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Ban Mai Thai Cafe

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111 Vivian Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 4092
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Went here for lunch mid-week after they recently reopened. Food was average however I have a real problem with being served by a boy who would have been about 10 years old - why was he not in school I ask. The food isn't good enough to make me want to go back.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

After several successful excursions to this restaurant a group of eight of us went to this restaurant last night. Although the restaurant was empty on our arrival they sat us at a table right next to the door which meant one of us had to move every time someone entered or left the premises. We asked to be shifted to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Had lunch here with a friend. Prices were very good, food was nice however it was a bit odd being shown to our table and served by children, especially when alcohol was ordered - the wine was however delivered by a girl who might pass for 18 years old. The menu's we were given were "picture books" - I think... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

The food was nice but you had to pay for a tiny amount of rice Whitch was not cheap. We had a shocking waitress who seemed to not remember us as she stood talking and eating with all the other waitresses very unprofessional! Over all food was good and the deep fried ice cream was yum ! But would try... More 

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Taupo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

We were recommended this little, off the beaten track restaurant and we walked to find it before ringing to make a booking. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. I love Panang Curry and this was one of the most flavorsome I have eaten. My husband likes his food 'Thai' hot and ordered a dish with lots of vegetables and... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

We had a perfectly pleasant meal, but the food was not very flavoursome. A little disappointing. Pricing was very reasonable, so maybe we should have gone somewhere more expensive?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Took the family for a simple meal out and loved this place. Well priced. Gracious and friendly service. Extremely good and generous meals - mouth-watering Thai classics and such flavours! We will be going back - as it ticked all the boxes! Lovely warm setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2010

Great restaurant and quite cheap best thai in town in my opinion and byo as well which is almost unheard of these days!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2008

Isan food - like Lao - cheap too

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Vivian Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 4092

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