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$26 - $96
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent Thai cuisine. Very welcoming restaurant and relaxed setting. Great ocean views. Lunch menu is affordable and has diverse offerings. Very clean and charming. Loved my vegan dish and my husband said the pad Thai was outstanding. Glad we stumbled on this small restaurant in...the heart of Oneroa.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

A good range of small and larger dishes. Service a little slow, especially considering it wasn’t busy at all. The food was yum

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Normally Thai cuisine is an adventure for the taste buds…chilli; spices; flavours. This is the first time I’ve ever eaten bland Thai food. We shared the fish cakes to start. They were a bit stodgy. I had the pork belly to follow, it was described...as medium hot on the menu but was very mild. The broccoli and cauliflower in the dish included the woody stems - no taste; care or delicacy in the dish. My wife had the soft shell crab. A very dry dish with no sauce at all. The garlic in the dish was a bit burnt. The meal was fuel rather than food and definitely not fun. I won’t return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

Owner took order and then we sat there for an hour with no food. Eventually he realised he had forgotten order. We had to order again and food came quickly but no apology really. Outside option not recommended - sand flies everywhere. Food ok when...we got it but not a great experience.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Traveler15632687230, Owner at Red Crab Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2023

Hello Jennie Thank you for your kind comments I am apologise for your getting bad experience in Redcrab waiheke The owner is took you order is my father He is old please except my apologies Next time when you come visit please let me know...More

Reviewed 1 March 2023

Our party of 4 had a fantastic & authentic tasting dinner at Red Crab. Have travelled to Thailand several times & was pleasantly surprised to find this gem on Waiheke. Often feel many of the Thai restaurants in NZ are mediocre & almost formula like...in taste. Red Crab delivered that little bit more with flavours & especially enjoyed the Som Tum salad which was delicious with a very good chilli kick! Great comments all round from our group with the curries & stir fries.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023 via mobile

Went for coffee, their ice latte is amazing. Loved it. Always very vegan, vegetarian, gluten free friendly. I have a bunch of allergies but still found food I could have. Had the Benedict, so delicious, definitely gonna come back another time. View is so beautiful...we were lucky enough to sit by the corner so you can have a full view over the shore.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2022

Great food service and price. Tucked away from view we stumbled across this little gem. Delicious food with quick service. Would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022

Our team came there to have lunch since we were really hungry. This restaurant has the worst customer service ever. They treated our team who were really tired like untouchables. Don't judge a book by its cover. I think all these reviews on Google are...paid ones. We didn't even had food, we just left because we had some self-respect. If there was a zero review star, I would have definitely gone for that. We really love food and had been to different awesome restaurants in New Zealand and I should say these people are the worst. If anyone intend to go there, make sure you were your Louis Vuitton suit, Gucci Shoes, and Chanel bag .Otherwise these restaurant staffs are not going to let you in.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 March 2022

Having had our booking cancelled at the last minute elsewhere, myself and a bunch of ladies tried Red Crab. The service was very attentive, I love it when they fill your water regularly and were very accommodating when we asked to move when a table...came free with a sea view. The food was heavenly, not your normal Thai by any means, I'd call it posh Thai. The whole baked snapper was as pretty visually as it was full of flavour, the prawn entree likewise. Couldn't fault a thing. Thank you for making our mums night out one to remember.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Went in with a group of 10, lunch time rush hour Service was within 30 min I had a tasting platter of asian menu, THE SAUSES WERE TO DIE FOR

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 May 2021 via mobile

Great service in an excellent location. We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken wings & crispy squid. We reordered twice. On of of our group chose the tofu, twice. A good sign if your into vegetarian.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

Tasty food but I can't eat spicy food so there wasn't a lot of choice for the $15 lunch menu. It wasn't clear if you could ask for the "hot" items to be made up as "mild". Very nice surroundings. Nice music. Good service and...a great view over the water. Restaurants in Waiheke are quite expensive and this is really good value.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

Nice spot with sea views. Surprised that it was not busy as not always a good sign (early evening). Greeted by friendly waitress. Meals came up fairly quickly which were very tasty. We would happily recommend and go back again😁.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

This place reviews well online and is in the heart of oneroa. Classic style Thai food - crinkle cut carrots etc - combines with classic atmosphere for a nice Thai meal. The mains are large and come with rice, the spring rolls were crisp. I...had the pork belly which was very tasty, others had the pad Thai, fish curry and vegan pad Thai. We chose the place to have some options for a member of our group who is vegan, and the meal was ok. $160 for 5 with soft drinks. Overall it lacked character, there were a couple of service hiccups (water for table without asking?), and I guess it felt a little generic. We’d go again, but it looks ready for a spruce up and review.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

Had a drink next door with friends and decided to get takeaways to take down to the beach. Service good, was ready in minutes, good price!

Date of visit: November 2020
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RED CRAB THAI CUISINE, Waiheke Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Red Crab Thai Cuisine offers takeaway services.

Red Crab Thai Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4