PhuThai Esarn • Cambridge Terrace
PhuThai Lanna • Tory St.Wellington, New Zealand

  • Mon - Fri 12p.m - 2.30pm • 5pm - Late
  • (Esarn closed TUE • Lanna closed MON)
  • Sat - Sun 5p.m - Late

$11 lunches

Mon - Fri

Our menu for Phuthai Lanna has recently been updated!
Food delivery now available via

Need a place for your birthday, work functions or private party?

We would love to hear from you. Phuthai Lanna can seat up to 90 people.

Make a booking

Voted Best of Wellington

Authentic North and North Eastern Thai Cuisine

We've been awarded Best of Wellington by Capital Times (Best Thai Restaurant 2012 and 2013) and received glowing praise in the media including restaurant critic David Burton.

  • PhuThai Esarn

    35 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington

    04 801 5006
  • PhuThai Lanna

    Cnr Vivian & Tory Street, Wellington

    04 801 7771
  • Licensed B.Y.O

  • Mon - Fri

    12pm - 2.30pm • 5pm - Late(Esarn closed Tue • Lanna closed Mon)

    Sat - Sun

    5pm - Late

Christmas BYO Promotion

9 December 2017

$3/Bottle corkage fee throughout December! (Wine only please, please mention this when making a reservation).

Interview with Abigail Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer

14 June 2014

The Dominion Post recently (Apr 10 2014) featured an interview with Abigail Boyle in which she talks about PhuThai Lanna being her go-to place for Thai food. Click here to read more.

David Burton reviews PhuThai Esarn

18 October 2012

The Dominion Post recently posted a glowing review for PhuThai Esarn by reknowned food critic David Burton which you can view here. He originally visited us when we were a smaller establishment and gave us an equally positive review. We hope to see you again soon!

PhuThai Esarn in The Dominion Post - My Favourite Table

18 October 2012

The Dominion Post recently featured an article on PhuThai Esarn under the 'My Favourite Table' section with a piece on New Zealand artist Jane Blackmore who talks about our restaurant being a favourite of hers. You can read more about it here.

A Night of Inspiration at PhuThai Lanna

1 October 2012

Please join us to celebrate the achievements of Hands Across the Water, a charity organisation helping the children of Thailand who were orphaned by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.

Come and be entertained by some of the wonderful children it supports from the Baan Tharn Namchai Orphanage. You will hear the story of Hands Across the Water, meet the children and be inspired by the people who have given them life and hope again.

WHEN: Thursday 11th October, 5.30pm
WHERE: PhuThai Lanna Restaurant, cnr Tory and Vivian Street, Wellington.

$50 per person includes wine, beer and platter food.

To purchase your tickets email nzhatw@gmail.com. We have 80 tickets available so you'll have to be quick!

For more information about Hands Across the Water check out the website and Facebook page.

 

PhuThai Restaurant Awarded Best of Wellington 2012

29 September 2012

We are pleased to have been awarded Best Thai Restaurant in Wellington 2012 for the second year running as voted by the readers of Capital Times!

You can check out the list of awards here.

Once again thanks to all those who voted and we hope to see you soon!

 

PhuThai Restaurant Awarded Best of Wellington 2011

5 October 2011

Following on from last year's placing we are pleased to have been awarded Best Thai Restaurant in Wellington 2011 as voted by the readers of Capital Times.

You can check out the list of awards here.

Thanks to all those who voted!

 

PhuThai Lanna menu updated

31 December 2010

We have now updated the menu for the PhuThai Lanna Restaurant.

 

Website updated

26 December 2010

To coincide with the opening of PhuThai Lanna we have renovated the website.

You can view information on our restaurants including the latest news, menus and images. We will continue to update the site over the coming months.

 

PhuThai Lanna Now Opened!

12 November 2010

Sawasdee! We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new restaurant - PhuThai Lanna. We are located just a few minutes walk away from PhuThai Esarn at 39-41 Cnr. Tory & Vivian, Wellington.

PhuThai Lanna brings you the very best of the Northern Thai kitchen.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

PhuThai Esarn Awarded Best Restaurant

6 October 2010

We are pleased to have been awarded as one of the top three Thai Restaurants in Wellington 2010 by Capital Times.

