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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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  • 41
    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
Good Indian Food and Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Llewellyn53
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a great meal here. Restaurant was quiet and service was very prompt. I usually eat Indian on business trips and this restaurant was as good as the best.

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Cairns, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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179 reviews 179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?