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Lotus Thai Restaurant

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137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 9497
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Mon 18:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined on the Saturday night of the Taupo Great Lake Relay. We had expected the restaurant to be busy and it was. When we arrived for our booking at 7.00pm, our table for two was the only spare table in the restaurant. Despite the crowd, we were greeted and seated with enthusiasm and without rush. Our order was taken... More 

Thank Cranky61
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch during a short stay in Taupo. I ordered the pad Thai and also the fish cakes. My partner ordered the the green curry with chicken. Our server was amazing, he was attentive and made sure that we were always topped up on water. The Pad Thai was very good and considering the price relative to other places,... More 

Thank 8yayaelle8
Pongaroa, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the tastiest vegetarian thai meal I have had. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Even though it was very busy we didn't have to wait too long for our meal.

Thank chris1953183
Gold Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our waiter was outstanding - very polite, friendly and efficient. The food was also very good and we both really enjoyed our meals. There were good vegetarian choices. I would have liked more seafood choices at lunch. Very well priced.

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the Yellow Curry and a Duck meal we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Would definitely return, service was also good.

Thank Toni T
Taupo, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was lovely and the staff really friendly and helpful. Was nice and quiet and was nice to be able to sit and talk about our day. A little more expensive than other Thai food places I have been too, but I enjoyed the food.

Thank TeKuitiBmxers
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247 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would be my favourite Thai restaurant in Taupo. Lovely the atmosphere and service is always good as is the food.

Thank TaupoSheryll
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant for an evening meal 2 days ago following the good reviews. The food was awful. Not my idea of thai food. Looking at the other food coming out of the kitchen I decided to play safe and order a chicken and prawn pad thai which was overflavoured with fish sauce and very stodgy. There did.... More 

Thank 0602val
pasadena, california, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional service, fresh food, enjoyed our food very much. Dinner for two--1 starter, 2 mains, 1'glass of wine was a little pricey at $70.00 However, it was a summer weekend and very crowded. I would definitely go again.

Thank hughespasadena
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent satisfying meal after a long tiring day of Taupo sightseeing. Best Pad Thai we've tried among the many Thai places we tried and they had awesome Panang Curry too. Tess our friendly hostess, gave us honest description of serving sizes so we didn't over-order and offered us spot-on recommendation of their best dishes. Must try if you are in... More 

Thank Eli R

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
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?