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Tong Tara specialize in classic Thai dishes made with fresh and delicious local ingredients to make your mouth water.

142 Hardy St, Nelson, 7010
11:30am - 3:00pm 5:30pm - 9:40pm
03 548 8997
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Main Menu

Available from 11:30am to 9:40pm


E1 Crispy Vegetarian Roll

Vegetarian golden deep fried spring rolls (6pcs).

E2 Prawn Roll

Prawn meat wrapped in thin pastry. (4pcs).

E3 Golden Puff

Puff pastry filled w kumara, pumpkin, potato, and onion. (4pcs).

E4 Chicken Satay Skewer

Grilled marinated chicken skewers served w home-made peanut sauce. (4pcs).

E5 Fish Cakes

Thai fish cakes w finely minced fish, blended w curry paste. Served w clear tangy peanut sauce. (4pcs).

Gluten free
E6 Lemon & Pepper Calamari

Crumbed calamari served w garlic aioli sauce.

E7 Coconut Prawn

Crumbed whole prawn w seasoned coconut. Served w sweet chilli sauce. (5pcs).

E8 Pork Spare Ribs

Marinated pork spare ribs cooked w grill sauce.

E9 Chicken Nibble

Fried marinated chicken nibbles w sweet chilli sauce. (5pcs).

E10 Chicken Filo Tarts

Chicken mince w carrot, water chestnut, and onion filled in a filo tart. (5pcs).

E11 Sundried Pork or Beef

Deep fried marinated pork or beef. Served w chilli sauce.

E12 Rice Paper Fresh Spring Roll

Thai style fresh spring roll. Chicken mince, cucumber, carrot, coriander, and mint. Wrapped in rice paper and served w sweet chilli and crusted peanut dipping. (2pcs).

GF on request
E13 Tong Tara Combination

For two people. Combination starters - crispy vegetarian rolls, golden puffs, fish cakes, and pork spare ribs.

E14 Mini Tong Tara Combination

For one person. Crispy vegetarian rolls, golden puff, prawn roll, and chicken nibbles.

E15 Thai Cracker

Thai prawn cracker topped w chilli jam, pork frost and garnished w spring coriander. (4 pcs).


All served w rice.


All served w rice. Your choice of chicken, beef, pork, vegetarian, prawn, or seafood.

Stir Fry

All served w rice.

F1 Oyster Sauce Stir Fry

Straight oyster sauce stir-fried w seasonal vegetables.

GF on request
F2 Basil Stir Fry

The most well known spicy dish in Thailand. Basil, garlic, and, chilli stir-fried with bamboo and vegetables.

F3 Cashew Nut Stir Fry

This delicious stir-fried recipe features cashew nuts w seasonal vegetables.

GF on request
F4 Satay Sauce Stir Fry

Home made spiced gourmet peanut sauce stir-fried w selected vegetables.

F5 Ginger Stir Fry

Aromatic fresh ginger stir-fried w seasonal vegetables

GF on request
F6 Sweet & Sour Stir Fry

A classic stir-fried w pineapple, cucumber, tomato and seasonal vegetables w homemade sweet and sour sauce.

F7 Calamari w Chilli & Shrimp Paste Stir Fry

Medium spice. Sautéed calamari w oriental Shrimp and chilli paste and lots of vegetables.

F8 Garlic and Black Pepper Stir Fry

Aromatic garlic and black pepper w coriander stir-fried with vegetables on a sizzling plate.

GF on request
F9 Green Curry Stir Fry

Mild spice. Green curry paste stir-fried w seasonal vegetables and coconut cream.

F10 Red Curry Stir Fry

Medium spice. A perfect balance between curry and stir-fried w bamboo shoot, pepper corn, and seasonal vegetables.

F11 Phad Kee Mao Stir Fry

Spicy! A herbs lover dish. Lemongrass, galangal, garlic, ginger, lime leaves, pepper corn, basil w seasonal vegetables.

F12 Spicy Green Bean Stir Fry

Medium spice. Green bean stir-fried w red curry paste, lime leaves, carrot, and mushroom.

Curry Dish

All served w rice. All curries are gluten free.

Duck Dishes

All served w rice.

Rice Dish


Tong Tara Exclusive DIshes

All served w rice.

T4 Lemongrass Lover

Aromatic lemongrass stir-fried w vegetables.

T5 Fried Chicken Spicy Green Bean

Medium spice. Fried chicken cooked w green bean and red curry paste, mushroom, carrot, and lime leaves.

T6 Fried Chicken Cashew Nut Stir Fried

Mild spice. Crumbed fried chicken cooked w seasonal vegetables and special sauce to feature the cashew nuts.

T7 Heavenly Herb

Lots of herbs dish. Lemongrass, galangal, garlic, finger root, lime leaves, coriander, pepper corn, w mushroom and seasonal vegetables.

GF on request
T8 Spicy Fried Chicken

Medium spice. Crumbed fried chicken cooked in special sticky spicy sauce and celery topped w white sesame seeds.

T9 Prawn Dry Tom Yum

Medium spice. Tasty tom yum stir fried w vegetable, mushroom, lime leave, lemongrass, and galanga.

T11 Massaman Beef Chunk

Mild spice. Beef chunk braised in massaman curry till tendered. Served w onion, carrot, potato and peanut.

T12 Fish Garlic & Black Pepper

Mild spice. Lightly crumbed fish cooked w onion, capsicum, baby corn, and pea served w garlic.

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