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Uncle Neil's Thai Cuisine

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1296 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Yes food was quite good - not sure if the cooks were Thai because the whole restaurant was serviced by Indians, so we were a little hesitant in the regard to the food being actual Thai Food. For us - the food was overpriced in comparison to other places that we visited whilst in New Zealand. But have been told... More 

Thank christmascrazy002
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Good service, meals were delicious and very well priced. A very clean and modern space to dine in! Overall great little restaurant we stumbled upon.

Thank laurenanning
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant isn't called Uncle Neil's, so we walked a little more trying to find this place. Food was ok, but the service was terrible. We ordered straight away, after looking at the menu online, but waited an hour for our food!! 2 big groups came in after we had ordered and were seated, and served their meals before we... More 

Thank Holly C
Kilauea, Hawaii
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely excellent! The food was fresh and tasty and everything you expect from Thai food and more. And the ambience was lovely. Very clean establishment, with great art on the walls. Be careful when you look for it on the street as the out door sign may not say "Uncle Neil's", but "Thai Food" or something similar!... More 

Thank Kai_Aloha_Traveler
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly although the waitress didnt seem too up to date on what was available. Ordered pork and prawn toast plus wontons for starterz, got the toast and wonton soup which i sent back since it wasnt what i ordered. Had to order 3 different mains, each time being told they wernt available after waiting approx 5-15 mins between... More 

Thank JasmineBaker23
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The food was great, restaurant is clean and the food came out so fast! Everything was really fresh and super tasty.

Thank Jannel F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

A group of friends invited me for dinner, and you have a wide variety of Thai Cuisine to choose from. The volcano meal was 'exciting', and very tasty. Good value for good food for a little restaurant.

Thank Richard P
Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

First night in Rotorua, had seen a few reviews so thought we would give it a try. Only people in the restaurant at first but a few people came in shortly after. Prompt and friendly staff, ordered wontons and curry puffs to start. Very tasty and fresh. Nice and hot. Mains were red and green chicken curry with rice. Chicken... More 

Thank Cat V
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and value. Clean and unpretentious good takeaway service with short wait time. Would like them to add coffee to their menu though

Thank Marie G
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

What a find! This is one of those times when I rely on the good reviews on Trip Advisor and find that I am pleasantly surprised. My husband and I were craving some Thai on our first night in Rotorua. Lucky for us this one was open on Sunday night and was quiet. We had the green chicken curry, red... More 

Thank Lisa P

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
This is open from Mon-Fri 11:30am -2:30pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat and Sun 11:30 - 9:00pm Phone number is 348 0066


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