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“maybe having a bad night”

The Thai Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 224 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“maybe having a bad night”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We found this big bustling thai place in downtown Rotorua and decided to give it a try. If i had my time over i would have gone elsewhere, it was a mixed bag. The poor staff were friendly and genuinely trying their best but simply needed more of them to cope with a busy Saturday night. We didn't wait overly long for food though.
The vegetarian spring rolls were quite good, unique filling and the satay sauce on my tofu satay was also quite good. However my vegetable and glass rice noodle dish was significantly lacking in the vegetable department and didn't seem freshly made. We also got a spicy carrot/tomato salad that was quite interesting but definetly not worth the $19 they charged for it.

Overall expensive for not much. Wouldn't go again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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121 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good meal”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My husband and I came here because we were craving thai and just walking around in the rain. We saw it got a Tripadvisor sticker so we decided to try it out. It was good. The waitress did give us our order backwards and was so concerned we weren't happy she kept coming over and checking on us. It was easy to just switch our plates. We both had phad thai, I had mine with shrimp, he had chicken and the shrimp was the little salad shrimp instead of prawns, but still good. We also ordered the spring rolls which were good. We would go back here again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank shell9163
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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cold, poor service, food poisoning waiting to happen”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We came here because it looked authentic and romantic. The waiter was not helpful and tried to seat us in the worst spot by the door even though there was plenty of room in the restaurant. We should have walked out when our entree of fish balls (AKA processed fake stuff) arrived. Both our mains were cold, and my seafood was gritty. When we left we told the waitress that the food was cold but we didn't get any real apology. The meal was also incredibly over-priced. We were relieved not to get food poisoning. We loved our stay in Rotorua, this was the one black mark on our experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great service, great food. Our food arrived quickly and was absolutely delicious. Great value for money - we had to take some home as there was too much!

Visited April 2013
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Thank billymaxmum
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whakatane
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Awesome Lunch”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

There were quite a few occupied tables when we arrived and seemed to be just two waiting staff so I was really pleased with the speed with which we were served. The staff were pleasant, the food was fantastic and really reasonably priced. It's got a great atmosphere and so much character. Wish we'd been in town for longer so that we could go back for dinner. Will definitely go next time we're there.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank maagee
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