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Paulys Diner Restaurant

3 Paora Hapi Street | Spa Gate Shopping Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 4315
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“burger” (108 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Fast food, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3 Paora Hapi Street | Spa Gate Shopping Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciated how serious the fellas at Pauly's handle their end product. I love cash only restaurants because they usually have high quality food. Pauly's is no exception. Great burger (especially for NZ) and really good fries.

Thank Colin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best burgers and chicken!! Good value for money too, favourite in Taupo, amazing friendly service, owner operated, dnt waste your money at fast food joints, go to paulys!!

Thank SMulholland2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding. Loved the southern fried chicken burger. The guys behind the counter we friendly and fun... Food was quick, great value and super tasty.

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the amazing reviews, we decided to have an early dinner here when we first arrived in Taupo. Small but quaint, we spoke with one of the owners and got to chat through the menu options. My husband opted for a double patty hamburger...More

Thank Atkos
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a little place just off HWY 5. Primarily a burger joint, but the Southern Fried chicken burger was a real treat. Good place to stop for lunch

Thank bresnab
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best burger I've had in NZ in a long long time. Worth stopping for in Taupo! The loaded fries were top notch.

Thank schmortein20
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down, Best Burgers & Loaded Fries in NZ. Great friendly service, fast and bloody delicious. Will definitely stop in next time we past through Taupo. Cheers guys!

Thank guyza15
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stopped by this little joint twice during our three days in Taupo. It was delicious both times. Very reasonably priced food, packed with flavor. My partner and I have eaten all over New Zealand this past year, and this was the best burger we have...More

Thank Cat B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Super delicious and friendly!! It is a small independent place so get there early before they sell out!! The burgers are amazing, but make sure you try the chicken too!!! A must have while visiting Taupo for sure!!

Thank Cameron C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is not a place for those counting calories, but if you're feeling like a fry up, it ticks all the boxes. Chicken burger, yum. Crinkle cut chips and boneless fried chicken. $38.50 for three of us.

Thank designtraders
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Shane I
25 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Paora Hapi Street | Spa Gate Shopping Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 4315
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