Where to Find Auckland's Best Thai Food

Go as fancy or as cheap as you please, with these great Thai restaurant selections from the Viva team

MooChowChow is one of the best Thai restaurants in Auckland. Picture / Babiche Martens

 "MooChowChow [is] a casual but upmarket modern Thai restaurant where nobody ever runs short of a drink and if you’re still hungry after your savoury courses you just order more food. This ad-libbed informality makes the dining experience fantastically FUN, which is the variable people most often forget when choosing where to eat ... And the food has never been better. Honourable mention: the underrated Farang in Kingsland, where they make everything from scratch and serve it up with a smile." — Jesse Mulligan, eating out editor
23 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby; 503 New North Rd,Kingsland

"The guys at Thai Village Remuera have been around for about 20 years. I love its hidden location and cosy atmosphere (it's one of the best-lit restaurants in town). It’s a special place for good quality Thai food." — Dan Ahwa, fashion editor
10/415 Remuera Rd, Remuera

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"Fresh, fast and friendly — that's almost a guarantee when you order any meal from Wok N Noodle, it's not strictly a Thai restaurant, but they do serve a mouthwatering pad thai."  Rosie Kelway, writer
61 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden and 53 Shortland St, City

“Sitting on the corner at the Highbury shops in Birkenhead, Art Thai isn’t quite as ambient as the seaside shacks on Ko Phangan – and anyone walking or driving past can watch as you slurp your pad thai. But as far as Thai takeaways go, they’re the best in our hood. Their curries aren’t ridiculously sweet, the stir-fries come with oodles of veges and the curry puffs are a yummy, puffy must.” — Rebecca Barry Hill, writer
30 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead

“The pork larb at Thai restaurant Sweet Chilli in the Pt Chevalier shops is worth travelling across Auckland for. Fiery and jammed full of flavour, the dish is not for the faint-hearted, but if lots of chilli powder, fragrant coriander, spring onion and Thai herbs sound good to you, go and check it out. Plus, it's cheap!” — Shandelle Battersby, acting digital content producer
1200 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier 

“I’ve found myself at Joy Bong on K Rd a lot lately — mainly because of the fact that it’s a BYO and caters for large groups. As a result I’ve become quite a fan of the khao pad chicken fried rice, best shared with someone else due to its generous portion size.” — Danielle Clausen, editorial assistant
531 Karangahape Rd, City

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