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“Cramped, busy but nice food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lotus Thai Restaurant

Lotus Thai Restaurant
137 Tongariro St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 376 9497
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Ranked #3 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cramped, busy but nice food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

very cramped and also a takeaway, not for an intimate or private dinner out, food and service was good though.

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Brisbane
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“If you like a good Red Duck Curry you will love Lotus Thai!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This restaurant was recommended to us by a tour operator in Taupo. We weren't dissapointed! The restaurant has beautiful Thai decor and the service couldn't be better. The food was amongst the best we have ever tasted. We are only in Taupo for a few days, but have already made a reservation to return to this restaurant before we leave!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant and Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

The Lotus Thai restaurant in Taupo is definitely a great find - the owners have done their best to make the restaurant look very authentic and the atmosphere is good. Our food was brilliant, we had four dishes to share and each and every one was cooked to perfection. The service was also commendable - we were served quickly, our water glasses were constantly topped up as was our rice if we so wished. The tables were also cleared with speed and we were given the traditional hot towels after our meals which was a pleasant surprise as many Thai restaurants have dropped this. Overall I would definitely recommend the Lotus Thai - Taupo may be a hard place to find a good restaurant but this is certainly one of them.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“Absolutely Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We unwittingly stumbled across this little gem of a Thai restaurant in Taupo on our way back from Roturua and out of the restaurants we visited in the North Island it is probably the most memorable one.

The serving staff noted us the moment we stepped in, despite the fact that the restaurant was very full. The menu is very extensive and the execution of the dishes is brilliant. The level of service is what you'd more often find in expensive French restaurants, but the prices suit travellers budget better! We would full heartedly recommend Thai Lotus for everyone passing through Taupo.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Best Thai in Taupo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Good value, lot's of choices in dishes, very authentic setting and great service

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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