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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: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yum yum yum!

Yum yum yum! This Thai restaurant is just what you need to warm you up in Taupo. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Food is tasty. Pad Thai was a little sweet but still nice. Wine list wasn't extensive however BYO is available. Agree with other comments it can get a little noisy. Hot towel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Yum yum yum! This Thai restaurant is just what you need to warm you up in Taupo. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Food is tasty. Pad Thai was a little sweet but still nice. Wine list wasn't extensive however BYO is available. Agree with other comments it can get a little noisy. Hot towel brought at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very tasty meals. Very efficient service. Reasonably priced. Place was packed so obviously popular with locals. We had a couple of nervous diners in our group who normally don't love Thai. But both loved the meal. Every single dish we ordered was a knockout. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend the curry puffs and the Pad Thai - we got them to takeaway, more than enough to share between two!

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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Thai food is most likely one of my favs, so i was totally craving some whilst on my holiday in Taupo. I did a quick google and pretty much just randomly came across this place. So glad i did, their food is amazing and well priced! Great serving sizes too! Will totally visit again :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went there after reading the reviews carefully coz we were very disappointed with the previous day's dinner at another restaurant. We were welcomed with very warm although the female waitress was a bit unwelcoming. But other waiters were awesome. Then the food arrived. OMG!!! It was delicious. Finger licking good. Felt like we were in Thai, esp the tom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to the Lotus restaurant with the tripadvisor recomendations, but can not join the high rankes. Most of the dishes we took were good - a soup, beaf in oister sauce. The Pad-Thai with chicken and shrimps was too sweet. But the biggest problem was the unbearable noise in the restaurant. We could hear the conversations from every table,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Been in Taupo a couple of times and have eaten at various Asian restaurants there, good but nothing special.. Lotus Thai is the best one in town and the best Thai dining I've had in NZ. The flavors were wonderful, subtle, not over whelming. Had one of the best whole fish dishes I've had. There were 3 of us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved this place! My boyfriend and I had thai a few days previously along the super touristy restaurant strip and it was awful so we were delighted to find this wonderful place! I had red curry with tofu and and my boyfriend had the green curry with tofu (thai spicy, and it was DEFINATELY thai spicy!). Both were delicious. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went here for my father in-laws 60th Birthday. Had a really neat time and the atmosphere was very suitable to the ocassion

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have been dining here weekly for the past 11 years on our annual 5 month visit to Taupo. Wait staff are very friendly, polite and attentive. Prices are reasonable and the food is consistently excellent. A must place to eat in Taupo. Bert & Marlene, Victoria, BC, Canada March 3, 2015

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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