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The Original Thai Restaurant

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155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
+64 4-383 5596
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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Thai restaurant in Island Bay is a community asset. Been around IB since we moved here as a child. Amazing food, front of house so happy and helpful. You cant help but keep coming back

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Thank Sonya K
manawatu
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is by far the best Thai food I have ever had in New Zealand. I would recommend the Red Chicken Curry. Service with a smile all the way.

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Thank anuann
Wellington
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have been going to the Original Thai restaurant for over 20 years, the same owner has had the restaurant all that time (23 years). We have never had a bad meal or experience in all that time. We especially love the mixed entrees and wished we lived closer so we could have them more often. We also recommend the... More 

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Thank radaNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Used to live in Wellington and be a regular. Visited last week and the food was so good we had to go twice. Fabulous friendly service, well priced and amazing food. Happy days

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Thank NZLucy
Auckland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love the food. Down from Auckland for a few days and this is a must for us. Regulars for years when we lived here we so miss the fabulous food and service here. Amazing experience again last night and can't wait to go again.

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Thank Grant M
Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My boss has known the owner for many years and decided to shout us there for dinner on Friday after work. Although they do take away food as well, we rang to check a table was available for dine in. Food was beautiful - mixed platter of appetizers were perfection. As a small eater the platter and entree sized soup... More 

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Thank zevonae
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Food was really good, the service was extremely friendly and all for a fair price. Good thai food in a simple restaurant. Enjoyable.

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Thank Alessio M
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Luckily we booked last Thursday because this is a busy little local restaurant. (BYO/not Licenced). We often get takeaways from here & also dine in occasionally. We were greeted as usual with a huge smile by the owner & seated straight away. We started with the mixed entree for two (NZD$??) & the King Prawns (NZD$7.50) & we devoured them... More 

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Thank 2NZFoodies
Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

After a disappointing experience at Mid Valley Malaysian Restaurant the previous night, we decided to try some Thai food and we were not disappointed with this venue. Although the staff could do with more smiles and enthusiasm, we were completed satisfied with the food.

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Thank Norm216
Papamoa, New Zealand
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We are waiting in Koru lounge at Wellington airport so thought it was a good time to catch up with some reviews. We have two Adult children living and working here and love visiting them but we also enjoy the food haven that Wellington is. Our daughter lives in Island Bay so we thought we would try this place especially... More 

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Thank eddiefredie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-383 5596

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