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Starlake Thai

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Shop 18 Village Court, Te Mata Road, Havelock North, New Zealand
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, three minutes walk from the Village Information Centre. Very accommodating to group dining and wishes.

Thank Sam202M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Love Thai food, I am very picky with my flavours. Starlake Thai just nailed it with their flavours, absolutely delightful dinner. Highly recommended. Can't go wrong, very friendly and accommodating staffs.

Thank 601pritikad
Hastings, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

fabulous authenic and westernised thai dining great staff and easy on the pocket too right in the heart of havelock north just a short walk if you want to use it as a starter for a night out

Thank bigdave682015
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

You can't go past Starlake for good Thai food. The wait for takeout can sometimes be long but it's always worth it! Eating in is good too, staff and service are great and we'd recommend the banquet menus if dining in a large group. Plenty of choice and plenty of food! It's also BYO which is a bonus :-)

Thank KirstyR_NZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant was first class. Lovely decor, very friendly, helpful staff and a good ambiance. It seemed to be very popular with locals, always a good sign. The menu was extensive and the food fantastic. Served in lovely Thai pottery which seemed to make the food taste even better! I would highly recommend this restaurant, a very pleasant experience from... More 

Thank Linda S
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

One of the best Thai food experiences we had. You must try the Starlake special sauces accompanying the BBQ fillet and sweet and sour pork. Yummy.

Thank 226el
Hastings, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is our go to restaurant never have we had a bad meal. Mountain pork is a must so is the almond coated chicken. Occasionally someone orders a meal thats not as good as the others but it is the exception. Also it's BYO so another bonus. They do takeaways too you can order of the restaurant menu but you... More 

Thank Bronwyn H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Three of us shared a beautiful meal on a Sunday night. The menu was extensive, a little different and well presented. There was a good amount of food and the staff were very obliging. The meal we had was perfectly cooked and tasted fresh. Would definately return. Here.

Thank TripMember051220151
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Four of us ate here while visiting Hawkes Bay. Good meal had the mixed entree and prawn + pad Thai dishes. They made a vegetarian dish for one of us too. Great flavours prawns were perfectly cooked. Only small issue was the wait between entree and mains - seemed to take about 40mins. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank chchtravellers
Havelock North, New Zealand
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We don't have many ethnic restaurants in Havelock North, but those we are blessed with are bliss and among them is Starlake Thai. Always busy, and so accommodating - sometimes having to juggle to fit us all in - which they invariably do. And then.... excellent range of local and ethnic beverages and excellent authentic Thai menu, delivering delicious tasty... More 

Thank SusieMcC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 18 Village Court, Te Mata Road, Havelock North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North

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