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“too sweet to eat”

Tongtara Thai Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 214 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It was first time that we went to have dinner, but food was too sweet and after eating 2 spoonful of food, we felt enough. The service of waitress was good and she offered to make our dish again for us, but sorry we paid for our meal and left.
They say no MSG added in their food but I wonder it means they do not add MSG powder but use comercial sauce that contains MSG.
We still cannot find decent Thai restaurant in Nelson.

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Thank arepita_rellena
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

After a busy working day we wanted a quick, simple, reasonably-priced, healthy and tasty meal in our home town, but not a take-away; so we hit the keyboard to check out what TripAdvisor presented. Tonga Tara stood out as meeting our expectations; and it did. Good casual atmosphere, great welcoming genuinely-felt smile from staff, super efficient service, simply-presented healthy food with freshly firm vegetables within the stir-fry's. Good beer and wine selection. Nothing pretentious about this place. Suited us perfectly.

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Thank JanetB3059
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lived in Nelson for many years but have always somehow missed going to Tongtara but decided to give them a go and thought the food and service were outstanding. We had the fresh spring rolls and the chicken green curry - fresh, plenty of it, well presented and very very tasty. Really getting into Asian food and this is one of the best we have tried recently. The service was outstanding and attentive and not intrusive. Well priced excellent food. The interior is a traditional Thai look but I somehow think that if they changed their 'look' to something more contemporary/modern, their turnover would increase dramatically. Recommended, Lovely meal. Thanks

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Thank SkyJetMan
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I was in town and for a number of reasons needed a few Thai meals that we would reheat later.Our normal haunts shut after lunch and reopen at 5pm. Gave this place ago and wasn't disappointed. Friendly quick service and food really tasty.

Thank Boardboy23
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Excellent quality Thai food at a sensible price , good service and a busy atmosphere . Not a venue for a long leisurely meal but better suited for a pre theatre treat when timely service is important

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Thank Patrick A
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