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The Thai Restaurant

1141 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3215, New Zealand
0064073486677
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Ranked #54 of 146 restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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74% Recommend
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English first
Mackay, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed this meal. Quick delivery! Just wasn't hot when it arrived and needed to reheat it. Very enjoyable :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went for a lunch with friends, warm welcoming and silent ambience with a taste of real thai food..!! Too good. Best for noodles i see.

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Ordered some take-away tonight, chef cooked pretty fast , me & my partner were very impressed , we ordered Thai fried rice, seafood tom yum, money bags, deep fried buttered prawns, pud prik kaeng chicken .. Everything was tasty, worth the money spent. The girl (I talked to her in Thai & she understood pretty well , she told me... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Came here for the first time while on holiday, travel around the world for work & have been to Thailand, a huge Thai fan. We were the only ones in the restaurant, the staff were friendly enough & very prompt and attentive. The food was not so good. The flavours were okay but the chicken was as tough as an... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK, I am a Thai-o-phile!!! I travel to Thailand frequently and adore Thai street food; and yes, I have a Thai partner. Over the past year we have dined at other Thai restaurants in Rotorua, and this is the closest we have found to a genuine Thai style. Thai food is not just about chilli.....I am not a big super-hot... More

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Doha, Qatar
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We enjoyed our starters and the Tom Yum was nice. The Pad Thai was nice but needed peanuts, lime juice and nicer prawns. The red chicken curry was delicious. The waiting staff were very accommodating and friendly. I would return to this restaurant. Note: We visited on Easter Monday - this incurred a 15% surcharge on our bill.

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south wales
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Surprised at the latest reviews. Can only say that when I visited in February everything was very good. Went for lunch and it was very quiet but the food and service was excellent. A bonus is that you can take your own wine which makes the cost very favourable. I do hope the reviews get better.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Despite some of the recent review we tried this place and found it to be quite nice. Food was tasty. Service fine...although they did forget an entree that can happen. Overall it was a good experience. Not quite a 4 rating but good decent Thai food

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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We arrived late in Rotorua on Good Friday after a five hour traffic jam drive from Auckland. We were tired and hungry. Very little was open. We saw The Thai Restaurant and thought we'd get a good meal. Seriously, when is Thai food ever bad? We were wrong. I had stir fried rice beef. A basic. It was greasy and... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

An early dinner...three patrons only rattling around...both starters were as usual well prepared and tasty. Both mains were disappointing: poor and unauthentic ingredients, poorly cooked and presented without flourish. Afraid we won't be back.

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