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Spice Up Your Life: 7 Best Thai Restaurants in Auckland

Spice Up Your Life 7 Best Thai Restaurants in Auckland

Living in Auckland, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the diverse culinary scene that this city has to offer. Among the myriad of cuisines available, Thai food holds a special place in my heart. 

From its bold spices, aromatic herbs, and rich, complex flavors, this cuisine never fails to tantalize my taste buds and transport me to the bustling streets of Bangkok. 

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you my guide to the 7 best Thai restaurants, where you can indulge in authentic dishes that will surely leave you craving more. Let’s get started!

1. Aroy Thai Eatery

Address13 Commerce Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 379 7758
Operating hours Monday to Friday: 11 – 3 pm, 4:30 – 9 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11 – 9 pm
Must-order menu items Pad Thai
Basil Chicken
Beef Noodle Soup
Price range $$ average 

If you’re on the hunt for some seriously authentic Thai grub, Aroy Thai Eatery is your spot!

They’ve been serving customers since 2008, and their commitment to the environment is really, really commendable! I mean, who doesn’t love a restaurant that cares about the planet, right?

Aroy Thai Eatery is all about reducing plastic waste by using eco-friendly packaging. That’s a big thumbs up from me (and to others, too) already!

Now, onto the good stuff – the food. Their best-selling dish, Pad Thai, has got everyone talking. 

It’s slurp-worthy rice noodles, perfectly stir-fried with eggs, veggies, tofu, and your choice of protein – chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

2. At Bangkok Kingsland 

Address438 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 849 6436
Operating hours Tuesday to Thursday: 5 – 10 pm
Friday to Saturday: 12 – 11:30 pm
Sunday: 12 – 10 pm
Must-order menu items Pad See Ew Noodles
Massamun Beef
Zap Fried Chicken
Price range $$ average 

At Bangkok Kingsland is a cozy and casual eatery that serves authentic Thai dishes, such as curries, noodles, salads, and stir-fries. 

And if you’re on a strict diet, no worries! They also offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options.

As per their must-try dishes, Pad See Ew is a game-changer. It has wide rice noodles sizzling away in the wok, mingling with fresh veggies, a crackling egg, and your choice of protein.

Here’s the best part: You can enjoy their mouthwatering dishes any way you like – dine-in, takeout, or just clickety-click on their website and have it delivered to your doorstep.

3. Chom Na Thai Food

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Address40 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 377 0212
Operating hours Monday to Sunday: 11  – 9 pm
Must-order menu items Green Curry with Chicken
Tom Yum Soup
Yen Tafo
Price range $$ average 

Surely, there are a bunch of delicious Thai food restaurants in the city, but Chom Na Thai Food has the best Green Curry with Chicken! 

This fragrant and flavorful curry is made with green curry paste, coconut milk, vegetables, and chicken. It’s a good choice for those who enjoy a bit of spice, as the green curry paste can be quite potent. 

But if you’re not into meat, you can go with their veggie-friendly option. Just swap out the chicken for tofu, and you’re good to go.

At Chom Na Thai Food, you can get your fix any day of the week from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., so whether you’re craving a midday pick-me-up or a late-night feast, they’ve got you covered.

4. Khu Khu Eatery

Address171A Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 360 1992
Operating hours Tuesday to Thursday: 5  – 9 pm
Friday: 5 – 10 pm
Saturday: 12 – 3 pm, 5 – 10 pm
Sunday: 12 – 3 pm, 5 – 9 pm
Must-order menu items Tempeh Pad Thai
Panang Curry
Fresh Roll
Price range $$ average 

Another great contender for Thai dishes in Auckland is Khu Khu Eatery. The pad Thai here is classic, tossed in these saucy, sweet goodness noodles, topped with crunchy peanuts.

And instead of your usual chicken or shrimp, they use tempeh. Yep, that’s right, protein-packed tempeh, adding a whole new dimension to the dish. 

5. Nahm

Address39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 309 7780
Operating hours Monday to Sunday: 11:30 – 9 pm
Must-order menu items Som Tum
Tom Yum Fried Rice
Chilli n Basil
Price range $$ average 

Nahm is such an underrated spot in Auckland. Their Som Tum, a green papaya salad, is a famous dish from Thailand! 

It is known for its sweet, sour, spicy, and salty flavors. Picture crunchy shreds of green papaya tossed with garlic, chilies, lime juice, fish sauce, palm sugar, and peanuts. 

Each bite is like a symphony of flavors that’ll have you coming back for more.

6. Po’ Brothers

Address185 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 376 8235
Operating hours Monday, Wednesday to Sunday: 5 – 10 pm
Must-order menu items Khan Pork Belly Skewers
Drunken Master Noodle
Po Chon Korean Chicken
Price range $$ average 

It’s worth coming to Po’ Brothers in Ponsonby just for the Khan Pork Belly Skewers alone. These skewers are made with succulent pork belly, slow-cooked to perfection, and then grilled to achieve that caramelization. 

And don’t even get me started on that sweet Asian sauce drizzled over them! How delicious, isn’t it? 

But if you’re a sucker for anything crispy with a spicy kick, let me introduce you to Po Chon Korean Chicken. This dish consists of tender, boneless chicken that’s deep-fried and then generously coated in a spicy Bon Chon sauce. 

7. Sunflower Thai Vegan Restaurant

Address6/50 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone 64 9 302 0616
Operating hours Monday to Saturday: 12 – 3 pm, 5 – 9 pm
Must-order menu items Crispy Chicken on Rice
Thai Green Curry
Pad Pak on Rice
Price range $$ average 

I feel like the Sunflower Thai Vegan Restaurant is the ultimate spot for all vegan and vegetarian lovers! 

The restaurant offers 100% healthy Asian-style vegetarian and vegan food. And all the meat on the menu is cooked from vegetables! 

Now, as for their standout dish, it’s Crispy Chicken on Rice, which features their signature mock chicken that’s been fried to crispy perfection. 

And the best part? It’s all crafted from vegetable protein. 

Pair it up with some fluffy steamed rice and a tangy sweet and sour sauce, and you’ve got yourself a party on a plate.