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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

Acting on a tip that a pair of new chefs were operating we planned our visit with entrees early evening and mains following a stage show. It was a great plan. The entrees were fresh and tasty. Squid, satay chicken and samosa. Two hours later...we returned for our mains. Good service great food.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

Went for anniversary dinner. I pre organised table have a candle and some flowers ( got to keep them) was lovely. My pad Thai was great. Needed more veges. Service was okay. Never got offered water, partner had to go ask after I had a...coughing fit meals were fast out. Not a big Big range choice of things compared to some Thai places. Place needs to be updated and cleaned. Walls were flithy. Chairs needed to be updated. Coudnt lean back very wobble and not stable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 February 2021

We went on a very busy night (there was concert) and we had brilliant friendly service excellent food, plenty of vegetarian choices we were all pleased with our meals and will return.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021

Very good pad thai. Using fresh red chillies not chilli powder makes such a difference! Excellent service too.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Ordered a takeaway - very happy with our meal. Arrived quickly. We had two vegetarian dishes and thought there were plenty of fresh vegetables included. Very tasty food. Would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020 via mobile

Had dinner here on Sat night - absolutely loved it! We had 4x entree and 3x main and everyone was happy with everything. Super extensive menu. Helpful staff. Overall reminded me of dining out in Thailand. Would recommend and go back! The bar service could’ve...been a little better (we might have been getting a little too complex with our drink orders I think) so if you’re priority is food, it’s perfect.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020

Good portion size and speedy service. Not a huge range of veges in the dish, perhaps not a lot in season at this time of year???

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 June 2020

Phoned through for a takeaway pick up. It was pouring with rain so wanted to just run in and out, ended up waiting 10mins which was okay as the lady at the front was lovely enough. Ordered money bags and peanut satay for the entree....I personally didn't like the money bags, but I enjoyed my main of Pad Thai with chicken. Bit of a mixed review but would go back again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 9 March 2020

The food did not seem very Thai or fresh to me . Most of the vegetables where tired boiled as opposed to fried or fresh . all lacked flavour a bit like hospital food . Service was Ok . Green curry the best of the...dishes but it too was boiled vegetabes. Not RecommendedMore

Date of visit: February 2020
K7952ZJkm, Owner at Taupo Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2020

Hi Marty, I am extremely sorry for giving the best food to you. Please do let the manager know when you are there next, we will look after you. Thank you

Reviewed 28 January 2020

Got charged corkage fee of $7 when they didn't even offer wine glasses when they saw us walk in with a bottle of wine, let alone opening and serving. According to them, corkage fee is charged for getting your own wine. Here's the dictionary definition..."corkage. cork·age. a charge made, as at a restaurant, for opening and serving each bottle of wine or liquor bought elsewhere and brought in by a patron, or, occas., for every bottle opened and served, regardless of source." When I queried and requested for the fee to be removed from my bill, they refused. After further arguing about the definition and the fact that they did not deserve the corkage fee, the staff decided to refund but I refused to take the refund. I was just trying to let them know that when someone brings their own wine, the restaurant needs to offer wine glasses and open and serve the wine. The staff were Indians (not being racist here but trying to convey that they were not aware of correct protocols around BYO and corkage fees.More

Date of visit: January 2020
K7952ZJkm, Owner at Taupo Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2020

Hi Nattar, I am extremely sorry for delay in getting back to you. I am very sorry for your bad experince. Please Let us know when you are here next we will do a BYO service for NO CHARGE for you. Thank you

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2 October 2017|
Response from kentoni2018 |
Yes, I suggest you see the Menu and a possible visit and experience, I can see you are from Wellington, 35 is a lot of people in one serving. See the replies customers have written, that usually gives you an idea. for me... More
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Yes, Taupo Thai Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Taupo Thai Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4