Reviews for De Grand Thai Restaurant & Bar
by Nikita Kumar
4 months ago
Very good service and really good food!! Was very pleased with the last 2 experiences I've had at this place! Very lovely staff, and food was prepared and served so well. Would highly recommend
by Las Akurugoda
4 months ago
One of my favourite Thai places in central Auckland. It looks classy and feels classy inside. Great food and great service. I always go for the curry puffs and the whole fish. Cannot go wrong with that
4 months ago
My first time here tonight and I am overwhelmed by how amazing this place is. The food, the place, the staff, the atmosphere and the service. Fast & delicious! Would highly recommend this wonderful place. Awesome!
by Grace Macalincag
4 months ago
Been here twice & enjoyed both experiences. The staff were very polite & great with drink refills/rice top ups. We were extremely happy with our appetisers #SeafoodPlatterForTwo - it was absolutely delicious & well plated! Ordered the #RoastedDuckCurry & #BeefSirloin for mains - nice flavours but could've had a little more meat in the duck. The desserts were also enjoyable. Would definitely dine in again 😃
by Katrina Dodge
5 months ago
Had dinner here last night and the Pad Thai was delicious. Good service and a really good atmosphere with lots of people around. Not too expensive and very large dishes so defiantly worth checking it out.
5 months ago
Our new favourite Thai restaurant! The prawn entree with Tamarind sauce was amazing-best yellow curry I've tasted-ever. Nice atmosphere, great service--Can't wait to go back.
5 months ago
We ordered a nice takeout this weekend. I enjoyed the kari puff and chicken wing entrees, the fish cakes were a little dry. For main the beef salad was excellent, nicely cooked beef with a tasty fresh salad. The duck curry was nice but I could have done with a little less sweetness and more heat and the pad thai was decent. Not the best thai I've had but far from the worst either.
by Melanie Rose Hansen
5 months ago
As I practically live next door, I take advantage and this is like my new lounge/kitchen. I eat here all the time and bring all my friends and family here! I've almost tried everything...
It's so Warm and cosy, such a welcoming atmosphere and smiley service.
The food is beautiful, I had the BBQ chicken breast with steamed veges and it was a perfect portion! Extremely delicious.
My friend had the prawn pad Thai and was sooo impressed he inhaled it!
The Kari puffs are so yummy! Highly recommend and I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu :)
6 months ago
Beautiful warm set up. Ordered the duck which came out wrapped in an awesome foil origami and on fire 🔥 Every dish was made with absolute love. Had a birthday cake brought in which they decorated with their own Thai styled fruits around the serving dish! A little kids corner was perfect for my little one.. ideal for parents who find it hard to enjoy the luxury of a proper dinner without needing to entertain little ones. Staff were friendly and always asked if we were okay or needed anything. Awesome experience!!!
by Jayce S Huynh
6 months ago
Delicious food coupled with good service and a nice setting to enjoy it all in. Would I go back? For sure. Also, this is one of the few Asian restaurants that has a good wine list! 😃
by Lisa Whyte
7 months ago
Really enjoyed the food and the service here. I had the mixed entree and shared the bacon wrapped prawns, both were to die for. My partner had the fresh spring rolls, said they were very yummy with a it of spice. I had the de grand fried rice and the flavours were really nice. My partner had the basil & garlic duck, well cooked and good portions sizes. Would return again.
by Heather Ruru
7 months ago
Delicious food, some of the best Thai food we have had in Auckland. Staff are polite and efficient. Slightly more expensive than other Thai restaurants but the servings are generous - we ordered one starter, two vegetarian mains and a prawn dish for three people and had a whole container/doggy bag left. Beautiful decor, spacious and the bathroom facilities are excellent.
7 months ago
I had a very nice dinner with my friend. First impression of the restaurant was good, especially the decor, food and atmosphere. We ordered a pork red curry and chicken glass noodles, and tomyym soup. I personallly think the soup is over priced. I personally liked the red curry more than the glass noodle. The glass noodle didn't really appeal to me. I think I prefer pad Thai more next time. Service was fast and very welcoming. Waitress attaended to our needs fast and efficiently. Very enjoyed my experience and will return in the future. Overall Good food. Good service.
by Table For Two
8 months ago
Lovely modern Thai restaurant with super friendly staff. Family introduced us to this gem and it currently our fav Thai in Auckland
He said - My favourite dish is the Penang red curry aka D2 I just can't go past it
She said - Fresh tasting meals and yum roti
by Ryan Samson
8 months ago
Good food but with the amount of serving their price is a bit dear. Good ambiance and the place is vibrant and buzzing especially on a Friday night
by Marjorie Anderson
8 months ago
Visited this restaurant a couple of times with colleagues from work and this time with my husband. This is clearly a well managed restaurant, turning over meals with little delay allowing working people to pop in and enjoy a high quality Thai menu during their lunch breaks. Excellent selection, great service, wonderful flavour in the food choices and would highly recommend you take the time to try this restaurant out as you will not be disappointed. Well done to the management and team.
