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- Takeaway / Fast Food
- Free On-Street, Free Off-Street
- Price Range:
- Cheap, Under $15
- Good For Groups:
- Good For Children:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Takes Reservations:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Meals Served:
- Breakfast, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Payment Types:
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for Thai Container
14th June 2013
Great authentic thai food!! The food are so amazing I have tried just about every dish on their menu and absolute love it. Great price, great portion size and great people that are always so friendly. I went down last weekend again for my thai fix hmmm chicken peanut sauce and vegetable stir fry my fav!! Thumbs up guys
by Ray S.
2nd June 2013
I had looked at MenuMania to find a nice place to eat when we came to Chch. I was intrigued to read about Thai Container and thought we would give it a go. We love thai food. After reading the reviews we were expecting good things and was not surprised. Unfortunately it was raining and we were unable to sit and eat. We were not disappointed. We will definitely be back and will probably bring the Whanau to let them know of this delightful little surprise.
27th May 2013
Read the reviews on here so thought I’d give the lamb massaman a try.
Ended up disappointed. Tasted alright, but the rice container was half full (rice is cheap, only Thai place I’ve ever known that didn’t fill the little rice container up!) and the curry itself was half sauce. Very little meat, maybe half a dozen smallish pieces and a small handful of potato and veges. For $15, I’d expect a good meal.. but this fell short of even feeding one person.
If you’re looking for a good feed of Thai food, there are plenty of other places in Christchurch with considerably better value for money.
by Frank M.
4th May 2013
Great food for the price, Chicken Pad Thai is my favourite here often very quick to order so its perfect for (a big) lunch. Also the fresh spring rolls are awesome.
24th April 2013
This is the best value bang for your buck meal I have found worldwide.
Great friendly service, good size portion and very cheap when compared to what else is on offer in this city.
I had been recommended this place by several people I had met while staying in Christchurch, it seemed to be the talk of the town, people have likened it to the first pop up that arose from the Earthquakes, some really motivated individuals who just wanted to carry on making the best dam Thai food ever!
On arrival I was a little taken back, this isn’t a restaurant, but this is one heck of a cool idea, it’s full of flair, it’s a huge shipping container decked out as a 40ft kitchen, 10/10 for creativity.
Next was the service once again they couldn’t have done a better job even if they tried, polite, friendly and helpful staff, no wonder there we’re people queing up for lunch 10/10
The meal, although it was packaged in a container (hence the name I guess “Thai Container”)
It was absolutely delicious, I had a spicy chicken lemongrass and some fresh spring rolls.
The spicy chicken lemongrass was full of flavor and came with a side of rice all for only $12.50, extremely reasonable, as I have eaten other Thai food in Christchurch which has cost upwards of $16 for the same meal, same size.
The fresh spring rolls we’re once again amazing, no wonder they can’t be beaten for quality service and taste, I look forward to a long lasting affair with the Thai Container.
And I seriously recommend you all try this, you will not be disappointed.
by Dan A.
17th April 2013
Flawless, every time I eat here its amazing! The food is fantastic, and comes out fast, very fresh ingredients. The staff are friendly and fun! An undeniable 10/10 all round from me and highly recommended.
by Shanon c.
17th April 2013
Fantastic wee restaurant recommend it to all, never had a meal that didn’t taste fantastic, and although being a tradie I’ve never walked out hungry.
Thanks for the excellent food and great service
by Zane Y.
16th April 2013
My partner and I love thai food and were always skeptical of trying a different Thai place than our usual. We got stuck one night for dinner late at night and thought nothing would be open and found Thai container not expecting to much and thinking me might get food cooked earlier in the night we gave it a gable. WOOW to our amazement the food came out piping hot and fresh! customer service was top notch friendly chat from the staff taking the orders I found this place to be the best Thai food I have had out of Thailand
Customer service 10/10
finding the best Thai food outside Thailand PRICELESS !
FOUND MY NEW FAVORITE THAI TAKE AWAY !
A MUST TRY !
9th March 2013
I certainly won’t visit Thai Container again. Bad attitude!
I’ve had the benefit of experiencing good food from traveling widely and especially South East Asia, so Thai food is no strange affair for me.
I would rate the food average when comparing with a couple of other Thai food places in Christchurch that serve properly with plates, ambiance and service with a smile. The reason I rate Thai Container as “poor” is because of their lousy attitude.
