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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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397 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a nice Thai experience - the food is nice and the service good but there is nothing exceptional. Maybe the food is too Anglicised, but we did enjoy our evening anyway.

Thank Rob S
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had to wait an hour for food to arrive and it wasn't even that busy. Food tasted okay though, portions were large but pretty expensive. Good there is a children's area.

Thank W J
Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Good food, good service and good value at lunch time. I ordered the old staple, chicken with cashew nuts and she ordered a noodle dish and we thought they were both good. Service was especially good - very pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Nice atmosphere, nice restaurant and overall a nice meal and nice experience,

Thank Stickman B
New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Recommended by our hotel, this was so wonderful. Two of us had said we didn't like Thai food, but by the end of the meal all were fans!

Thank frshflorst
Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our meal here was altogether a pleasant experience. We were greeted as soon as we walked in and taken to a nice table by a window. The wait staff were attentive and our orders were soon taken. Service was prompt and came out just as we had asked. We had a very tasty meal of generous proportions. The whole atmosphere... More 

Thank diob255114
Rotorua, New Zealand
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had takeaways which as a whole were enjoyable. I ordered there and waited for 15 mins for it to be ready, which was decent since they were very busy. The service was warm and friendly. I really enjoyed the red curry with coconut rice however did not enjoy the appetizers as they seemed chewy and oldish even though they... More 

Thank Micaela H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I love coming here every time I visit Napier. Highly recommended. I normally order Pad Thai this is my favourite dish. The taste is so authentic and the price are affordable.

Thank goodasgold188
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

terrible service and food is not clean with poor staff emotions . it has dirty stuff in the food which is looks like a person's hair. when i talking this to staff, she saids it not. we just want to know how long can do another one for us. she is cold to said i don't know.

Thank 151118
Springfield Lakes, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Only night in Napier, travelling through looking for a great fresh meal this is the place. Saturday night booked out but they still found a table for the four of us, service was good, food was excellent!

Thank Jacque M
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Good atmosphere and beautiful food. The menu had lots of options. Definitely a great place to eat in Hawkes Bay

Thank The_Bugdoctor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 15
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?