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Review of Thai Thani 2

Thai Thani 2
Ranked #61 of 446 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner
Description: For delicious authentic Thai dining, a warm welcoming atmosphere and a relaxing walk along the beautiful seaside after your meal - visit Thai Thani 2 in Wharf Street, close to the Strand on the Waterfront in Tauranga where everyone gathers for lunch or a night out. The owners lived in Thailand for 9 years and now share their passion for fresh and healthy Thai food with others. They opened the ever popular Thai Thani at Papamoa Fashion Island when they first returned from Thailand, and this is the "sister" restaurant. With experienced Thai Chefs who pride themselves on fresh, exotic flavours, and passionate wait staff who know the dishes well and can recommend a great wine match from the predominantly NZ wine list, you are assured of a fantastic dining experience. We are fully licensed for BYO. Thai Thani 2 offers dine-in, takeaway or home/workplace delivery options for lunch or dinner. We welcome function bookings also so book in for your next celebration or work get-together. Check out the extensive menus - you will be amazed at the variety with over 35 main meals available.
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Red curry is my comfort good. I have it at least once at every Thai restaurant I frequent And although I’ve not found anything yet equal in taste heaven outside of Thailand, i usually have high expectations for dishes cooked by Thai expatriates because they love their food.

So that is why I’m hoping that the tasteless, orange, slog piled high with beansprouts but just a single lychee - and duck so ropey it just couldn’t be chewed- was an aberration. But I have a feeling that food this poor and a restaurant so empty does not happen by accident. It might just be a sign of the health of business. If it is get your act together Thai Thani, there are plenty that will come once you get the food right

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Eatout-Restaurants, Public Relations Manager at Thai Thani 2, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank You for your review, harsh as it seems to be. We have investigated thoroughly the events that led up to this review.

Summary as follows;
When the customer first discussed the issue of over cooked duck with the waitress she asked if the customer would like a replacement dish or something different. The customer declined this offer and continued to eat the dish. When it came time to pay the customer stated that she was not happy with the dish and said that she did not want to pay any amount for it. The restaurant Manager told the customer that since she had consumed most of the duck she would offer a discount of 50% as a sign of good faith. The customer accepted this offer.

Other issues; the customer suggested that the restaurant was empty because the food was not good. She neglected to mention that she arrived at the restaurant at 5.15pm,a time that most restaurants would be empty.

The colour orange was mentioned in a negative way "orange slog". Many Thai restaurants ,including ours use turmeric as one of the ingredients in the prep of this dish. Our restaurant uses fresh turmeric which adds flavour and also gives the dish an orange tinge
Lack of sufficient lychees. At this time we're at a loss as to why only one lychee was found in the dish, normally 4 to 5 lychees are added. We Will certainly ensure that in the future the correct number of lychees is added.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We have been here nearly every week for 4 years. Deepti the Manager is lovely. Try their sweet and sour pork, it is amazing!!! Or their salmon.

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Thank joanneZ9840RC
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

After a long tiring day, we walked passed by this restaurant... We decided to go there and we found this place very welcoming. food was amazing. Great service, Food and lovely atmosphere. Must dine in to enjoy authentic THAI food. highly recommend.

Thank SukhmanpreetS4
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I visited there last night. I tried spring rolls which was spectacular and we tried Phad Thai and red curry which was perfectly cooked. Friendly service, great food and beautifully decorated. Highly recommend...

Thank DeepR162
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

These people know how to treat customers. A big smiling welcome as we arrived. When we explained thatoour party had grown they were more than happy to rearange the tables for us The food was delivered to the tables at the sane time so no one was watching the others eat of thoe with meals didnt have to wait until theirs got cold. All in all a very enjoyable evening. I think we wrer the first in and last out

Thank 739Paul000
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