Top Choice Thai in Auckland


Hot in both senses of the word, this super-fashionable restaurant focusses on the fiery cuisine of the Isaan and Lanna regions of northern Thailand. The menu is conveniently sorted from least to most spicy and split…
Thai in Doubtless Bay

Thai Chef

Northland's best Thai restaurant serves zingy dishes with intriguing names such as The 3 Alcoholics, Spice Girls and Bangkok Showtime, and there's also a good range of Isaan (northeastern Thai) dishes to go with a f…
Thai in Auckland


It's Thai, Nahm Jim, but not as we know it. Bangkok's street food has been channelled into this supremely Ponsonby mooching spot without missing a piquant note. Killer Asian-inspired cocktails, too. Be ready to shar…
Thai in Rotorua

Thai Restaurant

Our pick of the global selection of ethnic eateries along Tutanekai St, the Thai Restaurant overcomes an unimaginative name with excellent service and top-notch renditions of classics you previously enjoyed on Koh S…
Thai in Mt Maunganui

Easy Go Thai

This low-key eatery sits on an unsexy part of the Mount's main street, but the Thai cuisine here is the zingy real deal. Try the gaeng dang bhed (red duck curry) or classic Thai fishcakes. If you order $25 worth of …
Thai in Tauranga

Collar & Thai

No tie required at this upstairs eatery that artfully elaborates on Thai standards and uses plenty of fresh seafood. Perfect for a premovie meal (the Rialto Cinemas are right next door). Good-value lunch specials.
Thai in Thames


This is the most popular restaurant in Thames by a country mile. Although the bright lighting may not induce romance, the tangy Thai dishes will provide a warm glow.
Thai in Whanganui

Exotic Thai Restaurant

New to Whanganui when we visited, bright Exotic Thai was still finding its groove (eg no website yet), but the food coming out of the kitchen was well and truly established. Affordable Thai offerings on a prominent …
Thai in Gisborne

Just Thai

In a lovely old corner shopfront overlooking the river (part of the 1928 Bates Buildings), Just Thai does just that – excellent Thai curries with lots of seafood and veggie options. Try the Goong Him Ma Parn (prawns…
Thai in Russell

Tuk Tuk Bangkok

Thai fabrics adorn the tables and Thai favourites fill the menu. In clement weather grab a table out the front and watch Russell’s little world go by. The owner can be a tad gruff, but the food's decent.