You can check out the list of awards here.

Appetisers

  • Thai Fish Cakes or Thai Prawn Cakes
    $11.5

    Tasty Thai style deep fried fish cakes or prawn cakes served with sweet chilli dipping sauce

    $11.5
  • Fresh Spring Rolls Chicken
    $7.5

    Fresh Spring rolls filled with chicken, fresh vegetables and herbs

    $7.5
  • Toong Thong
    $7

    Deep fried minced chicken and shrimp parcels

    $7
  • Karee Puff
    $7.5

    Curry puff stuffed with minced chicken, potato and onion

    $7.5
  • Goong Yang
    $11.5

    Grilled prawn served with spicy seafood sauce

    $11.5
  • Meuk Yang
    $8

    Grilled squid served with spicy seafood sauce

    $8
  • Mixed Entrées
    $8

    Karee Puff, Spring Roll, Toong Thong, Chicken Na Kai

    $8
  • Chicken Na Kai
    $7

    Tasty deep fried chicken patties on bread

    $7
  • Chicken Satay
    $8.5

    Slices of chicken, marinated in curry powder

    $8.5
  • Fried Vegetarian Spring Roll
    $6.5

    Deep fried vegetarian spring roll with vermicelli and vegetables (V, VG)

    $6.5

Curry

  • Green Curry
    $17.5

    Tasty Thai green curry & coconut milk, vegetable comes in a flavour of chicken or beef (GF) (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24.00)

    $17.5
  • Mussaman Beef Curry
    $17.5

    Mussaman curry and coconut milk with peanuts and potatoes

    $17.5
  • Panaeng Curry
    $17.5

    Thai thick red curry and coconut milk and vegetables come in your selection of chicken, beef or pork (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24)

    $17.5
  • Red Curry
    $17.5

    Awesome Thai red curry with coconut milk, vegetables accompanied by your choice of chicken, beef or pork (GF) (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24)

    $17.5
  • Red Duck Curry
    $20.5

    Roasted duck in red curry, vegetables, special with pineapple and tomatoes

    $20.5

Rice and Noodle

  • Pad Thai
    $16.5

    Fried rice noodle with house made tamarind based sauce, spring oninon, egg, peanut and a choice of chicken, beef or pork

    $16.5
  • Pad Thai Prawns
    $20.5

    Fried rice noodle with house made tamarind based sauce, spring onion, egg, peanut and prawns

    $20.5
  • Pad See Yew
    $16.5

    Thai style fried rice noodle with chicken, pork or beef and thickened soya sauce

    $16.5
  • Khao-pad
    $16.5

    Fried rice with choice of chicken, pork or beef and vegetable

    $16.5

Stir-Fried

  • Basil Chicken, Pork or Beef
    $17

    Stir fried slices of chicken, beef or pork with fresh chilli, sweet basil and vegetables

    $17
  • Pad Khing
    $16.5

    Stir fried chicken, beef or pork with fresh ginger and vegetables

    $16.5
  • Chicken and Cashew nuts
    $17.5

    Stir-fried chicken and cashew nuts with vegetables

    $17.5
  • Pad Pong Karee Ta-ley
    $23.5

    Stir fried seafood combination in a curry sauce with spring onion and capsicum

    $23.5
  • Choo chee Goong
    $22.5

    Prawns cooked in red curry with capsicum and kaffir lime leaves (GF)

    $22.5
  • Pad Praew Wan
    $16.5

    Thai style sweet and sour stir-fried with beef, chicken or pork

    $16.5
  • Pad Phet Duck
    $21.5

    Hot chilli paste stir fry with mixed herbs and basil with duck

    $21.5
  • Pad Peanut Sauce
    $16.5

    Sauteed chicken, beef or pork with vegetables and peanut sauce

    $16.5

Esarn Food

  • Nam-tok Beef
    $18.5

    Grilled beef with fresh herbs, lime leaves, lime juice, onion and chilli (GF)

    $18.5
  • Beef Salad
    $18.5

    Grilled beef salad with Thai dressing sauce (GF)

    $18.5
  • Som-tam Goong Tod
    $18

    Carrot salads with deep fried shrimp lemon juice, tomato, garlic and chilli

    $18
  • Som-tam Carrot
    $13.5

    Carrot salads with lemon juice, tomato, garlic and chilli (GF)

