Sarah L. said: "My partner and I had our 5 year wedding anniversary at The Old Vicarage on Friday night. I had the chicken and my partner had the steak which he told me was cooked perfectly. This was my first visit and I am a fan. The service…" read more »
I’d been wanting to try out Zab Thai for a while now after seeing so many great reviews on here. Finally went and got a takeaway pad thai. I was very impressed with the serving size (1/2 of it was enough to have me feeling very full) and the flavour was just like the ones I had in Thailand. It came with lots of crushed peanuts, fresh mung beans, coriander and a slice of lemon.
I do agree with a previous reviewer, however, that they really need to invest in a second phone line; this is why I have only given them 4 stars.
Although I cannot comment on the food, I heard this place had great food so decided to go order from
There the other night, I waited in line to be served and as it was my turn to be served the incrediblely rude girl
Behind the counter answered the Phone to take a phone order which I may add took at least 5 minutes, as soon as she hung up I had my card out ready to order when the phone rang again, I thought this time she will surely serve me first but no she took the phone call again and I left instantly as they do not deserve my money they were extremely rude and I will never go back I went to noodle canteen after that
ZAB THAI is great!!! Easily some of the best Thai I have had in Christchurch. While I would LOVE to give them 5 stars, I have to limit myself to 4 as sometimes they are impossible to get hold of. I have been trying to ring to place an order for the last two weeks and just can’t get through!
Our local Thai takeaway. Excellent food and great price, never been disappointed! Very popular so would recommend ordering in advance on busy days. Love the peanut satay and chicken cashew stir fry. Well worth a try if your in the area or looking a quick well priced takeaway.
The food as Zab tastes great and is well priced. I have one issue which drives me up the wall though.
The owner is to cheap to buy two phone lines which means their eftpos and phone cant be used at the same time.
EVERY time that I eat at Zab I get held up because either the eftpos machine cant be used until a phone order is taken or because I cant get through due the line being busy.
Great Thai food at great prices , just make sure you ring well in advance to place your order!
Wow I’m eating Zab Thai right now thinking wow this is the best Thai food in Christchurch.. I thought I had better see the reviews too see if I had hit the jackpot of awesome yummness of Thai food..ans yes I sure did 5 star for sure. New fav Thai food place.
We have had food from Zab 3 times and never had left overs because its far to yummy!
Keep up the yummy food as I wouldn’t go any where else now.
Such beautifully flavoured food.
A credit to the owners.
Zab Thai is never a disappointment, and always our fail safe ‘I can’t be bothered cooking tonight’ option. While there is sometimes a wait, it is ALWAYS worth it!
I typically go for the chicken cashew nut stir fry (original authentic thai.. I know) and it has never let me down. The Gurri Puffs are also amazing. Would totally recommend you stop by and try out.
I recently had yet another craving for yummy Thai food, and googled “Best Thai in Christchurch.” This recovered four hits, and Zab Thai was the only restaurant reviewed with the perfect average score of 5 Stars! A quick read of the many reviews was enough to pinpoint the Panang Curry as a particular crowd favourite. Upon tasting the famous Chicken Panang Curry I instantly fell in love with this dish and can honestly pronounce Zab Thai the best I have sampled. The quantity is the first thing to stand out: a container full of delicious meat and curried veges as well as a separate container packed with rice! As many times as I have attempted to replicate this dish at home, I simply fall far short of the amazing flavours Zab Thai seem to pack into their dishes. I am now a regular, and would like to thank Zab Thai for the delicious food and amazing service they provide to the public; they even provide a delivery service to nearby suburbs! I’m just pleased to be living nearby, but even if I didn’t, I’d still happily drive the distance for the best Thai in town☺.
I went to Zab Thai the other night after being recommended it by a flat mate when I was absolutely craving Thai food. I rang up after being advised that the wait time can be up to 40 minutes, though my wait was definitely worth while. The staff were incredibly friendly and the Panang Thai with chicken was the best Thai food I have ever tasted. I now go to Zab Thai regularly and would highly recommend this place! The food is so cheap as well for the quality and the size of the portion which is a large bonus. I just wish that this wasn’t just takeaway and you could eat in as well! Keep up the good work Zab Thai!
