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The Thai Restaurant

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80 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1220
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very popular restaurant! Due to this we decided to take our meal away and eat at our own beautiful view from our deck at Coopers Beach! The food was really nice! I had chicken and my partner had duck! The flavour was delicious, with crispy vegetables. The quantity of each meal was enough for lunch the next day! My... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to get in a few times and it was always pumping. Last night we were in the area we booked a table of 5 and had dinner with friends - it was superb. I can see why it is busy even if I did get ribbed for having the Full Moon for entree and Royal Nuts for desert.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this place was a real surprise as it was so good and consequently we ate here two nights in a row. The menu is extensive and all the food is so fresh and the presentation is tops. Wish we had a Thai restaurant like this in our wee town in Canterbury but alas we do not! I supped on... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was one of the best tasting Thai meals I have had. Good service. Quick service. Accommodated people who had not booked.

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1 Thank jannygrannyrevell1
Regina, Canada
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is an absolute gem and we would highly recommend to anyone in the area to stop in and eat here. The Thai food served is fresh and very tasty. We ate her both nights we were in Mangonui, yum yum.

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Thank PatMcKenzie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thai food is my favourite and I wasn't expecting too much from a Thai restaurant in a small town like Mangonui, but was I in for a surprise! My favourite Thai restaurant is Keo Thai in Christchurch and my favourite North Island Thai restaurant is now The Thai in Mangonui. We went on the Wednesday night and were so impressed... More 

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Ripe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here. Spring rolls as starter were somewhat disappointing: rather greasy and filling seemed practically all cabbage. But the two main courses more than made up for it: beef with cashew nuts and green curry with chicken really tasted very authentic. One can choose from seven levels how spicy the meal should be. The restaurant is simple (cutlery... More 

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Thank Peter K
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on a recent Saturday night. We both had Thai green curry: mine was medium with chicken, and hers was the vegetarian option with tofu (mild). The portions were generous, the food was tasty, and the surroundings were pleasant. The view of Mangonui harbour from the restaurant was spectacular. The service provided was prompt and... More 

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Thank Vince C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had an extremely enjoyable meal here (the Red Duck curry is to die for!). An awesome and extensive menu and very friendly and attentive staff. Can't wait to return one day!

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Thank Ken W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely flavours and really fresh produce friendly staff Very extensive menu and excellent service. Definitely worth a visit if in Mangonui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 1220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?