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“Dinner Out With Friends”

Uncle Neil's Thai Cuisine
Ranked #68 of 219 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is open from Mon-Fri 11:30am -2:30pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sat and Sun 11:30 - 9:00pm Phone number is 348 0066 OP
Putaruru
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Dinner Out With Friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

A group of friends and I recently enjoyed a very nice dinner at Uncle Neil's. The service was good, food delicious and the price very reasonable. We will be going back again! It's a shame that there is in no outdoor seating and that it's not licensed, but it is BYO.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank donnaharper
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Wellington
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cheap and Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had a search at restaurants in Rotorua using the app on my iPhone. This was listed and thought that we would give it a go and glad we did.

This place was fantastic. The menu was extensive and it was hard to decide what to eat.

We ordered roti - nice and freshly made. My son loves wonton noodle soup and he decided it was one of the best he's eaten (he's only 9).

Only cost us $40 for the 3 of us to dine. Would recommend this to anyone looking for cheap and tasty.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank SmithFamily62
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Auckland
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33 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“So delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stumbled across this Thai restaurant as we were shopping. Feeling a little hungry, we went in and had dinner.......what a find!!!!
We are from Auckland and the food here is better than almost every Thai restaurant in Auckland...except maybe "Joybing" on K Road, but that is a lot more expensive than Uncle Neils.
We actually went back on our second night before we left Rotorua and had duck curry and a whole snapper which was so delicious.
You can tell the waitress if you want it mild, medium or hot, they are very friendly and there is plenty or free water.
I loved the deep fried banana and ice cream for dessert.....you have to try that one.
Uncle Neils is at the far end of Tutanekai St from the lake, its not a flashy type of restaurant.....but its very clean and bright, and also the prices are all around $10 cheaper than the flash restaurants.
I had to laugh when I read the two "Terrible reviews" of Uncle Neils.....I knew they were false as the first one has no other reviews of anything,,,,just here, and the second one only has a bad review of Uncle Neils, and a glowing review of a Cafe nearby.
I am surprised Trip Advisor allows this to happen.
Anyway the next time I visit Rotorua I will be having dinner at Uncle Neils, there were so many other dishes I wanted to try.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank bellettboy
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Illinois
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Thai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

On the main street in Rotorua, we stopped in for lunch on day. Had the spicy noodles and chicken. Excellent. Service good and prices very reasonable.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Lisa L
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Singapore
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35 reviews
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“Affordable Thai food in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Service was very fast. The waitress served us with a pitcher of water the moment we sat down. Pad Thai was rather dry and the serving was big enough for 2 pax. Bf had a chicken with Thai sauce (which turned out to be peanut sauce). Was quite yummy. Bill came to about $29. There are 2 other Thai places down the street but this is the cheapest.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank aqid710
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