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“Saturday dinner”

Lotus Thai Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 136 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Best of the best Thai Restaurant in Taupo. Come and enjoy a unique dining experience in friendly environment. The Lotus Thai offers Taupi residents and visitors true Thai experience. The extensive menu is prepare by Thai chefs and served by welcoming staff in traditional Thai costume. The dinning experience is enhanced by the soft Thai decor both in the tables and around the room.
Reviewed 1 November 2021

A quiet Saturday night at Lotus. Service was efficient, professional, and friendly. All our dishes were served together. Food presentation and flavors were delicate and mouth-watering.
We were visiting from out of town and will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Thank Philip H
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2021

Thank you very much Saturday dinner for sharing great experience.
We still look forwad to see you again.

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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

The food was quite good, when it finally arrived 1 1/2 hours after we had sat down and ordered. We were a large group of 10 and the restaurant was quite busy, but they obviously couldn't cope with the volume and larger group.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Thank you for sharing your opinion.
Sorry about that for your bad experience. We remember your group as complaint. In the mean time, we have no one complaint us in that day for the system if they have to wait like you because they understand our situation
If you check on our Facebook page or Google and TripAdvisor. You can see that we always have big group from 10 people up to 60 people per group. So, we can cope big group as usual.
Normally, we do 3 courses for meal (entrée, main and dessert). It taking about 1 hour but depend on how fast you finish each course.
For our system, when the customers finished their entrée we will call their main. But if the big group we have to wait until everybody finish entrée first then we call their mains. If we call the main and serves the mains while someone still eating is not polite.
By the way, Just in case of big group has one person still enjoy talking or just 1 or 2 pieces left on the table. We also have to wait until everybody finished.
We also have booking next month for 60 Pax per group.

Sorry for inconvenient, we still do the same way as we do from 20 years ago.

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Reviewed 8 July 2021

We visited here in Dec 2019 but had a very enjoyable experience. The staff were friendly and our meals delicious.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Thank Ilovetheatre
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2021

Thank you llovetheatre for still is royalty customers and lovely comment.

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Reviewed 29 June 2021

The staff were lovely and the food was even better ! Definitely recommend going here. Good price too.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank ClaireGerritsen
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2021

Thank you Claire for lovely review.

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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Fair without being spectacular very bland for Thai food was a little disappointed as ordered medium spicy more like chicken tonight simmer sauce

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank Robert6835
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Lotus Thai Restaurant, Owner at Lotus Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2021

Sorry for your disappointed experience dinner with us.
For very blend meal and not spectacular as you expect becauce of that chicken meat. Please try Crispy pork belly, Lamb, Duck or Seafood you may feel different thing.

Normally, all of our meals are medium spicy, It's kiwi medium spicy not Thai spicy. if your meal not spicy enough as you expect, you can ask us for some more chilli as our royalty customers like to do.
For extra cashew nut if you do not want to pay more we can add a little more in your dish for special. If you welling to pay more we can add on side or in your dish but you have to pay for extra.

Sorry for your unhappy we do the same recipe more than 20 years and we try to do the best as much as we can for the customers.

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