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Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant

237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-358 3095
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (79 reviews)
“wraps” (19 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and an awesome service. The staff were so nice. You can experience the hospitality of the Thai culture. Highly recommend this place.

Thank poornimak608
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent setting and seating. Cosy and comfortable with excellent hosts and waiting staff. Food was out of this world. Highly recommend to everyone!

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hi Karen and Wayne, How are you both? We really miss your kind hospitality and your best quality meal since we moved to Sydney in 2014. Since then we have been trying to explore the Sydney market and find similar quality restorant here (without oversized...More

Thank Ingromato R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant does not belong in the top 10 for Auckland. The food is not great - the servings are generous but the flavours are weird and not typical of Thai food even in Thailand. We didn't like the food and definitely wouldn't go back...More

Thank Magentalovely
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We have made several trips to Thailand and we think Blue Elephant is very authentic. The food is expensive but the sides and drinks are inexpensive - therefore the overall bill is reasonable. Our favorite dishes were the entrees. In particular the wraps and sausages...More

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Lovely red duck curry in a very authentic feeling restaurant - run by Thai people including a Thai chef. My colleague had a beautiful pad thai. Great wine list as well.

Thank catherinek47
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went to Blue Elephant for a business lunch. The service/menu was outstanding. I had the chicken pad thai and it was one of the best chicken pad thai's that I have ever had. I will definately be back!

1  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely one to visit. We didn't book but I recommend you do. We were lucky to get a table. Service is friendly and authentic. Food is lovely and really good portions. Only down side - the huge hill we had to walk up to get...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is authentic Thai food, i went to have lamp Masaman curry which was very good test as same as Thai. I am highly recommence this restaurant to try it when you come to Auckland.

1  Thank Sunchai T
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The service was amazing. Friendly staff. Food was good, but not the best Thai I've ever had for the price, but still really good.

Thank Taylor C
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Sohail D
27 June 2017|
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do Halal food
21 March 2016|
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Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. All menus with prices are on our website which can be easily found on the internet - I am not allowed website links on this site. Regards
2 September 2015|
Response from Wayne B | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our whole menu is on our website (as it is forbidden to have urls in this answer, you can find our website by searching for Blue Elephant Parnell. If you have any further questions please contact... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 3095
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Auckland's taste sensation in a warm cosy atmosphere with great service. Whether for a romantic dinner or lunch, a catch up with friends or family or for business entertainment, we can cater for your needs. With seating capacity maxing out at around 40 to 50 (depending on seating arrangements), it is advisable to make a telephone reservation. The restaurant also offers great wines, cocktails, beers and a nice selection of teas. Open 7 nights (closed public holidays)
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