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484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-354 9203
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17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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219 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not truly authentic Thai food: it is blanded down for local tastes. However, the large crowd on the night our party dined there shows that they have the formula right. Thai covers some South Asian classics like massaman curry (available in beef, pork and chicken), and starters like pork ribs, vegetable puffs and fried chicken. I went for... More 

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Thank JohnSB3
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few of us friends decided to go to this restaurant as we all enjoy Thai. Two of us had Pad Thai, the peanut sauce was non existence. I had chicken in mine three pieces, chewy and tasteless. The others were disappointed in their meals also. Service ok, starters were ok however it took half an hour for our main... More 

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Thank 457rae
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your experience recently at Thai Temple. Can you please contact me emma@agh.co.nz Regards, Emma. More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Booked for a meal with friend visiting out of town. We arrived at a busy time for the restaurant, 7.30pm on a Saturday evening. Menus were on the table, and someone came to ask for our drinks order within a few minutes, but which we only got about 10-15 minutes later. Food was ordered at the same time and took... More 

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Thank dudeinnz
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for dinning with us! You definitely choose a good selection of food there! Hope to see you again soon, Emma. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Enjoyed a family meal here for dinner. We added three people about an hour before the meal and on arrival all sorted so good start. Won't go through all the meals other to say all really enjoyed and my seafood boat (signature dish) was really really enjoyable. Service was great and we took our own wine so very reasonable bill.... More 

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Thank NZFoodie02
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

thank you for your visit! See you again soon, Emma :-) More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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290 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Tried several items including Spicy Basil Chicken and Pad Thai and spring rolls. Quick friendly service for takeaway.

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Thank Spuddler
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your Takeaways! See you again soon, Emma. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Friendly staff. Best to book, very busy place. Meal cheap and very fast service plus meals always hot.

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Thank deedeehammy
emmakt, Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Thanks Dee Dee Glad you enjoyed your visit! See you again soon! :-) Emma More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Not impressed. To be honest we didn't get to eat the food. When we arrived we were shown to our table and after 15 minute wait we had to ask for menus and water. After another 15 minutes of no service...we left. The restaurant was nowhere near full...appalling service...none

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Thank AuntyDawn
emmakt, General Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, I will be investigating into this with the restaurant manager. as I agree this is not the type of service we expect from our staff! Emma More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Thai temple for lunch and was amazed with the speed and tastiness of their food! Is a great place to go for lunch or dinner.

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Thank jaxonh377
emmakt, General Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

We are popular for our lunch service! Thank you for your feedback we hope to see you again soon ;-) Emma More 

Cambridge, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Took a business visitor since a Thai restaurant was requested. My colleague was suitably impressed with the food and the service.

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Thank jemjkmill
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Very disappointed in my meal tonight, chicken n cashew nut, half a plate of onions and way too much soy sauce tainting the dish. Service quite slow, not up to Bussah Styx standards we are used too, won't be rushing back unfortunately as I love Thai food :(

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Thank Sharon W
emmakt, General Manager at Thai Temple, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, We have en-devoured to fix this! We could tell by our feedback that something wasn't quite right. So we have moved a couple of our chefs to re-train with some of our top chefs. We are really sorry that you didn't have a pleasant evening but we hope that we can improve it next time for you! Emma. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-354 9203
Description
Thai Temple Restaurant is the place to go if you worship great Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Situated at the northern end of Cranford Street, Christchurch, Thai Temple is only minutes from Northwood and St Albans. This is a hot lunch spot, where the service is fast and the food delectable! Takeaways are popular. Using authentic Thai recipes, crafted by chefs trained in Asian cuisine, this is the perfect destination to dine in and enjoy the delicious array of cuisine on offer. Dine in a modern, warm and friendly atmosphere, with a full bar, BYO and takeaways. Thai Temple offers all the mouthwatering fresh flavours, including Special Lamb Shanks in Thai Masuman Curry Sauce, fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Honey and Lemon Chicken and lots more!

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