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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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  • 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
Top notch Thai restaurant!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Susan S
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Lyons, Colorado
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Haifa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Lyons, Colorado
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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 via mobile

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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Victoria, Canada
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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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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ate here on our second night in Lake Taupo, visiting with our son and his wife from the States. Had to wait past our reservation as the place was full. The four dishes we enjoyed were very good. But not spicy as typical Thai food.

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Otaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dined here after the Taupo concert in January. Food was very nice at reasonable prices and service also very good. Would certainly come here again.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This spot is somewhere I go each time I stay in Taupo. The food is always fantastic and the service just lovely. Never fails me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited there good we come with quite grumpy faces. I had prawn in coconut red curry that more sweet in taste and overpowered with coconut cream. Any way I ate that with fried rice. We visited that place few times before but some thing missed out with food quality with this visite. Starter was good coz I love spring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had a lovely meal here at very reasonable prices. We shared pad Thai and chicken Penang curry with rice. Would highly recommend both. Will definitely visit again if in Taupo.

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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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