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“Excellent high end Thai food.”
Review of saan

saan
Ranked #90 of 2,450 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Located in the heart of Ponsonby, one of the Auckland's most vibrant, creative & cosmopolitan suburbs, Saan serves up authentic cuisine from the Lanna and Isaan regions of Thailand. Our innovative & award-winning food combines traditional techniques and family recipes with the best New Zealand produce. We are very careful to choose ingredients that have been sourced with a deep respect for the environment. Our food is matched with beer and wine from independent New Zealand produces and our award-winning cocktail list.
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Description: Located in the heart of Ponsonby, one of the Auckland's most vibrant, creative & cosmopolitan suburbs, Saan serves up authentic cuisine from the Lanna and Isaan regions of Thailand. Our innovative & award-winning food combines traditional techniques and family recipes with the best New Zealand produce. We are very careful to choose ingredients that have been sourced with a deep respect for the environment. Our food is matched with beer and wine from independent New Zealand produces and our award-winning cocktail list.
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Certainly not your usual cheap Thai eat, Saan is well refined Thai flavours and more about the experiences and well crafted small dishes of amazing flavour.

Thank holdawg
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Jess M, Owner at saan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hi there,

Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your meal!

Thanks,
Jess M

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A group of 9 of us came here for a birthday dinner, this place was great. Pork belly and beef cheeks were great. Really enjoyed the craft beer available also. A great night for us.

Thank OllieP121
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Jess M, Owner at saan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Hi Ollie,

We are glad that you guys had a great birthday dinner. Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks,
Jess M

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Went for a family dinner & what a night...gave us a lovely private booth which was great as the place was really busy...staff were perfect & new their stuff...tried a few things I never would in NZ & it was fun...we were really looked after & had a wonderful night...the duck took a while to arrive but we were enjoying ourselves so much it didn't matter...we would of had about 7 dishes between the 4 of us & each one was awesome...was very hard to pick a favourite...thought the pricing was very reasonable as well...will definitely be back.

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1  Thank Peter C
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Jess M, Owner at saan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your feedback! We're really glad you and your friends had a fantastic time and were able to try many of our dishes. We hope to see you again...

Thanks,
Jess

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Recommended by Thai friends as having the most authentic Thai menu in Auckland, and it was a real treat.

Northern, so for those (like me) who are used to the standard Thai dishes, it's a chance to experiment with something more unusual.

Friendly helpful service - lots of staff - and if you are down the back, you can see head chef Lek & his staff working at the open kitchen benches.

The menu is arranged by type of dish, listed from least hot to most. To the non-Thai diner, the "very hot" is very very hot indeed.

Thank Alison K
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Jess M, Owner at saan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Hi Alison,

Thanks for your lovely feedback!

Thanks,

Jess

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great staff who gave us a warm welcome and found a table for us that was just right by the kitchen - wonderful to watch the activity to produce an exceptional meal for the four of us

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Thank Hilary F
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Jess M, Owner at saan, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Hi Hilary,

Thanks for your feedback.

Thanks,
Jess

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