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Lotus Thai Restaurant

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137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
(07) 376 9497
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this Thai restaurant, although our son who lives in Taupo has been before and recommended it. Very popular - Friday night, a lot of children and families, but still not too noisy. Attentive service, excellent food beautifully presented, good decor. Everyone (6 of us) all happy with our meals. The surprising thing was the choice of... More 

Thank Juliet F
California, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined there in July, 2016. Had a variety of dishes including the Tom Kah Soup. Everyone enjoyed the entrees and mail courses ordered. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Paul W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff and awesome food. My partner and I always come here when we want some thai food... specifically Pad Thai! We have brought friends and family and they have also enjoyed the food. The place is always spotless and very clean. The staff always welcomes us with a big smile and every time we leave we feel like coming... More 

Thank Alex R
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely meal with great service and a great atmosphere. The food was simply delicious and In would love to return. The service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended! Really good price too.

Thank Rachel D
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was delicious and the overall feel of the food and the experience was much like you would get in Thailand. ...and the endless rice was perfect for everyone! Recommended!

Thank TeamRainbow
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I ordered takeout from here whilst on a little holiday in Taupo. Being a fussy eater, the main dishes didn't appeal to me so we ordered 4 entrees between us. We had to walk a way to get them, so they weren't piping hot when we got around to eating them, but I imagine they were when... More 

Thank aimz0612
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best Thai food I have had in NZ. I couldn't fault the place. Atmosphere, food, pricing and service were all spot on.

Thank simondellabarca
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The dishes were of generous portions and were delicious. Great service. There's always someone going around topping up water and asking if you need more rice.

Thank Sherin d
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were staying in a beautiful apartment at Sacred Waters and didn't want to miss the view from our apartment, so got takeaway. The food was outstanding. We loved it.

Thank mikeinsingapore
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Visited the so called well known Lotus Thai restaurant in Taupo. Besides the main highlight was Te ski fields, we were also looking forward to dinner. I must give credit to Lotus Thai for the authenticity but what was really disappointing was that lotus Thai on this particular night didn't have any Fish, duck or Lamb!!!!! I honestly do question... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: (07) 376 9497

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?