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The Thai Restaurant

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1141 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3215, New Zealand
+64 7-348 6677
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to eat here a couple of months back, place was empty but told to sit down and wait up by bar. sat there while two other parties came in and shown to table. we waited and waited some more and then decided to leave. they were more interested in their ironing in full view of customers and standing... More 

Thank kiwigirl784
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best thai food in town. thai beef noodle soup with home made meat balls is my favorite dish. lunch menu are good prices perfect for someone trying thai for the first time

Thank bowp451
Level Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We ordered fried king prawns as an entree dish, with green curry with chicken and red penang curry with duck. All cost over $60 and portions were small. Everything tasted very good but there were hardly any vegetables in the duck curry and most of the duck was just skin and fat, rather than meat. Customers were also placed along... More 

Thank Catleader
Brisbane, Australia
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Absolutely delicious! I ordered takeaway from here and it was so good! I will definitely come back here if I return to Rotorua. The guy who served be was so lovely. I felt very welcomed while I was waiting.

Thank BrisStar
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were both very impressed with The Thai Restaurant & would recommend it to everyone. The Staff are very helpful & only to pleased to help you. Try CH2 Chicken & Cashew.

Thank Ferrit47
Eugene, Oregon
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177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner one night. The place seems to have about twice the number of tables that they really need so every thing is really cramped. The service was good. Prawn and Thai spring roll appetizers were too soggy and dark as if fried in older oil. The sizzling chicken special was ok, but the peanut sauce was way too sweet. It... More 

Thank RFA2249
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was craving Thai so popped into here and enjoyed it, the right amount of spice, good serving size, helpful friendly staff, perfect for what i was after

Thank leannehilton
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Quite expensive given what they serve. Quality is average at best but they charge as if it is fine dining. Too much sugar in their sauces. Not very impressed and not going back.

Thank CCLY
Singapore, Singapore
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157 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Simple decor in this Thai restaurant, great service from the staffs who are mainly foreign students studying in New Zealand. Food was nicely prepared, slightly a bit pricer but we understand that is usually the case for asian food. We went back twice for dinner after ending our exploration in Rotorua. Tom Yum soup, phad thai, pineapple rice, stir fired... More 

Thank tazo1201
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went with a fairly large group for a birthday celebration. Wait staff were very friendly and accommodating, food was delicious.

Thank jodidrake4

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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
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3215, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 6677

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