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Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen Cafe Restaurant

39 Paekakariki Hill Rd | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
+64 4-260 3888
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“curry puffs” (6 reviews)
“tom yum soup” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Paekakariki Hill Rd | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuk Tuk is the third restaurant based in the log-built building at the end of the Pauatahanui inlet since we arrived in the area a decade ago. It is certainly the one that has the nicest food. The staff are always friendly, the food is...More

Thank SBWOriginal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have Sunday lunch here almost every week. The food is so fresh and perfectly cooked. The staff are a delight and the location is wonderful. There is a fabulous play area for children so it is perfect for families. Highly recommended!

Thank raems3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We a family of 9 dined there last night to celebrate a birthday and sadly we were disappointed. We all ordered the curry puffs and spring rolls which we had heard so much about the curry puffs were hard and dry i ordered prawn rolls,...More

Thank 600Robyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finally managed to get ourselves to this local restaurant after hearing a lot of comments from friends. Really enjoyed the experience, the food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly and the ambience made it feel homely. Definitely will go again and highly recommend this...More

Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner over a long weekend and brought friends from the South Island with us. The service was quick and efficient and the food arrived in good time. The ambience was a little bland and the patrons going out to the deck...More

Thank Aratag
Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is the best Thai resturant in Wellington. Originally a food truck, the owner set about trying her first brick n mortar store and it's fantastic. The staff are lovely, the owner is so passionate about her food and I really couldn't recommend this place...More

Thank Fey1982
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Ever since travelling to Thailand in 2005 i have been a fairly harsh critic on authentic Thai food... If Tom Yum Soup is on the menu, i will order it and use it as a benchmark... I have to say the Tom Yum soup at...More

Thank brendon_welly
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Horribly dissappointing experience! The duck curry special should've been called duck fat special, as there was no actual duck meat. The meal for 2 cost us $100, we discussed this in the car park trying to justify the cost and couldn't work out why it...More

Thank wendy7932017
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We had lunch here while on holiday. We tried sitting outside but the furniture wasn't too comfortable and the wind was picking up. There was someone chainsawing in the property nearby which didn't help. We moved indoors and the interior is very pleasant. We had...More

Thank Erin V
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived without a booking around 8pm. A young un motivated lady, told us they were booked out. Clearly plenty of tables but accepted bookings were coming. I asked, if we waited 10 mins with a drink..... “ no way” she said. We were walking...More

Thank 395cherylj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Paekakariki Hill Rd | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-260 3888
Authentic Thai made with a passion for real Thai food. Nothing worse than going to a Thai Restaurant and not getting an authentic Thai meal as expected. Here at Tuk Tuk Thai we will ensure that every dish is as authentic as you would get back in Thailand. We are very proud of our authenticity, in a relax and friendly environment. Great food with friendly staff and beautiful surroundings.
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