Reviews for Thai Chilli
by Nom Nom Panda
6 months ago
Downtown restaurant with the usual Thai offerings. Dishes had heat but not necessarily flavour. Well presented meals (the rice came in a heart shape) and friendly service (bordering on over-friendly). Might have been asked 5 or 6 times how the food was.
We got a nasty surprise when we opened up a woven basket for glutinous rice and discovered that the steaming hot grains were wrapped in cling film warped from the heat.
Desserts were mostly ice cream sundaes, with banana split or brownie. We ordered a durian sticky rice pudding and it was of a similar standard to the mains. Clumps of rice surrounded by a sweetened coconut milk, no durian to be seen, but with the flavour of processed durian (as in the dark coloured dodol or durian jam) rather than the creamy flavour of fresh or frozen durian.
Meal was not exactly cheap, though not hugely pricey either, but food not interesting enough to warrant a return.
by Chris Brooks
Jul 18, 2013
Always receive great meals. They give value for money you have a variety of menus. Which is great for those on short lunch breaks. They also do takeaways.
by Atchariya Thubthawee
Jun 29, 2013
Initially, I was impressed by the atmosphere, spacious dinning room. Food was delicious, best fish dish I've had so far and want to back for more.
by Mark Ford
Jun 10, 2013
In Auckland and decided thai.
The place was empty at 6pm on Friday night which concerned us.
But, service was good and green curry and pad thia very tasty.
Fish cakes were yum.
My wife's birthday was a success as we are fussy brits at times but must give this place the thumbs up.
May 29, 2013
Recently went here with my partner and 12 of her friends for her birthday. The food was very bland but my key points of annoyance were:
1- Vacuuming around the tables when people are still eating. Not only is it very rude but the guests cannot hear the conversation.
2- Disinfecting the floors whilst people are in the restaurant eating still. Nothing better than the smell of pine disinfectant when you are trying to eat.
3- The bill was supposed to have 20% TOTAL off with the app however despite us showing the app to the lady she insisted that every person needed to have the app. Arguing with customers is a bad move for businesses especially if they can prove they are correct.
Overall they are unprofessional and the food is mediocre at best. Will not be going here again.
by Thai Fanatic Yumyum
Oct 26, 2012
The red curry was pretty good. Very accomplished and well put together dish. I recommend it. It's got the distinct Thai flavours that you crave in a curry.
Sep 08, 2012
Second time eating here and never a disappointment. We dined with a group of nine, service was helpful and quite timely. Pad Tom Yum Seafood was delicious; Thai Red curry Duck was heaven and their Pad Thai was the best.
Apr 09, 2012
After entering the premises, we noticed that there was a young lad having a good snooze with his feet up in a small waiting/ bar area which doesn't set the best tone for a fine dining restaurant since it would be way to awkward for any customer to use any of the couches over there.
I was seated to a table where the table and the menu vividly had smears of sauce on them. Not the best first impression to have at a table.
I ordered an ice coffee which was bizarrely served in a wine glass with a straw.
My friend noticed a strand of black hair just after his meal was presented to him. But, I was reasonably content with my fried rice even though it didn't have the WOW effect.
On the plus side, the interior and the decoration of the place is beautifully done. The music is turned down low, so you don't have to raise your voice in order to have a conversation.
The bill for two mains and two drinks was almost $60. A bit overpriced for the value and experience if you ask me. Luckily, we presented a 25% discount voucher and paid less.
It is such a pity. The ambience of this place is brilliant but the food and presentation needs to improve in order to make the next visit worthwhile.
Apr 01, 2012
I love this place and I'm so happy that at times bland Auckland City has another choice of cuisine offered, especially since I work down the street and I always looking for a comfortable and yummy place to go on my lunch breaks. I'm a sucker for good curry and their flavors are amazing. I mean uhhh-mazing.
The first time I went there I try Red Curry Chicken. Second time I try green curry prawn. I will take my boyfriend to eat next week. Yum..Yum...Yumm
by Riley Rose Mercy
Oct 21, 2011
Went twice for Lunch and Dinner.
My friend ordered this curry lunch meal, and it tasted like oiled water, so diluted and oily it was disgusting. No flavour at all.
I had a stir-fried meal, with baking paper in it (how did baking paper end up in a stir-fry meal??!). I showed the waitress and she replied "oh, I think it's mushroom." Sorry lady, I think NOT. Mushrooms are edible, baking paper you can't even CHEW.
