THE THAI RESTAURANT
The Thai Restaurant has earned an enviable reputation as one of Rotorua’s leading Thai restaurants, serving an extensive menu of fine Thai cuisine in authentic surroundings. Extolled by diners as an experience to be repeated, the food and service has been described as epic! Encapsulating the unique qualities of Thailand, the restaurant presents exquisite cuisine prepared by experienced chefs who have trained in Thailand’s top hotels. The menu features more than 80 dishes, including a diverse selection of fish, plus popular one-off blackboard specials sought after by lunchtime diners, The attention to service extends to cooking and serving trout that has been caught by customers. Balance, detail and variety are all important to Thai cooking. Harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. A perfect blend of the spicy, subtle, sweet and sour is what defines the ideal Thai meal, and this combination should be equally satisfying to the eye, nose and palate. Eating Thai style is often a communal affair, allowing for a wide variety of dishes to be enjoyed. The Thai restaurant offers dining options ranging from affordable, banquet style meals to intimate dining in a small private area. The Thai Restaurant is recommended by Lonely Planet, who say “Our pick of the global selection of ethnic eateries along Tutanekai Street, The Thai Restaurant overcomes an unimaginative name with excellent service and top notch renditions of classics you previously enjoyed on Koh Samui or Khao San Rd. Seafood is particularly good – try the squid with basil or the scallops with garlic and black pepper.” Owner Nong says the restaurant believed to be Rotorua’s longest-established Thai establishment, offers all the traditions of Thailand. Superb food and great service make it a favourite with locals and inspires visitors to return. The Thai Restaurant is fully licensed and BYO.