9 months ago
De grand is always fantastic. Visit here about five times a year for last five years. Recommend to anyone food is consistently great and service is outstanding.
by Joshua Shields
9 months ago
Went here first the first time and was very impressed with the service, food presentation and outstanding flavours.
Wide range of food and friendly staff made for an excellent night out.
by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
10 months ago
Almost perfect. Great food super clean good service. Cannot go wrong here.
Maybe a bit pricey but hey this is the ultimate Thai experience in Auckland in my opinion.
Keep it up....
11 months ago
With guests in town given Chinese NY this was a well reputed Thai establishment. A
Quite a large roomy outlet so getting a table isnt the usual chore. Still recommend reserving on key days. Spring rolls pictured come in a glass 4 served. These were a little over fried and oily. 3/5.
Chicken satay was perfect fresh spring roll is menu but note they are vegetarian.
Mains were of good standard service was uneven.
by Kulbhushan Joshi
Jan 14, 2015
Great ambience. Actually a really humming place. Food was good and tasty. Some vegetarian options but only manipulated meat dishes. would be nice to see more vege options.
Prices are high but I suppose it goes with the area and the class of ppl they maybe targeting. Maybe. Portions were good.
by Su Yeon Lee
Jan 01, 2015
We went there last night and Grand it is not !
Service is pretty poor, as staff that serve you look very uninterested in even being there.
Food was poor, being red curry was the only exception as it was ok.
We ordered tempura vegetables , it was horrible ,basically just batter fried bits of random vegetable pieces, in really thick batter, just yuck.
Do your self a favour and don't waste your time and money going there !
Dec 18, 2014
This place is our local - they have a great menu, and an excellent lunchtime deal. They are also BYO, which is good for evening dinners too.
The curries are full of flavour, and not too greasy. Can recommend the De Grand Duck - tastes delicious flamboued in brandy.
Service is friendly, and they do takeaways too. Not the cheapest Thai around, but well worth it.
by Eat Pray Love
Jul 31, 2014
De Grand Thai is my fave Thai restaurant in Auckland. My sister and I always get take out from here and it never disappoints.
We love the pad Thai, masaman lamb curry, chicken Penang, Tom yum soup and the mixed appetisers (curry puffs, satay chicken, money bags and I think spring rolls, can't remember the last one!)
The pad that is full of flavour and they can cook it according to your spice preference. The masaman curry and penang curry are both cooked in a coconut milk base so share the same flavours. They are good substitutes for each other depending on whether you're a lamb person or a chicken person. The currys come with generous rice portions that are always fluffy and light
Dining in at de grand is awesome as well. Staff are attentive and friendly and they also have traditional Thai performances once a week (can't remember what day!) the ambience and decor is really nice and modern and it's a great place to celebrate an occasion!
If you're keen to try a new Thai place, make it De Grand!:)
by Nirma Killa
May 13, 2014
I went to De Grand Restaurant on Saturday night with my family. The ambiance was awesome, a bit too noisy though. Service could have been better. We got an incorrect order which we ended up taking because they brought it twice. The staff taking my order refused to come closer while taking order..he said he could hear me, guess not.
The spicy curry we ordered had more water than a spices. the rest of the food was good.
by Nadine Dornbusch
Feb 24, 2014
The food is absolutely fantastic. So much choice. Fantastic service. They made sure we had everything we needed during the evening. Great atmosphere. We had someone with us in a wheelchair and the access was great. The bathroom facilities were immaculate and perfect for her to use. We will be recommending this restaurant to all our friends and we will be back. Thank you.
