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Native Thai Restaurant

2_half star rating
10 reviews

Cuisine: Thai, Asian

246 High St
03 313 3349


  • Tue – Sun 4pm – 10pm

10 Reviews for Native Thai Restaurant

25th August 2013
4 star rating
We have been ordering takeaways from Native Thai since we moved to Rangiora a year ago. The flavours are exceptional. Auckland friends who came down for the weekend were blown away. We can thoroughly recommend the chicken Larb Gai, pad thai, and the beef, ginger and basil. :-)

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13th August 2013
2 star rating

I ordered take-away, it took over 40mins for two dishes, one of which was supposed to be beef salad but it was larb and pad thai was bland. The meals were the smalles tI have ever seen, even when eating in.
Also they over charged and asked me if I had even paid for it!
Very dissapointing will not go back.
Kanniga’s Kaiapoi is definately worth the short drive!

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21st July 2013
4 star rating
After reading some of the previous reviews I decided to try the restaurant for myself. No problems with service at all, the staff were friendly and helpful. I even asked to have a different table than the one they had by the window and we were quickly given another more suitable table with no hesitation.
The food was very good and the timing between courses was spot on. Would happily return. Well done!

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2nd July 2013
4 star rating
We have eaten at Native Thai many, many times over the years and after reading some of the other reviews on this site I was moved to actually write a review. We drive from Christchurch out to Rangiora to get our Thai fix. It is worth the drive, the food is excellent. Yes sometimes we have to wait…but it is always worth it. This restaurant gets busy for a reason. I have never had any issues with staff in fact I have always found them really helpful. I would recommend Native Thai without hesitation…8/10

Visited June 2013

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19th June 2013
5 star rating
We attended with friends for a meal. We were very impressed by the quick and friendly service. The meals we ordered were excellent.

We would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting Thai food, this restaurant. The service was great the food excellent and the restaurant was clean, tidy and warm.

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Jan M.


7th November 2012
2 star rating
We have been going regularly to this restaurant, The food is good but the let down is the sloppy cleanliness of the place and staff dress code. What greets you are dirty unclean windows and door. Unclean toilets and just a messy look to the place. Like other reviews I agree with it being very cold in winter and the takeaway side of it takes preference in service. It’s not nice having people in and out every five minutes picking up orders when you are dining out for the evening meal. It all seems to have got worse over time.

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25th April 2012
2 star rating
I don’t mind the food but the service is slow and the restaurant is noisy and cold in the winter.
I always do a ‘prawn count’ to decide if my Thai restaurant is good value. These guys gave me only 6 prawns in a standard Garlic Prawn takeaway dish where as our other local takaway bar gives between 8-12. Hmmmmmm.

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17th February 2012
1 star rating
Seated at 7, order taken 10 minutes later, entree served and hour later, plates from entree still not cleared an hour and a half later so we left the money on the table for the entree and left. No apology for or info about the wait nothing. Poor service. Entree average. Can’t comment on the rest cos we never got it. Lots of people came and went collecting their takeaways. Priority was with them. Diners at the table were left to sit and listen to their tummies rumble!

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4th March 2011
1 star rating
Service was terrible. It is obvious that this establishment is more concerned about its takeaway business that its table restaurant business. We waited 30 minutes for our main course and when it arrived it was a major disappointment.
The food was bland, which is something you can never expect from Thai food.
They should stick to being a second rate takeaway.

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11th November 2012
2 star rating
Unfortunately Native Thai has gone from one of your favourite restaurants to ‘ho-hum’. I’m not sure why the drop in quality and standards over the last 18 months or so, but the last few times we’ve either had takeaways or dine in, it’s been generally disappointing. The flavours are still quite good, but the quantity and overall quality of the meals and service has markedly dropped.
It didn’t help that we purchased discount vouchers from a popular restaurant voucher supplier, and Native Thai refused to recognize them, even thought they were clearly listed in the guide. We’ve been back twice since this incident and in one case our “prawn count” was less than 6 for a main worth $18. Sorry, but I think there’s better value to be had in the Waimakariri.

Visited August 2012

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