Next time for dinner, it was the only restaurant still open that late, so went again... And the meal was not good at all(can't say I had high hopes). You'd think they'd have better culinary skills being a restaurant and being in CBD, but not really. Meals were oily, diluted, either too much flavouring or too little. Ingredients were also not fresh and tasted like...yuck.
I've had better Thai meals cooked from home by someone that's never cooked Thai.
Not going back again thanks.
by Steve Taylor
Oct 09, 2011
Had dinner here on Sat 8th Oct 2011 and with out a doubt the worst Thai food I've ever eaten.We ordered four dishes and they were with out exception awful,the meal was not eaten it was so bad.The staff were pleasant and I paid the bill in full but would never go back.A lot of money was spent setting this place up but there are clear signs it's on it's way out,run down toilets, general shabbyness and only a "B" rating.Finally it's expensive!
Jul 11, 2011
I have read previous reviews before I went in and was a bit scared of the restaurant. However all that changed when we got there. We make a reservation a couple of days before hand and were seated immediately. We ordered entrees and 5 mains. Our favourite is the pad thai because it was so tasty that the dish was empty really fast. It wasn't dry or salty or lack of flavour but I can say that it is one of the best Pad Thai I've tasted. The curry was also very delicious! We ordered 3 cocktails and that was well presented and was so yummy too! Desserts was really good but not wow because by the end of our meals we were so full. Overall I really would recommend this restaurant to anyone to go there. Although it is over priced a bit but lucky we got deal vouchers :)
Jun 28, 2011
boring boring boring, over priced, they even charge $2 for a tiny bowl of rice, dirty toilet. Only have the usual stuff, nothing exciting. Location not that great, get to see all the people at the bus stop. Pretty good service though.
by Leanne Su
Jun 18, 2011
First of all, if you want good Thai food, do NOT eat at this place. I went there for Friday night dinner with friends after buying a deal voucher and found the place overpriced and the food absolutely horrible.
On top of that their toilet was leaking all over the carpet and the entrance to the bathroom was literally flooded with a pool of water. The women's had no toilet paper and they had kindly left their phone in the women's toilet on the washbasin. Were they taking reservations in there? or maybe the chef I saw mopping up the floor was there doing his prep work.
He must have been the one cooking our meals because the food was soo God aweful that we ate a few mouthfuls and could't stomach eating anymore. Ordered seafood green curry, duck red curry and volcano chicken.
First indication that the meal wasn't going to be great was when the flaming volcano chicken doesn't actually have any flames when it arrives at your table. Since the main attraction of this dish is the flames licking at your chicken while it's on your dining table, this was a major FAIL. Hello...but this is the only reason we ordered this, to see Flaming Volcano Chicken, not ash cloud chicken!
Secondly, when said Volcano chicken is still bleeding and you point this out to your waitress who politely tells you ,"oh that alright to eat, it supposed to be like that" first thing you think to yourself is ok...E coli anyone and wow! am I the only one thinking What the?
Thirdly when said waitress then reluctantly takes it back to the chicken after you insist that bleeding bad! blood bad! then returns the same chicken in even worse condition...well you gotta say, wow are they kidding me?
The Seafood green curry was bland and watery, seafood wasn't fresh, if anything it was probably from a frozen pack and they overcooked it. The Duck was overcooked and really tough and again the sauce was watery and tasteless.
For drinks we ordered the pink panter and fruit punch which were both soo sweet it brings tears to your eyes. My friend kept adding water to her "fruit punch" the whole night and do you call it a fruit punch when you only see 2 floating bits of pineapple in it?
The real killer was when we went to pay for the dinner and it came to $120 for the 3 of us. With the voucher, that was still $85.00 for food that we couldn't even eat. The foodcourt down the road could have done a much better job for a fraction of the price.
Trust me, if you want good Thai Food, you're better off going to the food court then coming here. At least there, you'll get something you can manage to eat.
by Sammy V
Apr 08, 2011
If you haven't had BETTER THAI FOOD then this is your place. It is soo over priced and the mains are more like entrees.. coming from a petite young lady here I must add. Not value for money and the Thai food is very simple.. nothing special for flavour..
I wouldn't recommend for a Thai Food Lover sorry.
Premises seems very nice, that's all that is pleasing, fire the chef.
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