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Global Thai Restaurant & Bar

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2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 9000
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having been there a few times now the service is very good, the staff very attentive. Have had a variety of the food and found it to be excellent every time.

Thank YARM
Anchorage, Alaska
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband went into Global Thai yesterday for some chicken pad Thai takeaway and it was overpriced for the quantity. We were told the peanuts and chili pepper would be on the side and when we opened container the peanuts were just on top with the chili pepper not in separate container. The taste overall good.

1 Thank pjr1531
Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to take the plunge anyway and we were glad we did. The European menu suited two of the kids dining at our table and the rest of us loved the Thai menu. We had a selection from vegetarian curry to seafood, plus I ordered the chicken larb which was fresh and Devine. Would come... More 

1 Thank Leahandlouie
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We got into town late and decided to get take away for dinner. Rang and asked if they could do chicken pad see ew as a take away meal (as its not listed on their take away menu).... We were informed that they could. Upon arriving back at our hotel we discovered our meal was just Pad Thai without a... More 

1 Thank JethroAasha
Whakatane, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A HUGE menu both Thai and European food so something for everyone. Lovely restaurant with really nice fresh décor since moving downstairs. Great food! Have been here for both lunch and dinner and both are good and very well priced. They have some good lunch specials also.

1 Thank PauletteNZ
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Thai food with blend of kiwi style, food was great. So many options on menu loved it. Would like to visit again

Thank Prabhjot S
New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We checked out the menu in the window which offered quite a few gluten free options (our daugher has Coeliacs). Disappointed to get there to find all the GFs scrubbed out with black vivid on the menus in the restaurant. Staff offered to make her a smaller size of one of the two items they could guarantee was GF. Customer... More 

1 Thank rarothecat
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have tried a few meals from Global Thai, all of which have been delicious. They are a bit on the pricier side compared to some other Thai restaurants, but very yummy with friendly service. The restaurant set-up does not have a great atmosphere or very authentic feel however.

Thank Josephineburrows
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I went with my family for a birthday dinner, fried rice was very dry, but their garlic bread is the best I've had. The restaurant set up isn't authentic, the service was slow and the prices are more than expected, I'll rate this a 2/5.

3 Thank Dante Y
Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Its the only Thai place in Whakatane. After having it recommended by the staff at my new job we went and were disappointed. Service was slow, and the food was not the type of Thai food I am used to eating, it was safe bland middle of the road Kiwi palate Thai food. Kids did not like the money bags... More 

1 Thank Whakatanegourmet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Commerce Street, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 9000

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