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Tuk Tuk Bangkok Cafe

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Russell, New Zealand
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We were told that if you ignore the service and concentrate on the food we wouldn't be disappointed and that was correct. There was one young girl serving and she was very pleasant but had a lot of work to do. She did her best and remained cheerful despite being really busy. The owner was a bit on the surly... More 

Thank 730kayr
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I don't know where to begin…I had a terrible experience at this restaurant with my family on the first night of our holiday in Russell. There's nothing I can recommend about this place - the owner is very rude, the service was very slow and we had to wait almost an hour our meals to come. It was like 'Fawlty... More 

1 Thank Littleport20
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Although service was a little slow (it took 3 requests before we finally received a jug of iced water), this didn't mar a very pleasant meal. Our chicken satay contained good meat in a decent sauce, whilst the spring rolls were fine (she found them a little too crispy). The Pad Thai was very good, not too spicy/bland, with a... More 

Thank SheSaysHeSays
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Service below average. Food reasonably priced, but bordering on disgusting. Had a stir fry. I guess small town, but being a tourist town, quite embarrassing as a kiwi.

Thank petek D
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Several hours later, I was violently ill, and had food poisoning. In bed with severe food poisoning symptoms for the next 2 days, then had to fly home. I got home and went to hospital and was admitted for 4 days. The food poisoning turned into a lung infection which then turned... More 

Thank DadNDave
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Food was lovely. Front of house staff needs to learn some customer service skills. His attitude was very uninviting.

1 Thank Cheral-Harris
Mangonui, New Zealand
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Reading some of the reviews you would perhaps think twice about dining hear, however compared to some of the other restaurants in Russell the prices are very reasonable, and we quite fancied some Thai for a change. It was not very busy and the owner was pleasant, which is all you need. He informed us that one of the entree's... More 

Thank subee40
Sydney, Australia
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208 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were driving though the North Island and had a meal here - Great food and service and so reasonably priced - Nothing great but good food and service

Thank Trevor H
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Ordered chicken cashew and found little cashew nuts, but the dish overall was tasty. Service however was abrupt and when waiting for our takeaway, we asked for water which was given to us begrudgingly and we were asked to " not spill any on my tablecloth"! First and last visit.

Thank Charlotte J
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

In spite of the reviews, we both felt like Thai food and gave Tuk Tuk Bangkok a try. It was delicious and the service was slow but worth the wait.

Thank James G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russell, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?