- Pay & Display, Free Off-Street
- Price Range:
- Cheap, Under $15
- Smart casual
- Good For Groups:
- Good For Children:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Takes Reservations:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
- Meals Served:
- Lunch, Dinner
- Payment Types:
- Seating For:
Reviews for SunflowerThai Vegetarian Restaurant
by Sophie G.
11th January 2014
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Some of the best (authentic) Thai and vegan/vegetarian food I have ever had and I have tried tons all over the world. Made with a lot of care, perfectly good and balanced. Everything we ordered was delicious, the service was super friendly. Healthy with big portions. Highly recommend the appetisers (dumplings, curry puffs), burgers, the curries and mixed vegetables. Cannot wait to go back.
18th July 2014
Excellent, tasty, fresh food and friendly service!
I’ve been there three times now when I’ve visited Auckland, and I will be back there next time.
Try their ginger and orange juice (I can’t remember the exact name) and their spring rolls. I can’t remember the names of the mains I had, but I had different ones each time and I enjoyed them all.
Great food for a good price.
21st April 2014
This is a hidden gem for vegans. Been here a few times and I love this place. The cripsy chicken is absolutely delicious, tastes exactly like it but it isn’t chicken. Cheap and affordable. Customer service is okay.
by Rebekah W.
19th April 2014
I went here today and it was awesome! I’ve been a vegetarian for about four years, and I honestly haven’t had a better vegetarian meal … I haven’t eaten such nice food in… a long time! I had the satay chicken on rice. I often struggle to finish a meal… but I was so full and couldn’t stop eating… because it was delicious! My boyfriend got the chicken pad thai which was also amazing. The staff are all really polite and happy. They aren’t overly friendly, and just let you enjoy the meal – but if they see you, they always smile. My boyfriend and I can’t rave about this place enough! Go here Also, the prices are very reasonable for what you get!
10th March 2014
The food was ok, considering its prices. However…the service was quite bad. The waitress was really stand-offish and I felt really uncomfortable. It’s just my experience. It’s a good place for vegetarians.
by Chelsea N.
7th March 2014
This is a great place to eat dinner before going to see Wolf of Wall Street. It is cheap and delicious and coincidentally 100% vegetarian even though it tastes like delicious fried chicken.
The looped DVD that plays in store is very cute and entertaining – I highly recommend ! You can eat for under $20 easy and it’s delicious.
Good place to come if you are in a group and some people are vegan or something but you have some other people who are really into MEAT.
11th February 2014
My friend and I just had a great lunch here. Vegans and vegetarians are completely spoilt for choice. Excellent vegetarian food and good service. Fully recommended. It’s a wonderful vegetarian restaurant with a wide selection of dishes. The food is tasty with lots of variety and good prices
7th February 2014
We go to the Sunflower about once a week. It’s a wonderful vegetarian restaurant with a wide selection of dishes. The food is tasty with lots of variety and good prices. The atmosphere is relaxed and cosy, and the staff very friendly. Couldn’t recommend it more for a casual, relaxing lunch or dinner.
31st January 2014
My friend and I just had a great lunch here – we had the melt-in-your-mouth flaky pastry awesome curry puffs – which I could eat ALL DAY, the super-tasty money bags and soft delicious dumplings. The staff were nice and the food was fresh and so good I can’t wait to go back and try a main! maybe next week!!!
by Little B.
30th January 2014
AMAZING food. Vegans and vegetarians are completely spoilt for choice – for once! Cheap (for Auckland / High Street), tasty, and big portions! I love being able to have a meal with friends where I can actually share/taste what they are having. Friendly, laid back staff, cosy atmosphere.
20th January 2014
I eat here a lot and am always really happy with the service and selection. I don’t know why they are trying to re-brand as Thai – I really like the Chinese options and I have these 99% of the time.
They are obviously very supportive of vegan diets and it’s always good to know your meal is safe from contamination!
Highly recommend for a cheap and tasty meal – even better with friends when you can share the meal.
It can get quite busy some lunch times and the service can get really slow, but I can’t really blame them for that – it doesn’t happen often.
11th January 2014
AMAZING vegan food, so many options. We ordered too much food but didn’t regret it at all. Everything blew our mind, super nice people, clean and generous portions. You’re missing out if you don’t give this place a try, even if you’re not vegetarian or vegan. We can’t wait to go back tomorrow.
by Jay B.
7th January 2014
Went for the first time today for lunch and I already want to be back there now it’s dinner time.
I had the ‘Soy duck with rice and veges’.
We ordered dumplings for the table and Oh my goodness – talk about guilt-free comfort food! Best things ever!
My daughter who is not vegetarian, loved her ‘Crispy pork, rice and vegetables’.
I was very tempted to try the dumpling soup so will be back for that in Winter.
The fish cakes with amazing dipping sauce were great (not “fishy” tasting) and my friends’ bacon/chicken burgers looked amazing and were well received. Lovely service. Cheap, cheerful and delicious.
by Maria P.
5th December 2013
Went here a while back when they were doing a voucher deal and keep meaning to go back. I was really impressed with the food and my partner, a non-vegetarian, enjoyed it as well. Would recommend the fish cakes!
by Stephanie W.
