About us

Authentic Thai food in the heart of Ponsonby

Our mission is to bring authentic Thai food and flavours to New Zealand, and challenge the tastebuds of our guests.

Delight in the rich and tangy flavours that will take you straight to the streets of Bangkok with your first bite.

Pam, the owner of Chu Thai Eatery, came to New Zealand from Bangkok with the goal of studying business and then immediately returning to her home country.

However, the friendly faces, vibrant hospitality scenes, and diversity Aotearoa offered meant she couldn’t bear to leave. After 15 years owning a well-loved takeaway in the North Shore, with her eyes constantly on opening an authentic Thai restaurant in Ponsonby, 2018 provided the opportunity she was waiting for.

Named after Pam’s mum – the best cook she knows – Chu Thai roughly translates into ‘Raising Thai’, and not only honours her mother, who taught her everything she knows, but it also honours Pam’s goal of raising the standard and authenticity of Thai food available to Auckland’s hungry restaurant goers.

If you are looking for real Thai food and flavours, at affordable prices in the central area of Auckland, then Chu Thai is the place to go!

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