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Thai Royal

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2 Tainui Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

$25 for a curry? You have to be joking. Average food at about twice the price I usually pay. Only stayed as the kids are starving. Really disappointing. Avoid.

Thank Edwin287
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

1) Service staff The lady that attended to us was very friendly and chatty. She really made us feel welcome and helped us pickout our choices. 2) Pricing I felt it was quite expensive for the food / dishes served. I am not sure if this is the regular pricing for thai food in NZ, but from where I come... More 

Thank CKJmark
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Bland tasteless food and pricy by local standards left us very disappointed with this outlet. I have been to many Thai restaurants and this is the worse so far.

Thank Manpac573
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Ate lunch here around 3pm on 10 Feb and were the only customers. The food is extremely bland and a rip off. More importantly, I lost my new engagement ring on the floor and by the time I realised and called the Thai waitress/owner who served us (who claims she is not the owner but we saw no other people... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Group dinner on way back from Auckland. Clean fresh flavours. Crisp veges. Stir fries and salads ordered. No drinks order taken. Pleasant lady serving. No other patrons 7pm Saturday night. Some dishes were not hot when presented only warm. OK but probably won't return.

Thank papamoapipes
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

we got takeaway and were given extra spring rolls which were very tasty. the owner was very pleasant

Thank Helen M
Queensland Australia
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

The place looks good from the outside. We had two meals but both were not very tasty. We are from Australia and often have Thai food but this meal wasn't something I could rate as nice. I was disappointed and I hate giving a bad review. My partner had the Thai fishcakes and he said it was swimming in oil... More 

Thank Sherry G
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Authentic food at a real Thai restaurant in Matamata. Food and cooking is as authentic as you can get in Thailand. No complaints. Menu had a good selection and food came out relatively quick. Service was good though menu prices were, I think, a little bit pricey for a small town like Matamata. A good option if you want a... More 

Thank Diving-Addiction00
Hamilton, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Two different meals not authentic and we have lived in Thailand Both not at all well after the meal Also quite expensive not one we would recommend.

Thank John F
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Haven't been here for about 18 months due the fact that the last time we got takeaways we were disappointed. We love thai food, both cooking it at home and eating it regularly wherever we go. Bought takeaways in the weekend which were both reasonably expensive for thai takeaways in NZ, but the portions were small and just VERY average... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Tainui Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Matamata

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