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79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
47213388
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just...
This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Indian in Oz

I have travelled most of Australia and have never had an Indian as lovely as this. The chicken tika masala is to die for. I can't believe that this place has received some negative reviews, The only thing I can think is that the chef must have changed. We haven't eaten in only got takeaways. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
karos1
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have travelled most of Australia and have never had an Indian as lovely as this. The chicken tika masala is to die for. I can't believe that this place has received some negative reviews, The only thing I can think is that the chef must have changed. We haven't eaten in only got takeaways. I will be going back.

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Mackay, Australia
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We ordered takeaway. Look, the food itself was quite tasty. When ordered, we were told there would be a wait of 25 minutes. Ok, reasonable enough, I guess, on a Friday night. However, 20 minutes into the wait, we were told one of the dishes we ordered was not available. Hmmm, it took that long to realise this? We ordered... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I ordered them over phone and didn't eat exactly at the restaurant but thank God I didn't. The place is no where like a real nice restaurant and was hot and humid in Townsville heat. There was no aircon and lights were in poor condition....I picked up the food and it wasn't the best takeaways I have had!

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Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great food, fair and friendly service, but incredibly expensive!! Have been back a few times and will go again, but just a little time in between visits.

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in Townsville for 2 nights on our way up to Port Douglas. Craving Indian for dinner, we found this restaurant quite close to where we were staying. There were a few couples eating there so it seemed like it might be a decent spot. We ordered takeaway so we could eat in our room. We got malai kofta,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

2 serves of the entree sampler was a good suggestion from the waiter for our table of 8 and a great way to start the meal. Beef Vindaloo was interesting with a back of throat chilli burn and not too strong a vinegar flavour. The Saag Gosht my wife selected was nice and all of the other guests enjoyed their... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you get a chance to visit masala its a must. We have loved masala for many years and will continue to vist.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Love this place. The butter chicken is incredible. The other dishes are good but the butter chicken is quite spectacular. Nice location across from the water, good outdoor dining and friendly staff. One of the best Indian restaurants in town!

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Napier
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fast service on Wed night. Food very tasty but a little pricey for Indian food. We sat outdoors which was nice and the service was prompt and attentive. Would recommend this place for a meal.

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kalgoorlie
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had heard great things about this restaurant, after ordering a main, we had to wait over an for the meal to come out. When questioned as to the length of the wait the staff were unable to provide an explanation and did not even acknowledge the issue. The food when it came finally came out was acceptable but tainted by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Palmer Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 47213388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

This is the best Indian food in North Qld! We travel 3 hrs each way just to eat there.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?