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Chinwag Eathai

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104 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8000, New Zealand
+64 3-366 4544
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16:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Massaman curry was terrible, meat was tender and the spices quite balanced, but this iconic dish was murder by adding too much sugar....far too sweet. The Pork Hock was tasty and tender very enjoyable. The Squid Salad was good, the squid was tender but the salad dressing disappointing, not tangy enough. Customer service was friendly. Would i go back? Maybe........ More 

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Thank Vincent C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with colleagues for dinner. Great ambience with awesome food. Good service from staff too. Totally worth it if you like Thai.

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Thank B4Bhupati
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate there last night at short notice. The staff were brilliant at accomodating us with a table, the service was great, the food excellent.

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Thank Loisanne63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service, runs through the menu nicely, awesome authentic thai dishes, entrees were enjoyed and main course was beautiful, thanks very much

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Thank 71ryleyh
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

attended with a large group and we were well catered for. mains all served a roughly the same time, everyones food looked delicious. our hostess was good at explaining the menu and checking the food was good, only flaw was it was really hard to get another drink! water jugs empty unless we asked for a top up and resorted... More 

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Thank bigplans28
Blenheim, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere was quite a modern setting lots of pretty lighting and plenty of tables. Cocktail list awesome!!! Food was really yummy I had the pork pineapple curry and it was absolutely fantastic!! If you are not super adventurous and keen to try new random flavours and dishes you will struggle to find something you like, my partner found it... More 

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Thank Becky S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love places like this! Awesome atmosphere, friendly unpretentious staff, excellent food and wine to match. Would definitely send some foodies your way! Thanks for having us :)

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Thank McFly91
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

had the roti, pork wontons, maryland chicken massaman, and the peking duck. All very nice. device good environment good too. Needs to put a bit ore duck meat in the dish is my only criticism

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Thank Percival S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

good food for sure but nothing really different of the other good thai restaurant in Christchurch maybe just the price ... the place of the entree is just ridiculous about a soup spoon size for 6.5$ it s hard for me to believe on this as in thailande you eat about 60 entree like this for the same price and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this place the meals were amazing. I enjoyed my Scallop Entree and the mains were equally amazing. We had the duck and the squid. Both tasted delicious and very authentic Thai with heaps of flavour. Great value and service was quick.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:30
Thursday
16:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8000, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 4544

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