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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A must visit in Taupo!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We tried a couple of entrees & a couple of mains on the lunch menu, happy with everything - tasty, good lunch portions, lots of options etc. If you like Thai this is a safe bet

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PERTH WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great restuarant. We arrived on a very busy night, didn't have a booking, and were still made very welcome, and adjustments made to accommodate us. The menu was quite extensive and we really need to go back again to try some of the other dishes. The service was prompt and attentive. The three dishes we chose were just delightful, presentation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After reading other reviews on Lotus we knew we had to stop in. The restaurant was bustling when we got there with quite a few large groups but were able to grab a table for two and so glad we did! Food was hot, fast and great on the spice level. Excellent value for money and authentic Thai tastes. Definitely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place came with good reviews which swayed our decision to try it. Glad we did as from the moment we walked in we were treated in true Thai welcoming way by the guys running the restaurant. Great menu choices made it quite hard to choose our meals. What we did choose was excellent and the 3 of us left... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: (07) 376 9497

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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