Tongtara Thai

Cuisine: Thai
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30

Welcome to Tongtara, Nelson’s favourite Thai restaurant!

Tongtara is a local hotspot for fresh Thai cuisine. Located in the town centre, with outdoor seating for the warmer months, this modern restaurant is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fine food and local wines.

From the kitchen, experience the exotic taste of authentic Thai food, infused with fresh ingredients from local farmers and growers. Think sizzling curries and aromatic stir fries, marinated meats and tender tofu. There are also plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, and a kids menu is available for families.

With heartwarming service and a bustling atmosphere, Tongtara promises a fantastic evening out with friends and family.

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Tongtara Thai
142 Hardy Street
Nelson 7010

Open Hours:
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm

Phone: 035488997
Website: www.tongthai.co.nz

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Tongtara Thai
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: Thai
Mains: $20 - $30

Reviews

Ali Ross

We loved our meal as did the two friends we took so we will definitely be back. Each entree was so well presented and tasty and different form the norm. The mains were good sized portions and also very tasty. Many thanks for a lovely evening

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Jo Duncan

Amazing food ,great flavours and everything cooked just right, crisp veges ,tender meat.
Definitely will return

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This completely blew me away. The service was beyond excellent, and the food devine. The portions were very generous and the presentation wonderful.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and cosy. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Tai food.

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Fabulous food and quick service!

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Wonderful food and excellent service! Cannot fault this outstanding Thai restaurant - now our favourite.

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Great meal, excellent service, couldn't fault , been before and will again!!! Highly recommend.

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Johann Douglas

Great food, great, service and meals came out quick!

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Lovely food. Attentive service. Very accommodating with children and moved us to a larger table to more easily manage a sharing meal. Price was great. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Peter Fisher

We were welcomed into the restaurant and given a lovely dressed tabled with a view, the staff are very pleasant and obliging. the meal was 4/5 and the cost most reasonable. We will try again soon.

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Ali Ross

We loved our meal as did the two friends we took so we will definitely be back. Each entree was so well presented and tasty and different form the norm. The mains were good sized portions and also very tasty. Many thanks for a lovely evening

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It was a fantastic experience to dine there. Very nice and well prepared dishes. The highest quality food at the cheapest price you may find in the market.

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Emma Brazendale

Fabulous food and fabulous service. Thank you

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Joanne Adams

Consistently good

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Wonderful food that delivers on taste and variety on a plate.
Great, friendly service.

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Jo Duncan

Amazing food ,great flavours and everything cooked just right, crisp veges ,tender meat.
Definitely will return

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Sarah Taylor

A lovely experience. The staff were so friendly and looked after our 3 year old daughter so well. Food was delicious and we will definitely be back

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Lynn McCarthy

We had a table of 3 and each of us were highly impressed at our chosen dishes and also desserts. The food is 10/10, the service was great and the setting was comfortable. Thank you. We will be back very, very soon!

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Nicola John Herrick

Great service, nice atmosphere and delicious food. We'll definitely be back.

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This completely blew me away. The service was beyond excellent, and the food devine. The portions were very generous and the presentation wonderful.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and cosy. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Tai food.

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Maria Holden

We shared quite a few Entree's between the four of Us. Really Delicious!! Ordered Pad Thai, Stir Fry Vegies Main with Honey Pork, and a Sizzling Platter of Mixed Seafood and Vegies.... Average Mains. Too much Liquid so things were soggy/steamed instead of Sizzling or Stir Fry.. Maybe they were sitting for a while.. Great Service; Will definitely come back and try other Mains. There was a lot to choose from on the Menu. Busy place with lots of Takeaways being picked up too.

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When we first walked into the restaurant, I already felt comfortable and chill because of the music and atmosphere around. There were four of us for the dinner, we ordered classic Thai dishes such as pad thai, tom yum soup, green curry, etc. The highlight was the green curry, served with jasmine rice ( they decorated it nicely in a star shaped on the plate). For services, overall everything was good, staffs were friendly and there is nothing for us to complain or feel unpleasant about it. Even though there are not so many tables as the restaurant is quite limited in terms of space, my friends and I enjoyed the cozy atmosphere in here. All in all, we will definitely come back next time to try more Thai food in Tongtara.

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Lovely experience. Great service.

