parking was easy
On the downside was the waiter, clearly was going outside for a smoke constantly as he reaked of cigarette smoke.
Service was quick, and the decor was very nicely laid out. I was sitting next to a big fancy wooden elephant with a view out to Parnell Rd, so I could people-watch during my lunch hour.
I did feel a bit lost when I first arrived. Do I approach the counter? Do I stand and wait to be seated? I think, watching other lunch customers, that perhaps the waitress takes the order from you asap if you know what you want already, rushes it off to the kitchen, and then the seating process is taken care of after that. It all worked out fine – I’ll know what to do next time.
Whilst enjoying my lovely thai lunch, I looked at the dessert menu displayed on a table-stand. Mango sorbet & sweet sticky rice sounded like a genuinely Thai concoction, so I ordered some of that too. Well… I kind of wish I hadn’t – it just wasn’t my thing! HaHa – serve me right for trying to be adventurous and greedy at the same time. Is it really supposed to be that salty? I thought maybe it would be better named Mango Sorbet with Salty Sweet Sticky Rice. That said, I ate my way to the bottom of the parfait glass… trying to work out if my palate would suddenly ‘turn the corner’ and realise that the salt and sweet and sticky and sorbet did ‘work’. Maybe it’s a combination that grows on you?!
Regardless, it’s a great spot for a good value thai lunch, and with their speedy food preparation you can’t go wrong really.
Placed a call for delivery, never turned up. Called them back, they said they took our address down wrong, fair enough, mistakes happen, but they never thought to call us. Food arrived more than an hour late stone cold & too late as I had to leave for work.
Called up to complain, they said our next order would be free, great service right? Wrong. Tried to redeem this and the now say that they offered us a free ‘meal’ which is one dish – not even close to making up for their cold late dinner.
Want good Thai near Parnell, go to Nickies.
They don’t serve authentic Thai food, which is perfectly fine as most Thai restaurants adapt the taste to suit Western people. I am happy if they are westernised as long as they taste good, but unfortunately the food there is very average. Ordered a duck and a chicken cashew, the chicken was dry and had only a few cashew. The duck was OK but the sauce let it down. The second time I ordered a green curry chicken for lunch and it was poor as well. Sorry but I won’t be going back.
The atmosphere was great as well, with the wait staff being friendly and attentive and a great few laughs had by all in the restaurant.
I highly recommend trying this restaurant. If spicy isn’t your thing plenty of dishes come in mild and if spicy is your thing then they have the option choosing one, two or three teaspoons of chilli which is one of the best spice indicators I have come across outside of Thailand.
I should mention that my partner is Thai himself and gives this restaurant a big thumbs up