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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely! Very attentive and friendly staff, really delicious food and great value! It is quite a small space so you are a little squeezed in so be prepared - but totally worth it! Now firmly on our list for another visit!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

This is wonderful authentic Thai food. I rated it a four because I asked for mild green curry and it was super hot. Good but too spicey for me. Service was quick, food was hot and délicieux.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

We found this little eatery on the trendy New Regent Street, and were really impressed with the food. The decor is not great, and it is a bit cramped, but you can sit outside and watch the world and the trams go by at close...quarters. The food: we ate green and red curries, beef and chicken, and Pad Thai chicken and beef. Tom yum soup as well. We had 3 meals in 3 days and each was excellent. The vegetables are fresh and crunchy, the meat tender, and the sauces adjusted for heat to your taste. They add no MSG, so it’s only the actual ingredients that flavour the food. Service can be a little slow, but is really friendly. This is a family-run eatery, and they are good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

All the usual Thai fare served by friendly and attentive staff. Cosy surroundings in a quirky street. We ate downstairs but heard plenty of complements being passed to the staff about the upstairs decor by customers coming downstairs to pay.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Read some great reviews online, so were considering dinner here as we recently moved into the neighborhood. However, as we were passing this day, decided to stop in for lunch. Lunch is a cheaper and limited menu, not uncommon, but perhaps we lucked out because...it was lunch?? Ordered spring rolls 'to start', and chicken cashew for main. Both arrived at the same time. Spring rolls were more roll than spring, we didn't finish. Cashew chicken came with no cashews. After inquiring about the absence of cashews we were given a separate bowl of cashews. Perhaps the restaurant is under new ownership? It seemed staff working on the day were only there filling in time. The restaurant closed for lunch at 2pm, and they were keen for us to be gone. We are gone ;(More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent Got takeaways lamb shank and chicken cashew Both fantastic! You need to add in your extras such as rice but for $70 we couldn’t eat it all!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Great support for a lovely dinner Amazing food Small sweet little dinner area Upstairs is the kitchen downstairs for customers Best satay sauce. Amazing pad Thai and chicken fried rice Great customer service

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

This place is tiny but the food was really good, particularly the duck red curry and the beef cheek curry. I felt sorry for the party sat near the door. With people coming and going and crowding round to pay it was pretty cramped downstairs,...but as long as you’re upstairs it’s not a problem.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

The name certainly sums it up! I couldn’t climb the narrow stairs but fortunately a table at ground level was available. I had the duck curry which was excellent. Service was quick and I think you have to expect limited English in a Thai restaurant...- it’s part of the ethnic dining experience. I enjoyed my experience.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

We were most disappointed. We had a satay style dish that was insipid. We had asked for a coffee but she had to rush upstairs to speak to someone. Her English was appalling. Eventually someone else turned up with limited English too and we ended...up cancelling the coffees. Not a pleasant experience.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

We had a lovely pad thai and chilli chicken here, and both were really tasty. We had great service, the food came very quickly and we chose to sit outside watching the trams go by. I deducted a rating on the review though for their...toilet, which could do with refurbishment and tidying up (used in part for storage).More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023 via mobile

Nice little intimate spot for some fresh Thai lunch. Service slow and stone faced almost walked out but food delicious and fresh. Worth the wait.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

Worst service I have ever received. Waited for 1hr 15mins and still had received nothing while others who arrived later were finished. When question was told "well if the lady who took your order forgot to put it in, I can't help it" Disgusting service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Visited this place whilst on tour in Christchurch and was disappointed overall. The Chicken and cashews was quite expensive and was coated in breadcrumbs thicker than the chicken itself. Service was good and friendly Portions were not large

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

Yum. This was really flavoursome food, well presented. Massaman Lamb Shank was fantastic as was Beef Cheeks chef suggestion. Friendly service and we had a lovely table on top floor looking out over street. Great value, enjoyed our meal. Excelllent!

Date of visit: December 2022
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THE NOOK THAI EATERY, Christchurch - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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The Nook Thai Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5