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“Nice meal in the most unexpected place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lemongrass Restaurant @ Alpine Motel & Lodge

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Lemongrass Restaurant @ Alpine Motel & Lodge
7 Miro St, Ohakune 4660, New Zealand (Formerly Sassis Bistro @ Alpine Motel & Lodge)
(06) 385 8758
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Ranked #8 of 19 restaurants in Ohakune
Cuisines: Thai
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“Nice meal in the most unexpected place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The restaurant itself is placed in the reception area of the Alpine motel. Even so, it did look like a restaurant with bar. The place was tidy and the smell outside was inciting. The single waitress was friendly and even though there was lack of staff, the wait time wasn't too bad.
With the mixed platter as the entree, we got a selection of appetisers. It was all alright. The coconut prawn didn't taste of coconut and the spring rolls looked like it was brought from the shops. The ribs however were really nice, especially the sauce.
With the mains we tried an item form each area. the pad thai was ok but needed more sauce. The fried rice looked wet but it was good. The curry was also lacking some flavour. The beef stir fried with garlic and pepper was a bit salty. Also the portion of rice that came with the meals was a bit small.
The restaurant had gotten a bit hot near the middle of the meal.
It is the best Asian food that I have had in Ohakune so far.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Authentic? Yeah right!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I had the Pad Thai - which lacked any Thai spices, and was rather bland. Could easily have been from a Chinese takeaway. My wife's meal was slightly more inspiring, but all-in-all this was not a memorable dinner at all. The atmosphere is rather of a food hall or cantine. Would not go there again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great take away!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The owner was so lovely and took the time over the phone to go through all of the gluten free options, she then wrote on each meal which was and wasn't GF. The food was yummy and was ready quickly. Great take out for a cosy night in!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

Excellent food, cosy wee spot, value for money.

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