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Tuk Tuk Bangkok Cafe

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Russell, New Zealand
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York, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food in this authentic Thai restaurant is very good. Sizzling beef, seafood, noodle and cashew dishes all with good quality ingredients and cooked well were our mains choices and there were no disappointments. The disappointment is with the service which was slow and quite confused. Starters and mains came more or less together giving us a table full of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The guy behind the bar is a laconic, laid back, salt-of-the-earth type of guy. Get talking to him and you soon realize he's really kinda awesome but I can see why some people would react badly to him. BUT, we're here for the food, which is average unfortunately - over cooked veggies aren't my thing. Not the worst Thai I've... More 

Thank craig h
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch and the food was delicious. Very quiet so atmosphere non existent but as I said we were there early for lunch. Will have no problem going back there again?

Thank Dan P
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, the food is wonderful tasty and we kept visiting. The service can seem interesting but its part of the charm

Thank Tim S
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

As an 18th birthday meal we as a family of nine chose this restaurant to celebrate. Our 16 year old Autistic grandson was insulted by the owner for wearing a hat and told in no uncertain terms to remove it in voice any other diner could hear. I took him aside quietly to explain our grandson was Autistic but at... More 

Thank Grahamintondu
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We were told that if you ignore the service and concentrate on the food we wouldn't be disappointed and that was correct. There was one young girl serving and she was very pleasant but had a lot of work to do. She did her best and remained cheerful despite being really busy. The owner was a bit on the surly... More 

Thank 730kayr
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I don't know where to begin…I had a terrible experience at this restaurant with my family on the first night of our holiday in Russell. There's nothing I can recommend about this place - the owner is very rude, the service was very slow and we had to wait almost an hour our meals to come. It was like 'Fawlty... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Although service was a little slow (it took 3 requests before we finally received a jug of iced water), this didn't mar a very pleasant meal. Our chicken satay contained good meat in a decent sauce, whilst the spring rolls were fine (she found them a little too crispy). The Pad Thai was very good, not too spicy/bland, with a... More 

Thank SheSaysHeSays
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Service below average. Food reasonably priced, but bordering on disgusting. Had a stir fry. I guess small town, but being a tourist town, quite embarrassing as a kiwi.

Thank petek D
Melbourne, Australia
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Several hours later, I was violently ill, and had food poisoning. In bed with severe food poisoning symptoms for the next 2 days, then had to fly home. I got home and went to hospital and was admitted for 4 days. The food poisoning turned into a lung infection which then turned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell

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