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Local cuisine, Quick Bites, American, Fast food, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Taupo’s best burgers, finest fried chicken and shakes. Situated in Spa Gate Shopping Centre. Dine in or takeaway available
US$7 - US$17
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Fast food, Diner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered the chilli cheese burger and the spicy chicken special burger, along with some fries and the spicy chicken bites. The burgers were delicious, generous sizes, prices weren’t bad, and the food came out very quickly. We could definitely tell this is a genuine...spot as we got in just before the lunch rush and they were quickly packed. The staff were very friendly. Will definitely be stopping in again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food but more importantly love the service. You Made our evening. You labelled and packed everything...gave us enough sauce and it was so easy for Andrew and me to assemble everything. Trust me when I say that our 23.05 hour BBC and chili...cheese burgers were the bees knees..Thank you for fulfilling a hunger craving after a hard day's work. You and your entire team always do a fab job and make it seem so easy. thank you once again. We sincerely appreciate it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 April 2021 via mobile

Hands down, the best burger joint in NZ. Coming from the industry myself I find I can be incredibly picky when it comes to food and this place nails it, offering some of the finest burgers around! Delicious food and great service, keep up the...good work lads. Word of mouth has given this place an outstanding reputation.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

First time we had tried this place. We ordered a takeaway for 3 of us. 3 burgers- one cheese, one chilli and one BBC. Also ordered kumara fries and loaded fries. Everything was incredibly tasty and very filling. Very similar to the burgers we have...had in the states. The relish on the burgers is amazing. My hubby and daughter enjoyed their decadent milk shakes while waiting for the takeaway to be prepared. These got a huge thumbs up too. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 March 2021

Recommended by a friend from Taupo so made a stop in for dinner when we visited Taupo for the day and wow, so glad we did.. had 2x kids burgers, 1x chicken mayo burger, 1x chicken burger, loaded kumara chips and a fried chicken basket.....Wooow will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

Best burgers & chips and amazing service! Every time we visit we have never been let down. 100% recommend!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

The burgers are comparable to what you'd get from any fish and chip shop, but at thrice the price. The chips were seemingly just supermarket frozen chips sprinkled with chicken stock. The drinks are limited to cans.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

Best burgers in Taupo. A must do if your in the area. A good menu executed perfectly - convenient location and lots of seating.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 February 2021 via mobile

This place is the bees knees, there burgers are second to none. And the rest of the menu is top notch spread the word!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021 via mobile

Long as day, wanted something I knew was good. Rolled up, amazing service with a happy crew working. Fast turn around, absolutely outstanding food. See you next time I'm this way.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Response from Merv-Taupo | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday to Sunday 11.30am late pm
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25 January 2017|
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Response from PaulysDiner | Property representative |
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paulys Diner

Yes, Paulys Diner offers takeaway services.

Yes, Paulys Diner offers delivery services.

Paulys Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5