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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

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

Reviews

The food was delicious, it would probably be one of the most tastiest Thai meals we've ever had. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. Excellent all round dining experience. Thanks heaps.

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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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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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EK Regan

What a wonderful dining experiencee -again. Its our third visit and we tried new items on the menu. An authentic relaxed Thai atmosphere is provided in which to devour your Thai treats. We shared the Mixed Entree which consisted of freshly made deep fried treats such as spring rolls, a delicious chicken skewer with authentic peanut sauce, a samosa style pocket, & wontons. That was followed by Red Elephant Fish Steaks lightly battered in a devine pepper & garlic sauce & loaded with perfectly cooked veges. You are offered varying degrees of hotness, which is nice. I just about licked the plate clean, it was so delicious. If you like a authentic and comfortable place to eat with delicious food, then you will love this place.

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Food was great! And great service :)

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Tracy McKenzie

Very nice food, lovely waitress, very good value. Will be back. Thank you Red Elephant.

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Grace Yong Chen Chen

Overall is good, we had a great time

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Teresa Pownceby

Was an amazing dinner at the red elephant.
Would highly recommend especially the set menu.
We had great service and food.
Left with full tummies.
Can't wait to return.

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Patti Liu

Delicious food and lovely staff! Would definitely come back again.

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Food was great. Waiting staff were attentive espec to our kids. Didn't have to wait long til food came out

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Fresh delicious food, generous servings and friendly service. Even full price, very good value. Highly recommended!

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Nicola James

Red Elephant, really nice tasting food.
Service was good. I did think the waitress dressed in jeans and a jersey was abit of a let down- too casual.
Maybe she was a last minute fill in.
Regardless we will return.
Thank you

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Susan Woods

Great

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Monique Bennett

Lovely as always. Definitely will keep going back :)

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Great service. Friendly staff. Relaxed environment. Child friendly. Yummy food.

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Sarah Waites

I will admit I was a little hesitant going here due to location and other reviews i had read but was very pleasantly suprised. Food and service were amazing. Will definately be back.

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Jessica Brittenden

Food was ok had pad thai prawns . Enjoyed fresh spring roll although not sure how fresh they were. Desert was fresh fruit salad aka chopped up apple banana grape and tinned pineapple. Was pretty avg. No one asked how meal was an high chair was dirty and uncomfortable for my little person

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Martin Brennan

Service was ok but very average food. Massaman curry was like watery soup. Hardly any beef (which was tough and leathery) and potatoes were barely cooked. Tiny portions of rice. Stir fried black pepper and garlic chicken was ok - nothing special and again lacking in the choice of meat. I'd be really annoyed to pay full price for this food.

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Lovely environment and food, would go again

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Great food and fast service

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All four of us were impressed by the food. Delicious!

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Caleb Vercoe

Great food and evening. Thanks

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Krystle Threadwell

Cool restaurant and the food came out really quick and was delicious! Will definitely be back!

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The food was delicious, it would probably be one of the most tastiest Thai meals we've ever had. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. Excellent all round dining experience. Thanks heaps.

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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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Sally Shi

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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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