If you are a huge fan of Thai food like me, then you definitely need to check Saan out. This Northern Thai restaurant is situated in the heart of Ponsonby and ticks all the boxes. It is nice and spacious, staff are incredibly attentive, food is fantastic and comes in a timely manner and the decor gives the place incredibly relaxing vibes. The owners of Saan also own Cafe Hanoi and Xuxu Dumpling Bar – two places that have been on my checklist for awhile.
I would definitely recommend going in a group so that you can try a variety of dishes. The menu is ordered in an ascending order of spicy-ness. Kua Gai ($16) was definitely my favourite dish out of the ones we tried – the flat rice noodles went perfectly with the sauces (on the left in photo above). Price wise, this place actually isn’t too bad, especially as the restaurant is situated in Ponsonby central! I definitely would love to go back and try out the rest of the menu.
Saan / 160 Ponsonby Road, Auckland