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“Food Court - Delicious Bargain!”

Wild Rice Thai Cuisine
Ranked #38 of 220 Restaurants in Rotorua
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fantastic Thai cuisine in "East Street" Rotorua
State College, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Food Court - Delicious Bargain!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We are trying to review the Wild Rice Thai outlet in the Rotorua Central Mall food court, not the formal restaurant nearby. We ate only in the food court, and enjoyed a delicious quick meal at a bargain price!

We've had somewhat better Thai food in a much more gracious atmosphere elsewhere in New Zealand for $20 to $30 per person, but none that was 2 or 3 times as good as this was for just $10 each. Tremendous value for the money! We'd gladly eat here if we're ever in Rotorua again. And the Central Mall was a handy place to pick up groceries and other things we needed.

  • Visited October 2013
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New Zealand
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Thai takeaways were PERFECT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We recently ordered takeaways from this restaurant during a girls' weekend.
We ordered a selection of curries, salads and noodle dishes to share. All were DELICIOUS - piping hot and so tasty & ready exactly when expected to pick up. We had way too much rice, but that's always appreciated rather than not enough.

Has definitely made me want to order again another time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Thai I've Ever Had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We took a gamble between this thai restaurant and another one, and we definitely made the right choice, as this was the best thai I think i've ever had.

Place was clean and food was fresh. Restaurant isn't that flash or theme, and tables are basic, but food is excellent. Volcanic Chicken was probably the best dish.

I would recommend that you make a booking, as I was surprised at how many restaurant were full as we were walking to this place.

Only down side is the amount of rice they give you. for everyone one dish you get a very small cup worth of rice, whcih isn't really enough.

Would I go here again? Definately!

  • Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely Food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We popped over for dinner and were not disappointed.
Food was lovely across the board. The shrimp starters we ordered were nice. Mains was very tasty and full of flavor.
The dinning scene in that part of Rotorua has always been pretty good i have to say.
Service was a bit hit and miss - i suspect one of the waitresses was a bit new and was getting a bit confused with orders. No major...
All and all - a nice meal out.

  • Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“One of the best Thai curry's I've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was one of the best Thai curries I've ever had, beautiful creamy and full of flavour. I had the red curry and my wife the green curry and we both recommend this restaurant highly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Steve M
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