    $13.5
  • Larb
    $17.5

    Minced chicken, pork or beef with fresh herbs, lime leaves, lime juice (GF)

    $17.5
  • Larb Ped
    $21.5

    Minced duck with fresh herbs, lime leaves and lime juice

    $21.5
  • Tom sab Neur - Fired Pot
    $21.5

    Hot and spicy beef soup - Esarn Style with galangal and lemon grass (GF)

    $21.5
  • Pha Goong
    $22.5

    Spicy prawn salad with chilli based paste and sliced lemon grass (GF)

    $22.5
  • Tom Yum Gai - Fired Pot
    $21.5

    Hot and sour chicken soup with mushroom, lime juice and lemongrass (GF)

    $21.5
  • Yum Seafood
    $24

    Spicy mixed seafood salad with lime juice and chilli sauce (GF)

    $24
  • Larb Tofu
    $15.5

    Esarn style fried tofu with fresh herbs, lime leaves, lime juice (V, GF)

    $15.5

Soup

  • Tom Yum Goong
    $24.5

    Hot and Sour prawn soup with mushroom, lime juice and lemon grass (GF) (Bowl - $11)

    $24.5
  • Tom Yum Ta-ley
    $26.5

    Hot and sour mixed seafood soup with mushroom, lime juice and lemon grass (GF)

    $26.5
  • Tom Kha Gai
    $21.5

    Chicken coconut milk soup with galangal, lemon grass and Lime juice (Bowl - $8.5)

    $21.5

Hot Plate

  • Pad Cha Ta-ley
    $23.5

    Thai style stir fried assorted seafood with fresh chilli, rhizome, basil leaves and vegetables

    $23.5
  • Lamb ka-ta ron
    $22.5

    Grilled fillet of lamb served on sizzling hot dish with vegetable

    $22.5
  • Seafood Pad Nam Prik Pow
    $23.5

    Stir fried mixed seafood with Thai chilli paste served on sizzling hot dish

    $23.5

Seafood Special

  • Pla rad Prik
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with Thai chilli sweet and sour sauce (GF)

    $29
  • Hor Mok Ta-ley
    $26.5

    Popular Thai combination seafood steamed with red curry sauce and coconut milk (GF)

    $26.5
  • Pla sa-mune Prai
    $29

    Deep fried whole fish topped with crispy lemon grass and lime leaves, served with special sauce (GF)

    $29
  • Larb Pla tua
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with herbs, roasted and crushed rice mixed in a lemon based sauce (GF)

    $29
  • Pla rad Kaew Wan
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with vegetables cooked in Thai green curry (GF)

    $29
  • Pla Choo Chee
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with traditional Thai red curry sauce (GF)

    $29

Vegatarian

  • Tofu pad praew wan (sweet and sour) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Tofu Cashew Nut and vegetables
    $16.5

    $16.5
  • Green Curry Tofu and vegetables
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Steamed vegetables
    $5

    (V, GF)

    $5
  • Red Curry Tofu and vegetables
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Fried vegetarian spring rolls
    $7

    (V, VG)

    $7
  • Tofu Pad Khing (stirred-fry with ginger) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Basil Tofu and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Fresh vegetarian spring rolls
    $7

    (V, VG, GF)

    $7
  • Panaeng Tofu (Thick Red Curry) & vegetables
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Pad See Yew Tofu and vegetables
    $15.5

    $15.5
  • Pad Thai Tofu with vegetables
    $15.5

    $15.5
  • Pad phet Tofu (hot chilli stirred-fry) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Khoa-pad Tofu (fried rice) and vegetables
    $15.5

    $15.5
  • Tofu Stirred-fried with Oyster Sauce and vegetables
    $16

    $16

Dessert

  • Plain ice cream
    $6.5

    $6.5
  • Ice cream
    $8

    with Lychee / Pineapple

    $8
  • Sweet sticky rice with lychee & ice cream
    $9.5

    $9.5

Extra (with main course order only)

  • Pork, chicken or beef
    $3.5

    $3.5
  • Shrimp or fish
    $3.5

    $3.5
  • Cashew nut
    $3

    $3

Appetizers

  • Meuk Yang
    $8

    Grilled squid served with spicy seafood sauce (GF)

