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484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-354 9203
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17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 adults + a 5mth old baby We ate here for lunch on a Sunday and found the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. $8 dumpling entree (4pcs) - which was very tasty, $12-14 mains. The service was friendly and the environment was very comfortable. I ordered the red curry hot, which wasnt hot but very tasty. Portions were... More 

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Thank KalznChch
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear KalznChch, Huge thanks for taking the time to share your comments, it is greatly appreciated! I am absolutely delighted you had an enjoyable lunch at Thai Temple and that the team helped you throughout it. I'll be sharing your comments with the team shortly. Your review means a lot to us and we hope to see you again in... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure if they were just having an off night but things just took way too long. This rating would be a lot lower apart from the fact the food (once it arrived) was really good! Firstly, we were a large group of 14 people but given the restaurant was relatively quiet by their standards this shouldn't have been... More 

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Thank Shaun C
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Shaun C, Thank you for your review of Thai Temple! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the food and sorry to hear you had an underwhelming experience in terms of service. Your feedback is important to our success, and the Thai Temple team and I will look into your comments regarding the service and the delays. I trust... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourite local places for excellent Thai food. Eat in or takeaway. Always busy so good to make a reservation. Takeaway turnaround is good.

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Thank Adriandcass
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Adriandcass, First, thanks for being such a great supporter of Thai Temple, and secondly thanks for sharing your comments with us. I'm glad to read that you enjoy dining with us. All our team and I are looking forward to seeing you soon. Cheers. More 

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant food...so good went twice whilst on holiday. Great for spicy authentic Thai food and desserts were wonderful

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Thank Bhavini1
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Bhavini1, Thanks a lot for your 5 star review!! We work hard to make our guests happy, and it's incredibly gratifying when guests such as you appreciate our collective efforts! We look forward to seeing you soon in Thai Temple. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was busy (a good sign) and the choice of food very wide. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the meals excellent.

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Thank DesGilmore
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear DesGilmore, Thanks a lot for your kind words! I'm glad to learn that you had such a fantastic time and that the team at Thai Temple looked after you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have come here numerous times. The staff have always been pleasant. The food has always arrived in a timely fashion and is always delicious. We have had a wide variety of dishes and none of them have disappointed. Their curries are to die for!!

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Thank lynet2017
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Lynet2017, "Thank you" feels insufficient in terms of how grateful the Thai Temple team is for your kind review. We work hard to make our guests happy, and it's incredibly gratifying when guests such as you appreciate our collective efforts! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 12, entries took 30min to come and two of them were missing. We ordered drinks in the meantime but they also took forever to be served. Mains took another 45min to come, and one was missing. Beef was inexistant in the spicy fried rice. I would not recommend this place.

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Thank Julo L
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Dear Julo L, I’m terribly sorry to hear about your poor experience on your recent visit at Thai Temple. My team and I hold ourselves to a much higher standard than the service you received. Please know that your feedback will be shared with the team in order to look at what had happened and prevent it from happening again.... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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235 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is not truly authentic Thai food: it is blanded down for local tastes. However, the large crowd on the night our party dined there shows that they have the formula right. Thai covers some South Asian classics like massaman curry (available in beef, pork and chicken), and starters like pork ribs, vegetable puffs and fried chicken. I went for... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A few of us friends decided to go to this restaurant as we all enjoy Thai. Two of us had Pad Thai, the peanut sauce was non existence. I had chicken in mine three pieces, chewy and tasteless. The others were disappointed in their meals also. Service ok, starters were ok however it took half an hour for our main... More 

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Thank 457rae
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your experience recently at Thai Temple. Can you please contact me emma@agh.co.nz Regards, Emma. More 

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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Booked for a meal with friend visiting out of town. We arrived at a busy time for the restaurant, 7.30pm on a Saturday evening. Menus were on the table, and someone came to ask for our drinks order within a few minutes, but which we only got about 10-15 minutes later. Food was ordered at the same time and took... More 

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Thank dudeinnz
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for dinning with us! You definitely choose a good selection of food there! Hope to see you again soon, Emma. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 16
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 9203
Description
Thai Temple Restaurant is the place to go if you worship great Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Situated at the northern end of Cranford Street, Christchurch, Thai Temple is only minutes from Northwood and St Albans. This is a hot lunch spot, where the service is fast and the food delectable! Takeaways are popular. Using authentic Thai recipes, crafted by chefs trained in Asian cuisine, this is the perfect destination to dine in and enjoy the delicious array of cuisine on offer. Dine in a modern, warm and friendly atmosphere, with a full bar, BYO and takeaways. Thai Temple offers all the mouthwatering fresh flavours, including Special Lamb Shanks in Thai Masuman Curry Sauce, fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Honey and Lemon Chicken and lots more!

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