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Wild Rice Thai Cuisine

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1114 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-349 6482
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been going here for awhile, it is my favourite Thai resturant in Rotorua. Always greeted like a long lost friend

Thank rosscoRotorua
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The noodles I had were way overcooked and bared little resemblance to the Thai food I have in Bangkok, no dried prawns included and presented as a mash. Complained to staff who were not interested. Thought it might be an off night so tried again 2 weeks later. Ordered a duck dish which came in good time but the duck... More 

Thank Wonjee
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner on a Sunday evening. Apart from the loud boisterous group beside us we had an excellent meal. The waitress was very attentive, food and drinks came quickly. I asked if the pictures in the menu were a good representation of the dish I would receive and was told"yes". Indeed, the "salmon#2" was exactly like the picture except in actuality... More 

Thank RFA2249
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The curry was excellent but the rice served out of bowl mould on a too large flat plate and was cold and dry. Warm steamy bowl of fluffy rice would have been so more welcome. The menu consists of a book of photographs that is very old fashioned and cluttered. Service was average. Could do with modern cuisine and setting.

Thank Drew C
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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379 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Eat Street was packed on Saturday night but Wild Rice had a table after a short wait. Original and only table available was at the back in a corner but after a few minutes, the waitress wouldn't let us stay there as not nice table and moved us outside to view the hustle and bustle. Great table and very good... More 

Thank Moosie57
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be one of the best Thai restaurants that I have visited. Both indoor and outdoor dining. Very friendly staff, well mannered & nicely dressed. The menu is beautifully presented with photos of the various choices. The food was delicious. Good choice of drinks as well. Would return when next visiting Rotorua

Thank Nigel S
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers outside sitting that was preferable to having to eat inside. Sufficient selection of Thai favorites nicely presented and quite tateful. The service was somewhat slow and we had to go inside to get the bill as our waitress was busy at the cash-register.

Thank Jacques_Alex
Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat Street is a realy neat concept, alfresco without the wind and rain, open, light and airy. Wild Rice was a pleasant experience, we wanted something different and they have a great menu. I had prawns and my husband had a hot lamb red curry. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Thank Fosie
Nerja, Spain
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a lovely location,Eat Streat. Food was fantastic and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent.

Thank Ray C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, beautiful flavours, good portion sizes. Really enjoyed are meal. We had take away and they made and delivered the food promptly.

Thank Lizzy G

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 Tutanekai St, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 6482
Fantastic Thai cuisine in "East Street" Rotorua

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