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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
Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Whanganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Thai food and excellent friendly service. It was very busy when we went but staff were attentive and food came out very quickly.

Thank magsnico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had takeaway food delivered. All tasted the same. The pepper prawn dish cost $21.90 and had a total of 3 prawns

Thank yummy2710
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome Thai restaurant in Taupo - perfect for the family as well. friendly service and always seemed to be busy the three times we visited in the past week.

Thank GolfNZ
Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on an extremely busy evening when the town and all restaurants were full of cycle race participants. We got a nice table for two and a delightful dinner. Highly recommend.

Thank Sarah P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing through Taupo and stopped here at 8.30pm on a busy Thursday before Christmas. We didn't have a booking and were seated immediately. Our meals arrived promptly and were delicious. The green curry was hot and tasty and the garlic seafood wonderful. The extra side vegetables ordered were fresh and steamed and a good variety. For $50 we... More 

Thank Alipa50
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a lover of Thai and especially authentic thai, the food deliscious, service was unfaultable and the restaurant has a lovely ambiance. I have been with my partner and with friends fabulous evening had by all.

Thank Sally R
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not what it use to be. We live in Taupo and have been to this restaurant for years.. Poor veges and many dishes are the same, but different protein, say beef and tofu. A shame when you want to share.. This has happened twice recently.

Thank 194745
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went there too late to dine in, takeaway was very prompt and tasty. Courteous and friendly staff, slightly pricey

Thank PatrickTH2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We live in Taupo and visit this restaurant just about every week. Special lunch prices are unbeatable but only available Wed-Friday 12-2. Additions like drinks and deserts are also good value. Food is Thai but is more western in taste but very nice.

Thank Tony C
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Did the takeout menu, good value for money and very prompt. Dishes were flavoursome and spicy. We had medium hot which was a nice balance between the extremes. Staff were very polite,even opening doors and rushing our order out to us as we waited outside.

Thank Nathan M

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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
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?