Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

In Thai culture, food is very important. It brings people together to share laughs, love, and life.

At Red Elephant, you’re welcome to come and join in the amazing culture of Thailand.

The menu features a vast range of Thai classics, including curries, noodle dishes, rice dishes, and a kids menu. Vegetarians will find a large portion of the menu caters to you, with tofu or vegetable variations on many of the menu items.

Why not leave it to the people who know best to choose for you? The Red Elephants specialty menu is hard to beat.

The team at Red Elephant bring the heart of Thailand to you, with friendly service and meals crafted with love.

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Red Elephant
5 Pilgrim Place
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Mon : closed

Tue-Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Sat-Sun: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Phone: 03 377 1122
Website: www.redelephant.co.nz/

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Red Elephant
Cuisine: Thai
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Lavinia Kingi

The service was great, a very polite and attentive waitress. The food was perfect, very tasty and hot just like how I like it. I would highly recommend this resturant to lovers of Thai cuisine.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Waipounamu Te Karu

This was my second time eating at the red elephant (first time was only 2 weeks before) and it is now my favorite Thai restaurant in Christchurch. The food is amazing! Huge portions too. My fave dishes would be cashew nut with crispy chicken and lamb shank massamun so goooood!! My partner and i left satisfyingly full. Service was lovely and appropriately timed. 10/10

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Lu Regan

It was our groups first visit to Red Elephant & we have been meaning to try since it first came on to First Table. I'm glad to say we will be back! The waitresses were amazing. The restaurant had a decent crowd and our service was prompt for entree, mains & cocktails. The mixed entree was amazing. It came in 3 sizes (small, medium & large). The small had 5 items and they were all delicious. While I was wishing I got the medium, but by the time the mains came, I was glad I hadn't. The chicken/vegetable fried rice was delicious, a generous portion & one of the best Ive ever had. One friend is a vego & she adored her food. Id recommend going there for sure.

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Kaz Douglas

Fabulous delicious food.
Definitley goin back.
Well presented, great portion size, and delicious.
Great friendly staff and very authentic setting.

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Mike Dougan

On a cold windy afternoon the Red Elephant offered a superb dining experience. The service was quick and attentive; our drinks and meals arrived quickly and were so tasty and presented beautifully. The restaurant was almost full when we left - and no wonder. A great dinner for Father's Day!

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Very pleasant night out with friends in this restaurant. We loved the food and friendly service. OK, the decor is not the very latest fashion but they deserve great support. When we were there, with several other tables occupied, it was possible to chat without shouting as so often happens.

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Super big plates of food and lovely staff who were very accommodating of our requests.

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Lavinia Kingi

The service was great, a very polite and attentive waitress. The food was perfect, very tasty and hot just like how I like it. I would highly recommend this resturant to lovers of Thai cuisine.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Catherine Simes

For a family birthday we had a lovely meal. No dish was an error. All very tasty with just the right amount of heat. Would return again

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Sandra Matai

Really flavoursome food. And when they say hot - they mean it which I appreciate.

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Yee Wen Ong

Awesome food and very comfortable cushion seats! The front of house was very friendly and accommodating! We literally had the whole place to ourselves, perk of first table! Lamb shank mussaman and pad thai are highly recommended!

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We had a great experience here. The waitress was very nice and friendly. We ordered the Tom yum soup, the chefs special friends rice, and the spring rolls. They all tasted great and we were very happy with our experience here.

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Heidi-Anne Hardy

A very enjoyable meal with swift and friendly service. Our waitress greeted us with a smile every time she came to serve us and the food was delicious, good size meals too.

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Great night

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Zach Kwack

cozy, good food, kind people

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Natalia Kapea

Great service, and the food was really authentic!

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Waipounamu Te Karu

This was my second time eating at the red elephant (first time was only 2 weeks before) and it is now my favorite Thai restaurant in Christchurch. The food is amazing! Huge portions too. My fave dishes would be cashew nut with crispy chicken and lamb shank massamun so goooood!! My partner and i left satisfyingly full. Service was lovely and appropriately timed. 10/10

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Matthew Minish

Great food, great staff!

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Had a lovely dinner, food was delicious service was good. Overall it was great! We will surely comeback.

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Shonny Pakeha

Was nice to get out as we hardly get to was not what we remember off the red elephant, food was yum but not like it use to be, presentation was poor as my husband noticed the chipped bowls we were eating from service was very good though. Would give it a 5/10.

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Nathan Macgregor

Two people. We ordered the fresh spring rolls to start with and for main the Peanut Sauce with Chicken and the Beef Cheek.

The service was great and the young lady on front of house was very helpful and took care of us very well.

The spring rolls came out promptly and tasted very good. The mains followed not long after. The Peanut Sauce with chicken was very nice and had plenty of flavor.

Unfortunately my beef cheek & sauce was barely warm (I assume it had been sitting for a while). The meat was still tough/chewy to eat and I can only assume hadn't been cooked appropriately for a beef cheek. When I told the waitress it wasn't warm, she kindly took it back to the kitchen and brought it back out after a few minutes. I could tell it had only been microwaved (plate hot to touch, slight skin on top of the sauce, wilted cabbage/vegetable garnish on top) and the meat was still tough to eat.

The offer was made from the kitchen to cook anything else on the menu but I declined as we were ready to leave. The front of house lady handled it very well and apologized for the inconvenience.

