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Lotus Thai Restaurant

137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 9497
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (28 reviews)
“green curry” (9 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly and vibrant. Food is excellent. Good selection of drinks (non alcoholic too). BYO allowed. Make sure to book if not taking food away as this place is very popular.

Thank SafariPete
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Been here about 4-5 times, over the years, and every dish I've tried has been really good, and I say this in comparison with many other Thai restaurants I've tried in several towns/cities in NZ. One very well travelled local friend insists it is world...More

Thank neil263
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We called in with a big group just 30 minutes before, they were really friendly and helped us straight away. They have good prices and I loved the "BYO" concept. I was really happy.

Thank Elyse R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were a large group of 14 & the staff & team were brilliant, the food was fresh, tasty & plenty! I had Poh pai krob as entree, fish & prawn spring rolls & geang led yang - stunning duck red curry 😊. Very happy...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The little extras provided a great customer experience. From opening the door to hot towels after the meal made it special. We both had the green curry and really enjoyed the flavour and heat.

Thank SueDavidson
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Such lovely service - I'm a massive fan of Thai and this really is top notch! Chicken paenang curry was so dreamy!!!

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Recommended by a friend who lived in Taupo many years ago. Restaurant looks nice, I liked their interior. All their staff were friendly (but uncomfortably friendly with big smiles). We ordered deep fried whole snapper and mixed seafood. But the snapper was replaced with fish...More

Thank teatr33
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great food matched by good service and ambiance. Second time we have eaten at Lotus Thai and we go again next we're in Taupo

Thank M6282SEfrankh
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Went off piste, Pad See Ew is on point. Served in sub 5 minutes at peak operation. Would recommend!!

Thank haydenstreater
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped here for dinner after our Tongariro Alpine hike. Good meal. Our group Had the chicken satay, tom yum soup, pad Thai, and massaman curry. Everyone enjoyed their meals and would recommend eating here if looking for a good Thai meal. Good sized portions and...More

Thank Jake K
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7 July 2016|
Response from Dylan L | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure but the best Thai I've ever had
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 9497
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