Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #6 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch

Dive into the paragon of Thai cuisine.

Fresh ingredients and exciting flavours combine to create authentic Thai cuisine with a modern twist. Spice Paragon offer an array of dishes that will seduce and surprise the palette.

Start your evening with spicy beef sliders and Vietnamese crispy pancakes before indulging in the generously portioned main dishes. Green curry, fresh fish dishes and a classic pad thai will transport you to Bangkok in a flash of spices!

Wooden flooring, black booths and funky lighting make for a modern and chic atmosphere.

After your meal, take a seat at the bar and let the staff wow you with their cocktail-making prowess. A great range of New Zealand beers and wines are available too.

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Spice Paragon
76 Victoria St
Christchurch 8013

Open Hours:
Dinner: Everyday 5.00pm till late
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, 11.30-2.00pm

Phone: 03 379 0306
Website: www.spiceparagon.co.nz

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Ranked: #6 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch 6
Spice Paragon
Cuisine: Asian
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Spice Paragon accepts American Express

Reviews

Fee Penney

Food was delicious. Service was good without being over attentive. Staff very friendly. I will be going back

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Stanley Chung

I come here to eat as often as I can. The food is excellence encompassed. Prepared as if for Royalty everything tastes like it was made with the freshest ingredients (because it was). Staff are so friendly. When you are done and heading out swing past the kitchen window and give them a wave of thanks. They love it. I'll probaly be there again soon. The specials are also good and vary by season.

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Absolutely love this place booked a table for dinner. We had just driven 6 hours returning from a family holiday we looked up the menu deciding what we wanted before we arrived.
We were seated straight away and showed them what we wanted within 15min all our dishes were in front of us great way to finish family holiday
BEST THAI IN CHRISTCHURCH
Can't wait to go back.

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Staff were very friendly and helpful in their recommendations. Everything was delicious! We started with the pork and salmon entrees followed by the beef cheek based on other reviews here and ribs. Good sized mains. Highly recommend all and looking forward to returning soon.

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A scallop starter, followed by beef cheek red curry. We shared this amazing experience with friends. This restaurant was recommended and I am so pleased we went. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Full of flavour. We will be back. Thank you

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Delish food! Beef cheek red curry was amazing!!

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Willem Kortekaas

This restaurant is certainly one of the best in town. All the food we ordered was delicious and provided in generous portions. The highlights were the beef check red curry and the chef’s special duck. The venue is comfy with good acoustics, meaning that you can enjoy your time talking with your friends.

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A great night out with old friend. The food, wine and service were all excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to others

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Karen Scott

The staff were very friendly, bubbly, and attentive, and the food was to die for! I had the Pad Thai in an egg net, and it was easily the best pad Thai I have ever had the pleasure to eat!

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What an amazing experience! I loved it all! The food was excellent and service superb. We ordered the beef cheek curry and a pad thai with green XO bacon beans - couldn’t fault a thing and will most definitely be back

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Jackie Giles

Divinely, delicious dinner.
Enjoyed scallop as a taste [tease].
Such a big decision deciding what to have for the main.
Wasn't disappointed with the poached chicken in curry coconut sauce.
Big servings.
Managed to just squeeze in a coconut creme brulee. Why wouldnt you!!
Thanks Spice Paragon. We will be back.

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Shelley Silverwood

First time dining here and had a great experience. Very attentive staff with regular check ins for drink top ups and the food was AMAZING! Melt in your mouth beef ribs and pork hock with just the right amount of spice. Would have loved to have tried a dessert but left bursting at the seams! All in all 10/10 and would recommend to anyone.

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Annabel Watts

Food was next level amazing, always have the best experience every time I go. Would have to be my favourite restaurant and would recommend to all my friend and family!

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Delicious food, will go back again and again.

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Cherill Williams

Excellent everything from the time we stepped through the door. We had a couple of entrees and a vegetarian pad Thai and green tofu curry. Delicious. Highly recommended and will be back.

