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Joy Bong Restaurant & Bar

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531 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 2218
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to choose from with better food. Mains are $25-29 which for Asian food is way... More 

Thank CoastalExplorer818
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 like she runs a tight ship! Would recommend and look forward to booking it for... More 

Thank Jeff L
Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was my fourth visit here over a very long period of time. I find it very pricey for K Road and the food average. They charge $7 corkage for BYO which compare unfavourably with the rest of the street. I chose a mixed platter which included a spring roll, money bag, curry puff and chicken satay. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank Petermct61
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We dined at Joy Bong by accident as we were just walking along looking for somewhere to eat when one of us said "Let's go for Thai" What a choice we were lucky to get a table as another group just left - The food, staff, service, atmosphere was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend Jog Bong to others.

Thank Ross F
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great thai food. Lovely atmosphere up in k road. Been several times. A tried and true place to go an institution on k road. My fave thai green curry.

Thank Susan H
Auckland, New Zealand
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205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

A return visit for us and once again, dinner at Joy Bong did not disappoint. We introduced a friend to the great flavour and service and expect that we'll be back and so will they! Good variety of menu options, all freshly prepared and well presented. Supported with a sufficient wine list and the consistent, efficient and friendly service from... More 

Thank AUSLion
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Would highly recommend this restaurant! Was very impressed with the food. The service was impeccable and the staff were friendly.

Thank Pralene H
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

great service, terrific food, great for families or groups. been several times over the past years and always consistantly good.

Thank jenandrt
Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We wandered in off the street while looking for something for dinner, and weren't disappointed at all: the food is fabulous. Tasty, well-presented; interesting flavours and the staff are friendly. There are booths to sit in - a rare luxury!

Thank otagotraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 2218

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