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Sukhothai Restaurant

303-305 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 4843
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“thai food” (12 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
303-305 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably priced $15 for Lunch with complimentary soup which was the highlight of the food. We have frequently dined here lunch and tea but unfortunately the service is now very rushed with the waitress appearing more interested in getting the task of orders done as...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Thai food here is always very good with a fair choice, usually excellent service & a nice ambience/ The only problem is that on a weekend night it can be a very noisy restaurant with what always seems to be large table of young...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very good TThai at a reasonable price. Most Thai joints I've been to in NZ are over priced for what you get. Try Sukhothai at lunch time for the best deal. Their Enang curry is the best I've had anywhere in the world.

Thank M T
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Birthday dinner for mother in law, first 3 drinks ordered- none in stock- got a platter to share - no plate for father in law!! Restaurant wasn’t packed but incredibly noisy- asked to be moved to a quieter area but apparently no tables in the...More

Thank JanDarryl M
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

So far this is one of the best restaurants in have ever been to... Also I'm a kid that hasn't been to that many restaurants. The free entree tastes amazing.

Thank Ash M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting to find a good Thai restaurant in Timaru. Fresh spring rolls are well done along with curries.

Thank Rohan S
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Average food, longest wait for mains (1.5 hours) with no advice re delays on arrival. Staff appeared to be apologetic, but didn’t seem sincere.

Thank Soma S
Reviewed 17 January 2018

went for lunch - still good value and the tom yum is still a great complimentary starter however the mains were BLAND and I had never struck this before here. It used to be great, such authentic flavours. The Staff are still nice but the...More

Thank JexAllison
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We decided to try something new as our lunch option in Timaru yesterday. My wife found this restaurant with plentiful positive reviews on Trip Advisor and reckoned we won't be wrong. Upon entry, we saw many locals enjoying their Thai lunch in a lively atmosphere....More

Thank akilogy
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We dined on New Years Eve...we are pretty fussy about our Thai Food and this certainly didn't disappoint. The King Prawns for entree were plump and perfectly cooked. Mains were hearty aand flavoursome. Service was friendly and attentive and special requests were not a problem....More

Thank 828michelle
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Michaela W
17 October 2017|
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Response from Nikki D | Reviewed this property |
They definately do vegetarian and a lot of dishes are coconut milk based. Unsure about fish sauce though... hope someone else can help
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303-305 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 4843
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