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The freshness and quality that Spice paragon prides itself on is absolutely great. We had an amazing evening dinner with some of our very good friends. For our dinner we were able to enjoy some Slow cooked melting beef cheek which was amazing, Sticky pork hock that was delightful and some unbelievably good Deconstructed twice cooked beef short ribs. Each of the dishes helped create an exquisite dining experience, which this Thai fusion restaurant has become known by. Thankyou Spice Paragon.

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sarah livingstone

First time dining here. Disappointed i have been missing this place all my life. Absolutely amazing food,full of flavour and great quality. Great menu, lovely atmosphere and vibe. Waitress couldn't be any more helpfull. The whole experience was so enjoyable. Need to come back to try some more of the menu!those beef cheese are to die for. You will not regret going here,best thai in christchurch

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Nicholas Tung

Amazing food and lovely service! Spice Paragon has probably one of the best beef cheek curry in New Zealand! The new dishes were amazing too, especially the grilled salmon with red curry paste, it was so juicy and flavourful, pairs great with rice! Will definitely be back!

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Denise Lassen

Didn't quite know what to expect, as our previous Thai cuisine experiences had been limited to homemade offerings out of a packet, but the rave reviews gave us confidence to give it a go. And those reviews weren't wrong! Beautiful decor & ambience, discreet but friendly staff, food that was stunningly presented & oh so tasty!! Everything we had was fantastic: Bao, Caramelized Pork with Pineapple, Pork Short Ribs, Beef Cheeks, Chicken Pad Thai and ALL of the desserts! The restaurant has obviously become very popular (rightly so) as it filled up quickly while we were there. Delicious food made to share around the table with friends & family .... what a way to start 2019!

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Another Fabulous meal at Spice Paragon! We love Spice Paragon! It is our favourite restaurant in Christchurch. The meals are delicious and the service fabulous. You just can't go wrong eating here! If you haven't been to Spice Paragon, you must try it! You won't regret it!

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We decided to visit Spice Paragon on a Sunday evening to celebrate some end of year family achievements. It was very quiet when we arrived, so were treated to very attentive wait staff and prompt service.We ordered 3 ‘bites’ and 3 mains with rice to share between 4 adults.
Our meal was lovely in every way. All our dishes were beautifully presented and cooked perfectly, with well balanced flavours and ingredients. The diced fresh salmon entree was a lovely way to start our meal - simple and delicious. Slow cooked beef cheek was the stand out main.
We finished our meal with some shared coconut creme brûlées.
All around a very lovely night out for a foodie family!

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Neslyn Joy Baglan

Had a lovely dinner experience! It was fabulous dinner with friends! Everybody loved the meal we shared. The slow cooked melting beef cheek was awesome and tasty. The house made young coconut ice cream was an exemplary dessert to end with. Loved it. We'll surely come back.

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Don't ask for a knife - you won't need one as everything falls off the bone.
Great food, great service. Will go back.

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Judith Wilson

We loved our meal here. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. The crumbed squid was beautifully tender, the beef cheek just fell apart and loved the egg basket around the Pad Thai.

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Always a pleasure dining here. Staff are friendly, great service with a relaxed atmosphere.
Food is a culinary delight.
Highly recommend the Beef cheeks and the Jungle pork if your fond of a spicy kick.

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Wonderful will come back

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Tiana Ritchie

Easily my favourite restaurant in Christchurch! Every time I am impressed with the food - in particular, the beef cheek which is absolutely to die for.

We chose a whole range of starters, the crispy pork balls were the best although the wontons were also awesome. For mains we had the beef rib, beef cheek and jungle pork. All were fantastic and a good combination of flavours. The jungle pork was a bit spicy for me, but the taste was great so I fought through the spiciness! Tried the desserts for the first time, and although they looked small when they came out, they were so tasty and rich it was plenty. Our favourite dessert was the frozen mousse - if you are a chocolate fan this is a must try.

