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Thai House Express

Certificate of Excellence
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45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6610
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt that for the price we could have gone to a more upmarket restaurant - my ginger fish was tasteless and not crisp, I felt it had been microwaved and a few pieces of grated ginger added to a bland sauce. Partner's crispy prawns were better, maybe I made the wrong choice.

Thank tesstravels10
Moerewa, NZ
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive range of food on the menu with great pricing. I considered it to be very good value for money. Take out is available and did a good trade while I was sitting in there eating. Best bit for me I ask for something not on the menu it they cooked that meal for me as a special was still... More 

Thank Dan B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision for dinner on Thursday night. Had flagged the Taupo Thai as lack of pictures but maybe should have gone with that. Average meal, poor service 30 Min wait time. Was disappointed given cost too.

Thank Patrick H
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. We fed a family of 5 including starters for $96. The food was generous and delicious, particularly the Penang curry which was full of flavour and just the right heat. The satay was divine and the little ones had noodle soup which was great. There were no leftovers! The food arrived within 5 minutes of sitting... More 

Thank Jeanninet70
Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I called in for takeaways at 5 pm on a Saturday. No one in there so mo excuse to be busy. Prices are now around the $17 mark for each dish. I honestly have never had Thai food that was tasteless before. I don't know if they used any garlic ginger or lemon grass or any other... More 

Thank jsnz
Cork, Ireland
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418 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had lunch here the other day with my boyfriend and it was awful. The food is a fast food place and is overpriced for what you get. I got a tom yum soup that was ok but covered wth stalky lemon grass. But the worst was my boyfriends food as it was inedible chicken larb all he could eat was... More 

Thank niamhs456
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A Restaurant with cheap take away food. Nothing fresh or even authentic about any of the dishes we ordered. My toddler loooooooves fried rice, but not from here. It's a no from me

Thank Kimii M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had roast pork on rice $18 not the best one i have every had but not the worst by far, a little pricey in my book for what i had the flavours where good but it should have been about $2-$3 cheaper

Thank Glyder69
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Living locally and liking Thai foods we used to visit this restaurant once or twice each week but not so much in recent times. With a change of owners it is run differently plastic disposable water cups with warm tap water replacing the free cold water and glasses. The food has also changed similar taste but not as developed the... More 

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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a chain store but every one I've been into the food is good. The prices are higher here in Taupo than in less touristy locations but the food is still good value. The service is basic but the food comes out fast and is very tasty. I really like the Beef Salad.

Thank Darren H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6610
Only been open since about mid 2012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?