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Joy Bong Restaurant & Bar

531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 2218
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (5 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family dinner for mother’s day. Used to dine here years ago when the restaurant and bar used to rock. We should’ve known when there were only two tables dining. The food lacks authenticity and mains are entree size and really overpriced. There was no apology...More

Thank Alliselle
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Starters were great see photo. Mains at medium spicy were great. Lovely fresh ingredients with great flavours hence the yummy in the title. Beautiful friendly staff and would definitely come back again. Hopefully for cocktails and dinner

Thank Mo M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've been to Joy Bong multiple times and the food is always decent. The staff are very pleasant and the atmosphere is nice and chilled. This restaurant caters for people who have special dietary requirements with no problems - it is vegetarian and vegan friendly....More

Thank yingyuez
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Too long between visits Every visit to Joy Bong has been excellent so I cant justify why its been years since I last dined there. My only excuse is now not living in Ponsonby is slightly off route. It was therefore a delight to revisit...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant is very overpriced and the quality of food is poor. You also have to spend $20 per person in the evening on meals which is the first time I heard of. I'm not a big eater and I usually get...More

Thank ChantelleVenter
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Always a starter for great yummy Thai. Couldn't get into our go to Auckland Thai restaurant, so gave Joy Bong a try. Was extremely busy with a 20-30s crowd on a Saturday night. Interesting under floor wine cellar that is under a inlaid glass panel....More

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped by for dinner on a Friday night and didn't have make a booking to get a table. There were a few parties going on so it was a bit loud. We were seated and were promptly given menus and water. After a while going...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This quick lunch was very good. The service was outstanding, the food was quick and delicious. Price for lunch was quite acceptable too. We'll be back!

Thank Leo L
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This place is average in my opinion. They charge $11.50 for four tiny spring rolls (5cms long?) that taste like you would buy in a frozen box at the supermarket. Would not recommend and will never go back there. Many other BYO's in the area...More

Thank CoastalExplorer818
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Joy Bong is our go to for Thai. The food is yummy and quick. We prefer Joy Bong as other places can be too spicy or too sweet; this place gets it just right! The hostess is so friendly and checks in on us, looks...More

Thank Jeff L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 2218
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