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Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen Cafe Restaurant

39 Paekakariki Hill Road | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
+64 4-260 3888
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“curry puffs” (10 reviews)
“pad thai” (6 reviews)
“tom yum” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Paekakariki Hill Road | Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food, nice location, but dining experience marred by the service! Wasn't overly busy, but our 2 entrees came out 15 min apart, and only after we asked twice. My pet hate, is sitting with an empty wine glass, I eventually asked one of the...More

Thank paora2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here with family and was very impressed. Nice play area for kids. Staff were very friendly however meals took awhile to come.. Food was very yummy though and well worth the wait!

Thank Racheenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard they were amazingly good but we all found the food average. The staff were lovely and very accommodating. There was just something missing for us... others might like it but it didn't wow us.

Thank TerribleTraveller71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a long wait as it was a busy friday night but the entrees and mains were wonderful The price is reasonable at 21.00 for our mains of pad thai and massaman curry and sweet n sour pork. The entrees were i think 12.00...More

Thank Janine45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read reviews on here and decided to try it out. Well... it didn’t disappoint, in fact it was the best Thai food I’ve eaten since I was in Thailand 13 yrs ago. Curry Puffs we’re amazing as was said by many. The food was so...More

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to book as this is a popular place. Great selection of items on the menu with mainly curries and stir fries. The curry puffs, which this place is famous for are $10 for 4 curry puffs which is great value. The dishes tasty...More

1  Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing Thai food - we had curry puffs, roti, Duck curry and Pad Thai to share between three and it was plenty for all of us. Some of the best Thai food I have had in a long time - but the service was a...More

Thank anna_bea18
Reviewed 11 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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 30 December 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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 Road | 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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