Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine and friendly service at Thai Orchid Restaurant on Riccarton Road, next to Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

From the moment you walk through the door, you’ll feel right at home in this cosy restaurant. Combining 300-year-old recipes alongside contemporary dishes, the chefs at Thai Orchid pride themselves on creating fresh, delicious and moreish Thai food. Using traditional cooking methods and spices, you’ll love their lunch and dinner menu of coconut-milk curries, pad thai and stir-fried classics, as well as their house specials, such as New Zealand massaman lamb, deep-fried crispy fish fillets and sizzling tender beef.

Whether you enjoy eating premium meat and seafood, or are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, there are plenty of natural and delicious options to choose from. As everything is made fresh and onsite, you can also have the dish as spicy or as mild as you like, just let one of your waiters know which you’d prefer. Definitely not one to miss when on the hunt for tasty Thai food in Christchurch!

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Thai Orchid
21 Riccarton Road
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Lunch
Everyday 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9:30pm
Fri - Sun: 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 343 0790
Website: www.thaiorchid.co.nz

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Thai Orchid
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Thai
Mains: $15 - $30

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The chicken pad Thai was amazing. My husband had fish curry Thai and he said it was delicious :) service was fast we weren't kept waiting and their staff were very polite. High recommend, thank you Thai orchard and thank you first table for this delightful opportunity.

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Great dinung experiene. Loved food. Good service.

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Cheryl Allred

Really friendly approach to this restaurant, the owners put a lot of time and effort to give a pleasant dining experience, and the food is great!

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Amazing evening, the food was delicious, attention to detail and great conversation with the Manager and our table. Thank you for going above and beyond, we will be coming to visit your restaurant again

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helen vessey

A really great meal. The service was exceptiona and flavours were delicious. Thanks

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Tracy Inwood

Awesome service. Delicious and well presented food! Fantastic value. We will definitely go back!

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Fantastic food, great service!

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We enjoyed a fabulous meal, food was amazing and service was great. It was our first time to Thai Orchid we will certainly be going back.

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Sara Philip

We had a lovely meal, great service, great flavours and decent sized dishes. We will be back!

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Puna Teata

Amazing, amazing food. There was 4 of us, we started with king prawns, pork ribs and chicken nibbles and all 3 dishes were delish, my fav would have to be the king prawns. We then ordered our mains, had the Thai orchid signature dish, the crispy duck, sizzling beef that came out on a hotplate, the lambshanks and the salmon dish. Unbelievable, the flavors for all meals were on point but to be honest the salmon dish won it for me hands down. It does have abit of spice but nothing to overpowering. Finally desserts, ordered fried banana and ice cream along with the tradition thai pudding which was coconut rice pudding that had hints of pineapple in it with sliced mango on top all inside half an actual pineapple. Lets just say there was nothing left on the plate. Will definitely dine there again

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Tata Teata

Amazing food and excellent service! I will definitely be going back there

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Reena Brown

Had an amazing meal for our daughters 17th birthday. Julz (owner) was a great host and enjoyed interaction with everyone. He explained and recommended curtain dishes to the table which was helpful and spot on.
Will definitely be going back again soon.

Scott

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great night. Really yummy food.

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Erin June VIII

The food here is always perfect! Atmosphere, spot on, service is great - specifically the maître'd - who always does a fab job of making us comfortable and making the menu easy to read for our friends who may not have been there or had Thai food before. Highly recommend.

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Natalia Kapea

Food was authentic. Lovely friendly staff

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Wow amazing food and service was faultless. Would definitely dine there again and recommended to others to check it out. Has a nice atmosphere and we spent 3 hours there just talking and they were really good about it. 5 star all round =))

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Tracey Sanford

My husband and I were celebrating our 24th Wedding Anniversary. The place was lovely. The food was delicious. The peanut sauce was amazing and my husband loved the duck. The owner was great going through the menu with us. A lovely night. Thank you. We definitely will be back.

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The service was impeccable. The food from start to finish couldn't be faulted. We ordered a plate of various starters and we were blown away! Curry puffs were out favourite. For mains we had the crispy duck, and tom kha soup. The atmosphere was great. The food came out in good time between each thing. Honestly, probably some of the best Thai I've ever had! Definitely returning soon.

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It's been our second time here, and we were not disappointed. Staff lovely and friendly, food yummy and fast service. Will recommend.

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Highly recommend the food and the service

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Telesia Moale

Our first time at Thai orchid and we will definitely be back. The host funny and helpful. He suggested some dishes and we had the crunchy prawn, entree plattet, roast duck, coconut curry and pad Thai. Everything was amazing!! We all had different favourites. For a bit of spice the curry was great, the pad Thai with prawn was so flavoursome and the duck was crunchy and juicy. The muay Thai was strong and the ice teas were sweet and refreshing.

