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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, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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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. Tom Yum.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Mark R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Dallas, Texas
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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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Hemsedal, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

had the seafood green curry, not bad. it is pricey but it comes with a lot of seafood including fish, mussels, clams, squid and prawns, so it was worth it. fast service, very polite, the ambience in the restaurant was very nice too, dim lights, traditional thai statues, batik, etc.

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Taupo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hadn't been for awhile and just reminded me how good it is. We went for lunch and we all enjoyed it and want to go back soon

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Absolutely fantastic service, best I have had in the longest time. food at this restaurant was amazing, so tasty snd great to share! Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Taupo.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had dinner with friends on the 11th May 2015,the service and the waiting staff was great,as for the food was average the Pad Thai was not all tjat great too sweet,would think hard to visit again.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went here for Mothers Day. Had heard about it from various people. It got very busy after we arrived but that didn't stop the wait people from being very attentative and not a long wait for food. We loved the service. Made us think of being in Thailand again. The food - Pad Thai. My husbands favourite. Found a lot... More 

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

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  • 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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