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Thai Tekapo

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State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
+64 3-680 6998
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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588 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst we were at Lake Tekapo it was my birthday and there are various restaurants about but we chose this one. The restaurant was quite empty and we got seated and served quickly. There was a selection of Thai and Korean on the menu and in the UK, Korean hasn't really taken off yet, so it was nice to give... More 

Thank SteveS1970
Raleigh, North Carolina
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The curry here is really good. My wife loved it more than I did (best she's ever had she says). The curry is a bit thicker than I am used to, which she loved. I liked it too, I just prefer it less thick. Very affordable as well. Overall good meal.

Thank Baker F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited just after 6.00 pm after a walk around Lake Tekapo Village. Raised window seat with view of lake past the LPG storage area. Complimentary nibbles of prawn crackers, crisp savoury biscuits (unsure of the name) and chestnut jelly flavoured with sesame oil. Shared entree of spring rolls. My main was chicken pad thai (a little on the oily side)... More 

1 Thank jessiev25
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478 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Came by for dinner and was seat at the top bit which overlooks the lake. The menu had both Thai and Korean food to pick from. After a long deliberation I tried the Spicy Stew. Although it looked incredibly spicy it was actually ok. The flavours wasn't really what I was expecting since the soup itself wasn't very beefy. Other... More 

Thank Acineto
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant offered a limited selection of Thai and Korean meals. The quality of the food was OK and the waitress was friendly. Nothing special.

Thank JSo1954
Kinloch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Food tasted good and the chicken satay was beautiful and spicy. Maybe slightly overpriced for what you got but couldn't expect more where your pretty much in the middle of nowhere.

Thank Travelbughobbit
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had Tom Yum soup and Korean Bean Paste soup for dinner. Both soups do not come with rice, and need to side order them. The food was only average.

Thank yushisushi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Every time we stay in Lake Tekapo we have dinner here. We again had the Green Thai curry with a side order of rice. The food arrived very quickly and it was piping hot. Couldn't fault the food or the friendly service. The restaurant itself is a little dated but the food and views were so amazing that that didn't... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table for two at 8pm an hour beforehand so we could go back to the hotel to change. When we arrived at back we were told that the restaurant wasn't busy so they had decided to close early. This left us walking around on a cold wet night looking for somewhere for dinner. This is clearly totally... More 

Thank freeball
Perth, Australia
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41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The food is a tad watery but it is acceptable for the region. I understand that they are trying to meet many different taste-buds but I think they should try and focus their menu a little bit.

Thank Blank_Expressionism

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
  • Phone Number: +64 3-680 6998

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