Jul 14, 2013
This restaurant has very nice atmosphere and interior designs. Ordered the banquet dinner, Fried snapper sweet and sour ( i think Pla Lard Pik) is really nice, unfortunately it just stops there. Stir fry veges with chicken/pork/beef - using the same veges only different sauces. Not impressed at all. Red curry was okay. I think there are other Thai restaurants that serve much more authentic Thai food in Auckland.
by Marta Piszel
May 26, 2013
It's a great place. Nice atmosphere, great, fresh food, fast and pleasant service and a lovely corner for young children which made us feel so welcome when we visited with a toddler. Will definitely come back.
by Michelle Young
Apr 26, 2013
This restaurant has been my saving grace. I haven't always been able to dine in although when I have the service has been lovely. We tend to get takeaways and it feels like such a nice treat, so handy to us and all the family love the food from here.
by CC So
Mar 23, 2013
The food was OK, was served pretty fast.
Service was pretty average, wasn't polite or attentive like other friendly Thai restaurants.
This was my third time and the service is getting worse.
Wouldn't go again from next time.
There's plenty of other Thai restaurants that I would go to
by Katrina Bellamy
Mar 12, 2013
A lovely stylish restaurant with attentive service and great food. Food was really scrummy, spring rolls and dumplings had sensational pastry - crispy, light and non greasy. Didn't realise until the end but there was a lovely kids playroom under the stairs. We'll be back.
by Mane Bradich
Mar 02, 2013
Faultless service, beautiful ambiance, attractively presented food. But unfortunately the food was very bland! Thai food is my favourite so was disappointed/surprised that the food at this restaurant had such little flavour/no punch to it.
by Linda P
Jan 16, 2013
It was a most enjoyable evening. Very attentive staff, comprehensive menu, beautifully presented meals. We have been here before and will return.
by Cathy Smith
Jan 14, 2013
I've eaten here several times before but last night was a big disappointment. Although the restaurant was quiet, the service was shocking and we had to wave over staff several times ! The food was below usual standard ( sent the non sizzling steak back) and the ladies toilet was dirty and without basic requirements. I could go on & on but suffice to say, we won't be returning!
by Cherie Torepe
Dec 24, 2012
De Grand Thai Restaurant is my favourite and the best Thai Food ever. I always choose to take my visitors because I know that they will not be disappointed. The restaurant has nice ambiance and generally overall great service, food and made to feel welcome.
by Joy Hillman
Dec 18, 2012
Great service - prompt and friendly. Food was excellent and our party were well looked after. Clean & tidy - overall a lovely place. Would certainly recommend and would visit again.
by Anne Hunter
Dec 14, 2012
Modern, pleasant decor. Service very good. Food absolutely delicious - wonderful menu and superb food and variety. A wonderful evening spoiled only by EXCESSIVE noise. Couldn't hear ourselves think - or talk!! I recommend some noise baffling/dulling materials.
by Melanie Shaw
Dec 14, 2012
We held our work Christmas party here last night, we had over 90 people and the staff at the restaurant made it all so easy. The food was out of this world and came in abundance I have to say this is some of the best Thai food I have tasted and the feedback from the other staff attending was extremely positive.
The service is amazing and the manager and his team could not have been more helpful. They made our Christmas party a success and everyone had an awesome time. I highly recommend this place for either a nice quiet meal or a larger gathering, the team are professional and fun and worked really hard to make the event special.
Brilliant food, brilliant service, this place should be on every ones must do list!!!
by Mary Troup
Sep 01, 2012
Food was good but obviously most of it prepared earlier in the day as came out very fast from the kitchen.
Not a lot of flavour this time and that was disappointing .... I had brought an overseas guest with me this time.
Also size of portions has been reduced and for the price was too little.
by Cheryl Halliday
Aug 28, 2012
Decor was stunning but service was slow. We were a party of 9 and had to wait a very long time before a waiter came to our table. Food was nice but portions quite small. Good location.
Aug 26, 2012
Lovely lovely food. Very flavourful. I only wish they were less stingy with their portions! :)
by Fiona McTainsh
Aug 21, 2012
Delicious dining experience and warm and friendly service, even during a power cut! It was business as usual with extra candles - lovely!
The service was quietly efficient without being instrusive and the food was served to the table quickly, was very tasty and plentiful.
by Glynne Cockerton
Apr 30, 2012
The service at De Grand is excellent with the staff being attentive,courteous and friendly. The food is always superb with a wide range of interesting and tasty selections.I especially like the vegetarian options as one of our party prefers no meat. This time we tried a green curry option as one of our plates and it was also delicious.What more can I say--we will be back!!!
by She N
Apr 02, 2012
The restaurant was very modern looking and very busy. The food was yummy but the dishes were not big servings like some other Thai restaurants. Found it a bit hard to talk as the place was very noisy! Overall it was a nice and place and would come back again!
by Geoffrey Lamb
Mar 29, 2012
We enjoyed the quality of the food but thought it on the expensive side. The sense of spaciousness is spoiled for us by the hard surfaces which make noise a major problem and conversation difficult, not made easier by the bus stop outside. Their takeaway service we have also enjoyed and thought better value.
