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Thai House Express

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45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6610
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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First two selections, they had run out of (or never had), we arrived at 6pm. The wait was not bad, the crispy duck wasn't crispy, the won tons were good as was the rice. The prawns seemed to have been frozen. won't be in a hurry to return

Thank granthackett
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sister and I went there for dinner whilst staying at the Prince Motor Lodge. The decore was traditional as was the attire of the staff, the food was really nice, fresh and tasty and we enjoyed a couple of drinks there also. Would be a great place to hold a birthday party, anniversary etc as the food is great... More 

Thank Marie B
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97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little taken aback when we arrived, to find we were the only customers there. That did not last long, people soon arrived in quite large groups. There is a large range of food to choose from, all displayed on a large board near to where you order. The prices are extremely reasonable. Our orders were delivered to... More 

Thank Taurangahawk
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Felt that for the price we could have gone to a more upmarket restaurant - my ginger fish was tasteless and not crisp, I felt it had been microwaved and a few pieces of grated ginger added to a bland sauce. Partner's crispy prawns were better, maybe I made the wrong choice.

Thank tesstravels10
Moerewa, NZ
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Extensive range of food on the menu with great pricing. I considered it to be very good value for money. Take out is available and did a good trade while I was sitting in there eating. Best bit for me I ask for something not on the menu it they cooked that meal for me as a special was still... More 

Thank Dan B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision for dinner on Thursday night. Had flagged the Taupo Thai as lack of pictures but maybe should have gone with that. Average meal, poor service 30 Min wait time. Was disappointed given cost too.

Thank Patrick H
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fantastic. We fed a family of 5 including starters for $96. The food was generous and delicious, particularly the Penang curry which was full of flavour and just the right heat. The satay was divine and the little ones had noodle soup which was great. There were no leftovers! The food arrived within 5 minutes of sitting... More 

Thank Jeanninet70
Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I called in for takeaways at 5 pm on a Saturday. No one in there so mo excuse to be busy. Prices are now around the $17 mark for each dish. I honestly have never had Thai food that was tasteless before. I don't know if they used any garlic ginger or lemon grass or any other... More 

Thank jsnz
Cork, Ireland
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418 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had lunch here the other day with my boyfriend and it was awful. The food is a fast food place and is overpriced for what you get. I got a tom yum soup that was ok but covered wth stalky lemon grass. But the worst was my boyfriends food as it was inedible chicken larb all he could eat was... More 

Thank niamhs456
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A Restaurant with cheap take away food. Nothing fresh or even authentic about any of the dishes we ordered. My toddler loooooooves fried rice, but not from here. It's a no from me

Thank Kimii M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6610
Only been open since about mid 2012

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