    $8
  • Chicken Satay
    $8.5

    Thai satay chicken served with light hot peanut sauce

    $8.5
  • Toong Thong
    $7

    Deep fried minced chicken and shrimp parcels with mixed vegetables

    $7
  • Karee Puffs
    $7.5

    Ground prime chicken, Thai herbs and spices all enveloped in golden puff pastry

    $7.5
  • Goong Yang (Tiger Prawn)
    $9.5

    Grilled prawns served with spicy seafood sauce (GF)

    $9.5
  • Goong Yang (Prawn Cutlets)
    $11.5

    Grilled prawns served with spicy seafood sauce (GT)

    $11.5
  • Fresh Spring Rolls Vegetarian
    $7.5

    Fresh spring rolls filled with fresh vegetables and herbs (V, VG, GF)

    $7.5
  • Fried vegetarian spring rolls
    $7

    Deep fried vegetarian spring roll filled with vermicelli and vegetables (V, VG, GF)

    $7
  • Fresh Spring Rolls Chicken
    $8

    Fresh spring rolls filled with chicken, fresh vegetables and herbs

    $8

Entrée Soup

  • Tom Yum Gai
    $8.5

    Thai Hot and sour chicken soup with mushroom and chilli (GF)

    $8.5
  • Tom Yum Goong
    $11

    Thai Hot and Sour prawn soup with mushroom, lime juice, and lemon grass (GF)

    $11
  • Tom Kha Gai
    $8.5

    Lightly spicy chicken soup flavored, lemongrass and coconut milk (GF)

    $8.5

Main Soup

  • Tom Yum Goong
    $25

    Thai Hot and Sour prawn soup with mushroom, lime juice, and lemon grass (GF)

    $25
  • Tom Kha Gai
    $25

    Lightly spicy chicken soup flavored, lemongrass and coconut milk (GF)

    $25
  • Tom Kha Ta-ley
    $26.5

    Lightly spicy seafood soup flavored, lemongrass and coconut milk (GF)

    $26.5
  • Tom Yum Tofu
    $21.5

    Thai Hot and sour Tofu soup with vegetables, mushroom, and chilli (V, GF)

    $21.5

Curry

  • Green Curry
    $17.5

    Tasty Thai green curry & coconut milk, vegetable comes in your selection of chicken, beef or pork (GF) (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24)

    $17.5
  • Red Curry
    $17.5

    Awesome Thai red curry with coconut milk, vegetables accompany by your choice of chicken, beef or pork (GF) (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24)

    $17.5
  • Panaeng Curry
    $17.5

    Thai thick red curry and coconut milk and vegetables come in your selection of chicken, beef or pork (GF) (Fish - $22.50, Prawn - $22.50, Mixed Seafood - $24)

    $17.5
  • Red Duck Curry
    $20.5

    Roasted duck in red curry, vegetables, special with pineapple, grapes, and tomatoes

    $20.5
  • Mussamun Beef Curry
    $17.5

    Thai mussamun beef curry and coconut milk with peanuts and potatoes (GF)

    $17.5

Rice and Noodle

  • Pad Thai
    $16.5

    Fried rice noodle with house made tamarind based sauce spring onion, egg, peanut, and a choice of chicken, beef or pork

    $16.5
  • Pad Thai Prawns
    $20.5

    Fried rice noodle with house made tamarind based sauce, spring onion, egg, peanut, and prawns

    $20.5
  • Khao-pad
    $16.5

    Fried rice with choice of chicken, pork or beef and vegetable

    $16.5
  • Khao-pad Pineapple
    $15

    Fried rice with pineapple, tofu, cashew nuts, raisins & turmeric (V, VG, GF)

    $15
  • Pad See Yew
    $16.5

    Thai style fried rice noodle with egg, vegetables chicken, pork or beef and thickened soya sauce

    $16.5

Stir-Fried

  • Chicken and Cashew nuts
    $17.5

    Stir-fried chicken and cashew nuts with vegetables

    $17.5
  • Pad nam mun hoi beef
    $16.5

    Tender slices of beef served with onion and vegetables and oyster sauce

    $16.5
  • Pad praew wan
    $17

    Thai style sweet and sour stir-fried with chicken, beef or pork, pineapple, and vegetables

