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Global Thai Restaurant & Bar

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2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
0210645072
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I last visited Global Thai about a year ago when they were in their upstairs premises. This is my first time in the new, downstairs venue. Global Thai has gone from strength to strength with their move. The waitresses were friendly and attentive, the food was delicious, and the meals came out of the kitchen in good time. Loved the... More 

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Thank Chris D
Whakatane, New Zealand
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner last night for the first time in 2 years after being disappointed way back then, WELL nothing has changed we are even more disappointed, there was only 1 couple at a table and a table of 3 in the restaurant when we arrived already eating. The atmosphere was dull and lacking in ambience. The service was... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Visited on a Saturday night when they had to expected to be so busy - they had set-up the tables for 4 and 6 guests and many couples had turned up. There was lots of dithering around trying to sort out placing guests. A quick remedy would have been to change the tables back to twin seating. They have a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We dined in and very much enjoyed our pad Thai and stir fry. Having had takeaway from Global Thai before, it was no surprise to again enjoy a delicious meal. Great job Global Thai!

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Thank ACWarren
Kawerau, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The boss and I have an addiction for Global Thai, have become regulars. No surprise then that the staff know what our beverage preference is. They never take it for granted and always ask. Tom Yum Goong, is always my entree - chilli HOT - never disappointed For mains we always order three dishes to share. Never have we had... More 

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Thank Terehi
Whakatane, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food wasn't that great. Had hoped there was going to be some improvement from the last time we were there but it wasn't.

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2 Thank TKAA1234
Whakatane, New Zealand
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Having been advised that Global Thai was "...worth a try" I wondered why this lukewarm assessment had been given. Surely, I told myself, a restaurant that has been given warm praise in the local press as well as on-line must deserve better. I have now visited the Global Thai for dinner so that I might write a fair assessment of... More 

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Thank PEKTOPAN
Whakatane, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Great serving staff. Quick, efficient and friendly. Food is always nice and they have great portions and choices. We always enjoy our meals here.

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Thank Ronawa
Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Mum was not able to come to the restaurant so we took the restaurant to her. The 'takeaway menu' at Global Thai gave all the variety of cuisine that we wanted. We chose them all; fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian, all expertly prepared and presented. Our mum was delighted as were all those gathered to deliver her birthday greetings. In... More 

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1 Thank John H
Whakatane, New Zealand
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The food , a little western but beautiful that flavors. unlike real Thai full of meat rather than vege, our companions eating off the western menu had no complaints either. the desserts all looked amazing and the two i tasted were delish. but the owner, proprietor was the only bad thing , a lot of peoples say the new building... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: 0210645072

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