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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (24 reviews)
“burgers” (74 reviews)
“loaded fries” (7 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 173 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had driven from Rotorua after a big day of activities, and we found this to be one of the best places to eat. Can I just say it exceeded all expectations. The guys were awesome behind the counter I had a Standard beef burger...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having a quiet night in our hotel and wanted a quick order and pickup takeaway. Had seen Pauly's Diner on Facebook and thought it looked amazing. The service was great and a pretty good basic menu. The website doesn't show the real goodness of fried...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice chaps running this place and great quality burger. Had the beef burger lunch special, with well prepared meat and excellent sauce. Very accomodating for our little one who needed a spoon for his own lunch! Thanks

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely make sure you give this place a go when you're in Taupo next! Will be our go to dinner place whenever we're in Taupo from now on. Highly recommend the chicken burger.

Thank Travellingkavs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paulys is like that weird friend you meet that you're not sure about at the start. But, they grow on you very quickly and become one of you best friends. It's not everyone's taste but my friends and I love Paulys!

Thank Alysha B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly guys in here, not too cool for school The buns are just awesome and the burgers are top notch, not too greasy or heavy Left feeling great I will definitely be headed back

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When it's done right, nothing beats a hand crafted, home made burger. And these guys do it right. The home made patties are juicy and delicious and are to die for. The service is friendly and top notch. I'm making a point of stopping here...More

Thank Felix M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best team, best burgers, and the best shakes you could ever dream of. Taupo is pretty lucky to have these guys here!

Thank Dazeydaze93
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Good service and tasty burger. And very reasonable. What else you need to know? If you feels like burger I highly recommend it

Thank Tomonari J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Came by with a friend who recommended the burgers and the fried chicken. This meant I had to try both. Both were amazing. The burger had delicious flavour and the buns were toasted just right so you get the texture. The fried chicken was crispy...More

Thank Acineto
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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