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Thai Chef's Restaurant

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110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-843 4595
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Sun - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a takeaway. It was delivered quickly and our order was correct. We had pad Thai with crispy pork, green curry chicken, rice and two rotis. The rotis were the worst I've had. They were hard and tasted like cake and were not the flaky melty texture we all love. The green curry was too sweet and didn't have... More 

Thank Jason T
Napier, New Zealand
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Granddad with his walking frame and all, the staff went out of there way to make him comfortable and changed tables to suit easier access without being asked. Food is always fantastic here but this time I think the service topped it.

Thank Faudemer
Picton, New Zealand
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This restaurant was catering for take-aways as well as seated guests, so was very busy, but staff were friendly and helpful and service good. Food excellent

Thank Loreen B
Hastings, New Zealand
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A great family dining experience. The restaurant is well set out and the atmosphere when full is great. The menu is extensive and the food very yummy. Great service from well trained staff. A great night out.

Thank Mark152014
Windsor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Being back in Napier NZ we went for a Thai meal on our daughter's recommendation. Included in our group were a 13 month baby and a 5 year old: No problem with a high chair and the 5 year old was automatically given drawings and coloured pencils to occupy her whilst waiting for the food. The staff were very friendly... More 

Thank 4Nige
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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214 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We got carry out and took it back to the hotel. We got Pad Thai and a type of rice/spring roll and they were both good. It's nothing over the top compared to other asian restaurants we've tried in the states, but it was very good food. The staff was very friendly as well.

Thank Lasseter4242
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful looking thai restaurant. The staff are very nice and professional. But the meals are very very very expensive. We have been to a few thai places and this place has charged double for not even that good of food. The pork was not crispy, more like rubber. The coconut ice cream in the Shell had a weird... More 

Thank oz3ya
Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The best Thai restaurant my husband and I have visited so far. As soon as we stepped in the door we felt comfortable and welcomed. My husband (a solid samoan man) always likes to ask advice on what the waitress or waiter thinks will fill him, Taneke was our waitress for the night & she was spot on & he... More 

Thank Anne P
Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Welcoming and friendly service. Good menu with plenty of options. Our meals were delicious. Licenced with reasonably choice of wines and beers, and nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

Thank karen c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This award winning restaurant is a must tray. We had a visit to Napier and were surprised by the food and great atmosphere on offer. The location was great with easy parking and the food was excellent as well as the friendly staff. The taste of the food we ordered was so tasty. If I'm visiting Napier again, Thai Chef's... More 

Thank Daniel M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Taradale Road | Onekawa, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-843 4595
Most Award Thai Restaurant in Napier - The Thai Chef's restaurant was awarded "Thai Select" PREMIUM by the Thai Prime Minister H.E. Yingluck Shinawatra on March 24, 2013 in recognition of their high quality and authenticity of Royal Thai Cuisine.

Now you be the Judge.....Deliveries & TakeoutsFully licensed.Lunch Tuesday to FridayDinner 7 nights

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?