Oct 21, 2011
One of our locals! We eat at least here once or twice every two months. Why because we love the food! Delicious fresh ingredients, crisp flavours, friendly wait staff. It's BYO did anyone else mention. Quality food. we love the duck basil and garlic and always have prawns n bacon. Friends love being introduced to it. Great location on Great South Rd - the new restaurant mile!
by SoulnEmmz Amosa
Aug 30, 2011
Had a great time, the food was wonderful aswell as affordable, especially for sucha high maintanence venue?There was no doubt that you's had awesome customer service, will be returning in the future:)
by Connie Johnson
May 15, 2011
Beautiful and clean, lovely inviting place very comfortable and spacious setting, the food was delicious i could not find fault but the service was a tad off, i put that down to communication error, we will all be back again.
by Kerry Shenn
Apr 18, 2011
We went to there last week for dinner at 2, the food was great, tom yum soup very very tasty......
Nice staff! will be back..
by Murray Beckman
Feb 04, 2011
Occasion was a birthday party so there were about 20 in our group. The service was very good, the food was excellent and it is byo. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Jan 14, 2011
Went there last night and were amazed: food's awesome, staff - friendly, service - perfect, etc.
Had takeaways - wasn't as good as dine in experience.
by Louise Connell
Nov 24, 2010
I always go here for takeaways!
Get the fish cakes, pad Thai and cashew chicken.
Sep 21, 2010
Thai is probably our favourite takeaway, so we were very happy when De GRAND opened at the Market Rd shops! I have lost track of how many times I have purchased from here (at least 20+) and it is always EXCELLENT.
We have always bought takeaways, but the restaurant is always buzzing and lively and has a lot of tables out the back as well so would be a good option if you want to eat in.
They are not the cheapest Thai around, but in my opinion they are the BEST!
Aug 14, 2010
Bloody excellent experience, good on you the staff at De Grand. As soon as we walked in we were blown away by the amazing decor - the place LOOKS visually gorgeous. We were quickly seated, given water immediately. Staff were immaculately presented and answered a few questions I had about the menu. We had the prawn entree which I will DEFINITELY be returning for - it was AMAZING. They came in their own little spoons with fresh vege, sauce, and a little lettuce leaf - sooo yummy. I had noodles and he had Red Curry - both were gorgeous. The staff were really attentive, refilling our water without being asked, asking if we needed anything, etc. Very impressive. Can't wait to go back. Amazing place.
Jul 13, 2010
Excellent experience. We went on a night when there was a large group on the tables next to us, but this in no way affected the service or the quality of the food. There were four of us and we had the $49 banquet. Plenty of food, and everything from the appetisers through to the dessert was great. Crisp, clean flavours, nicely spiced where required and presented in a stylish way without the over-the-top garnishing you sometimes get in Thai places. The yellow curry was one of the best I've had, and the Tom Yum soup was delicious. Service was quick and attentive without being intrusive, and the fact we could bring our own wine and pay a very reasonable corkage was a major bonus. Can't wait to go back!
by Maree Keane
Jun 04, 2010
We were a group of six and we had a great evening at de Grand Thai. The ambiance is very modern. The food is very good - we had the banquet at approx $35pp and everything (except the beef) was very good. The beef was a bit chewy. The whole chilly fish was excellent and all the other dishes were very good too. The service was excellent and it was great to be able to bring our own wine. Overall we found the prices very reasonable. We'll be going back again.
Apr 29, 2010
We went to this restaurant for my Dad's 50th! It was fantastic. I couldn't find any fault with the food - the Tom Yum Soup I could have eaten all night! We got the banquet which was about $50 each and definitely value for money. Absolutely adored it, and we will definitely be going back again for more! A++++++++++++++
Apr 28, 2010
Being a great lover of Thai food and eaten all around Auckland I would have to say this is the best around. Beautiful clean, modern and no carved carrots!!The staff are very attentive but not over the top.Great food.Great that it is BYO and not a huge surcharge.
Apr 04, 2010
Nice clean modern Thai restaurant. Helpful attentive wait staff. We took a number of small entrees that were all tasty and nicely presented. For the main courses we played it safe and had a rice and a noodle dish. All the food was freshly prepared and light. The flavors were good and well defined. Good service good food well worth a look.