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US$19 - US$40
Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews thai food wonton soup roast duck curry service was a little slow excellent food nice atmosphere tasty meal new zealand take away the river meals mains vegetables takeaway cashews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, nicely presented tasty meal, reasonable price. The restaurant is clean and food was genuine Thai.

Date of visit: March 2021
Supavadee P, Owner at Thai Villa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you 😊 we look forward to welcoming you 😊 back again.

Reviewed 19 February 2021

Just a hidden treasure in the heart of Whanganui Gawjess food, cooked authentically Thai amazing atmosphere fills your senses with the aroma of Thailand. Would highly recommend absolutely value to money. Especially during Covid when we can't travel this restaurant will make u feel like...you are.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Supavadee P, Owner at Thai Villa Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to welcome you again 😀😊

Reviewed 26 January 2021

Three of us dined here and we were all extremely happy with our dishes. The Beef with Thai Basil was the best I'd had for a long time. Wish this restaurant was in my home town.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Every time we visit Whanganui we eat here. The food is excellent and this time was no different. What was different was the poor service, caused, I think by the large number of takeaway orders. We waited 30 minutes for the starter to arrive, and...1 hour 15 minutes until the mains. While we waited we watched at least 6 or 7 takeaway orders come and go, some with four meals and one with six! All the while, we were left waiting for our food. We were taking about leaving just when the mains arrived. We have been in this restaurant when it’s been busy in the past, and the service was fine. Once the takeaways stopped going out, I could see food flying out of the kitchen to tables. I gave feedback about this when I paid, but I’m afraid it wasn’t well received; they said people call and make orders. I pointed out that they could put a message on to say they are too busy to take phone orders. I really can’t understand why you’d make your seated customers wait for food, especially on a day (Anniversary day) when you charge a 15% surcharge, especially when some will probably write reviews, and in this case probably not eat there again.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Authentic Thai foods, excellent menu , delicious food, wonderful friendly service and highly efficient young Thai waiter - thanks, I should have asked your name .

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021

My friends and I meet regularly here. We love it ! Food is so good. I highly recommend. Staff are very attentive but keep out of the way.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

What a hidden gem the Thai Villa is. I went in totally not expecting the food should be to a standard that it was. Absolutely to die for. Delicious. I think it’s the best food I’ve eaten in my life. The flavours and quality of...the food were amazing. The staff were friendly. Would 10/10 recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2020

Our Motel receptionist advised us to go to Thai Villa as we wanted a good vegetable meal after traveling for two days without them. We really enjoyed our meal. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the restaurant comfortable and welcoming. The best part...though was at the end of the meal when my husband went to pay our bill. I saw him laughing and smiling so went over to find we had had a "free" meal. When we enquired why the lovely young lady behind the counter just replied "It is Christmas, so have a lovely time. To say we were "gob smacked is an understatement. Not sure why we were picked and she would not say but it was a lovely end to our holiday. Very happy indeed so a big THANK YOU to Thai Villa. Rex & PattiMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2020

Found this restaurant while travelling. Food is excellently prepared and tastes great. Authentic Thai and has great options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Highly recommended. We chose the takeaway option, however dining in looks great also with comforter cushions as you would expect to...find when in Thailand. Well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020

A reasonable OK reviewed restaurant in a town that's not super fussy to have top notch restaurants. So we went with four people. POSITIVE * Not much competition * Good location in the main hospitality area * Close to the river * Reasonably nice atmosphere...in a not too large space MINUS/to be improved * The staff, all staff -from the welcome staff, the drinks staff, the food staff- ...all staff!, were totally disinterested in us (and easy to check with some subtle looking around) and likely lacked interest in any of their dining guests * No reason could be identified why this indifference is coming out so clearly * The food shows this same indifference, with a bit more subtlety and attention the food could be lifted beyond what it is now: average 'take away' quality. * Cheap tofu, cheap meat, cheap..... * The drinks list is utterly inspiring as well, another missed opportunity There is only one thing to say: avoid this restaurant for any dining till they have sorted out their staff including their kitchen staff. Try some limited takeaway, which i imagine they'll do, to see if their food quality is improving.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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25 April 2020|
Response from 663oranits | Property representative |
Yes all available for order if you wish 😊
Gary R
24 April 2020|
Response from 663oranits | Property representative |
Yes we are open from Tuesday 28th from 4.40pm I’m trying to do delivery instead of picking by yourself to minimum people leaving their home. So if you could give us an pre order to give time and organising delivery will be... More
28 July 2017|
Response from 663oranits | Property representative |
Yes we are and fully licensed as well
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thai Villa Restaurant

  • Yes, Thai Villa Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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  • Thai Villa Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5