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Thai Friends Restaurant

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3/311 Parnell Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-373 5247
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped into this little Thai restaurant on our way to a concert. Great location, neat outdoor ambiance and most of all the food and service were outstanding!

Thank Stell_Stu
Herzliya, Israel
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89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Very good location. The food is excellent and the service is superb. We liked it so much that we came for dinner twice, evening after evening. You also can bring your own wine with you.

Thank Yair S
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150 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We came here for dinner a few years ago. Still a cosy boutique restaurant with Thai pleasantry. Friendly Thai waitress was in Thai outfit. Food was ok, nothing particularly special. Cant say it drew a wow! or yum from us even though we were sort of craving for some Thai food that evening.

Thank Ricc0
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went here for lunch with my mom.I never knew the restaurant had a proper dine in inside.I aways saw it as a fast food shop with some out door sittings by the Parnell road.But It has got a wonderful sitting area inside. The place is very spacious and lively.The lunch menu was nice.Being a vegetarian is always an issue but... More 

Thank moon5192
Napier, New Zealand
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place was recommended and so was the duck and lychee Thai salad which is on the menu but not the take out menu. However the man who served me was very helpful and happy to make it a take out. Added a crispy pork dish and all delicious. With free rice a well priced meal. Lovely friendly staff.

Thank favfoodforelsie
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The outdoor setting is fantastic on a summer night, but that's about all that's special about it The food is average. The meals were not flavoursome, aromatic with punchy fresh bursts of sweet, sour and spicy. I really don't know why this place has such amazing reviews. There are so many Thai restaurants in Auckland, and food at this one... More 

Thank GMtech99
Hamilton, New Zealand
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368 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A lovely Thai restaurant in the Parnell village staff and service was amazing!!! great menu!!!...so much to choose from!!! Nice wine and beer menu!!! food was excellent!!! will be back!!!

Thank Brycee10
Auckland, New Zealand
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Tucked away in Parnell with tasty food and lovely service. Beautiful sitting on the deck in good weather.

Thank sweetpeapb1
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Jirayu More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Monday night and not a lot open around here. Though it was 7pm when we arrived we were the only table in use - by the time we left there were 4 groups. Down the back of the shops so felt quite secluded - would be lovel outside in the Summer (when they get their permit). Relaxed decor but much... More 

Thank Wayne K
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Wayne, Thanks for your nice review! Hope to see you again, Jirayu More 

New Zealand
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The most tasty Thai I have had. I chose the ginger chicken with vegetables and coconut rice. The flavors were out of this world. The waitress was attentive and refilled my water glass each time it was empty and checked on our meals etc.

Thank Queenslander2013
Jirayup94, Guest Relations Manager at Thai Friends Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Thanks, Jirayu More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3/311 Parnell Road, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-373 5247

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