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Lotus Thai Restaurant

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137 Tongariro Street, Taupo 3330 New Zealand+64 7-376 9497WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 2:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 15/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

The best Thai meal we have had for a while, the food was delicious, we had money bags, dim sims, chicken satay to start. Pad Thai and Penang curry for mains plus some roti bread. Everything was cooked well and served beautifully. We were well...looked after and felt extremely welcome. We will definitely return when next in Taupo.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2022

Thank you Gillian for great review. We looking forward to see again.

Reviewed 24 April 2022

We were a bit late getting there, about 7.30 I guess, Restaurant was busy but we got that feeling that they would give us a table but the staff looked like they didn't want us there that late. Just a feeling I got. Service was...the same we had quite a long wait to order and we asked for water twice , it never came, Meal was quite nice when we got it. Price was ok. Customers leaving were giving the staff a lot of praise for their meals etc. So I guessed we got them on the wrong night. Probably go back again when its not so busy may be a better experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2022

Thank you Mike for sharing your experience. Sorry for kept you waiting for long tome. We under staffs for busy day but we try to do the best asap. Thank you for understand us. We still looking forward to see you again.

Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

We ate here for dinner over Easter weekend and it was packed. However, the staff were really attentive and food service was relatively prompt considering the volume (takeaway service looked really busy too). Had some nice starters and the curry was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2022

Thank you AviatonNz for lovely review.

Reviewed 25 March 2022

Had dinner here...clearly popular as quite busy and seemed to be enjoyed by locals. Food was up to expectations......service was really quick...in fact almost too quick as we were in and out in 40 minutes

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Thank you KeithR for lovely review.

Reviewed 17 March 2022

One thing you must order is the Prawn Toast. Fabulous! as was the duck with garlic. All round a fantastic dining experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Thank you Samantha for great review.

Reviewed 6 February 2022

We got a takeaway dinner - both our dinners were a 'mild' according to the menu. Hubby's meal was reasonable mild but not totally. Mine was so not mild that my lips felt on fire, my mouth was uncomfortably hot throughout. Being a takeaway and...quite hungry at the time, we didn't take them back (should have) so continued to plough through our meals. The other thing I didn't like was my meal was supposed to be with vegetables (not itemised on menu as to what), but all I got was lots of canned mini corn, a few onions and a few capsicum - very disappointed. We originally went here because we have a Lotus Thai in Hawkes Bay and that is amazing - can't fault it - so expected the same (silly really, because different places have different cooks). Lesson learnt.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2022

Thank you McDutch for sharing your experience. Sorry, about the thing you aren't happy. For next time you can ask us for what vegie you like to put in the dish. We try to do the best.

Reviewed 15 January 2022 via mobile

We ordered takeaways which were some of the best Thai food I’ve eaten. Lovely friendly staff, enjoyed a Singha beer while waiting for meals to be cooked

Date of visit: January 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2022

Thank you Adrino747 for lovely review.

Reviewed 8 January 2022

Restaurant: Lotus Thai is a bit boring, has low parking availability nearby, and doesn't have as good as an atmosphere as competitors Service: Good Curry puffs: Nice crispy outer and good filling. Fried rice: Seriously bland and boring, poor rice choice and cooking, and odd...fillings. Almost no seasoning apart from the heat added with a request for medium spice. Honestly, worse than I would expect from a standard fish and chips style takeaway, yet alone a restaurant. Served with frozen style vegetables rather than proper chunks such as broccoli and cauliflower, and instead had only weirdly shaped pieces of onion and large cuts of cucumber and tomato. Value: OK. All in all, pretty sad at the moment but no good Thai offerings in Taupo.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2022

Thank you Limestone2 for sharing your opinion. You may confused between our restaurant and Thai Delight as your reviewed compared between us before. The person who good person or kindly person will not do like this. Should face to face or let the restaurant know...More

Reviewed 21 December 2021

Best pad Thai I’ve ever had and I’ve been to Thailand! Get the crispy pork pad Thai 🤤 Great staff, very polite and attentive. Not the fasted food to arrive but they were busy even for a Tuesday night!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2022

Thank you Orlafowden for great review.

Reviewed 1 November 2021

A quiet Saturday night at Lotus. Service was efficient, professional, and friendly. All our dishes were served together. Food presentation and flavors were delicate and mouth-watering. We were visiting from out of town and will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2021

Thank you very much Saturday dinner for sharing great experience. We still look forwad to see you again.

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Yes, Lotus Thai Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Yes, Lotus Thai Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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