Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #20 of 89 restaurants in Christchurch

Taste extraordinary Thai cuisine at this award-winning restaurant.

In 2013, the team behind Thai Chef were thrilled to receive the Thai Select Premium award by the Prime Minister of Thailand herself, as a recognition of their traditional and truly authentic dishes.

You’ll enjoy the best of Thailand’s flavours and creations; phad Thai, green curry and tom yum soup grace the menu alongside a huge range of vegan and vegetarian options. Try the chef’s original ‘Famous Chick’ dish, or devour a hearty, traditional kha-nom pang na moo (“sleepy pig in bed”), minced pork and herbs on toast, larb ped duck salad or whole fish in red Thai sauce.

Thai people are known for their big smiles and generous hospitality and Thai Chef’s restaurant is no different; expect great service and a friendly atmosphere.

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Thai Chef's Restaurant
1 Riccarton Road
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Lunch: Tue - Fri and Sun from 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: Everyday from 5:00pm

Phone: 03 341 1163
Website: www.thaichef.co.nz/

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Thai Chef's Restaurant
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Thai
Mains: $15 - $35

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Suzy Cook

Very yummy food! Restaurant was busy and had a good atmosphere and staff were nice

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Great food. Great service. Food came in reasonable portion. Carpark is plenty. Highly recommended.

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We had a great night at Thai Chef, the menu was extensive with lots of different dishes than other Thai restaurants and the food was lovely and very well presented.

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 Kiwa

The food was delicious but we expected the "Hottest" spice to be hotter. We suggest redesigning your menu as it's quite large and clunky also I don't like my food being referred to as sexy.

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This is a lovely restaurant which has great food and a real ambiance.
Food and service first rate - we will be back.

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I was greeted very politely when I arrived early for my dinner with two friends. The restaurant is large, but richly decorated in wonderful colour and imagery. We had a drink and checked out the menu. It's huge, with a wide range of options for all tastes.There are some hilarious names. We chose satay skewers, and 'No moon tonight, honey' for starters, and then 'Duck in love', black pepper lamb (served sizzling on a hot plate) and herbal fish. Everything was very tasty and really good. The spice was pronounced but not overpowering. The portion sizes were perfect, and we really enjoyed our meal. Highly recommended.

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Darren Beatty

The best Thai restaurant in NZ

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Fantastic service. Food was amazing. Pad Thai was so tasty

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Beautiful food, fantastic staff highly recommend

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Loved the food although the medium curry was just 1 notch too hot for us Kiwis. Nothing a glass of milk wouldn't fix. Had the lamb yum yum & holy basil chicken. Nicely presented & tasty. Rice is an extra on the extraordinary menu but jasmine rice good value at $2.50/small bowl which is more than it looks. First table enables you to explore more expensive menu choices. Service was friendly but not overbearing which suited us. Even got a Thai bow greeting on arrival. Knocked a star off as the Gibbiston Valley Pinot noir we chose off the wine menu was sold out. Others were available but none from Central Otago.

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Food was delicious. Place was amazing & friendly staff too. Would definitely visit again.

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A++ for ambiance, food and service.

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Justin McCullough

Very tasty food, plenty to choose from and really good sized portions

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Excellent food and decor. Highly recommended.

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We took our visitors to thai chef monday 25th and we all thought it was the best thai meal we had ever had and we have had many in nz & overseas.very inpressed with the range of menu and very very tasty. We chose 2 entrees & 4 mains to share.warm plates to start which is a real plus as not a lot of restaurants warm plates.definatly will be going back & telling all our friends.

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Taise Camargo

Excellent experience

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Fantastic food and great service with a thai smile
thankyou

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I went here with my brother to celebrate his birthday. We had a beautiful meal and the atmosphere is fantastic. We could fault a thing. Thank you!

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Lovely people Great food Friendly environment We will certainly be going back Thank you

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Rozelle Flavell

Really nice atmosphere, constantly had our glasses of water refilled and the meals are HUGE

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For visiting family I wanted good food, great service and pleasant surroundings. We received all three at a superb level.
We had a wonderful evening and look forward to a return visit.
Congratulations to Thai Chef’s restaurant . JB

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Lisa Grieve

The food was delicious, and arrived very quickly. Lots of diners and a few servers. We were served by each of the three waiters which was a bit confusing. Thank you for giving us dessert first it was delicious !

