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71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-521 9504
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Auckland
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258 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually my favourite Asian food is Japanese, but this was the second "Asian" restaurant we visited within a week, that go way beyond the limits of just Thai or just Chinese and etc. offering food favourites from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and China, at least. I did find an online menu that also included dishes from Japan, but there was none... More 

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Thank Jqqls
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Last time I went to this place it was Ruan Thai, it's either under new ownership or had a name change, either way it was like going to a different place all together. Parking is right next door, very convenient. We went with a group of couples (our recommendation), only to find that it wasn't the same. We ordered ahead... More 

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1 Thank Ursh503
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Well to expensive for meal...service is good but meals simple ....US owner is crap!!! Own next door aswell, Food is to sweet not real thai. 3 out of 10

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1 Thank Tk-House
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We used to live in Auckland before moving down to Wellington a couple of years ago. Ruan Thai was where the missus and I used to go all the time. Food were very nice, staff were very friend, good wine selections to match the spiciness & tastes offered by the plates. There were so many our favorite dishes. At one... More 

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Thank GuessTimatoR
Auckland, New Zealand
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great meals and awesome surroundings, lovely staff and nice tasting meals... fantastic place to be friends and enjoy a night out

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Thank Ustwoguys
Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just had a very pleasant meal at Ruan Thai. Service very good, nice atmosphere and the food was lovely - just beware rice is extra - which takes the meals from being acceptably priced to a little expensive.

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Thank gregsnell3110
Auckland, New Zealand
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant located at the second floor with a great view of mission bay. The decorations looks a bit too much. Don't like the chairs to big for a small space to eat. Food is great really good price. Nice staff and really private for special occasions.

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Thank manrehe
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our overall experience at Ruan Thai was great, as it provided us with good Thai food, along with a nice view of the waterfront, however I feel that the food lacked the essential Thai ingredients that makes it all the more authentic. The price was reasonable, and the service was also sufficient. On the whole, I feel that this restaurant... More 

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Thank anthony337
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Was here for first restaurant dinner of the new year. We had the Massam beef and duck stir fry, and a mixed entree for two. Plus 2 drinks. Waiters pounced on us a bit quick to make the order, but otherwise service is good. Food was lovely, portion size is fine, almost enough for 1 & 1/2 people. Only order... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

A young male waiter clearly preferred 'white' customers and very rude to me. He was okay to my 'white' husband, and VERY polite with smile to other white people on other tables. Very rude attitude and tone to me. I even saw him rolling his eyes when I asked a question about menu.I knew this place won't be that nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-521 9504

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?