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83 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-539 0282
11:30 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had entrees and mains, and both were generous and we found the price worth the quantity and quality. We had Tom Kar soup and Duck roti for starters : a lot of meat in the soup, which was good, and well balance in taste with all the spices, and the roti was crispy and and a... More 

2 Thank Mariama M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit here and although I wasn't too impressed by their Pad Thai I decided to try again. The prawn toast as an entree was delicious if a little big as I ordered red curry with beef medium. I should have gone for the mild as the flavours were somewhat masked by the heat. However it was... More 

1 Thank Jonathan C
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Had the Phad Thai for lunch here and it was good value and delicious. Also tried their Mango with sticky rice dessert which was also pretty good. Food came out pretty fast and there was good ambience.

1 Thank John L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found this place a few years ago when we visited Nelson and came back last week for a conference and give it another go. The food is quickly prepared, fresh and has that Thai zing that makes it all so yummy. Portion size was generous and service quick and helpful. Would definitely go back next time in Nelson.

1 Thank cathy137408
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161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had chicken with cashew nuts and chicken panang. The panang was the best I've had outside of Thailand....rich and creamy with just the right amount of heat. The chicken with cashew nuts was delicious, as well with lots of spice and vegetables to compliment the chicken and nuts. Very nice service and comparable prices to the other Thai restaurants... More 

1 Thank Kathio
Paphos, Cyprus
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124 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Large restaurant with lots of tables. We had a new waitress who unfortunately was not familiar with the menu which caused a few problems. The food was lovely, large portions. Not a great atmosphere, could be better decorated but this does not affect the food.

Thank Carolmac44
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A regular at Chokdee's. At least once a week. Always share the Roti duck with mardarin sauce starter - would recommend. In my opinion, this is certainly one of the best Thai in Nelson.

Thank Annette S
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

not bad but dishes were totally overpowered by chillie you couldnt taste anything else veg was not vibrant actually the dishes that we had all tasted the same ,they have a huge menu ,if I were them I would scale down menu and just focus on max 12 dishes and get them fabulous

Thank beingmaggie
Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I am dining at the restaurant for the past 5 years ( started from the branch in Motueka). The food is always freshly made and delicious. Highly recommend Beef Noodles soup or Duck Noodles Soup. The owner is friendly and the staff are always polite and attentive.

Thank Marina2628
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Always good for a meal, whether lunch or dinner, eat in or take-aways. If you are used to the real thing in Thailand with Thai vegetables etc it is always difficult to replicate the flavours back in NZ but they do a pretty good job under the circumstances.

Thank Adiie50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 0282

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