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Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant

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78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5555
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slow service, incorrect orders taken, no spice in food regardless of varying degrees ordered, no interest in rectifying the situation, no acknowledgement of complaints. One of the worst meals we've had. What will tourists to the Bay think if this is all we can offer.

2 Thank les0012017
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi less0012017 We do not accept this as a genuine review. According to your profile you have just joined, yet in a review of the restaurant directly next door to us you say you go there all the time. So why suddenly are you doing a review of them and us now on the same day? Particularly one which is... More 

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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Well we have tried several of the restaurants in Paihia over two visits and I can safely say this was an AMAZING meal. I am not a hugh Thai eater but do love a well cooked Thai meal and this was one of these meals. Satay chicken for entrée was very nice. Three brothers and pineapple rice for main followed... More 

Thank Darrin701
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to many Thai restaurants in New Zealand and I would rate the food served to us on our night here top notch. There were 7 of us at the table and each dish served was what we asked for from medium to hot dishes and all delicious and flavoursome. This spacious restaurant is located across the road... More 

Thank Brenda B
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Brenda B Thank you for your wonderful review. It is great that we were able to look after everyone's tastes and that the service was great. I will pass the comments onto the staff which will put a smile on their faces! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind regards... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Kerikeri in the bay of islands for nearly two years now but never been to this restaurant before, me and my husband came on a date night a couple of weeks ago on a Friday evening, what can I say the service was welcomed with a greeting smile and shown to a table straight away. It... More 

Thank princesskizzy
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi princesskizzy Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. I will pass your comments onto the staff and chefs who will be very pleased that your had such a great time. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Jo, Ted and... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised this restaurant is rated so high. I eat Thai in the states and UK and this really was not up to par. The vegetable spring roles are often a good test of how the main dishes will be and they lacked flavor. The noodles in the basil noodle dish were overcooked, limp and lacked flavor. I asked... More 

Thank Lori M
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lori M Well I too am surprised by your comments as we have Thai nationals visit on their holidays and comment that the food is just like home. Who was in the kitchen you ask? Three authentic Thai chefs, that's who and they very rarely get comments such as yours. Perhaps the thai in USA is flavoured to those... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday night and there was only two other tables occupied, so very quiet. The food was nice but we didn't think it was very authentic, and it was very mild in flavour even though I ordered mine with extra chilli! The service was excellent and the waitress was very cheerful and friendly! Great views across... More 

Thank Joanne1958
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joanne1958 Thanks for your good review. Yes it may have been a bit quiet but only because the past months have been manic!!! We are now in low season so it is to be expected. Great that you enjoyed the food but I will say that tastes are subjective. We are Australian owners and don't necessarily enjoy the Thai... More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us two from Taupo, others from Taranaki went there for an evening meal. We found the staff fantastic and very helpful. The restaurant was extremely busy but if you have patience you will get looked after. Oh the food was just brilliant and Soooo tasty. Could not fault this place and well worth a visit if you are... More 

Thank cherylrowe2002
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi cherylrowe2002 Thank you for your fabulous review. We are so pleased that you had a great time with sensational food! We look forward to seeing you again soon. regards Jo, Ted and the team More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten at Amazing Thai Paihia maybe 5 times in the last year or so. Today, I had the Thai Beef Salad which was flavorful and just the spice requested (mild). My partner had the Tom Yum soup main and it was the requested spice level (hot) which is unusual as New Zealand food is often not as spicy as... More 

Thank Fran K
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Fran K Thank you so much for your wonderful review. May I apologise for the misunderstanding, however it all worked out. It was great that your partner thought the Tom Yum was perfect. The chef was very happy to hear the feedback. Also great that your salad was as you requested. Thanks for dining with us and we will... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over crowded at night while the restaurant is obviously short of wait staffs. However the food are amazing hence it worth waiting. Do not suggest to dine here if you are really hungry.

Thank Kayun Y
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kayun Y Thanks for your review. I am puzzled as to why you would say don't eat here if you are hungry. The wait time for food is normally around 20-25 minutes as it is in any restaurant. The restaurant was full to capacity and everyone was seated and served. The servings are large so you will never go... More 

New Egypt, New Jersey
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from the States and have some outstanding Thai restaurants here. This one, just as the others we have found in New Zealand, overcook the meat and seafood to a rubbery consistency. This restaurant did not even use the very aromatic Thai herbs, so that everything we ordered was bland

Thank bronzebabe
JoAndTed, Owner at Amazing Thai Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi bronzebabe Your comments really surprise me. However I note on your profile that you give every thai restaurant outside America just 2 stars, so perhaps the problem lies with your tastebuds. We have had nothing but rave comments from clients, whether they put it on this forum or not. Since everything is done to order and quickly, it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
International, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78-94 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 5555
This fabulous Thai restaurant in the Bay of Islands has absolute bay views. We also cater for those who think they don't like Thai food, offering plainer options. Amazing Thai is fully licenced and can cater for large groups of up to 110 people.

The food is very fresh and cooked to order by authentic Thai chefs. We offer dishes that you may not have encountered which will also appeal to non-thai lovers. We also have available a limited KIDS ONLY menu for those fussy eaters.

Conferencing facilities are available within the restaurant

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?