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Lotus Thai Restaurant

137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 9497
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (30 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 2 days ago

This is obviously a popular restaurant in Taupo, but we couldn't understand why. I was in a party of four. We ordered a seafood curry, Thai fishcakes, a chicken stir fry and crispy snapper with tamarind sauce. Of all of these, the curry was the...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Lotus Thai with some dear friends after a healing soak at the De Brett's pools. Chose Lotus Thai due to quality reviews. We had four shared mains, Duck with red curry sauce, Scallops with chilli sauce, Prawns and vegetables and the show piece...More

Thank VicnJen67
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Stopped by for dinner. The place wasn't too busy when we arrived but did slowly pack up. The staff were very inviting and friendly. They were quite helpful when trying to pick something from the menu. The menu was set out a bit strange but...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you enjoy Thai food this place is a must in Taupo. Very friendly, gentle people who unobtrusively go about their business to serve. Great flavours, good portion sizes and reasonable prices. You can always tell if Asian places have good food by the amount...More

Thank jkloveday
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Takeaways yummy. Good selection. Fast and friendly service. The restaurant look interesting so we will dine in next time. The table settings were gorgeous, the napkins wound into a lotus flower design. Looked very inviting.

Thank susiejean2016
Reviewed 9 August 2017

best Thai food in Taupo. Love the Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup. Service was great too. Thumbs up. We'll be back

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Helpful staff here. No reservation but we got a table at 6.30pm on a Thursday. Restaurant fairly busy. Starter at $10/head for a mixed platter: nice but not generous, 1 spring roll, 1 prawn toast, 1 stick satay, 1 dumpling each. Mains good, around $20/28...More

Thank Derrick T
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Lotus Thai for dinner and we're not disappointed. Very friendly staff with fast service and excellent Thai food. Large menu with great choices Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Taupo. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Selwyn L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Pleasant, cosy restaurant in the Main Street. Food was quite tasty but didn't have that fiery edge to it that you find with an authentic Thai eatery. The staff are friendly and helpful. Not a bad option for a family meal and there are enough...More

Thank Jeembo11
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The real deal. All Thai staff including chef. Don't ask for Hot unless you want to die. I just about passed out from the food it was so hot, but sooo damn good.

Thank TurnerZhao
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8 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, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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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