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“OK Thai restaurant, just don't order the mince dish with holy basil!”

The Thai Restaurant
Ranked #54 of 233 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed July 24, 2010

I love Thai food and almost have it weekly. Saw the review here on TA and decided to give it a try. Well it was good - the portion was generous, the taste was good and they came pretty quickly. The duck curry and green curry were both really good, and the tofu vegetarian dish was also very tasty. Just don't order the pork mince dish with basil - it was awful. Absolute awful. And funnily enough it was the most expensive dish we ordered. Ah well, 3 out of 4 wasn't too bad I guess! Oh and Spring roll was great, and fish cake wasn't.

The service of this place could do with some improvement. On a busy Sat night, there was only 1 and a half waiter. The waiter forgot to bring us the special, forgot to bring us the drink menu, so it had to take a few to and fros till we finally got started. O

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Reviewed April 14, 2010

This is a must try restaurant for Rotorua visitors. The servings were huge and the food was magnificent.

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Reviewed February 3, 2010

We have eaten at The Thai several times over the last 18 months, and with takeouts would probably have had about 10 meals from them. We have enjoyed every one of them.

Owning a local Motel (MALFROY) we are very careful which restuarants we recommend to our guests, and The Thai is one we can recommend without any concerns. We know our guests will be happy, whether they eat in or have a takeaway. Recommended AAA+++

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Reviewed January 16, 2010

I'm not an expert on Thai food, but I thoroughly enjoyed eating here. central location, friendly staff, great food reasonably priced. Recommended.

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Reviewed January 10, 2010

Cheap lunch specials: $5 entrees (appetizers) and soups, $10 for main dishes on rice or noodles. Had spring rolls and garlic lamb on rice. Presentation very pretty and food outstanding. Lunch runs until 2:30pm. Go, you'll love it.

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