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The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai Select" Award from the Prime Minister of Thailand in March 2013 to certify and recognise Thai restaurants outside Thailand which serve authentic Thai cuisine of the highest standard.
US$14 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Thai
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owners of Suk Jai used to run Thai Smile in Christchurch pre- earthquake and it was our favourite Thai restaurant. We ate there often and also got takeaways too. We didn’t know what happened to them and then I stumbled across the fact they...now run Suk Jai in Whangarei. We were passing through on our way back from Russell to Auckland and just had to see how they were doing. They are doing very well and it was great to see Charn was there and they were very busy for a Tuesday lunch. He remembered some of our old takeaway order and this was from over ten years ago... awesome! The lunch menu has a great selection and it comes as a lunch size with very reasonable prices. We got some curry puffs, a chicken green curry and a pork pad Thai. All were really delicious. Next time we are up this way, we are going to have to stay in Whangarei itself so we can do dinner. Thanks Suk Jai Thai Restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

Service was quick and friendly, kid friendly as well. Food came out far quicker than we expected even with a lot people ahead of us. The sesame seed sauce with duck was the best I have tasted in a long time. Would highly recommend for...either take out or dine in.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has everything you could ask for. Really good food nice quick service to keep the kids happy and great atmosphere. They manage to keep up with their takeaway orders and still maintain a really quick service. One of the best Thai restaurants I...think I've ever been to. Will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 January 2021 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant instead of our usual Thai restaurant. They are very popular with the locals.The food was good. Their drinks and smoothies were great. The service was good.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

Superior Thai restaurant. We were a table of 8 and everyone was happy ! Busy yet Calm and happy staff , nice clean space and our coeliac(gluten free) child was very pleased with her meal .

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

Whenever I can, I stop at Suk Jai Thai. Always great food and service. Always full, what also tells something about the place.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 December 2020

Best Thai Restuarant! Fantastic meal and service as always. Every meal super delicious. Recomend any of Salmon dishes...sooo good. Photo holding the special birthday dessert....extremely yum.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

Classy Thai dinner - beautiful presentation and fabulous flavours. Lots of choice and shared a number of dishes.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

we live 100km or so away from whangarei and therefore come quite irregularly. however: after having spent the weekend in auckland and eating out asian food, it was our stop on short notice to have a bite to eat at suk jai thai restaurant around...6pm. we had thai chicken and duck with coconut rice and green tea. for two persons we spent just $50.- for a most delicious and fantastic food&spice experience. the evening before we had just nibbles, beer and two cocktails at mekong baby for well over 150.- which didn't come even close to suk jai thai in whangarei. if you live in auckland and want an outstanding thai food experience: come to whangarei and pay less for far more and superior including petrol money!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020 via mobile

Cannot say how much we enjoyed our dinner. Very tasty , excellent service and great value for money. We had mixed entrees, and then peanut prawn stir fry and chicken garlic and pepper stir fry both with rice. Big portions which we were given tubs...to put in the food we couldn’t finish. Very good flavours in all the food and would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from manfred h | Reviewed this property |
you have to bring your own grog as they only serve wine and non alcoholic beverages... i would recommend jamaikan rum for the grog as it is smoother...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Suk Jai Thai Restaurant

  • Yes, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Suk Jai Thai Restaurant offers delivery services.

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