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Lotus Thai Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 9497
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service. Fairly authentic taste for New Zealand. Food not overly sweet. Clientele appears generally Asian.

Thank stopspam
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a craving for Thai food during our stay at lake taupo. We found Lotus on yelp and since it was one of two Thai joints in town, we just picked one. Well to our surprise, it was the best Thai food we had ever had outside of Thailand ! The whole experience was authentic and overall, very satisfying.... More 

Thank Luke M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family loves Thai food and Lotus didn't disappoint. Not our first visit to Lotus but we haven't eaten here for a couple of years. We loved the Duck Curry, probably the best we have eaten in some time, but the Chicken Pad Thai was a little sweet for our liking. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Overall a good... More 

Thank Paul K
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place via Trip Advisor, it was the top rated Thai place in Taupo at the time and it definitely deserved that rating. It was really REALLY good food. A little different options to most Thai places I've been but the food was amazing and the service spotless too. It was a quiet night in Taupo when we... More 

Thank Darren H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food always consistant ,go there every year on our golf trip. Staff o Are excellent though some speak little English.

Thank Dennis F
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is expansive and extremely well cooked, it is authentic with a touch of western cuisine. We have enjoyed ever meal at Lotus and will return every time we are in Taupo. The service is absolutely amazing with the little things or should I say the many 1%ers that make dinning here a delight. Thank you Lotus Thai we... More 

Thank AnG_Opinions
Napier, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated a birthday here with friends and the staff were fantastic. The waiting staff explained the menu and suggested options that turned out to be perfect. The meals were beautifully presented and the flavour if each dish was exceptional. The duck was spectacular. The free icecream sundae with birthday candles topped everything off nicely. Definately can recommend Lotus Thai for... More 

Thank Odette R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Will definitely come again. Celebrating my birthday. Excellant food with nice sutle flavours. Friendly service. Robert Venter

Thank Robert V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food, decor and service all superb. This restaurant never fails to delight. Thoroughly recommend. We rang and placed our order and so the meal was ready just after we arrived.

Thank Andrea B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The good here is immense, staff went out of their way and all at a very reasonable price. Every time I go to Taupo I go there. Highly recommend. Mastermind selection of the freshest array of dishes with a 5-Star presentation.

Thank burnig2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?