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Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell

237 Parnell Road | Parnell, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-358 3095
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (91 reviews)
“panang curry” (13 reviews)
“prawn cakes” (9 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Simply the Best!!
"Not only was the service impeccable, the food was absolutely the best"
Kathy L
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2. Highly recommended
"Blue Elephant rates as best in service and food that have experienced"
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3. my favorite Thai restaurant
"the service was excellent, very friendly staff, food was amazing"
Yujin L
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1 - 10 of 672 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I decided to try the Blue Elephant based on the excellent trip Advisor reviews. I was so glad I made the trip. What a lovely little restaurant, very quaint surroundings- It had a lovely atmosphere. We started with curry puffs which were light and delicious!...More

Thank Baxy78
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere here is only equal to the friendly service and superb menu. The selection of authentic Thai food is just amazing. Have been looking forward to visiting this restaurant, as part of our NZ holiday and was certainly not disappointed. The reviews are accurate...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Satiated my craving for authentic Thai food with very hospitable staff. Nett especially was great with her advice on desserts. Definitely a must go place

Thank garimakashy
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice for dinner & had lovely meals, don't like spicy food but able to make good choices with staff advice. Very accomodating, remembered us too, beautiful & tasty food, soothing atmosphere after hectic day. Generous portions.

Thank YvonneWR
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very nice review Yvonne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really large booking and the service and food was amazing. The herb wraps for entrees seemed to be a favourite, and the steamed seafood looked great! All the food was really good and there were no complaints. We would definitely come again...More

1  Thank JessicaT4785
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night. They sat us immediately on a Friday evening despite no booking. Our server, Nett, was sweet and attentive and helped us Texans learn the menu. My Tom Kha soup and Pad Thai (both with tofu) were delicious....More

2  Thank SMDods
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here last night on the recommendation of a friend. We had excellent food and the service was amazing. We had the red penang curry and tom kha goong. Also the starter of Thai herb wraps was very different and delicious. There are plenty...More

1  Thank Merrily H
Wayne B, Owner at Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Parnell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing Ambience, Feel Thai Must try - PadThai - Blue Elephant plate with friends - Pineapple Friedrice - Do ask for seafood sauce if you need some spice!! Need Thai ice tea (Cha Yen) as it not in the venue

Thank stubbornbkkgirl
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Excellent food! We arrived just before they closed for lunch, but the service was still top notch. The beer was really cold, and the food amazing. Huge portions (I couldn't even finish my pad thai). The lamb pad thai was excellent - and a nice...More

1  Thank brandasa
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Wanting some good Thai food and going on the recommendations from other diners we went looking for this restaurant. It is a little hidden away off the main road but worth the effort to find it. The décor and the staff uniforms made you feel...More

1  Thank pt63
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1 May 2018|
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Response from cincinattigirl | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a form for booking online but if you want to phn here is the number Phone: +64 9 358 3095. Enjoy. The staff are lovely and so gracious.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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 6 nights (closed Mondays & public holidays)
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