22nd November 2013
Lovely Vegan place that me and my partner love , very Yummy authentic Thai meal, will go back soon, varieties of choice to choose from, Tom Kha was the best even compare with other normal Thai Restaurant, Fish Cake is generous size and again very authentic Thai, The place is clean and lovely people, I will try their vege burger next time
1st November 2013
Brilliant vege restaurant! Great for me as my partner is vege and I am not. Fulfills all those meat cravings without the meat. Such a good restaurant, great prices, great portion sizes and friendly and fast service. 11/10!
It is now our favourite and we go for every occasion
by Shawn B.
27th October 2013
I’m becoming addicted to this restaurant. I’ve eaten here once a week for the past month, and twice this week! I’m also buying take aways to bring home for dinner for my family. It’s the BEST! The food is excellent, the staff are genuinely friendly, the prices are very reasonable. My favourites are the thai ‘fish’ cakes (which don’t taste fishy, and have a secret dipping sauce which is delicious), and the spicy ‘chicken’… all cruelty-free, of course. I have brought a different friend each week to introduce them to this great eatery. I highly recommend the Sunflower Thai restaurant.
by Haden H.
2nd October 2013
This place is amazing. If all vegetarian food was like this it’d be easy to never eat meat again. Huge portions, friendly service and delicious food. Perfection in my eyes (and stomach). Try the crispy chicken, standout dish by far.
by Coco Q.
22nd September 2013
Great portion size, tasty food, great prices! The service is fantastic. I have been here multiple times and have not yet been disappointed. The food is very safe and the “vege meat” tastes as good/ even better than real meat. Highly recommend!
by Lisa R.
20th September 2013
So glad I found this lovely vegetarian restaurant. Like other reviews found very few vegetarian options in the Auckland CBD so SunflowerThai was a very welcome surprise. Delicious food, and great selection of vegetarian Thai. Friendly service. Definitely be back for more steamed dumplings!
by Ryan M.
8th August 2013
Very friendly staff, awesome food, huge variety and great prices. No meat served so really safe place for Vegans to eat without having to worry about how careful and respectful the chef is of strict vegan requirements. Two of us were not even Vegetarian but we still totally enjoyed the food. Environment is casual and relaxed. Will defiantly become a regular!
Limited drinks menu and no deserts but the strengths made this still a 5 star place for Vege/Vegans
25th May 2013
It’s an excellent choice for Vegans/Vegetarians, Wide range of varieties to choose. Its my regular place for lunch as it is located at convenient location and delivers awesome food. Service is good and we get food on time.
by Paul B.
19th May 2013
this place is now my go to vegetarian eating house in the city. If your a vegetarian you know there are not a lot of options in the CBD so am happy to have discovered Sunflower.
Staff are really sweet and helpful, food has great flavours and lots of veges and lots of variety. Prices are very reasonable too.I hope they do very well and continue be around for a long time.
9th March 2013
We go back here all the time! The food is of very good quality. I am a vegetarian and I feel pretty good considering the varied amount of choices available for me to eat. The food is homely, the staff are kind and friendly and the pan fried dumplings are super yummy Thanks for feeding us good food over and over again
28th February 2013
I’m vegan and eat here regularly. Friendly staff and great food at fair prices. Most restaurants in Auckland have no idea what veganism is, so finding this place with their ‘no animals product’ policy is a joy.
by Karolina H.
29th January 2013
Food is very tasty. Price is affordable. Will definitely go back again!! The staff is very friendly when questions are asked. The location is central, so needs time and luck to find free carpark but if you don’t mind pay and display, you will enjoy the time and the meal even more. Definitely recommend the restaurant!!
11th January 2013
What a great experience. Really tasty food, good prices and such friendly service. The menu is a bit confusing with all the references to meat. Why not give it your own names ? It would be good to know what it actually was. The flavours are fantastic though. Especially loved the panfried dumplings, curry puffs and sesame pancakes!
by Sam B.
23rd December 2012
Excellent food and excellent service. Really friendly. Interior is a little basic, but I will definitely be going back.
The bacon burger (vegetarian bacon) was excellent, and the fresh spring rolls were fine. I will definitely go back to try more of the menu.
9th December 2012
Very hard to fault this place n any way. The staff is very friendly, the food is great (try the dumplings). The food always arrives very quickly. It’s a hidden away gem in the centre of Auckland. We always stop here if we are going to a gig in town. Highly recommended.
by Viki M.
21st November 2012
Had a lunch today with my friends. Nice food and I will highly recommend. Lots of variety and it’s really heaven for Vegetarians.
One thing I missed is “Thai Roti”. If they add that in their menu it will be wonderful.
Definitely coming back with family.
by Karen R.
20th November 2012
The intensely delicious Thai flavours of the meal I had here today was fantastic. The staff are very friendly and clearly passionate about what they are doing here.
There are so many options on the menu that I had trouble choosing. All of the dishes are labelled chicken, pork, etc, but it is all substitute bean curd or tofu in different textures and shapes and styles. Clearly these are heavily marinated for a good length of time, because the flavour is just juicy and delicious.
I also enjoyed a freshly squeezed carrot apple lemon juice.
The setting is basic but clean. Maybe at some point sunflower vegetarian restaurant could be ready for a interior makeover… However I did not come here for the ambience, but to experience a wide range of vegetarian dishes, because the photos on here looked amazing!
The waitress highly recommended the dumplings for $7.50. So I will have to come back and try those ones too.
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