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Thai Tekapo

State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
0-3-680 6998
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Ranked #9 of 13 restaurants in Lake Tekapo
Cuisines: Thai
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60% Recommend
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English first
Fort William, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal in here , Service was great, food great. The place was very cold I had to keep my jacket on. Apart from that it was perfect.

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place blew me away You feel welcomed and seated right away The food is outstanding I love my chilli so I asked for a extra spicy option and they hit it right on the head. It had loads of flavour and didn't leave my mouth numb at all. Grab the pad se eww with prawns You won't regret it... More

Gisborne, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You won't be disappointed here. The food was plentiful and delicious. Normal Thai fare, maybe lacking a bit in atmosphere, but if you get there before sunset and have a set by the lake view, who cares! Good value for money, we would recommend this place.

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As noted, there are not a lot of dining options in Tekapo, especially when it's school holidays and the queues are out the door at the popular spots. We opted for Thai Tekapo with some misgivings based on other reviews. We really liked it! The Penang and Massaman curries were really very good, it's hard to mess up pad Thai... More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

All eateries in Lake Tekapo are along one stretch of road and Thai Tekapo would not be on my list the next time I'm here. The service is friendly and the place is welcoming but the food was not great. The Tom yum was dismal and the stir fry just about alright. It didn't help that the place was understaffed... More

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

highly recommended. good service and very tasty food! much better than the jap food a few doors down.

Cairns, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

we had two meals and one tom yum soup, it was ok,but tom yum soup just more than half full very less and salty too much fish sauce, rice for two people need to pay $6 we still can't get full.....

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Ethnic eateries at touristy places don't often rank highly so we were pleasantly surprised at the tasty food we had at Thai Tekapo. It is a large restaurant with an entrance tucked away behind the shops but it is still easy to spot. We had green curry, chicken and pad siew ee (fried noodles) which were all delicious and reasonably... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

awesome thai food. not much opts in veg but nice taste. should try it out once. the chef over there are nice.

Little Rock, Arkansas
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The restaurant was very simple however has a stunning view of the lake. The service was friendly and fast. The food was very tasty indeed and I would recommend eating here when in Lake Tekapo.

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