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The Original Thai Restaurant

155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
+64 4-383 5596
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good37%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (4 reviews)
“island bay” (10 reviews)
“mixed entree” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Great takewaways, and looked cozy for eating in. Friendly staff. Delicious pad see ew. Will be back soon.

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We return regularly as food and service always spot on. Many authentic Thai options and always, fresh ingredients

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great atmosphere really good for mixed entree for two tastes so good great place for a staff function Highly recommend

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is our local Thai restaurant and the food is delicious! Lots of fresh veggies, great flavours and just really yummy. The decor is a little tired but the owner is super friendly and welcoming and we love coming here.

Thank KHofdy
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty much every dish is top quality and very authentic. I can state that is the best Thai in Wellington and the price is very appropriate for the city standards. Totally recommend

Thank Hawk5d
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Can't believe I havn't been there before, real hidden treasure! Can't fault the evening one bit. Young waiter was excellent and older waiter was hillarious, everyone full of smiles and laid back, left very full and very happy. Will definitely be going there regularly, the...More

Thank brendan h
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place. We'd eat here every night if I could. We often get takeaway but dine in on occasion. Food is Devine service excellent but decor is a little dated but easily forgiven once you start eating

Thank George H
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Thai restaurant in Island Bay is a community asset. Been around IB since we moved here as a child. Amazing food, front of house so happy and helpful. You cant help but keep coming back

Thank Sonya K
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is by far the best Thai food I have ever had in New Zealand. I would recommend the Red Chicken Curry. Service with a smile all the way.

Thank anuann
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been going to the Original Thai restaurant for over 20 years, the same owner has had the restaurant all that time (23 years). We have never had a bad meal or experience in all that time. We especially love the mixed entrees and...More

Thank radaNZ
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 155 The Parade, Wellington 6023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-383 5596
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