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Uncle Neil's Thai Cuisine

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1296 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Good service, meals were delicious and very well priced. A very clean and modern space to dine in! Overall great little restaurant we stumbled upon.

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Thank laurenanning
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant isn't called Uncle Neil's, so we walked a little more trying to find this place. Food was ok, but the service was terrible. We ordered straight away, after looking at the menu online, but waited an hour for our food!! 2 big groups came in after we had ordered and were seated, and served their meals before we... More 

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Thank Holly C
Kilauea, Hawaii
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely excellent! The food was fresh and tasty and everything you expect from Thai food and more. And the ambience was lovely. Very clean establishment, with great art on the walls. Be careful when you look for it on the street as the out door sign may not say "Uncle Neil's", but "Thai Food" or something similar!... More 

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Thank Kai_Aloha_Traveler
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly although the waitress didnt seem too up to date on what was available. Ordered pork and prawn toast plus wontons for starterz, got the toast and wonton soup which i sent back since it wasnt what i ordered. Had to order 3 different mains, each time being told they wernt available after waiting approx 5-15 mins between... More 

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Thank JasmineBaker23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The food was great, restaurant is clean and the food came out so fast! Everything was really fresh and super tasty.

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Thank Jannel F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

A group of friends invited me for dinner, and you have a wide variety of Thai Cuisine to choose from. The volcano meal was 'exciting', and very tasty. Good value for good food for a little restaurant.

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Thank Richard P
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

First night in Rotorua, had seen a few reviews so thought we would give it a try. Only people in the restaurant at first but a few people came in shortly after. Prompt and friendly staff, ordered wontons and curry puffs to start. Very tasty and fresh. Nice and hot. Mains were red and green chicken curry with rice. Chicken... More 

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Thank Cat V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and value. Clean and unpretentious good takeaway service with short wait time. Would like them to add coffee to their menu though

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Thank Marie G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

What a find! This is one of those times when I rely on the good reviews on Trip Advisor and find that I am pleasantly surprised. My husband and I were craving some Thai on our first night in Rotorua. Lucky for us this one was open on Sunday night and was quiet. We had the green chicken curry, red... More 

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Thank Lisa P
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 had our dinner just now @ Uncle Neil's. We found the service good & food yummy. The waiter happily served us warm water when we requested. Meal of chicken/pork/vegetables was very well cooked and the portions were generous. The proprietor was friendly and chatted with us after our meal. All in, it was a very pleasant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Description
This is open from Mon-Fri 11:30am -2:30pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat and Sun 11:30 - 9:00pm Phone number is 348 0066



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