Oriental Thai Restaurant
(corner Cambridge Terrace & Vivian St)
Wellington City 04-801 8080
- Lunch: Mon – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm
- Dinner: Mon – Sun 5:30pm – late
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Authentic Thai cuisine. Oriental Thai is located two minutes walk from Courtenay Place, and offers up tasty Thai dishes seven nights a week, with lunch Mon – Fri. Vegetarian options always available. Function room and catering available. Quality takeaways.
16 Reviews for Oriental Thai Restaurant
I am yet to have a Phad Thai that rivals theirs, and their flavoursome and succulent Satay Chicken Nua Gai and healthy portions sizes keeps me coming back for more. However the chefs culinary skills don’t stop there, everything we have tried off the menu has be excellent.
Don’t agree with the other reviews about their service it has always been friendly, polite and right on the money in my view.
I recommend this to everyone who looking for great food, and the best part is they are open really late. So say goodbye to your late night kebab and go get some oriental Thai food !
Also … garden outside needed weeding; several hanging plants were clearly quite dead, a holder for a candle but no candle; tatty menus. The place needs sprucing up badly – seems very unloved. Rather irritating Thai (presumably) ‘pop’ music playing.
With a good spring clean and a fresh authentic menu it would be great again; it’s a great room with lot of potential.
If you are considering a Thai place in Wellington–do not go here. There are so many other amazing thai places that deserve your business! We booked a fairly large table for a party. It took the waitresses an hour and a half before they bothered to take our order. We had to actually stand up and ask for menus, even ask for them to please, please, please serve us before we collapsed of hunger. It was only when we were ready to leave when they stepped up. When we expressed our dissatisfaction, the wait staff was rude (one woman practically rolling her eyes!) and somehow implied it was our fault because we didn’t flag them down earlier!
Visited April 2013
The ambiance is good but food is terrible. The veges (stir fry) was not stir fry. It was like boiled up with no spices but black sugar sauce.
Arrived at 7.30 and orders weren’t taken till 8.30 after we finally asked if they would serve us.
Food arrived at 9.20, my entree was brought out with my main. Staff didn’t apologise for the delay or explain why it took nearly 2 hours for food to arrive.
I would NOT recommend this place. Bad service just ruins good food and a good night
After we were sitted at our table the waitress didn’t bother to open our wine for us. Then she came to me who made the booking and said “we are busy so can you leave by 7.30pm”. We had arrived at 6pm for dinner as per our booking. I was shocked and embarrased when she asked us that because we were a group of friends meeting after a long time and there was no way we could finish by 7.30pm. I said to her, no we can’t and if this was the case I should have been told when I made the booking. She then went away had a chat with someone and came back and said “ahh its ok you don’t have to leave”
Apart from the kafaffle the night went great. The food was a bit slow but was worth the wait. It was delish!! So yes …I would recommend this place. If you get annoyed with slow orders then don’t go here though coz it will annoy you.
Service was slow despite the empty restaurant, however when delivered the food was exceptional and prices were OK.
Curries were creamy and spicy, fish was crisp and flavorful.
Would highly recommend dining here when not in a rush, and when quality trumps speed.
Most of our entrees came out promptly but odd how we waited for 2 and saw 2 go out to other tables that ordered after us. When the food came out first I thought good, but gristle in the chicken and bones in the fish cake made me change my mind then friends had one meal which they had to ask for twice and finally came out a good 40 minutes afer everyone elses and no roti at all for the table – forgot they got busy with 4 tables!! To top it off the chef was rude when 2 guests commented on poor service on check out he just told them not to come back and we wont