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Global Thai Restaurant & Bar

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2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food wasn't that great. Had hoped there was going to be some improvement from the last time we were there but it wasn't.

Thank TKAA1234
Whakatane, New Zealand
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been advised that Global Thai was "...worth a try" I wondered why this lukewarm assessment had been given. Surely, I told myself, a restaurant that has been given warm praise in the local press as well as on-line must deserve better. I have now visited the Global Thai for dinner so that I might write a fair assessment of... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great serving staff. Quick, efficient and friendly. Food is always nice and they have great portions and choices. We always enjoy our meals here.

Thank Ronawa
Nelson, New Zealand
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mum was not able to come to the restaurant so we took the restaurant to her. The 'takeaway menu' at Global Thai gave all the variety of cuisine that we wanted. We chose them all; fish, chicken, beef and vegetarian, all expertly prepared and presented. Our mum was delighted as were all those gathered to deliver her birthday greetings. In... More 

Thank John H
Whakatane, New Zealand
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food , a little western but beautiful that flavors. unlike real Thai full of meat rather than vege, our companions eating off the western menu had no complaints either. the desserts all looked amazing and the two i tasted were delish. but the owner, proprietor was the only bad thing , a lot of peoples say the new building... More 

Thank frangii
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate at Global Thai recently and were impressed with the good quality and flavors. More over, the staff was courteous and very accommodating. One gets the feeling it is a family run business, and athough the wait staff was very young, they were polished and thorough. Our wait person patiently explained their scale for spiciness (mild, medium kiwi, spicy... More 

Thank dkassel
Whakatane, New Zealand
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Found ourselves returning several times over the holiday break...why? 1. the prices are very fair 2. the food is consistently good, the chicken satay entree and the chicken and cashews are just yum. 3. We find the staff friendly and helpful. Global has relocated to ground level and which must have improved their trade, just feel the the floor to... More 

Thank Scott J
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Super restaurant to go out and eat, but takeaway is also just as good! Highly recommend! Make super you order the curry puffs and mini spring rolls!!!! AAA+++

Thank willsamtroy
Whakatane, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Having been there a few times now the service is very good, the staff very attentive. Have had a variety of the food and found it to be excellent every time.

Thank YARM
Anchorage, Alaska
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My husband went into Global Thai yesterday for some chicken pad Thai takeaway and it was overpriced for the quantity. We were told the peanuts and chili pepper would be on the side and when we opened container the peanuts were just on top with the chili pepper not in separate container. The taste overall good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: 0210645072

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