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We have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now and finally got there tonight. It was a strange start to the evening, we were greeted by the waitress who once we said we hadn't booked offered us two tables both were a...table for two right by the door one stuck in the corner and the other jammed against the wall. Looking around there were at least 9 free tables some for larger seating I admit, but others for table of 4 that were empty. we were just two of us. The waitress said they were all taken and then said you will have to wait while I make one ready. After a while which looked like the main waiter came and offered us a seat at one of the tables of 4, I said we were told we couldn't sit there he said its ok and we were seated quickly. We both ordered dishes with rice which were very ordinary my rice was dense and sticky and tasted old. The accompanying chicken was fairly bland thin sliced and without the extra cashew nuts I ordered, would have been tasteless. When I mentioned this to the waitress, the waiter came over later and apologised saying the rice was from the bottom of the pot.
The whole time we were eating no further tables came in so I am not sure what bookings they were waiting for that we could not have sat at the tables when we came in. Disappointing as we had read really good things about this restaurant. Don't know that we would returnMore
I have a garlic and onion allergy. I had reviewed the menu and spoke at length with the waitress on my options before ordering. Thai is usually a safe choice if you order a stir fry as it is made fresh. I ordered a stir...fry without onion listed as an ingredient, checked that it had no onion or garlic, and she confirmed that it didn't but that she would also tell the kitchen about my no onion/garlic.
The stir fry had onion in it. I didn't realise as they were in strips like the bamboo shoots and the dish had lots of chilli. Consequently I ate most of it.
When I did realise, and told the owner that there was onion in the dish, the owner was defensive.
As I was vomiting in the bathroom, the owner then told my partner that someone had gone to the hospital two days prior as his staff had given peanuts to someone with a peanut allergy.More
We were a party of 7 on a busy Saturday night and fortunately we had pre-booked at Lotus Thai earlier that day. The restaurant was super-busy but we received speedy service and very nice food. (We brought our own wine.) We would come back to...this restaurant again.More
We were a group of 11 dining on an extremely busy night (after the Great Lake Taupo relay) where every table was full. Our entrees came out in great time considering the amount of people dining and were delicious. I personally had the combination entree...- prawn cake was amazing! They did well to get our main dishes out in good time also. Full of flavour, good serving sizes. The menu is huge and I just wanted everything!
Only downfall was how noisy it is when it is full so maybe don't dine when there is a huge event on in Taupo.More
Just didnt feel like they could care less if we stayed or went. Very offhand service and then a very long wait for our drinks and also our food. We read these reviews that were really good but honestly, we didnt feel like we were...welcome. Wouldnt come again even if the service was any better.More