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Joy Bong Restaurant & Bar

531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 2218
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed platter” (2 reviews)
“k road” (3 reviews)
“glass panel” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
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531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Too long between visits Every visit to Joy Bong has been excellent so I cant justify why its been years since I last dined there. My only excuse is now not living in Ponsonby is slightly off route. It was therefore a delight to revisit...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is very overpriced and the quality of food is poor. You also have to spend $20 per person in the evening on meals which is the first time I heard of. I'm not a big eater and I usually get...More

Thank ChantelleVenter
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Always a starter for great yummy Thai. Couldn't get into our go to Auckland Thai restaurant, so gave Joy Bong a try. Was extremely busy with a 20-30s crowd on a Saturday night. Interesting under floor wine cellar that is under a inlaid glass panel....More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped by for dinner on a Friday night and didn't have make a booking to get a table. There were a few parties going on so it was a bit loud. We were seated and were promptly given menus and water. After a while going...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This quick lunch was very good. The service was outstanding, the food was quick and delicious. Price for lunch was quite acceptable too. We'll be back!

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is average in my opinion. They charge $11.50 for four tiny spring rolls (5cms long?) that taste like you would buy in a frozen box at the supermarket. Would not recommend and will never go back there. Many other BYO's in the area...More

Thank CoastalExplorer818
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Joy Bong is our go to for Thai. The food is yummy and quick. We prefer Joy Bong as other places can be too spicy or too sweet; this place gets it just right! The hostess is so friendly and checks in on us, looks...More

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was my fourth visit here over a very long period of time. I find it very pricey for K Road and the food average. They charge $7 corkage for BYO which compare unfavourably with the rest of the street. I chose a mixed platter...More

Thank Petermct61
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We dined at Joy Bong by accident as we were just walking along looking for somewhere to eat when one of us said "Let's go for Thai" What a choice we were lucky to get a table as another group just left - The food,...More

Thank Ross F
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great thai food. Lovely atmosphere up in k road. Been several times. A tried and true place to go an institution on k road. My fave thai green curry.

Thank Susan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 2218
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