I had ordered close to $50 of food snacks including an entree of Pork Ribs ($10). When it was offered to me in a plastic container with 6 skinny pieces of what looked like scrappy leftovers, I was surprised.
I went on to eat with friends the rest of the meal, which were not too bad. When we had finished, I decided to let the good folks know how I felt about my eating experience.
When I approached the counter, this lady who seemed like the owner, asked if I wanted anything (else). I asked her if she would be happy to receive a feedback from me. She looked worried and unfriendly to begin with. Then I went on to mention about me not satisfied with the Pork Rib (with hardly any meat on). She curtly said she had no complains from others instead of finding out why I was not satisfied. She then went on to turn away and minding her own business while I was still speaking to her, practically ignoring me. I left.
I have eaten nice pork ribs at other places.
Just take for instance, if I were to compare with Lone Star Restaurant; for $37 you get 12 gigantic, meaty ribs (including additional FREE Buffalo chips, coleslaw, ice-water, nice ambiance, good dedicated service with a smile and all), it would make Thai Container’s $10 pork ribs seem less than just ONE piece of those Lone Star ribs.
Not for me, this one.
by Meaghan X.
4th February 2013
Great food, always friendly and patient, like the time I couldn’t find my card.
Food is amazing and the fresh spring rolls are divine!
Never had a main as I love the rolls so much I get a pack for dinner on my way home.
by Kat F.
26th October 2012
Thai Container is delicious! Im not even a big Thai Food fan! Well I wasn’t until I tried these people! Those fresh chicken spring rolls are to die for! And the Lamb Massaman is honestly the best taste in the world!!!! Only tiny piece of criticism is that there isn’t a lot of meat in the meals. But in saying that its so yum your too busy savouring the taste to notice!!!
by Kate D.
22nd August 2012
Drive past this place every day, and finally decided to try it. It was delicious!! The raw vege spring rolls were so fresh and tasty, and my tofu, eggplant and chili w/ veges was amazing. Plus prices are fantastic at only $10-13 for mains. Definitely going to be a regular here!
27th March 2012
Yum!! Love this place! The fresh spring rolls are delicious! And the satay is very good too. And I have never ever managed to order a bad meal from this place…hope they stay! The service is also wonderful.
19th March 2012
Been to Thailand heaps and have to agree this food is pretty authentic , it tastes like the real deal.
The funniest thing is it really felt like i was there, they have done a cool job of dressing it up, nice to see a good use put to the old shipping container, really brightened up the corner too.
Food was worth the wait, guess i waited a good 30mins for 5 dishes , all of which were really good, good food, cheerful and cheap, scores a 10/10 for me
17th January 2012
This is such a fantastic little place, it really caught my eye driving past, i had to get a closer look so i went right back around the block to check it out, having read the previous reviews now, i have to agree, it’s best to phone order, i must have got their the same time as 30 others, lol, so waited a good 30mins for my meals , but now i realise that the wait was well worth it.
I had a Pad see Eiw chicken and the Tom Kha Gai, my husband settled for his same old Lamb massasman and boy we’re we pleasantly surprised, not only was the food absolutely fantastic but the owner of the business walked around giving people samples of her famous fresh spring rolls , which I’m now totally addicted to , my husband let out a grunt when i asked how his meal was, that is generally a good sign, so thank you for a delightful time and the food.
let me set the scene,
When we arrived there must have been 20 or more people standing around laughing and chatting, the centre of attention seemed to be coming from the caravan where one of the staff we’re telling the story of how they came to be there, turns out they are survivors of the earthquake which claimed their business in the city centre, generally i would never waffle on but these guys really deserve some recognition here for picking themselves up and carrying on, the cheerful and humorous banter helped everyone there forget about the time and i got a really good vibe there, this it is a place where people can go and enjoy each others company and great food even though we are all strangers it feels as if it pulls us all closer, the staff there we’re great, and so friendly, i can’t wait until they open their container, it really is becoming an icon in Christchurch , so many people love it and i see it all over other peoples face book pages, OK so don’t just take my word for it, go and try it just once to find out about the magic that I’m talking about.
It’s really really good food and it’s at a really good price.
Good on you
KIA KAHA Guys
23rd November 2011
I got to say, very cheap price for a thai meal. for $10 you can get a filling feed and it tastes great as well.
my fav dishes from this place is Tofu with basil, plenty of vegetable!
