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La Thai

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69 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8060
11:00 - 22:00
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North Narrabeen, Australia
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, the three of us, walked about Akaroa on a cold and extremely wet day. We went from one shop to the other and then thought -something to eat and a coffee. We rejected most eateries we passed and decided to enter La Thai, a good decision. Our light lunch was inviting and tasty! But the coffee was so so... More 

Thank 1victor
Akaroa, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is inside and outside dinning. We felt the menu was expensive. Service was good, but little English spoken. The beef noodles was tasty.

Thank Christine B
Napier, New Zealand
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here about 10 days ago. It's the first time we have been in the restaurant but, we will definitely go again. Its not the plushest of places but for a good feed at a reasonable price. It wins hands down. Lovely people too. Give it a go you won't be disappointed 👌

Thank teddybear2009
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was very quiet..but the food was delicious. Had a the glass noodles. Very authentic tasting.

Thank Jenna M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food options are limited in Akaroa. Especially for travelers on a budget. We are not travelers but a family of four who visited Akaroa for the day. For families and travelers, it would be nice if Akaroa has some more food options that are healthy and affordable. We have mixed reviews for this Thai restaurant. Staff- kind and cheerful Menu-... More 

Thank KaterinaLees
Oakland, California
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We were very pleased to find this restaurant in Akaroa. We have access to many Thai restaurants at home in the San Francisco Bay area in California, but this restaurant beats them all! Really good flavors and huge portions. Recommended!

Thank k9loves
Vejle, Denmark
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We were a little suspicious of going in for lunch because the restaurant was almost empty and the menu looked a little "tourist minded". The staff was very friendly and helpful and when the food arrived we were very happy. Fresh, tasty and fast (we had a boat ride shortly). Highly recommend!

Thank DrG_DK
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our cruise ship anchored in the bay that fronts Akaroa, New Zealand. We didn't want to take a bus trip to Christchurch, which still has not recovered from their devastating earthquake, so we decided to walk this quaint NZ town and have lunch somewhere along their bay front street. Boy, did we make the right choice! After a nice walk... More 

Thank Bruin71
Gold Coast, Australia
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great for a Low Cost Dinner. Plenty to choose from and great service. Located on the waterfront and servings are very ample. Recommended.

Thank HoneyandPaul
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We have enjoyed so many good Thai meals in New Zealand, but this one was a huge disappointment. The only good thing we can say is that the curry sauces were quite tasty. However, the rice portions were too small, the meat tough and the veggies over-cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?