Could not fault the service either. There was another booking after us so the staff very politely shifted us into the bar area for dessert. We still had a whole table in the bar area and were not rushed at all.

Will of course return!

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Clarissa Carson

As usual absolutely loved it! New bits on the menu which was great to try! Will be back!

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Kerry Howley

Lovely food and the waiter was attentive when not busy.

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Kaye Souter

Fabulous meal and service. So delicious. Great cocktails and the staff were super accommodating

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Excellent place fantastic food

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At 5.30 pm there was already a buzz. We enjoyed a drink in the bar area before going through to our table, where friendly staff explained the menu and advised on our questions. After delicious entrees, which had just the necessary kick to make sure we new we were in a fusion-style experience, we thoroughly enjoyed two mains between the two of us, the beef cheek in red curry is really delicious with lots of sauce to mop up the rice, and Bronwyn's wok fried beef had a really tasty sauce as well. We loved our dinner before bridge. Thank you.

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laura Padgett

Great service and delicious food, just wish the portion was a bit bigger (maybe I'm just greedy haha).

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Fantastic service and fabulous food very nice restaurant.

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Mary Wood

Fantastic

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Enjoyed my food & the ambience, went for my wife's birthday. Front line staff specially the Duty manager could have been more hospitable. Rest everything went well.

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Food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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Barbara Pirga

Best beef cheek in the world, even your momma can't cook like that! 5/5

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Yummmmmy food. Service is good. Food came out with in 2 minutes of ordering which was a bit strange.

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Megan Kate Boland

Great food as always. Service fantastic.
We had a great selection of foods which made for a great experience. Wine list was fantastic too. Will be back soon.

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Ella Wilson

The service and overall experience at spice paragon was second to none!! We had an exceptional young man serving us who was cheerful, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The atmosphere of this restaurant was awesome for a date night or great family/friends gathering. The decor fit the scene well and had lovely taste. Now... onto the food!
Possibly some of the best Asian fusion food I have ever tasted (and I’ve travelled through Thailand!) the dishes were incredible! The slow cooked beef cheek red curry was out of this world. Not to mention you HAVE to try the spinach leaf as a starter, taste explosion!!!
Will absolutely be back, this was a high-dining experience where we were able to save 50%! Amazing. Thanks so much to spice paragon

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Fee Penney

Food was delicious. Service was good without being over attentive. Staff very friendly. I will be going back

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Fabulous dining. Great service, the food was soo good with amazing flavours

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Spice Paragon is our absolute Favourite Restaurant in Christchurch! The food is Amazing! and the service is Impeccable! Many Thanks! Can't wait to return!

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Stanley Chung

I come here to eat as often as I can. The food is excellence encompassed. Prepared as if for Royalty everything tastes like it was made with the freshest ingredients (because it was). Staff are so friendly. When you are done and heading out swing past the kitchen window and give them a wave of thanks. They love it. I'll probaly be there again soon. The specials are also good and vary by season.

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Throughly enjoyed the dining experience. Food was awesome service great

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Highly recommended, the food atmosphere and service were exemplary. The beef ribs, ham hock and wantons (not all together) were phenomenal

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Absolutely love this place booked a table for dinner. We had just driven 6 hours returning from a family holiday we looked up the menu deciding what we wanted before we arrived.
We were seated straight away and showed them what we wanted within 15min all our dishes were in front of us great way to finish family holiday
BEST THAI IN CHRISTCHURCH
Can't wait to go back.

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Kylie Newburn

Good food and quick service!

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Excellent tasty food. Knowledgable and accommodating wait staff

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Staff were very friendly and helpful in their recommendations. Everything was delicious! We started with the pork and salmon entrees followed by the beef cheek based on other reviews here and ribs. Good sized mains. Highly recommend all and looking forward to returning soon.

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Had a great experience. Highly recommend

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Absolutely loved the food, as always!
Only gripe was that we were ‘offered’ water as we sat down. As is expected in a restaurant we said yes, and later found out that we had been charged $9.50 a bottle for water! Really need to make clear that it’s charged, or the price list given.

