The Elephant Thai

Unfortunately The Elephant Thai has closed for business.

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Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Tasty Thai cuisine is closer than you think.

Are you dreaming of the flavours of Phuket, or the street food of Bangkok? Taste Thailand in the suburbs of Auckland at The Elephant.

There’s so much more than pad Thai and green curry on offer. Delve into a world of exotic dishes like the ancient royal Thai curry gang massaman with palm sugar, peanut and tamarind sauce. Try tropical jungle curry with fresh herbs and vegetables, Thai style salads like lamb nam tok and moreish stir fried noodles.

A wide range of vegetarian dishes are available as well as yummy soups and entrees perfect for sharing.

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The Elephant Thai
1 Moore Street
Howick

Open Hours:
Lunch: Tue-Sun 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: Mon-Sun 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Phone: 09 534 0588
Website: www.theelephantthai.co.nz/

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The Elephant Thai

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Reviews

Tamara Gersbach

Yummy food, friendly service - great place for a Monday night dinner!

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Rachel Seow

Nice quiet restaurant. I found the food got yummier as it came out. Was a lovely meal over all.

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Great staffs and a really good service. The dishes are a bit small what expected but the taste make it worth.

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Mary Morgan

Good atmosphere, good service. I just don't like food that has a lot of sauces which is the only thing I can complain about.
Apart from that I had a nice dining experience, thanks:)

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James Hayter

Absolutely brilliant! This is by far one of the best thai restaurants in the area. The food tastes so much more authentic with amazing ingredients. We will be bringing out friends back for dinner here. The new manager and chef are giving the restaurant a new life and I see a bright future for them in Howick.

The food was beautifully seasoned with the perfect amount for us to eat. The entrees were flooded to perfection. The real show stopper was the honey chicken, not too much batter, soft chicken and plenty of veggies with it.

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Waiter was attentive. Food came out in good time but the portions were small. The starters &other main dishes were small esp pad sweet &sour fish (not much fish at all) & chicken pad w/ basil mild (was too spicy). The chicken pad thai was yum. Egg fried rice was def my fave!

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Campbell Spencer

This is truly a wonderful restaurant

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Regina Huang

The food is amazing, never seen our kids eat that much food before.

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Toni Meredith

Very attentive waiter. Meals were all promptly bought out after ordering. Food was excellent. Would recommend if you love good Thai food.

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Georgia Lucas

Lovely service and great food!

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James Hayter

Great night with amazing food. The seating was beautiful next to the window. The new management went above and beyond with service and the new chef put of spectacular flavors over a range of dishes. We will be going back with the rest of our family in the future.

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Most impressed. I had a friend from UK with me who is exceedingly well travelled. She said it was the best Thai green curry she has ever had!!!

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Welcoming environment. Friendly service. Nice food. Highly recommended.

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The food was fine, but not surprising.

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The food tastes good like curry and some vegetable roll and shrimp roll, we did try pad thai and the rice noodles was very dry and need more few more minutes to cook, it was very chewy. Serving size is quite small IMO.

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lovely meal in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Would go again

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Natalie Wilson

Last time I visited here with first table the food was awesome. But this time the meal i ordered which was the same as last time it was totally different there was barely any chicken in it. I had to scoop round my dish to find the tiny pieces that were in there. The vegetabes were not very fresh and it was almost as if they had just chucked in whatever vegies they had spare some of the stuff in it were not vegies i would normally find in this sort of dish which i always order at every thai restaurant I visit. The dish I ordered for my kids i tried and it was pretty tasteless and my husbands he said his was average and he had barely any meat in his. Overall was pretty disappointing.

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Paula Pardoe

We dined here last night and received excellent service from our host Lee Sue! He was amazing! We can’t wait to return- highly recommend to all :-)

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Raya Basim

Great food, friendly service, ordering cannot be easier and they offer takeaways..

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Loshni Rogers

There was only one waiter on which was not fair given it was a Saturday night. He was struggling and got my order incorrect. I ordered beef and got chicken. After two of our orders were brought, one main and one entree, our other two mains arrived half and hour apart. I waited for mine for an hour while the other two people finished theirs. One of our orders never arrived at all after an hour and a half so we paid and left. The food was also tasteless and while we ordered it medium hot, they arrived with no chilli at all. The worst restaurant experience in a very long time!

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Good food and excellent environment

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Michael Loh

Took my family to Elephant Thai at Howick recently. We ordered dishes shared over rice. Food was good and service was excellent.

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Saffron Clark

We really enjoyed our meal here, the staff were great and food was nice. Being vegan I had to ask them a lot of questions and there was some back and forth from the chef back to me checking what I could eat as the waitress didn’t know. I enjoyed the curry that I got. My husband enjoyed his food also.

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Natalie Wilson

The food was great! heaps of flavour and decent sized portions with heaps of fresh veggies being used. I went to this restaurant about 5 years ago and i can tell you that it is alot better now than it was back then. I have already been telling friends and family about our visit and we will definitely be returning. Thankyou!

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Maad Youhanna

My wife and I had a date at Elephant Thai, and we had great services by the waitress and the food was great too! The price was good too!

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Lisa Coetzee

Excellent food, welcoming service:) We will be back to dine at The Elephant Thai!

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Ryan Justin

The food was excellent, very tasty and i would definitely recommend The Elephant Thai to anyone who loves thai cuisine.

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always great food here, staff are happy to help too

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Fantastic local restaurant with really good service. They were more than happy to accommodate a baby at the table. Will definitely go again.

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Greeted with my name, excellent service and wonderful food. Will definitely be going back.

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Service was great, food came out fast

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Vanessa Baddock

The service was excellent. Food was delicious. Would definitely eat here again

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Great service and very friendly.

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Kelvin Lomberg

Lovely atmosphere in this small restaurant. Food was all very delicious with well balanced Thai flavours. We had a few entrees and soups, the Pad Thai and a green curry. Service was good, friendly staff and they got the order all correct except for giving us sweet chilli sauce instead of peanut sauce on the side of one entree, but this was quickly rectified.
Not a huge selection on the menu but perfectly adequate. We'd love to go back, I recommend.

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We had an amazing time. The food was wonderfully flavorsome and absolutely delicious. We had a mixed entrée with fragrant delights that I absolutely loved. Every little bit cooked to perfection. Our mains were just as wonderful. The fragrances and flavor's absolutely perfect and the ingredients fresh. We also had the death by chocolate cocktail for dessert and it was perfect leaving a wonderful chocolaty taste lingering in your mouth. The service was also top notch with our waiter extremely friendly. Will definitely revisit!!

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Ryan Justin

We had a great time at The Elephant Thai, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent, i would highly recommend everyone to try it out :)

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Karen Chater

Highly recommend this restaurant...food & service couldn't be faulted. Thank you

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Dhaval Kumar

Great service and good food. Ethan was very friendly and provided great service.

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Lynnhe Herbert

The service was very good, really attentive waiter. The food was ok.

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Karen Gunting

Food Tastes alright, but could have been higher rate but we initially requested for spicy pad thai to be saute with chili, we specifically requested for asian spiciy but upon serving.. they just provided a chili on the sides... then no prawn as stated in the menu.
the satay is tasty, yummy

They dont the fish ( snapper) so we had to just eat entree and mains

Service is good though

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Great food and service. Worth going early and suited us after the movies. Would go again.

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