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Thai Chef's Restaurant

1 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-341 1163
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“soup” (3 reviews)
“pad thai” (4 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Eating alone and staying nearby, I visited the Thai Chef’s Restaurant in Christchurch looking for a simple meal. The menu choice was excellent and even better when I ordered my main, I was told it was happy hour so I could order another main for...More

Thank crosis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious flavors, I had satay chicken skewers as entree and duck Panang curry which was superb!! The medium heat is quite hot so just be prepared ;) my partner had the mussels which were ok and the pad thai which was yummy and HUGE. The...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a Sunday night this Thai restaurant was full of locals enjoying delicious and reasonably priced authentic dishes. We had chicken wontons, Pad Thai and Chicken Massaman--everything "hit the spot".

Thank Nisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a Thai beef salad my bad as I should have read the menu but I wasn't expecting a mostly meat dish. I enjoyed it but had to go and get a salad after

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flavours were good, the presentation excellent and the service was caring. No course disappointed and none was too small. I wasn't disappointed and now Riccarton Road earthworks has move on up the Road I anticipate they will become very busy.

Thank UltimoPatriarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week. Beautiful decor, good service, knowledgeable staff, and excellent food. Prices $22-$30 for mains (depending on meat chosen). Big menu with something for everyone. Definitely recommend.

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Main meals were around $25 on average but quite big, flavours were really good chef knew what they were doing. Decent service and normal price. I'd go back here for the Duck Curry, medium spice was spot on

Thank honestreviewer2015
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Really good service, staff were helpful and food was cooked amazing. We sat in their tiki like thing in front and was nice and warm and offered some privacy. Overall would come back in a heartbeat, we'll priced and amazing food with great staff

Thank justindj d
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had our dinner here earlier. PROS: Good ambience, good food, serving was generous, enough heating in the restaurant CONS: It took them a while to serve my dessert. We even have to make a follow-up on our order, the restaurant was...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's not the cheapest, but the food was simply delicious! Service was good and the restaurant clean and tidy. Will be going back soon!

Thank Coriander183
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-341 1163
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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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