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Paulys Diner

3 Paora Hapi Street | Spa Gate Shopping Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 22 459 4377
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (27 reviews)
“burgers” (82 reviews)
“loaded fries” (8 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 188 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Totally delicious burgers - we tried the vegetarian and the chicken and both were great. Banoffee milkshake was veeery sweet & I'm glad we shared between two of us but was pretty yummy too.

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was perfect for a cheap, casual dinner. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend a visit :)

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch after reading reviews on TA, worth the visit. Came for lunch, was a bit concerns as there wasn't really anyone else there except a couple of takeaway. Not an extensive menu but they know their stuff. We both got the standard...More

Thank Dinks14 B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This eatery deserve it's spot on Trip Advisor. Maybe it should move up to #1. It's truly the best beef burger I've ever eaten.

Thank Jadie_Lye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleased to find a seat inside this unassuming eatery after a dip in the lake. Super friendly team who delivered a great burger, perfect fries and a memorable 'shake (banana and peanut butter... try this!!) Chicken burger earned high praise from my dining partner. The...More

Thank jacquiaroha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice, bf loved his burger both times. There's a vegetarian burger as well, but for vegetarians that don't like mushrooms (like me), there's no alternative, as they refuse to tailor make their burgers, except for people with allergies (should have lied, damnit!...More

Thank Quentin_Fajke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped by at Paulys Diner for a quick dinner after a day exploring Taupo. Service was very friendly and both the burgers we bought were really tasty. Would definately recommend a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Bethany E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good burgers and fries here and the fried chicken is great. Especially the blue cheese sauce. Perfectly balanced. Some good hedonistic food.

Thank Littlebigl
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Telly good idea these boys have done, pick 2 or 3 really good things you do well, and go with it. This is what they've done and "sheet!!!" Don't they do it well

Thank Warwick B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Super friendly guys spent time recommending things on the menu - hard to choose as everything sounded amazing. The fried chicken was great but the revelation was the chocolate and spearmint shake - WOW! Definitely check this place out - really good value and great...More

Thank speedsister
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Shane I
25 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 22 459 4377
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