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Shari Flavall

Beautiful spot! Food was great and quick however we ordered our drinks first which they forgot to bring out but these things happen! Nice atmosphere too felt like I was in Thailand.

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We took our teenage children out for there first Thai experience at one of our favourite restaurants and we all really enjoyed it.

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Brilliant

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Great meal at Thai Chefs. Atmosphere relaxed and service attentive. Alcoholic's Noodles with Crispy Pork - yum.....

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Always impressed by the experience at Thai Chef. One of the few truly authentic Thai restaurants in Christchurch. Certainly the most impressive one.
Beautiful decor
Beautiful food
Beautiful service
Beautiful experience

Can’t wait to find a reason to go back

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Fantastic food and setting. Great staff

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Taise Camargo

The coconut soup and the bankok meal was excellent. Definitely Recommend. Also the service was great.

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Sharon Johns

Having only driven past this restaurant i was very impressed with the decor and size of it when stepping inside. I was impressed with the food and would return. There were four of us dining and one of my friends commented that the service could be better. I disagree as i found the service really good, perhaps it was the company that kept my focus and i was more involved in the conversation and the food to worry whether they came and asked us if we wanted dessert or more drinks.

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Debbie Owles

Very friendly staff and good food but service was little disappointing. Asked twice for second round of drinks and never received them :(

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Fariya Aziz

Lovely place to enjoy great food. Kind and prompt staff. We loved the duck curry and pad thai.

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Julie Pettitt

Quantity fantastic
Taste and presentation fantastic
Great value.
Awesome service.
Meals came out promptly even tho restaurant was busy
Great restaurant

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Fantastic food, friendly and attentive service. The four different mains we had were all fragrant and delicious. Will be back again. A great night.

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The wonderful service matched the delicious food. So many choices! My husband loved his 'Sexy Little Duck' and my seafood Tom Yum soup was delicious, with the perfect amount of heat - we like it hot! Delectable starters preceded these. Generous servings left no room for dessert, but the selection looked very tasty. The provision of plastic containers for leftovers was appeciated. Easy parking and great location made for an excellent dining experience. Thank you Thai Chef's Restaurant, we'll be back!

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The food was tasty and in good portions. We had a good time dining there.

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Anita Wong

The food was excellent, very flavourful, just be a bit careful because we thought we could manage medium, but it was quite spicy, even for me who is from Singapore are grew up eating chilly. Maybe we aren't used to New Zealand spice ratings.

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Rosa Jung

Good vibe, good food and good service.
Food was served in a good timely manner. would recommend

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Sarah Gordon

Thai Chef was as awesome as it always is — highly recommend :)

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Love Thai Chefs. Have been here many times and the food and service are always excellent.

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Great food. Usually other Thai food served elsewhere is sweet but not at this place. This is our fourth time here and we are not disappointed.

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Brooke Jeffrey

Food was good, service was good - very friendly staff.

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The food is absolutely amazing, super delicious and full of flavour! Cannot fault the food at all, it is top quality. The service is also faultless. The staff are very friendly and look after you extremely well. They always make you feel welcome and help to create a good atmosphere. This is hands down the best Thai food I've had in Christchurch and I would 10/10 recommend to everyone. I will most definitely be coming back and I look forward to next time. Thank you Thai Chef! : )

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Lovely food, great service.

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Georgia Hoy

Awesome food, will definitely be back

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The menu was extensive in choice with way too many things sounding great (hardly a problem).
Service was fast and professional with personal interaction.
Both our meals were very tasty & a generous size. I would dine here again.

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Great place to eat, lovely decor and very friendly service. The food was excellent- we will definitely be coming back!

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We had a very enjoyable meal, good service and lovely food.
Would love to dine there again.

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Great service from start, to finish. Food came out quic, and hot. would recommend the alcoholic noodles with Tofu. Delicious. The decor of the place definitely takes you to Thailand.

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Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thai Chef's. We took friends who agreed that the food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. First class for everything.

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