Saan restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018

Saan is a modern Thai restaurant which offers street food favourites. Photo/Sarah Grace.

Saan restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Saan is a modern Thai restaurant in Ponsonby.

Lovers of spice will appreciate the liberal use of chilli at Saan, an integral element when it comes to achieving balance in the punchy northern Thai dishes served here. Head chef Chutima Polvit gives authentic dishes a contemporary spin by subbing in New Zealand ingredients such as Te Mana lamb, kumara and local fish. The setting is beautifully subdued, with bespoke blond wood furniture and tropical plants offsetting the hissing wok fire and smoke from the chargrill, where Thai street favourites such as aromatic sausages, turmeric chicken and satay are cooked out in the open. Behind the bar, and bringing it all together, is a young, fresh team who can shake a cocktail as well as they can explain the intricacies of the menu.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Craft beer selection
A favourite dish Lanna pork sausage with aromatic spices and kaffir lime, served with green chilli paste
Hours Lunch Wed-Sun, Dinner 7 days
Price $$
Seats 110
Chef Chutima “Say-Say” Polvit

Book now

saan.co.nz
160 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby
Ph 320-4237

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

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