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3 Paora Hapi Street | Spa Gate Shopping Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 4315
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Jackson, Wyoming
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 had the entire trip. The guys at Paulys do it right, and they don't do... More 

Thank Cat B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say, on the wall outside this small burger bar, that they serve the best burgers and fried chicken in Taupo. If there are better chicken burgers in NZ I'd be keen to know where. I do not usually go for burgers, but moist tender chicken in a crisp and soft corn bread bun with delicious sauces and some salad,... More 

Thank timbulktwo
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Every restaurant we wanted to go to was booked out so me and my partner ended up here.. and it was so YUM!!! Loved every bite !

Thank Emily D
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Really enjoyed it! These guys know how to make burgers, very tasty chicken and great service! will be back for sure.

Thank hermiagrace
Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place is small but the service was exceptional and very friendly, we couldn't eat all of the food! We got a chicken burger with fries and gravy, fried chicken and a chocolate shake. I'd definitely recommended this place.

Thank Georgia M
Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

...are they putting in these chicken wings. The best wings/thighs I have ever had, period. Had blue cheese and sriracha sauce-out of this world, were they even real? Why was the chicken so tender and juicy? Why was it boneless and so damn good? Plus some chips for the banter Even the service from the tattooed gentleman serving us taste... More 

Thank Arowin67
Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Ants & Steve know their business & their audience... chicken burger jst the best ... prior a side of their blue cheese sauce 2 go out of them 2 .... magnificence !!!!

1 Thank Hipster4321
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The burgers we had were tasty enough oversalted and tge service was toooo slow, 15 minutes turned into 25 minutes so was not very efficient....the Staff were pleasant but the cooker plate should have been better used, doing 3 burgers at a time....not good.,..

Thank Bruce W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
American, Fast food, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, 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 7-378 4315

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?