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Ben Taubert

Delicious food and couldn't ask for better service! We'll definitely be going back.

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Jutta Schultheis

the food was excellent in taste and amount and very friendly service, will visit again

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Absolutely fabulous as always, delicious food, highly recommend the Affogato's to finish wish

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Zviko Sangarwe

Tongtara Thai was amazing. The food was exceptional and so was the service. I'm already craving a second visit back to try some more menu items. The rice paper spring rolls were so good and a must try.

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Nice family dinner - go their at allotted 5pm time and already 3-4 other tables full. Busy night but great service thank you - shared combination entree which kids loved.

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Delicious food, great service. Will be back!

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Great service, pleasant waitresses, tasty food. Busy restaurant on a Wednesday. Glad I took a couple of containers for the food we didn't manage to finish. Good looking dessert menu but no space

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Tracey Ball

Lovely meal and service, very good size too. Will definitely return.

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Lynn McCarthy

We were very impressed in all areas of this experience. Great ambience at the restaurant. Wonderful kind staff and the best bit...... all dishes ordered were 10/10 and came very promptly which is what you want when you have young kids at the table. Well done. Fantastic place, highly recommend.

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Kaye Hodgson

Excellent friendly service, delicious food, great wine list. Everything arrived at the table promptly, freshly cooked and was very tasty. Leave room for the coconut ice cream. .

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Joe Sowerby

Our waitress was great as usual and the food was good, it's a shame they don't fill the rice paper rolls with duck anymore, it's chicken mince instead and the salad filling was dry and brown.

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Good food, great service, and really appreciate the promptness when we have a show to get to.
Thank you :)

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Very nice food with excellent service

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Kathy Cavers

Love the cashew nut chicken!

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Our second visit ti this restaurant and it was very good value. The portion sizes are good the food was hot and spiced as described in the menu. Drinks were reasonably priced and I would not hesitate to visit again. Even though the restaurant was busy staff coped well.

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Great food, favourite Thai restaurant in Nelson!

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Erina Parks

Can't fault the food or the service.

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Kathy Cavers

We love this place! After living in Thailand for 10 years we miss our Thai food and Thailand. We always have great food here!

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Friendly Staff good service food portion size very good. Drinks prices reasonable and with a good selection of wines and beers. Food was tasty and hot. Staff asked how you would like the food and were bang on with how hot you would like it to be. My wife had mild I had medium hot. Would not hesitate to visit again.

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Great food fast service excellent

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Adrian Courtenay

This was an enjoyable three course meal with friendly and attentive service. The food was well prepared and presented. The combination starter to share had an excellent spicy pork ribs component. I thoroughly enjoyed my medium spiced red curry (duck). Recommended.

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Cara Rangi

Beautiful, and filling! Was tentative about taking Miss 14 & Miss 11 for their first Thai experience.
We all LOVED it, my girls wanted to come back before we even left!
Service was superb!
All in all a wonderful dining experience

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Ali Ross

It was our first time there and we had read the reviews so wanted to try it. We saw people at the door on our way in trying to decide about going so we told them we heard it is great so they went too. A German couple we sat next to recommended the Thai Iced Tea so I got one and it was really nice. All in all a good experience with lovely food. My husbands mild curry was a little hot so they took it away and improved it for him no problem. We will go back for sure

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Service was quick. Staff were friendly and very accommodating moving us to a bigger table in order to share plates. Large selection on menu (and drinks menu), generous well-priced dishes. We enjoyed our options and somehow fitted in dessert! (coconut ice-cream was a standout!). Thank you Tongtara

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Amazing food and service, recommend the Maitai Cocktail

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Catherine Robertson

The food is soooooo delicious! Fresh and tasty full of flavour! One of the best!

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Joe Sowerby

Great food and attentive staff, as always

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The food was really good and it was such a hot day, we were very lucky to be able to sit in their open window and the hot breeze coming through was great! Made the experience so real as it was like being in Thailand too. Highly recommend.

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Nickie Skinner

Fantastic food and staff. Even helped me with a cooling fan when I got too hot.
Brilliant and life saver.

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This is the second time we have been to Tongtara Thai. Just superbly presented food and great servings of food. Our daughter was visiting for Christmas and she was so impressed with the Red Duck Curry. Keep up the great work!

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Joanne Adams

Great food, wonderful friendly and efficient service. we'll be back.

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