We've been going to the wonderful Benjarong twice a month (or more) for almost 10 years and the quality of food and service has never wavered. The staff are delightful and the food is amply portioned and utterly delicious. The vegetarian options are prepared as "pure vegetarian" meaning no animal products at all are used apart from a couple of dishes that have egg, but these are also available without. This might not seem a big deal but it is to a vegetarian. Many Thai restaurants will make dishes without meat but often use fish sauces and chicken stock. I might also mention that we live in central Auckland and travel half an hour for our Benjarong fix ;-)
As always the tastiest, freshest Thai food in town. Prawns were huge in our curry and not over cooked, taste buds were dancing. However expensive for the serving size and rice not included.
Great food and food comes out reasonably quickly . Only downside is that it is quite expensive , but the portions are not too bad and fills you up. Our favourites were the Jungle Curry, which was the perfect level of spice, and the crispy duck which was reminiscent of Chinese style sweet and sour pork. Pad Thai was good , but just a bit sweet. I don't think I would have enjoyed it without the edge of lemon. Flavours were really good , if you're looking for a good Thai place in Howick , this is your new go to!