Sunflower Thai Vegetarian Restaurant

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50 High St, Shop 6, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

Restaurant offering all-vegan menu and full table service. Serves Thai food, vegetable dishes, and a variety of mock meats. Domestic credit cards okay. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Thai, Take-out

66 Reviews

First Review by studioahimsa

Affordable and tasty - Edit

A great simple restaurant completely vegetarian and vegan.
Many delicious options.

Pros: great price point nice and cheap, casual dining, many options of mock meats

Cons: no alcohol not major

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If I could go here every day, I would. - Edit

My favorite restaurant in Auckland.

Cheap, FANTASTIC food, kind employees that make you feel welcome, and it's in the CBD.

I get the rice with spicy 'chicken' and veg every time I visit and never get disappointed.

The only thing that bothers me about Sunflower is the lack of natural light, but the quality of food makes up for this.

Pros: The best vegan food in Auckland, in the CBD, cheap food, and kind staff

Cons: Strong artificial lighting

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yummy pad thai - Edit

This was an excellent place. Good prices and great for single meals and sharing.

Pros: food, price

Cons: none

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Good and quick - Edit

Stopped in here while shopping on nearby Queen Street. We ordered several dishes and all were very good. We had a toddler with us and they served us quickly enough there was no meltdown:) It's one street off Queen in the back of an arcade. Very plain decor but clean and solid Thai flavors.

Pros: Flavor, Variety, Quick service

Cons: Decor

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Nice, reasonably priced dinner - Edit

We came here for dinner earlyish on a Saturday evening and we were starving. We ordered spring rolls and fish cakes as entrees and a green curry and fried noodles with chicken and vegetables as mains. Each dish was brought out with seamless timing as soon as we were finished the last. All of them were nice if not outstanding. The mock chicken in both our mains was fine although not convincing and the fish cakes were nice but not fishy. The green curry could have been creamier. With mains under $15 and entrees under $10 our bill was pretty reasonable.

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Straightforward - Edit

Food was fine. Sour and spicy soup and raad na were a bit bland. Spicy chicken and rice was amazing!!!

No windows in the restaurant. Simple decor. Very friendly, and we saw an interesting and mixed clientele. Great prices.

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nice restaurant - Edit

I have heard great reviews for this restaurant, found the food to be good but not great as expected. well priced though, would still recommend and go back.

Pros: good food, inexpensive, lots of options

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Wonderful meal - Edit

Must go in Auckland. It wasn't expensive at all and it was rich I flavour

Pros: Price and flavour

Cons: Downtown

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Tantalising Options, All Vegan - Edit

Sunflower restaurant is entirely vegan, and the owners are really lovely people. The restaurant is very big on vegan mock / faux meats, however if that's not your thing, you can always have one of the vegetable options like the eggplant dish (which I absolutely love) or the pad thai (another one of my favourites). I haven't tried every single item on their menu yet as I always end up having one of the same dishes that I've had. Highly recommend the pad thai; red curry; green curry; crispy chicken with brown rice; dumplings; and pad thai! Try the pad thai first.

Pros: Delicious vegan foods, Very affordable, Friendly staff

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Fab little eatery - Edit

I can't believe I have never reviewed Sunflower! I've been eating with them since they were up in Victoria Street; must be nearly 20 years ago.
An Asian mock meat restaurant with a huge menu and lovely staff.
I usually have the sour & spicy noodle soup because I love noodle soup, but all their meals are great. The fried dumplings are also a fave but I never have room for them.
Good place to go with friends and share dishes. Reasonably priced.

Pros: tasty, cheap, friendly, lots of options

Cons: Atmos is a bit ordinary

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Very authentic - Edit

A very cute and cozy restaurant with amazing vegan options for every taste. Despite being small in size, the food is authentic and tasty. Would definitely recommend to anyone, vegan or non-vegan!

Pros: Entirely vegan, A lot of options, Good price

Cons: Small in size

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Cheap and cheerful - Edit

Very rarely do I get overwhelmed by choices on a menu - so many options here! Nice place for a cheap and cheerful meal out.

Pros: Affordable, Lots of choice, Lovely staff

Cons: Nice but simple food, nothing too exciting, Service a bit slow

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Yeeeees. - Edit

Absolutely loved my meal ❤️ it was soo good and I will get it again tonight. I wish I could remember what it was called.. sweet & spicy noodle soup I think :)

Oh and the seasame pancake is like a mini naan ❤️

Customer service was average. One lady just stood at the cashier staring for 15minutes while we waited... no smile or moving or anything haha.

