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La Thai

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69 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8060
11:00 - 22:00
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Gold Coast, Australia
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for a Low Cost Dinner. Plenty to choose from and great service. Located on the waterfront and servings are very ample. Recommended.

Thank HoneyAndPaul
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed so many good Thai meals in New Zealand, but this one was a huge disappointment. The only good thing we can say is that the curry sauces were quite tasty. However, the rice portions were too small, the meat tough and the veggies over-cooked.

Thank Sally P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff. Has both indoor and sidewalk tables. Licensed and the food was very tasty, possibly closer to authentic Thai than other places tried in NZ.

Thank Christoforo626
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good honest Thai food. Totally recommend it, ate 2 days in a row. Red curry fantastic and the pad Thai as I like it. Ask for cop sticks they don't expect you to want them

Thank Poodle's T
Patty0007, Manager at La Thai, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoy our meals. Please come back for more. More 

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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe not authentic Thai Food as others are suggesting, but none the less very tasty. Service was excellent.

Thank DHC2-Man
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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384 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is centrally located in Akaroa The staff are very friendly and efficient The food has a Thai twist but soemtimes can be slanted towards New Zealand tastes

Thank Lee S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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188 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Efficient friendly service with an extensive menu and pretty good food for the price. Plenty to choose from and out so quickly. Makes a pleasant change in Akaroa! Would definitely go again.

Thank PennyPie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always order takeaways. The foodis always good and nice quantity for the price. Manager really nice.

Thank Luce D
Patty0007, Manager at La Thai, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoy our takeaway meals, thank you. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by friendly waitress and initial service was amazing, really thought I would be scoring them higher from initial impressions. The reason I scored them lower really was the food. The curry was lovely but we were disappointed with the seafood pad tai, I'm not sure how fresh the seafood was. Also as the restaurant got busy the... More 

Thank aimzlee
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We are from Malaysia/Singapore. Thai food always one of our favorite. But this Thai food taste not so "Thailand". Take note that the food serving portion is quite big.

Thank ynwa8888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8060

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