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Lotus Thai Restaurant

137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 9497
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (35 reviews)
“green curry” (11 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere, relatively good menu and quick service. No sizzling plates though. Caters well for couples, families and larger groups.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MarieNeilR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived shortly after a large group for dinner on a Sunday Eve. Knew there would be a wait. Everyone was very nice though. Food was pretty good. Complaint was the unruly kids in the place. A couple were at the large parties table, one was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RFA2249
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good and friendly take away service. Enjoyed geang Pad yang (duck red curry), muu pad gratiam pliktai (pork fillet with garlic and pepper) and panang gai (chicken in panang curry). Both curries were good with veges but the pork very salty in a soy based...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service was good and the decor the traditional NZ Thai restaurant. The food lacked fresh authentic Thai herbs which are critical to the taste palette. I had the fried prawn entree and massaman curry for main, both were good but lacked any Thai magic....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank classicchch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a GREAT THAI RESTAURANT that we chanced upon in Lake Taupo !! We stayed at Hilton Lake Taupo and took a short drive to this restaurant. Service was so authentically Thai ~ gracious, polite, eager and genuine. Food is sooooooo good ! 3 of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BenCat2520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here / prawn toasts were awesome / satay was chicken tenders on a skewer with a functional peanut satay sauce (average) the Panang Curry was good and Beef and pepper sauce tasty/ but had little if any coriander. Pretty standard NZ version...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dmvdconsulting
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here twice and it was so good we will return again soon. Our meals arrived promptly and were delicious. The green curry was hot and tasty and the hot beef wonderful. The location is on the main road with plenty of parking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Maybe we are spoilt for Thai in our local town but this just didnt stack up. We ordered 3 dishes and none of us liked our meals at all. Meals were small for the price,then you had to pay extra for rice.Mine was so sweet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AyrtonC
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Our host recommended this place when we were on holiday. As there was a big cycle race in Taupo that weekend we ordered takeaways (via phone) but the place was really quiet so could have dined in easily. The pad thai wasn't given a very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 28 November 2018

WOW. My family shared all of our dishes here and every single dish was absolutely delicious. I cannot explain how fantastic each of the flavours were, so just go try for yourself. The spring rolls were crispy and light and delicious, and the mains were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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