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The Oriental Thai

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58 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8080
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just finished eating the worst and disgusting Pad Thai ever. Being a pad thai lover, I am ver familiar to the taste of an authentic pad thai. This one was no where close. I opted the take away option. Got home to find to eggs, no sprouts and moreover no vegetables in pad thai. All it had was chicken, noodles,... More 

Thank Ankit B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I mixed up which Thai place on Cambridge Terrace was in the entertainment book, so my boyfriend and I found ourselves here. We were the only people in at 8pm on a Tuesday, with a couple of people popping in for takeaways. Food was amazing! We had angel wings and the mixed starter platter, and I joked with my boyfriend... More 

Thank Catherine N
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this food! We flew into Wellington today and wanted something close and convenient for dinner. We walked into the take away section of the restaurant and had a chuckle how small the customer service section was. We didn't realize at that point that a whole restaurant was situated beside it (different frontage). Great food - we ordered... More 

Thank Pebble_79
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing...red curry to die for...hot with a bit of sweet. So close to licking my plate clean..Any time in wellington we have dinner here and the food is amazing....A+++++

Thank Dee C
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Pros: Pleasant atmosphere, good food, very nice staff who let us stay for a long time after everyone else had left and didn't make any fuss about how late we were. Cons: Although the food was nice, it was mostly liquid and left me feeling unfilled. Very expensive corkage fee.

Thank DaveOwen66
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The food here is very basic. There are plenty of authentic Thai restaurants in Wellington city who serve delicious Thai food on clean premises. You may want to look them up instead.

Thank 156AnneF156
Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Staff were attentive and food was edible but basic. Sweet and sour vegetables consisted of lettuce in sauce which tasted more like sweet Thai chilli. Rice was fluffy.

Thank chr1sm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Came for dinner here Sunday night there were 6 of us we where not set up with our entree cutlery then the entree plates where just left on the table till the mains came out, then after our mains came out there was no check back and we had to sit in our dirty plates for about 45 minutes after... More 

Thank sarah g
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

As per the previous two reviews, I was in a party booking yesterday. We had 3 last-minute cancellations out of a party of 30, (being the silly season, that's pretty good going, I think). It's ridiculous that a busy CBD restaurant would sacrifice the goodwill of 27 customers, to charge for the extra 3 bookings, when they had only prepared... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We organised a standard set menu for a party of 30, when 4 of our number cancelled at the last minute the restaurant wanted to charge us for them. When we said we would leave they Said we had to pay for the entrees they had prepared, but not served to us. We had to wait over 30 min for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8080

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