Cuisine: Asian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #5 of 99 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: #5 of 99 restaurants in Christchurch 5
Spice Paragon
Cuisine: Asian
Mains: $25 - $35
Accepts:   Spice Paragon accepts American Express

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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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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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beef check curry amazing!!!!! Bonus that we got first table

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Chloe Elizabeth

Amazing food! Started of with one waitress that struggled to understand us and as a result the wrong food was delivered, but another waitress took over and saved the day, her service was amazing. Thanks again!

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Great experience at Spice Paragon! Food came out super quickly so was very happy about that!! Would definitely recommend getting the squid as an entree, it was probably some of the best I've ever had!! Good value meal for what we got :)

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Laura Mills

Great food! Great staff

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Matt Comins

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Erin Cartwright

Great service from start to finish, wait staff had excellent knowledge of the menu. The food was amazing too!

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Samantha Wynne

Amazing as usual

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Melissa Ormsby

Good food, good service. I will be back

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Vicki Chammen

Spice Paragon is sheer pleasure to dine at. Excellent food and service, with a wonderful ambience. Definitely choose to eat here again. Thanks

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Always wonderful food and good service

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Janice Harris

Love this place, great food, great service, couldn't have asked for more :)

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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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Geena Nicholls

Spectacular most delish food , if we weren’t so full we would have kept eating

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Jess Samy

Had a great night cheers :)

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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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Fabulous tasty food accompanied with great service.
We started our meal with a bite of fresh salmon that was very good, as well as the calamari which is always good.
Our main courses of pork ribs, wok fried chicken and fish in a curry sauce were great choices made by us. The dessert of poached pear was enjoyed. We did find the lighting at the table dark, especially when looking at the menu. Service was exceptional, friendly and knowledgeable. Love this place.

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Love this place the food and service is always fantastic. Definitely one of my fave restaurants in chch

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Matt Comins

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Craig Nuttall

Fantastic food, didn't have a couple of our wine selections but didn't effect the enjoyment of the evening. It was an excellent meal all round.

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Amanda Woodfield

Enjoyable dining experience. Food was great, both in flavour and quantity. Service was prompt and friendly. Lighting was a little dark, personally I would brighten it a bit so I can enjoy seeing the food a bit better. But a very nice dining experience.

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Service was friendly, and fast. The salt & pepper calamari was up there with the most tender I have ever tried but pork hock was my favourite of the dishes we tried, a must!

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Xiaochen Wei

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Great food and generous portions thank you.

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One of the best restaurants in Christchurch! Loved every dish!

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We had a really nice evening thanks to the team at Spice Paragon. The food was delicious, especially the beef cheeks for mains and the coconut ice cream for dessert. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the restaurant was busy but didn’t feel crowded.

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The atmosphere is charming. Warm and welcoming surroundings. The choice of food is lovely. The portions were really large, with a varied and very adequate meal. The cooking of every element was impeccable, and the price was very reasonable.
This is one of our favourite restaurants in our area. You MUST try dining at least once.

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Karen Breen

Great food and service. Will be back.

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The food was amazing and the service was good. Highly recommend...

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food was excellent with great flavour, service was quick and staff friendly

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Cynthia Mercado

My family has enjoyed the food so much. We will definitely come back and tell my friends of the great food choices and very nice staff.

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Barbara Pirga

Food is insane! Everyone should try it!

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My friends and I go out every Wednesday night for dinner.We have been to Spiced Paragon a lot of times and every time we have excellent food and awesome service. My favourite dish is the beef cheeks. I will definitely choose
it again when it's my turn to pick the restaurant.

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