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Amazing Thai Paihia

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78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5555
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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New Zealand
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place is a bit bland and very bright. Could have done with a bit more decor. Service was average (one of our mains was forgotten and drinks took forever), however staff were pleasant. The food was tasty and generous portions. Was quite expensive I thought but I guess being in a touristy location thats what happens.

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Thank NZedder
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi NZedder Thank you for your review. We have noted your comments and made changes to our décor. With regards to the service we are just bringing in new people for the high season so they are still learning the ropes and progressing well. Most Thai restaurants will give you small servings and as you have noted our portions are... More 

Beachlands, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered takeaways from this place got home to find they had given me the wrong order do I phone to let them know I waited on the line for about 6 mins whilst they discussed it in the background finally they said could I come and collect the correct dish of course I had no choice if I wanted... More 

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Thank Pinotgirl13
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

From arrival your are greeted and made very welcome, the staff and service are excellent, they provided champagne glasses for our BYO champers, ice buckets for wine, service plus, the timing of courses was very good, we were a party of 5 with two vegetarians, and a no peanut diet, not a problem. Were ordered the mixed entrée plate, time... More 

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Thank John13Turangi
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi John13Turangi Thank you so much for your great review. I am glad the team could make your night memorable. And yes we do cater for those who don't think Thai is for them eg lamb racks, sirloin to mention a couple. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Enjoyed a good meal here with our Aussie owner/host. Service was alright but casual which is alright for us but I noticed reactions from other customers. Food was good but was served on chipped plates, two of the dishes were on chipped plates. We pointed this out and they were apologetic about it. Delivered a starter we didn't order! If... More 

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Thank Paul M
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi Paul M Thank you for your feedback. We are in the process of reviewing our crockery and are bringing in new plates. They get quite a workout and we don't always notice in the rush. As for the service, it is usually a high standard, so perhaps we had an off night. Having said that there is always room... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here tonight. We asked to book a table by the window which was honoured- no problems. We shared chicken satay for entree (a little tough) for main we shared the mandarin duck (again a little tough but tasty) and a vege stir fry. I also had a ginger beer, the bill came to $69 which was our... More 

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Thank motorhead_1974
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi motorhead_1974 Glad you thought the food was good, although I am surprised about the duck being tough. I had it last week and it was melt in your mouth. Not sure if you are aware, but ducks are expensive and the serve for the mandarin duck is half a duck. The duck has been boned inhouse and the chefs... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Just had the one dish and a beer. The Penang curry was very flavoursome, but much more coconut-milk-based than described on the menu. Chilli heat options are: "mild, medium, hot, and volcanic" - went for "hot", but it was definitely only just "medium", so disappointment there. Was given a window seat (thank-you), but unfortunately the frames needed a thorough clean... More 

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Thank Cook F
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi Cook F, Glad you enjoyed your meal with us. As for the windows, the cleaner was scheduled to come, but did not arrive. We have them cleaned every 1-2 weeks. As for the VERY bland décor. We have just moved to tablecloths to give a fresher look to the restaurant and are awaiting our thai runners, which should be... More 

Forbes, Australia
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We enjoyed a most pleasant dinner at this restaurant. A good range of dishes to choose from made it difficult to select just two. Our choice of duck with pineapple and ginger was delicious as was the sizzling pork dish.

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Thank Olya W
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi Olya W Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our Thai chefs take a great deal of pride and care to give you wonderfully delicious food. Next time try the Duck in mandarin sauce...its an absolute cracker! Thank you for dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards jo, Ted and the team More 

Beerwah, Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Chose to go to this restaurant on the other reviews given, and we were glad we did. It was a fair walk from our Motel (Averill Court) and took about 20 minutes, but it was such a great view at night of the bay, it was well worth it. The restaurant is very well laid out and we had a... More 

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Thank Brian C
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi Brian C, Thank you so much for the fabulous review. Our chefs and staff are amazing and try hard to make your dining experience memorable. As for the coffee...rats! The coffee machine is currently being fix, but if they can't sort it out we will have a new coffee machine for the next time you com to visit! We... More 

Auckland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went for lunch on a rainy Saturday .. The food was absolutely beautiful.. I had chicken and cashews.hubby had the peanut sauce chicken and friends had the chicken and ginger dish .. Beautiful flavours thoroughly recommend .....

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Thank 735Lynne
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi 735Lynne Thank you for your kind review. Our chef is fantastic and very dedicated to his cooking, taking immense pride in serving the best. His mantra is: if he won't eat it, neither will you. We strive to give our customers a wonderful taste of authentic Thai food. We look forward to seeing you again soon. kind regards Jo,... More 

caramel1959
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Enjoyed our Thai here, it really was tasty, but for the price it should have been. Service was great and it was a nice dinner.

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Thank caramel1959
AmazingThaiOwner, Owner at Amazing Thai Paihia, responded to this review

Hi caramel1959, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to be able to offer a fabulous meal combined with great service. Our prices have mostly remained stable for the past 18 months even though everything in shipped in from either Whangarei or Auckland to ensure the best quality. Unfortunately overheads tend to be high in this part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 5555
Description
This fabulous Thai restaurant in the Bay of Islands has absolute bay views. Fully licenced, with conferencing facilities. Small and large groups catered for. We are not associated with any other restaurants of the same name.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?