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Uncle Neil's Thai Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
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1296 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2015

its not a flash place but the food is great and the service ok. but the price is so affordable that the whole family can afford to dine out. my family and i went there once and my son recommended it to us that was awhile ago so i went on this site to see if Uncle Neils was still... More 

Thank 746mia
Sydney, NSW
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361 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I found this place by accident strolling the streets for a lunch stop. I came in and was given a menu as soon as I sat down, water about 30 seconds later and was asked if I was ready to order which after a guick glance over the menu I did. I tried out the prawn spring rolls, and the... More 

Thank jebskulker
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our takeaway from Uncle Neil's. I had prawn Thai spicy noodles and my wife had the beef in oyster sauce with noodles. Both fantastic. Highly recommend this Thai restaurant. Best in Rotorua.

Thank Leigh R
South America
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

It looks like the takeaway bar but if you are looking for taste, this thai is better than the others. And plenty of seating. Soup is good. Not quite as good as the thai in KeriKeri I reviewed 2 days ago but I'd come back here in this town. They have volcano chicken. I don't even know what that is... More 

Thank publiceye
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

My husband and I have been to Thailand and Uncle Neil's was like stepping into a little piece of Thailand in Rotorua: the fragrance of ginger, garlic and chilli, friendly service,Thai music and excellent Thai food, mouth-wateringly delicious. The decor is very understated, but who cares. We had the stir-fried pineapple/ginger/duck and the red curry with duck. Yum. We are... More 

Thank 1BlossomCottage
Vermillion, South Dakota
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner there. I have frequently traveled to Bangkok on business. My daughter had green curry with chicken. I had spicy noodles with pork. We both thought our dishes were excellent, and the service was friendly and attentive.

Thank SDTwit
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

I found a deal on the smart saver app for a chicken pad Thai. I was a bit unsure at first but got it anyway. It was delicious! Definitely recommend uncle neils. Heat range of food and tastes so good

Thank xtina43r
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Fragrant Thai Fried Rice served in a large serve which fed both me and my adult son. wife and 3 sons tested these Brilliant Thai Curries, Ordinary Tom Yum. A litle costly but worth a eat. Spent about an hour here in the getaway from the afternoon heat of Rotorua.

Thank InspectorRex
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Pad Thai: Yum. Spicy fried noodle: Yumish. Would've rather had the pad thai. Even got to meet Neil. 8/10

Thank ticklemypickle
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I have been here a couple of times and have enjoyed it every time, was my partners first time there and he had the duck, the broth was absolutely delicious and recommends to all! Uncle Neil rules!

Thank sdg567

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?