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Judy Mah

The salmon was beautifully cooked and rich with spices. So was the chicken with creamy white sauce although I find it a bit on the sweet side for me. If you have a sweet tooth, the spiced pear with ice cream is a nice way to finish your meal.

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Amazing mouthwatering dishes! So divine!
Although we found the lighting for dinner was far too dim which made it rather hard to eat the meal. Requested light to be lit up more but was still quite straining in the eyes which was a shame. The meal was simply amazing, my new favourite it the lamb ribs, so amazingly full of flavour! Taste buds were not disappointed!
The entree of the spinach leaf is so fresh and beautiful, a must try!

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Coco Wei

nice food. love the spicy stir fry.

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Mary O'Sullivan

The staff were very friendly and the food was A M A Z I N G for an incredible price too after the first table discount. Will definitely use First Table again.

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Amazing food and service

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Best place for a quality flavour some meal in chch

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All the food we selected was delicious. The service was also great, they gave us a great run down on the different dishes and also helped to work out the best keto dish, we will definitely be going there again!!

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Wow, flavour, flavour, flavour, fantastic.

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A scallop starter, followed by beef cheek red curry. We shared this amazing experience with friends. This restaurant was recommended and I am so pleased we went. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Full of flavour. We will be back. Thank you

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Siobhan O'Brien

Excellent experience all round. The restaurant is beautifully designed, all of the food was amazing and the desserts are some of the best I've had in town.

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My family and I had a lovely meal, entrees, mains followed by dessert with wine. The food arrived incredibly quick which was impressive and the service was good too.
At the cashier, instead of paying the discounted first table amount, we paid double - it was quickly realised and quickly rectified. It was a real treat to have half price through First Table!

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one of the best eating places in Christchurch - will def be back :-)

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Melissa Ward

The staff were all warm, inviting and very friendly.
The food was delicious and service was great!
Would strongly recommend dining here!

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Delish food! Beef cheek red curry was amazing!!

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The food was excellent and going there with First Table is definitely worth it. We had the special of the day and the Pad Thai: both were very delicious. We also had dessert, but were not quite sold on that. The pear was great, but the coconut Creme brûlée did not taste like coconut at all. So if you go for dessert, you should definitely choose the pear.

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Willem Kortekaas

This restaurant is certainly one of the best in town. All the food we ordered was delicious and provided in generous portions. The highlights were the beef check red curry and the chef’s special duck. The venue is comfy with good acoustics, meaning that you can enjoy your time talking with your friends.

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Carol Anderson

Awesome experience, great food & service. Ours was a family dinner out, the dishes were ideal for sharing and menu easily catered for the fussy eater.

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Lache Glintmeyer

Great food nice staff - only complaint is the lights are too bright for diners in the booth by the counter.

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Stanley Chung

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A great night out with old friend. The food, wine and service were all excellent. Would definitely go again and recommend to others

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Rate of service is always so poor here. You can feel the fakeness whenever you enter this place. The funny part is that it is not only me who says this. Some of my associates, tells me the same thing when they come here- they need to decide where they want the food from here that much. The attending waitresses seems to be as if she is gonna leave the job any minute and never professional. No warmth in this restaurant which is a great dis value to this place, since it serves relatively fine fusion asian meals. Whenever we go here, we kind of have to rethink if we really wish to go again or not. So in general the food is good but the quality of service is a complete Big Question Mark to be put on.

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Food was delicious - will definitely be back to try more of the menu! The house beer was also fab :)

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Karen Scott

The staff were very friendly, bubbly, and attentive, and the food was to die for! I had the Pad Thai in an egg net, and it was easily the best pad Thai I have ever had the pleasure to eat!

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What an amazing experience! I loved it all! The food was excellent and service superb. We ordered the beef cheek curry and a pad thai with green XO bacon beans - couldn’t fault a thing and will most definitely be back

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