I also love the fresh spring rolls, especially their home made sauce for it, can’t have enought of that.
19th November 2011
Before i go into detail, one very important thing to note about this cute and tasty food, The wait can be long around dinner time, i learnt this after the first time i ordered food here and waited nearly 45mins, but the food was certainly worth the wait and the cheerful conversation mixed in with a horde of other people kinda passed the time anyway, but be warned, phone or txt orders are the way to go with this place.
OK, now about the food…..
I was driving home down Bealey ave when i noticed the footpath sign, Thai Food, yummy, i thought i would ty it out, it wasn’t until i got to the caravan that i realised these are the same guys that had my favourite little spot in the city so i was instantly happy to see that they had carried on doing what they do best eve after loosing everything in the earthquake, well needless to say i ordered my meal which consisted of 1 BBQ Beef Salad and some fresh spring rolls, (god ive missed those)
I was told there was about a 30min wait which almost put me off, but hey, good thai food is hard to come by , but great thai is worth waiting for, so i chose to wait, and engaged in light banter with a whole lot of the hospital staff from next door, very busy little place, i love what they have done with the whole graffiti art , it’s like a bamboo forest, it looks so neat.
The food was of course absolutely fabulous and so fresh, i was tempted to pull over and eat it in the car , but i made it home and just loved it soo much i wanted to share this with you all, but keep in mind if you dont want to wait then it would pay to txt the order in , i have been back at least onc or twice a week now for the past 3 weeks, and love it so much, good on you girls for keeping the thai food alive, i love your work, and your food, mwah
thanks for saving my taste buds
by Sharon K.
16th October 2011
love Thai food, and have ever since i traveled through Thailand, it’s hard to find the authentic taste so when i do i rave about it,
i found these guys on Bealey ave setup in a caravan after loosing their inner city restaurant, good on them for making the best out of a bad situation, and much too my surprise the food was really really good, i was waiting and listening to others to hear what the favorite dishes were but they had too many, i noticed a lot of medical staff eating there so guess it cant be too bad.
I ordered a chicken pad Thai and the satay sticks for my husband and i had the BBQ beef salad and some fresh spring rolls.
my hubby smashed back both his dishes in about 10mins and then went and ordered another lot of the satay sticks to take home, so he is in love with the place now .
My BBQ beef salad so surprisingly quite filling so i only managed to get into the spring rolls when we got home, they were SO yummy , and so healthy i couldn’t believe you could make food that healthy be so tasty
I drive past everyday and if i could afford it i would quit cooking an let these girls do it for me and my family.
I highly recommend them.
Great Food, great taste
by Mickey D.
26th September 2011
This place gets better and better every time i come down , the Container looks fabulous and they have certainly put in a real effort to continue to trade after losing their restaurant , there are some new surprises on the meu so i tried a couple of the new dishes and im addicted, im kicking my kitchen out of the house and eating there every night, still need to phone order ahead to avoid any que, but they have put down big kick ass communal tables for everyone to sit at, almost has a dux de lux feeling to it, im loving and and the food.
Sincerely, try their food once and you’ll be hooked for life, i am.
10/10, Well Done!!!
It is so refreshing to eat traditional Thai Food, and these ladies are really amazing with their fresh and delicious inventions, some seating out in the sun a nice smooth green curry and their wonderful fresh spring rolls
This has been the best lunch ever, and good on them for making the best out of all the bad things here in Christchurch.
Way to go!
P.S. This place has relocated from the city to the corner of Bealey Ave and Caledonian Road, went hunting into the city looking for them after reading the other reviews, glad I did too, it was well worth it.
by Simon G.
24th January 2011
They have some beautiful Curry’s here, the Green Curry was absolutely Delicious , and they have these traditional freshly made spring rolls, I’m eating them everyday nearly.
il never get sick of their food.
28th December 2010
WOW, I have finally found gold, this little inner city food hall is a well presented well lit getaway for people who love Asian food, Isarn Thai is undoubtedly the best Thai takeaway in the city, they display Cuisine and Restaurant reviews about there food which shows the confidence in their natural and traditional style of cooking and Asian fusion art.
The food is fresh and full of flavour, high on my list is the award winning Fresh Spring rolls, and dipping sauce, i buy these daily.
There Curry’s are beautiful and also high on my list.
Friendly staff, great food, reasonably priced, not the spot for a romantic getaway but if you love Thai food, you’re gonna love this.
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