Next time I want to try the salmon and there was a sizzle plate that arrived to another table that sounded and smelt delicious!! I will definitely come back with hubby.

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Excellent quality meal with great service.

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Tiffany Wong

We really enjoyed our meal at Thai Orchid. Friendly, knowledgeable staff made us feel welcome and the food was very good, particularly the mixed appetisers. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Awesome service and food , would recommend

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milind bangera

Very nice food. Especially loved the Tom yum soup which was so full of flavor and the sweet and sour fish. Will definitely visit again.

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Roger King

The dishes we ordered were delicious - crispy duck, lemon salmon, lamb shank and chicken curry. We would've ordered dessert but seemed as if staff were extremely busy tending to a full restaurant where table settings are compact and cosy.

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Robyn Nicol

Waitresses were friendly and pleasant and food was enjoyable. Overall a satisfying experience

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Lynette Wilson

A really nice experience with our two teenage boys. The service and the staff were great, the food was good but wouldn't rate it 'excellent.'

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Absolutely amazing food and outstanding service!!! The ladies were super kind and patient with helping me order food, as I am not very familiar with Thai food and am also gluten-free. Fun, friendly and cozy atmosphere. They are very proud of their recipes, and they should be. Definitely one of the best meals I've had while traveling. Must go!

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Maureen McCurdy

Enjoyed our meal lovely surroundings great food and service

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We arrived 15min early wasn't a problem let us come in and service was very friendly and food was very yum kids enjoy it also and was very quick to arrive and we have food left over but they were happy to give us a doggy bag. Look forward to eating here again.

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Maurice Fenton

A lovely evening meal on what was looking to be a busy night.
Subtle Thai flavours as expected and the 'secret dish' (not shown on the menu) was absolute perfection....ask if it is available! We will certainly return to Thai Orchid.

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The restaurant was not that big, but still was almost full, it’s incredible on Monday to be full. Service was good, overall it was a great experience.
First table is a great forum to promote your business .

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Anne Pavelka

Had a really positive experience. The owner was very enthusiastic and outgoing, ensuring that you were enjoying the meal .... and recommending suggestions of food and drinks to try....

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Elizabeth Yeoh

Pleasant dining experience

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Fiona Spencer

Seated immediately with a welcoming note with my name at the reserved table. Extremely helpful attentive waitress and also the owner as well personally welcomed us and chatted and described the menus and specials. Food was quickly served and was delicious and hot and just as described. Had the duck and beef house specials- so glad we chose these. Such a shame we only visiting Christchurch as would love to try some of the other menus items. Free parking at the restaurant also which was great after having experienced terrible Wilson parking fees in Christchurch. Totally recommend.

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Julia Williamson

Delicious! Took our family out and ordered 5 different dishes to share. The food is so fresh and tasty. You are always very well looked after at Thai orchid. The fish is a must! The signature sauce on the deep fried fish is scrunptious. My hubby said the entree wings were the best he has ever eaten. We won't hesitate to be back. The kids loved it and no leftovers for us to take home as we all couldn't stop eating.

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Absolutely delicious. Would definitely go back. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Fantastic service and fantastic food :-)

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Excellent meal .All attendees loved . Service very hood

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Andrew Adiguna

The food is simply delicious and the service was great!
Definitely recommended if you are looking for Thai cuisine in Chch.

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Harriet Scott

This was my friend and I's first dining experience at Thai Orchid, and all the reviews I had read when making my restaurant choice were reflected in our visit. The staff were gracious enough to allow us to sit early, service was very personable with recommendations given for signature dishes. The food was delicious and generous in portion-size. All diners had enough space around them to converse without impeding on the surrounding tables, All in all a very good experience and I would happily recommend Thai Orchid to others (and return myself).

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Thai Orchid was fantastic. Will be our go to Thai from now on. Food is authentic Thai with losts of different options available. Service very good but not over the top. Explanation of the different dishes was offered by owner.

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Cass Caldwell

Yum food , Good Service

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Kate N Greg Westwood

Really lovely meal, some of the best Thai food on offer. Such a sweet gesture to give Dad a beer for Father's Day too, thank you we'll be back!

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Donna Steel

Lovely meal !! So accomodating ! My daughter turned up out of town and they were happy to add her to the table !! Many thanks will be back !! Cheers D

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Great experience. Great service, yummy food, food came quickly. Would recommend.

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Zoe Bailey

Amazing food, great service. Can’t wait to go back with our children. Thank you

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Ruwi Zakaria

Beautiful meal especially the duck and the service was excellent. I'll see u guys soon xx

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We had a very nice meal. The waitress was really helpful when it came to choosing what to have. They were very friendly. As we live in Nelson and we're down in Chch and there was a table free the night we were there, we booked it. Other wise we would never have known it was there or would have never gone there. We would deffinately go back and would be recommending it to our Chch family and friends.

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