We stumbled across this Thai restaurant as we were shopping. Feeling a little hungry, we went in and had dinner.......what a find!!!!
We are from Auckland and the food here is better than almost every Thai restaurant in Auckland...except maybe "Joybing" on K Road, but that is a lot more expensive than Uncle Neils.
We actually went back on our second night before we left Rotorua and had duck curry and a whole snapper which was so delicious.
You can tell the waitress if you want it mild, medium or hot, they are very friendly and there is plenty or free water.
I loved the deep fried banana and ice cream for dessert.....you have to try that one.
Uncle Neils is at the far end of Tutanekai St from the lake, its not a flashy type of restaurant.....but its very clean and bright, and also the prices are all around $10 cheaper than the flash restaurants.
I had to laugh when I read the two "Terrible reviews" of Uncle Neils.....I knew they were false as the first one has no other reviews of anything,,,,just here, and the second one only has a bad review of Uncle Neils, and a glowing review of a Cafe nearby.
I am surprised Trip Advisor allows this to happen.
Anyway the next time I visit Rotorua I will be having dinner at Uncle Neils, there were so many other dishes I wanted to try.
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