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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With some family and friends for a birthday celebration Abalone was perfect - the setting and particularly the food all well enjoyed thanks Nadia!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

A great place for a group of friends to meet and eat. Very welcoming staff, spotlessly clean, wide ranging menu and scrumptious food! Something to suit every palate, generous servings and speedy service. We'll be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

We had a large group and shared the meals. There were plenty of options on the menu, with indications of when they were really hot (which I avoided). They were all delicious and well presented. I would happily go again. The Pad Thai was my...favourite.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

We visited the Abalone Thai on the recommendation of the Airport Palms Motel, we were not disappointed. We arrived about 7:30pm and it was still busy with in house dining and take aways. We were served quickly, and our drinks order was also quick to...arrive. The entree's arrived in a timely manner, the mains arrived at the appreciate timing. The food was delicious, this would have to be the closest Thai food in either New Zealand or Australia we have experienced to authenticity as compared food in Thailand. Definitely recommend this restaurant, suggest you book in advance, I think we got lucky the night we went.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022 via mobile

The main course was well portioned and full of protein. The flavours were rich and accompanied the dish exceptionally well. Overall an excellent meal, my only comment would be that there could have been some more jasmine rice.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 December 2021

Wow! As a group booking & the restaurant was jammed packed with large bookings & limited staff last Saturday night, wow! FANTASTIC SERVICE, a little slow between entrée & main, but not an issue considering how full the restaurant was. Great food, full of flavour....HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Inexpensive, we had an entree each & shared a main, ample portion size, totally satisfied $30.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

Abalone Thai are always the benchmark for takeaway Thai food. Today was no exception with our orders for two satay style dishes. The phone call ordet nwas quick and efficient followed by a phone call back when our order was ready. On arrival our order...was ready and I was there for no more than 3 minutes. A round trip from home and back was less than 10 minutes including collection of the order. Once back home and dishing the food out We realized that the food was a very generous serving and the flavors were just delicious. We would not go anywhere else for our Thai food, whether dining in or forTakeaways. Do try Abalone Thai as you wouldn't be disappointed. Food. Service quality. Value for money. All rated as 5 stars.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 April 2021 via mobile

The restaurant has white washed the taste and flavour of good Thai food. It was shameful to bring my family and celebrate by birthday here. Pad Thai too sweet. Panang Pork Curry too sweet and hardly any meat in it. They overloaded it with heaps...of carrot, broccoli and cauliflower! It should have been called vegetable curry. Our mixed appetizer came out very late with the chicken nibble still FROZEN inside! Saving grace was the Yum Talay Salad & Tom Yum Talay Soup, but there was nothing wow about it. I am baffled to see so many good comments from food that we feel is below average Thai food? Are people unaware of what REAL and AUTHENTIC Thai food is? Or is this how your restaurant choose to represent my home country's food? So disappointed! Will not be back and will not recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

Nadia and her team go above and beyond to create an excellent experience thanks! We had the banquet for 5 of our party of 11 and it was a lot of lovely food!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

We just had the nuclear lamb each but it was exceptional! Would definitely come back. Looks of gluten free options too

Date of visit: March 2021
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Glen C, Owner at Abalone Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our food. Thank you for taking time to write this review. The team is over the moon.

Reviewed 15 December 2020 via mobile

I booked Abalone Thai for my team's Xmas lunch (10 people) this year. It couldn't have been better. We ordered three mixed entrees to share as starters. Very very good. And then a variety of mains which all were tasty-as and large portion sizes. I...had the the Duck Curry which was fantastic. Free parking about 100m away. Excellent service. Very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 27 November 2020 via mobile

Fantastic Thai! Last night last minute order. Great portion sizes and flavours! Definitely will be back again!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Visited this restaurant and was served by a young blonde waitress. Couldn’t help but notice a number of other customers treating her poorly, snapping their fingers etc. Despite this, she was doing an amazing job; polite and professional. The food was great too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

Came here and they were clearly busy (which was a promising sign) the lovely blonde waitress (sorry I didn’t get her name) did an incredible job even with quite possibly the rudest diners next to us treating her terribly. Very professional and should get a...raise or some recognition for the incredible job she did on obviously a busy night. The food was fantastic 12/10 would recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020

Nice little Thai spot with great flavor and value. Service was great! We ordered the kiwi hot (not the thai hot) and it was the perfect level of heat.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Yes, do go there as Abalone is our fave Thai restaurant here in Christchurch. A bit more classy Thai than usual, flexible too with good staff and extra atmosphere. Being out in Bishopdale, access is quite easy with good... More
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ABALONE THAI RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Abalone Thai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5