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Lotus Thai Restaurant

137 Tongariro St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 376 9497
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Ranked #7 of 107 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We love using Thai when we are in Taupo twice a year. This time the menu had decreased. This was not a problem, we asked for the dish that wasn't on the the takeaway menu It was supplied. Very reasonably priced. We really must dine in some day. We were phoned and told they were late but not far away... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Although the entrance was a little underwhelming the service, value for money and food were brilliant. Would definitely return to this restaurant when in Taupo. A real gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The best thai I've ever had. Great atmosphere, brilliant food. Oh and the service was amazing! Five stars all round.

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Edinburgh uk
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Often it is difficult having passed through Thailand from UK to NZ to have a good Thai meal But......lotus Thai does just that ....pleasant decor,good service and yummy food We have made lots of visits.....

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a family dinner here in the summer. The restaurant is very well decorated and the service is very relaxing and friendly. The staff are dressed in Thai dresses which adds to the atmosphere. The food was very good too. One of the best but not the best! We had Panang Curry, Pad Thai, Red Curry and the fish.... More

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Rotorua
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Graham and I often travel all the way from Rotorua to Taupo to have meals at the Lotus Thai. The food is utterly amazing, especially the fish dishes. Graham has a whole fish and I usually have mixed seafood. We always have the combination entres that's about four different entres at the start as a grouping. They always taste incredible.... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Food is well presented and tasty - Thai food at its best. Staff are very polite and obliging - an authentic Thai experience - Allowed to bring your own wine

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Whangamata, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our selection of Thai food. All cooked to perfection. A nice quiet atmosphere with authentic, quality, Thai furnishings. Gracious staff and impeccable service. Would definitely return when in Taupo.

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Turangi, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Been here before and was very impressed the last time but didn't rate. This time the main portion sizes seemed smaller. Also the waiters kept standing around looking at us it felt a little intimidating. Food is very nice, service is quick, staff are friendly.

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Wellington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

DELICIOUS! I've struggled to find good Thai food in NZ, Lotus Thai had exactly what I've been hunting for! The whole experience was fabulous! They staff were wonderful with impeccable service. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely and provided an authentic Thai experience. We paid $80 for two starters, two mains and drinks which we were very pleased with.... More

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