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Tania Shuker

Very nice food. The waitress did well to guage the level of spice/heat in the dishes, we wanted. The music was a bit loud but we were the only ones in the restaurant, so that would have made a difference. Judging by the music, they usually have a much younger audience.
Would definatly go again.

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Joan Ferguson

fantastic quick service, friendly staff and fabulous food

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Lu Regan

It was our groups first visit to Red Elephant & we have been meaning to try since it first came on to First Table. I'm glad to say we will be back! The waitresses were amazing. The restaurant had a decent crowd and our service was prompt for entree, mains & cocktails. The mixed entree was amazing. It came in 3 sizes (small, medium & large). The small had 5 items and they were all delicious. While I was wishing I got the medium, but by the time the mains came, I was glad I hadn't. The chicken/vegetable fried rice was delicious, a generous portion & one of the best Ive ever had. One friend is a vego & she adored her food. Id recommend going there for sure.

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Gayel Marquet

Ive just done two CHCH Thai restaurants via first table opportunity within four days and the experiences were chalk and cheese, or in Thai speak mild and spicy! Thai Orchid had the front end welcome personality and menu support, the food quantity and the ending/payment connective customer care conversation. The Red Elephant has not of this, so as best was functional at filling our stomachs but not feeding our soul! Like I said in my Thai orchid review ...”it’s the little things...”

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We've been customers of the Red Elephant for some time but since change of ownership standards have slipped. The spring rolls were over cooked on the verge of being burned and the black pepper & garlic prawns used to be served sizzling hot with a rich caramelized sauce. Now the sizzle is minimal and the sauce a watery consommé. We won't be returning!

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The food was excellent, with very generous portions. The service was excellent and the gentleman friendly. No complaints, would definitely go back.

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Shari Merritt

Good thank you

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Had a delicious meal very tasty and large serving. Will definitely be coming back again.

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Joan Ferguson

Fabulous place beautiful food and excellent service

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Great service and meals were well presented and very tasty. We will definitely return!

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Kaz Douglas

Fabulous delicious food.
Definitley goin back.
Well presented, great portion size, and delicious.
Great friendly staff and very authentic setting.

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Fantastic food and friendly service.

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Never disappoints ; )

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Great week night meal. Quick and excellent service. Would recommend

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Dee Dawson

The food was delicious and the service speedy. Restaraunt lacked atmosphere but it was very early so very quiet. Perfect for our pre-movie dining though and great value as a first table.

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Kristi Atkinson

Great food and service ... we'll be back!

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Rong Cong

It was very good, great service, great food.

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Karena Smith

Good food, will go again. Kids enjoyed it too. Thanks

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Awesome food, great wee Restaurant highly recommend dinning here.

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Li Ing Peh

Book the table 3 people to cover for my husband, me and our 15 months toddler. Upon entered, first notice the floor is sticky and the restaurant has a musty smell when walk in. We have ordered 3 dishes ( a red curry lamb shank, a beef cheek curry and a chicken pad Thai. The lamb shank was quite mild so even our toddler can eat it. While the meals was good but when I was paying the bill, I was told 1 of the non spicy dish( pad Thai) is not 50% off as it is ordered for my toddler so we have to pay full price. We actually shared all our dishes as my daughter can eat all except 1 dish. I am a little bit confuse with this condition as this is not specify any where.

After the meal I have contacted first table to clarify and found out that we have been overcharged. First table contacted the restaurant to clarify the situation also offer us $5 voucher for future booking. I am not satisfy with the offer as it is the restaurant that over charged us and we should be refunded with the over charge amount at the minimum. Have since message the restaurant again but received no reply at all. Very disappointed and never go back.

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Pac Chan

Very comfy environment. Food is nice

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Andrew Lawson

The food is excellent with generous portions and the service is prompt and friendly. Our second time here and we will definitely be back.

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Bindy Thomas

Really enjoyed the food. The restaurant itself is tucked away a bit, and not somewhere you would drive past and think l would like to try it, but now we have been, we would certainly go back.

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Meal ok

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Vicki Christina

Food was tasty and portions were a good size. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would go back again.

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New staff but they tried. amazing food.

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Yichin Ho

I was ordering set menu which is showed on their menu. But they denied my order and said it’s not available... just telling my experience still rate good for them for nice food.

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Pauline Varlet

Tom Yum, was yum! service was a tad slow.
Nice meal out

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Fantastic! The food was fresh, delicious and well presented. Despite the restaurant being busy we were very well looked after and we did not have to wait long for our food which was absolutely delicious! We will definitely go back!!!

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Tasty food and prompt service even though there was only one staff member on the floor and it was pretty busy. Highly recommend.

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Family meal for hubby's birthday. Our 8yr old and 6yr old both really enjoyed their meals (had chicken/vege/cashew stir fry & phad thai) always a good night when all enjoy the meal. Didn't have to wait long, great service.

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Kirsty Alexandra

Lovely food! We tried both the chicken and vegetables fresh spring rolls, and for main a tofu massamun curry and chicken peanut sauce. Huge servings for the mains, and the curry had amazing flavour. Great service despite only having the one waitstaff on to cover multiple jobs.

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Excellent service

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We were welcome and seated in a table of our choice.
The service was very good. Staffs are friendly and obliging.
Our orders were served promptly. They were delicious and the dishes are generous in portion.
A good place to go to for good Thai food.
We will be back.

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