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Thai Orchid

21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-343 0790
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (16 reviews)
“thai food” (12 reviews)
“gaeng” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to dinner at Thai Orchid solely based on Trip Advisor reviews. We weren't disappointed. From the initial greet to paying the bill, it was an excellent experience. We arrived without a booking, but were shown to a table immediately. The place was packed. My...More

2  Thank DLC12988
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been here before and had received good service, but had wondered why the people I had referred had such a varied reaction and now I know why. Do not go if the Owner or his wife are not there under any circumstances. I...More

Thank UltimoPatriarch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just amasing. Great food, especially the crispy duck and a great host. We love thai food and this place is one of the best. Thank you.

1  Thank Florian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the Thai food! We had multiple dishes which were all delicious but the stand out was the crispy duck! The paht Thai is also one of the best in Christchurch. The service is amazing too. Great Thai hospitality. Will be back again as our...More

1  Thank Ngaria L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a group and at the suggestion of the staff ordered a number of traditional dishes to share between . This was as an excellent idea as we got to try a bit of each , salmon, crispy duck, prawns and chicken salad....More

1  Thank 64ladyp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because of the reviews and I had basil chicken which I asked for MILD “ mine was very hot but good flavour , I enjoyed my meal but my husband ordered a beef dish which was on the menu as the mildest you...More

Thank Bodaleer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant by reading reviews. What a find. The hostess made room for us as we did not have a booking. The food was so fresh and absolutely delicious. The hostess made great suggestions from their menu which we ordered. Wine great...More

1  Thank Lyndee65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting this restaurant for quiet some time and each time we go, the experience and the food gets better and better. The staff are amazing and they make you feel like a part of the family.

2  Thank RubyS1128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pad Se-Ew fat noodle wth chicken. The flavours melted in my mouth. And how often do you ever visit a place and the owner sits down to chat with you!!! We will be back...

1  Thank HydenT1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and will definitely be back! My favourite BYO in Christchurch so far. Fantastic location and restaurant layout, excellent staff who are more than happy to help and they are fun, friendly and welcoming. The food was beautiful! Everyone LOVED their meals and...More

2  Thank ChelseaM1827
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24 March 2018|
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Response from DebHnz | Reviewed this property |
We have never had a problem with parking. If you can't fit your car in the parking lot, there is plenty of parking on the side street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 0790
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