Zab Thai is the best Thai food I have ever had. The panang curry is the best thing of my life, curry puffs are amazing too. The portions are huge, had one last night and got 3 servings from it. Beware: mild is very hot! Don’t judge it by the outside, it looks nasty but I promise you wont be disappointed!
Legitimately one of the best Thai takeaways in Christchurch. Incredibly cheap and the portions are huge. Panang Curry is always a winner, and the spice levels are pretty authentic (medium is hot, mild to be safe). Absolutely recommend this place if you haven’t already dabbled.
Possibly the best Thai take-out in Christchurch. The reason I gave it 4 not 5 stars is, because it is so popular, the wait time is really long, especially on Fridays. I now ring in advance but really they need to get more staff!!!
Gotten takeaways here several times. I initially thought they were a real find for a bargain. The curries have always been entirely acceptable and represent good value for money even if a tad bland compared to the stock standard offerings from here, there and beyond. Nonetheless, for the price and convenience one was apt to be forgiving for what appeared to be simple, honest, cheap and cheerful food with enough of a serving to share amongst two from just one dish.
Until I tried their stir fries, the major negative here was the wait time when busy; as well as that they never made the food as spicy hot as requested. Over time the wait has greatly reduced to nothing, and I can only surmise that their business has reduced as evidenced upon a typically empty store with bored, disinterested staff upon pick-up when once it was all stations go!
Very alas but in contrast to the curries which are decent and value for the tarrif, the stir-fries are less than average at best, even absolutely abysmal and on my last visit, completely inedible. After giving them more than one chance with such but where quality has only declined precipitously and where ordering their dirty dish water would have been the better option, I shall not return.
Perhaps my last and by far most worst excursion was a particularly bad night? Yet as it turns out others of my food-wise ilk have been even more dismissive of this place and its steady decline and so have given upon on it even before me.
Whatever the case, my last visit offered the worst excuse for food of any kind I’ve long since come upon. I am so, so much better off going further afield and paying more; or on an ordinary day with sufficient time and inspiration, cooking my own for I am sure I have more and better ingredients as well as care and concern for quality than they.
Tried Zab Thai tonight for the first time. Totally impressed by the quality and quantity of the food. I ordered 3 dishes to feed a family of 4. The Pineapple Rice was INCREDIBLE. The Green Curry was very authentic and the Fish Cakes very nice too. I have lived in South East Asia so I do recognise authentic food. Definitely try this place out if you haven’t had their food before.
All their soups are to die for. The Tom yum was delicious and the Tom Kha even better. The Green curry was tasty and the Black pepper squid was el dente perfect! All courses where full of quality ingredients and very large.
As a warning all courses are very large! Two courses each almost killed us
This is amazing food. So cheap for the quality fully recommend to all Thai Food lovers especially people who love really hot food if you ask for hot they will make it super spicy!! Have been many times and always enjoyed it. Best satay kebabs my partner and I have ever had. A+++
Had the Mild Chicken Thai Green Curry and Beef Pad Sieyu (Noodles) and both we’re delicious but especially loved the noodles, it had fat flat noodles with beef and veges with a soy sauce base. Only took 10mins for the food to be cooked, but called beforehand. The meal was quite cheap too, ended up being like 25$ for both dishes. Will be back here for lunch next time!
Very good food, been there several times and always been pleased. If you ask for it hot and spicy, it will actually BE hot and spicy but they can do mild as well. Portions are very large and curries come with rice included in the price.
My recommendation is the Beef Panang.
Food generally takes a while though, so allow at least half an hour between ordering and pick up.
Best Thai I’ve had in a long time! Huge meals (one is easily enough for two people!), very tasty and incredibly cheap! Would recommend the Pad Thai, very authentic taste. Now my favourite Thai place in Chch.
This place is amazing!! So super yummy, great value and speedy. I have it at least once a week
Delicious meals, excellent value for money. My husband and I usually get one dish and have enough for left overs the next day.
Amazing Thai takeways. Speedy service, and always delicable food. Best Thai curries in town!
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