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Lotus Thai Restaurant

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137 Tongariro St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 376 9497
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food amazing staff

We stayed one night in Taupo and find this by chance. The food was really good some of the best Thai we have ever had. The staff were awesome, very friendly and polite. Would go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed one night in Taupo and find this by chance. The food was really good some of the best Thai we have ever had. The staff were awesome, very friendly and polite. Would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love Lotus Thai! Try eat it every time I visit Taupo. The red curry is delicious and they have a lot of vegetarian options! Defiantly recommended!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Liked the Tomyam soup from this Thai restaurant. Pity that the bowl was really small...food was nice but on the sweet side and not very very spicy. Pricey but would definitely come again for the quality of the food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This lovely restaurant was perfect in every way! Very attentive and kind service, felt very special. The food (we had vegetarian) was divine! Ambience peaceful, and welcoming -will definitely dine here again .Excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Dined on Wednesday night with a party of 5 and from the minute we walked in we new it was going to be a delightful dining experience. The staff are so pleasant and attentive!! The food came out on great time, was presented beautifully and the taste was simply the best!!! 5 starters, 5 mains, 5 extremely happy costomers. Will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were in the mood, and Lotus gave us what we wanted. Tom Yum. Spicey. Yum. Pad Talay, far too mild for my taste, given that I had ordered it 'spicy'. It was good, but so mild as to be sweet. The seafood was *barely* cooked, and that's a good thing. The leftovers will be good for breakfast. My son... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My friends and I ate dinner here tonight and we're just blown away by it. Service was friendly and with a smile right from the start. Food was excellent and couldn't fault it one bit. A great cuisine and would definitely eat here again! Well done and thank you to all staff members! :) 3happy customers!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful interior, VERY energetic waiter who was a lot of fun -- the food was quite delicious! We had the pad thai and lamb, both 'Kiwi spicy' which was a good amount of kick, but I kind of wish we had tried everything 'Thai spicy' instead. A wonderful place for a date, nice seat by the window and good service,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lotus is a cozy little restaurant very centrally located with great food! I've been here many times and I've always walked away very full and satisfied :) Good variety on the menu and staff is nice and friendly. Definitely worth a try if you're in town looking for some yummy thai food!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was outstanding Thai flavours. We experienced a range of dishes which provided our party with a shared culinary delight. The best way to experience exotic oriental foods is to share. We were not disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Tongariro St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: (07) 376 9497

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  • Cuisine: Thai

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