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Nice Asia Vege Restaurant in Auckland - Edit

Good choice in Auckland for vegetarian & recommended by Trip Advisor
No garlic & onion in the ingredients
Wide selection
Friendly staff

Pros: No garlic & onion in the ingredients , Good location near city centre, Nice food

Cons: A bit noisy during my visit

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best Asian vegan I've ever had - Edit

Everything we tried was absolutely amazing. Gutted to have only visited on holiday, I'd return in a heartbeat if I lived locally. We ordered two starters and four mains to be shared between four of us and it came to $76.

Pros: variety , quality , flavoursome

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Good Food, Very Reasonably Priced. - Edit

Mostly vegan, with fast service. The wait staff are friendly when they have time, but they usually working very hard to get your meal to you quickly and keeping the tables clean and tidy (it can get very busy)

The food is good, not fabulous, but it is satisfying and very inexpensive. I had the mixed veggie stir fry, the spring rolls and and the veggie puffs (like samoasa). All were good.

The set up is kind of confusing, because the condiments (soy sauce, chili sauce) is on a table adjacent to the counter, but the wait staff bring the meal to you.

There's only two containers of each, so you have to get up, bring the condiments to your table. take what you need and return the container.

Overall, definitely a good value and a great place to go if you're really hungry or on a budget.

Pros: Inexpensive, large menu, Fast service.

Cons: Difficult to find (Needs better signage)

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Delicious Pad Thai - Edit

Delicious Pad Thai with reasonable price, good service. The restaurant sign is not too obvious, a bit difficult to find the first time.

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Good and quite cheap - Edit

So great to have a fully vegan asian restaurant available!
My go-to are their big soup bowls with noodles, veggies, and tofu or fake meats. Always quite tasty. The staff is very friendly too.

Pros: tasty, large portions, friendly staff

Cons: not particularly attractive room

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Delicious affordable eats - Edit

Really nice food at reasonable prices- the service was friendly and our order came out quickly.
It's nice that they promote other organizations and businesses that are similar in ethical alignments.

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Cheap and crazy tastey - Edit

Probably one of the cheapest option for eating out (vegan) in auckland and super nice, lots of lock meats which I love but if you're not into that there are also other option like eggplant and toge etc.

Pros: completely vegan, cheap

Cons: none I can't think of

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Very good - Edit

so many different options of yummy tasty vegan food.

Cons: Reasonably priced

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Simple setting, delectable food - Edit

100% vegan restaurant offering huge variety with plenty of mock meats. Try the mutton kebabs and the chicken in peanut sauce. Staff were very friendly.

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Wonderful! - Edit

I was so happy to find vegan food near me at the end of a long day. Absolutely loved their crispy "chicken" and the staff were super nice. Can't wait to go back.

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Nice staff bad food - Edit

I was very happy when I found a Thai vegan restaurant in Auckland. The location is great and staff are super friendly. Unfortunately, food is bad. I ate vegan Thai food in many countries, and I always loved it. However, this time I was very disappointed. Dumplings were not fresh, and the noodles soup with vegetables and tofu chicken was tasteless. The noodles were like glue, and the tofu chicken was bad. I wish I could always give 5 stars to vegan restaurants, but my review must be honest. I hope they will improve the quality of the food.

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Best Thai food and service! - Edit

We visited this restaurant not too long ago. Being travellers from Canada, we weren't familiar with the area. We finally found it and were greeted and seated quickly. The atmosphere was basic but comfortable and welcoming, but don't let the simplicity of decor fool you. This is hands down the best Thai food I have ever had!

I was also happy to see the chefs exit the kitchen to get the fresh ingredients for our meals.

It didn't take too long to fet our meals , but it was obviouilsy not rushed either. You can tell they take pride in their dishes.

We enjoyed every bite of it!

Unfortunately, they dont take credit cards, which was a bit surprising as they are very close to many hotels in the area.

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Service, Taste , Cost

Cons: Too kind

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good for lunch - Edit

not just thai but some chinese too - it used to be a chinese vege restaurant before they took over so i think some of the menu is carried over from that.
they do a really nice chinese hot and sour soup- fantastic in winter and my favourite is spicy basil with mock chicken.
nice staff- i wish them all the best

Pros: cheapish, fresh

Cons: can be slow at peak times

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Delicious Vegan Thai Food - Edit

Sunflower has a great selection from their menu, everything from dumplings to curries and sizzling hot plates.

I really like their Massman Curry and dumplings.

If you're not a fan of meat substitutes then this might not be the place for you.

Many non vegans have been impressed by this place, great friendly service and relaxing casual environment.

Pros: Reasonably Priced, All vegan, Lots of options

Cons: Parking can be difficult

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