Nahm (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Discover authentic Thai cuisine at Nahm. From fiery curries to zesty salads, indulge in flavourful dishes bursting with Thai spices.  Savouring the vibrant flavours of Thailand at #NahmAuckland! From spicy curries to zesty salads, every bite is a taste of Thai paradise. Come join the culinary adventure! 🌶️🍜🥢

Upon a serendipitous stumble into Nahm, we found ourselves immersed in the vibrant flavours of Thai cuisine. Tucked away underground, this gem boasts a menu brimming with tantalizing dishes that beckon exploration.

We were planning to eat at Le Paris at Elliott Stables but for some reason, it was closed on a Monday. Thankfully, our culinary adventure led us to Nahm, a Thai restaurant nearby. While Thai cuisine wasn’t initially on our radar, the prospect of trying something new intrigued us.

I have been seeing this place for quite some time now when I pass by Elliot Stables, it’s tempting as this is one of a few restaurant that is located underground so it adds to that “I want to try it factor” specially this summer when it is scorching hot in Auckland, underground might be cooler than something above ground but we were wrong, this place is like a sauna, perhaps the heat trapped in the kitchen spreading throughout the restaurant.

Went for lunch and ordered these:

Chicken Laksa (NZ$19.50), Fresh yellow noodles, laksa curry, bok choy, bean sprout, soft-boiled egg, tofu pop, fish balls

Seafood Pad Thai (NZ$21.90) Stir-fried rice noodles, bean sprouts, egg, sweet tamarind sauce, crushed peanut, and Mixed Seafood

Somtum Poo Plara (NZ$19.90) Fermented fish and pickled field crab spicy, salty n sour

Massaman Beef Cury (NZ$20.50) Slow-cooked beef, Aromatic and tangy curry, coconut cream, potatoes, carrot, onion, cashew nuts

Wok-fried Chilli n Basil (NZ$18.90) Beef Stir-fried chilli and basil, garlic, green bean, mushroom, carrot, onion

We asked for some hot items, as they ask you what spiciness level you want. They are serious with their chillies, when you ask for hot, it literally is hot, you will sweat trust me just on the first bite. So don’t expect this to be the similar spiciness level of other NZ restaurants; their hot does not mean Kiwi hot but it’s legit Thai hot.

I loved the Somtum, Laksa, and Pad Thai. Typical to most Thai dishes, all the food was so sweet, savory, spicy with a touch of sourness all together. Food is very tasty and has the traditional Thai touch to it.

Heaps of items to choose from the menu, and most of them can be interchanged with a variety of meats. It is quite a big place to dine in. The speed of serving was amazing. The staff and atmosphere were so nice. Good vibe as always.

In essence, Nahm is more than just a dining experience—it’s a culinary journey through the vibrant tapestry of Thai flavours. Whether seeking a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner, Nahm promises an unforgettable taste of Thailand in the heart of Auckland CBD.

Nahm Auckland
Address: 39 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: +6409 309 7780


3 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    *big smile* I like, I do! Thought I’d call my genie and come over to have the lovely laksa lunchtime tomorrow . . .and then decided I liked every following dish even more!!! Very, very interested to taste the fermented fish and pickled crab medley . . . ate a lot of pickled fish et al in northern Europe in my childhood . . .sans spices naturally ! Fascinating !!!

    • Raymund says:

      Pickled fish in Europe vs. Asia is very different in taste and texture, as always Asian fermented fish is very tasty salty so we use it more like flavouring rather than the main ingredient.

  2. Eha Carr says:

    Yes, I am aware of this and still have a lot to learn. For me breakfast, for instance, oft consists of slices of black or sweet-sour bread topped with cottage cheese and pickled herrings or anchovies. I remember being only a few years old trying to manage a knife and fork to remove the insides of anchovies ’cause I did not like the ‘inside stuff’ but loved the fish – slippery ba…..ds they were too !!!

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