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Suk Jai Thai Restaurant

93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7287
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (42 reviews)
“curry puffs” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Authentic Thai food with great favours. Great service in a clean well set out restaurant. The Suk Jai Duck is magnificent. Can't fault it.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty meals with fast friendly service and good value. The place is big and busy for a small town at lunchtime.

Thank Prasado S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My go to place for Thai in Whangarei. Best Thai restaurant on my book. Absolutely to die for food. Good portion size, prompt service and very friendly staff. There is nothing negative about this place! Only thing is they only do dinner!

Thank chinc831
Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chinc831 Thank you very much for your kind recommendation. However, may I respectfully correct you that we open for dinner only. In fact, we also open at lunch on Tuesday to Saturday between 11.30AM to 2.30PM. Regards Charn

Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is comprehensive, and we have enjoyed eating there many times. The price was reasonable for the quality of the experience. Booking is often essential as this restaurant is very popular. They cater for takeaways which suits many.

Thank glennmudgway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Thai food. I hadn't eaten Thai for a while as I found it was all starting to taste the same where ever you went. There a lot of Thai restaurants in Whangarei but I would have to say this one is the best for...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the oyster sauce stir fry number 64 with beef. Wow what a meal! Veggies were done to perfection and the amount of flavour they managed to get into that stir fry was unreal. @ $12 for the lunch menu size this has to...More

Thank Clifford S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you like frozen battered squid, give the squid Tempura a miss. The Yellow fried rice was good, but nothing of the fresh flavour of Thai, no lime, no coriander, frozen vegetables. Reasonable average meal for the priceMore

Thank Sandy O
Charn T, Owner at Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sandy Thank you for your visit, I remember your visit yesterday on Monday night. The yellow fried rice (pineapple fried rice in Thailand) is a non-spicy dish consisting of jasmine rice, cashew nuts, pineapples, and vegetables stir fried and seasoned with curry powder. It...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suk Jai has an extensive Thai menu and their food is always fresh and tastes great. They are frequently busy if you are planning a sit-down meal so it is worth booking in advance. Takeaways are quick, and they can be flexible about the food....More

Thank Nick_Major
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The food here is always delicious, the staff are very attentive even though at times they are very busy! The only downside is when they are full it's very noisy and the tables a a bit squashed together. It's better to eat later as they...More

Thank kaypaulam
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Every time we are in Whangarei on a Saturday this is our favorite destination for a fantastic meal. The service is excellent and the food is just amazing! the flavor just sends my taste buds into a total frenzy. Charn is a great host and...More

Thank 29drandell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Kamo Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-437 7287
The only Thai restaurant in Whangarei which received the prestigious "Thai Select" Award from the Prime Minister of Thailand in March 2013 to certify and recognise Thai restaurants outside Thailand which serve authentic Thai cuisine of the highest standard.
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