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“Awesome flavors-minimal service.”

Thai Chef's Restaurant
Ranked #140 of 1,167 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Description: From the Team of most Awards winning Thai restaurants of New Zealand. The Thai Chef's Restaurant group was privileged to be honoured the The Thai Select PREMIUM award by the Prime Minister of Thailand during their Official Visit to New Zealand in 2013 for its authenticity in Thai cuisine. We are proud to make it here to the mainland of NZ. We also offer Takeaways and Deliveries.
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Description: From the Team of most Awards winning Thai restaurants of New Zealand. The Thai Chef's Restaurant group was privileged to be honoured the The Thai Select PREMIUM award by the Prime Minister of Thailand during their Official Visit to New Zealand in 2013 for its authenticity in Thai cuisine. We are proud to make it here to the mainland of NZ. We also offer Takeaways and Deliveries.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This venue is new so we thought we would try, but were somewhat disappointed with the service, or lack of. The Dim Sims were excellent and I could have eaten them all myself, not so the Kraree Puffs which were soggy and undercooked. My main was the Pad Ped Thai Chef Crispy Pork, which although while supplying massive Oriental flavor in the sauce along with a good mix of Thai lemon grass etc. Unfortunately the pork was extremely dry and tough to digest. They need to lift to the next level if they want clients to return.

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NattachaiChang, Owner at Thai Chef's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi StumpyNZ, we do apologise for disappointing you. We've taken you comments and will make sure that everything will be improved to the standard. Thank you very much indeed for your feed back. Thai Chef's Restaurant

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This restaurant is large, however the fit out provides a great atmosphere and vibe. It was our first visit, and although it was busy there were still many available tables, so we were surprised at the lack of waiter staff, and the lengthy delay in the arrival of our starters.We were a little disappointed in our menu choicesf. The Curry Puffs (3 for $8) were soggy, Pork Larb was watery and flavourless, save the roast chillies on top, and the crispy pork very dry. We ordered "medium" but overall have to say there was a lack of flavour through out our choices. A notation on the extensive menu invites diners to discuss any concerns when the food is delivered, or full price must be paid; however any opportunity to do that was absent, due to meals being dropped at the table by a scurrying waitress who we never saw again. The only opportunity to discuss the meals was when the maître de cleared the table. Prices are on the high side of average, plus $2.50 for a cup of Jasmine rice (not included with meals) is not value for money.The wine list is reasonable and the BYO option with corkage is welcome.
We will give Thai Chefs a second visit to try a more traditional curry.

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Thank Kerei
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NattachaiChang, Manager at Thai Chef's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Kerei, we're sorry that you've been served that way on your first visit. We fully understand and have taken your comments and will make sure that everything will be improved to the standard. Thank you very much indeed for your feed back. Hope you understand and give us another chance. Thai Chef's Restaurant

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Thai Chefs the night before Anzac Day and I think the restaurant didn’t realise this would make them a lot busier than a typical Tuesday night. The place was full and for three staff on the floor, you could tell they were overwhelmed.
People were getting restless as they waited on drinks and food and it was hard to get anyone’s attention at times. We would have ordered more drinks but gave up.
The staff in the end forgot the basics in their rush and were a bit unfriendly. Little things go a long way and if they had just said to customers things like “sorry about the wait”, checked when they served food if every one had what they had ordered, and even just admitted to customers that they were busy and things might be a bit slow due to being short staffed, people may have been a bit more forgiving.
The food however was great. The chicken green curry and the crispy pork Pad Thai were really delicious.
Definitely will return....we are hoping the service aspect was just a one off.

Thank Toni-Wayne
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We visited here as it was only 7 minutes walk from our hotel.
The staffs were welcoming, friendly and accommodating.
Menu choice was good with extra variation to Thai cuisine.
Food served was tasty and good except Thai Green Curry which did not live up to the expectation. It was the worse Thai Green Curry we tasted.
The place served tap beer which was a bonus.
It is worth a visit if you're in the vicinity.

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Thank Rameshlcfc
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We were exhausted after a day of sight seeing so order a takeaway the food was very good nice and spicy and piping hot, next time we will eat in

Thank Martin G
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