    $17
  • Pad Khing
    $16.5

    Stir fried chicken, beef or pork with fresh ginger and vegetables

    $16.5
  • Basil Chicken, Pork, or Beef
    $17

    Stir fried slices of chicken, beef or pork with fresh chilli, sweet basil, and vegetables

    $17
  • Pad Peanut Sauce
    $17

    Sauteed chicken, beef or pork with vegetables and peanut sauce

    $17

Hot Plate

  • Pad Cha Ta-ley
    $23.5

    Thai style stir fried seafood with fresh chili, rhizome, basil leaves & vegetables on sizzling hot dish

    $23.5
  • Seafood Pad Poh Tak
    $23.5

    Stir-fried mixed seafood with tom yum paste & vegetables served on sizzling hot dish

    $23.5

North/Northeastern Thai Dishes

  • Larb
    $17.5

    Minced chicken, beef or pork with fresh herbs, Lime leaves, lime juice (GF)

    $17.5
  • Beef Salad
    $18.5

    Grilled beef Salads with Thai dressing sauce, fresh herbs, and onion (GF)

    $18.5
  • Nam-tok Beef
    $18.5

    Grilled beef with fresh herbs, lime leaves, lime juice, onion, and chili

    $18.5
  • Khao Soi Gai
    $17.5

    Northern Thai curry noodle soup with free-range chicken drumstick

    $17.5
  • Mok Ab Fish
    $20.5

    Grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf with lemongrass, galangal & hints of coconut milk (GF)

    $20.5

Seafood Special

  • Pla sa-mune Prai
    $29

    Deep fried whole fish topped with crispy lemon grass and lime leaves, served with special sauce (GF)

    $29
  • Yum Seafood
    $24

    Spicy mixed seafood salad with limejuice and chili sauce (GF)

    $24
  • Choo Chee Prawn
    $26.5

    Grilled Tiger Prawn with traditional Thai red curry sauce & vegetables (GF)

    $26.5
  • Pla rad Med Ma Muang
    $29

    Deep fried whole fish topped with stirred fried cashew nuts and vegetables

    $29
  • Pla rad Kaew Wan
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with vegetables cooked in Thai green curry (GF)

    $29
  • Pla rad Prik
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with Thai chili sweet and sour sauce (GF)

    $29
  • Larb Pla Tua
    $29

    Crispy whole fish topped with herbs, roasted & crushed rice mixed in a lemon based sauce (GF)

    $29

Vegetarians

  • Green Curry Tofu and vegetables
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Tofu pad praew wan (sweet and sour) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Red Curry Tofu and vegetables
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Steamed vegetables
    $7.5

    (GF, VG)

    $7.5
  • Fresh vegetarian spring rolls
    $7.5

    (V, VG, GF)

    $7.5
  • Fried vegetarian spring rolls
    $7

    (V, VG)

    $7
  • Tofu Cashew Nut and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Tofu Pad Khing (stirred-fry with ginger) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Panaeng Tofu (Thick Red Curry) & veg
    $16.5

    (GF, VG)

    $16.5
  • Tofu Stirred-fried with Oyster Sauce and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Pad See Yew Tofu and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Khoa-pad Tofu (fried rice) and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Basil Tofu and vegetables
    $16

    $16
  • Pad Thai Tofu and vegetables
    $15.5

    $15.5
  • Larb Tofu
    $16.5

    $16.5

Dessert

  • Plain ice cream
    $6.5

    $6.5
  • Ice cream
    $8

    with Lychee or Pineapple

    $8
  • Khao Tom Mud Banana with ice cream
    $8

    $8

Extra (with main course order only)

  • Pork, chicken or beef
    $3.5

    $3.5
  • Shrimp or fish
    $5

    $5
  • Cashew Nut
    $5

    $5
  • GF = Gluten Free
  • V = Vegetarian
  • VG = Vegan
  • VA = Vegetarian option available
Last Updated: 11 Jan 2018 Last Updated: 11 Jan 2018

PhuThai Esarn

35 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
t: 04 801 5006

PhuThai Lanna

Cnr Vivian & Tory Street, Wellington
t: 04 801 7771