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De GRAND Thai Restaurant & Bar

4 star rating 35 reviews

Telephone 09-522 2233

93 Great South Rd
Auckland City

Thai, Asian, A La Carte
Lunch: Mon-Fri 12 noon - 3pm
Dinner: Mon-Sun 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Delivery : Sun-Thu 5:30pm- 9:30pm
Provided by business


Of the imported cuisines popular in the New Zealand, De Grand offers one of the most consistently healthy Thai cuisine and well-balanced diets available. Its various techniques and components are a fusion of contributions made by the Thai cultures.


Photo of De GRAND Thai Restaurant & Bar
Special Raw Prawns!
Garlic and Pepper Pork!
Homemade Blueberry Cheesecake!
Cream Brulee!
Main Dining Area!

More Information

Free Off-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Smart casual
Good For Groups:
Good For Children:
Spirits, Wine, Beer
BYO, Corkage Charge
Wheelchair Accessible:
Takes Reservations:
Dietary Restrictions:
Gluten-free, Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Dinner, Lunch, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
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Reviews for De GRAND Thai Restaurant & Bar

3 star rating
by Nirma K.
13th May 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.

5 star rating
by Nadine D.
24th February 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.

3 star rating
by Minyee S.
14th July 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.

5 star rating
by Marta P.
26th May 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.

5 star rating
by Michelle Y.
26th April 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.

1 star rating
by cc
23rd March 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

5 star rating
by Katrina B.
12th March 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.

3 star rating
by Mane B.
2nd March 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.

4 star rating
by Linda P.
16th January 2013

It was a most enjoyable evening. Very attentive staff, comprehensive menu, beautifully presented meals. We have been here before and will return.

2 star rating
by Cathy S.
14th January 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!

5 star rating
by Cherie T.
24th December 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.

4 star rating
by Joy H.
18th December 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.

4 star rating
by Anne H.
14th December 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.

Anne Hunter

5 star rating
by Melanie S.
14th December 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!!!

3 star rating
by Mary T.
1st September 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.

3 star rating
by Cheryl H.
28th August 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.

4 star rating
by Adeline
26th August 2012

Lovely lovely food. Very flavourful. I only wish they were less stingy with their portions! :)

5 star rating
by Fiona M.
21st August 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.

5 star rating
by glynne c.
30th April 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!!!

3 star rating
by Sheila N.
2nd April 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!

3 star rating
by Geoffrey L.
29th March 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.

4 star rating
by victoria
21st October 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!

5 star rating
by SoulnEmmz A.
30th August 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:)

5 star rating
by ellerslie r.
15th May 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.

4 star rating
by Kerry S.
18th April 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..

4 star rating
by Murray B.
4th February 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.

3 star rating
by Larik
14th January 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.

5 star rating
by Louise C.
24th November 2010

I always go here for takeaways!

Get the fish cakes, pad Thai and cashew chicken.

5 star rating
by Russell
21st September 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!

5 star rating
by Lucy
14th August 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.

5 star rating
by Darren
13th July 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!

5 star rating
by Maree K.
4th June 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.

5 star rating
by Lette
29th April 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++++++++++++++

5 star rating
by louiethefly
28th April 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.

4 star rating
by Richard
4th April 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.

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