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“Loved this place - great food”
Review of Thai House Express

Thai House Express
Ranked #79 of 143 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Thai
Description: Only been open since about mid 2012
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Description: Only been open since about mid 2012
Reviewed April 11, 2013

There was nothing to dislike. Staff friendly and helpful. A good choice on the menu without overdoing it and the food that was presented was full of flavour esp the spring rolls. Not overdone and not overspiced. I recommend it to anyone who likes Thai food

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

After mixed experiences, my girlfriend and I stopped by Thai House Express. We arrived just after opening (they open quite late for lunch at 12pm) and ordered our meal - deep fried scallops ($8), Pak Cha (Seafood salad, about $13), and Red Curry Duck (Gaeng Daeng Larb - about $13) - they probably could have sold me a soft drink too, but the drinks were not clearly visible from the counter so I managed to force myself away from temptation.

Sitting down, the restaurant was very well presented, seating is American traditional cubicle style seating, which makes things more private (this is how I like it). I noted that there were quite a few flies around, but that there was no food left lying around and it was a hot day so it may have been the weather.

Food arrived, and was all very big, and tasting it we were pleasantly surprised! All very nice, not too sweet, and not too spicy. The oysters were real value for money, but the sauces should have been left to one side, rather than put on top of the oyster so that the customer has a choice of how they want their oyster to taste, the sesame soy sauce was a little too sweet for me but still lovely.

The guy behind the counter was a little unfriendly, but this seemed to be more that he was shy rather than genuine unfriendliness - later chats confirmed this as he had not been in NZ for very long.

Really loved the food, the service, the central location (near McDonalds, beside the lakeside) and the layout. Would happily go back next trip to Taupo... infact, we were disappointed that we left at 11am the next day and could not eat there again!

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

A regular at Thai express, always clean, great service, fast and fresh food.... Never disappoints....

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Thank Calvertfamilynz
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

There's not much fancy about the decor, but the food was really fresh and tasty, getting the nod from everyone at our table,which considering we had grandparents, parents and young kids sharing the entrees and mains was a good effort. It didn't have a children's menu, which we were pleased about, actually. It was really well priced, too. Don't forget to BYO.

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Reviewed April 11, 2017
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