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Ambience Fine Indian Cuisine

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1161 Amohau St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 3501206
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Atmosphere & Food!

The food at Ambience is really authentic Indian, so delicious and the portion size is really good especially for the reasonable price! The waiter was lovely and the restaurant was very well presented, tidy, clean and had a nice, warm atmosphere. Visited as a family and will definitely return with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
faerylrotherham
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food at Ambience is really authentic Indian, so delicious and the portion size is really good especially for the reasonable price! The waiter was lovely and the restaurant was very well presented, tidy, clean and had a nice, warm atmosphere. Visited as a family and will definitely return with my family and my partner. :)

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

No doubt very tasty food as well as fantastic service.Internal environment is very pleasant and comfortable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Generally we had been pretty disappointed by the food selection in New Zealand, places either closed very early or served very touristy (read Americanised) cuisine. So we entered the Ambience Fine Indian with trepidation... what we found however was some of the best Indian food we'd ever had! So good we went back the next night just to try things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The restaurant is very nice and quaint. The lamb curry and lamb nizam was super delicious. The meat was tender and flavorful. We had the cheese and garlic naan that was perfect to dip in the curry. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We found this restaurant to be pretty average and there are others we would prefer before going back to this. The parking is just about non existence which also is annoying. I must say the Naan Bread was amazing, probably the best we have had overall not our favourite.

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New England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had been driving, it was raining, and we found Ambience's menu in our motel room offering delivery. Perfect! We had several very good Indian meals during our time in New Zealand, but Ambience was the best of all. The food was delicious, delivery was prompt and portions were generous. We had garlic prawns, onion bhaji (outstanding!), lamb rogan josh... More 

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Skelmorlie, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We purchased a meal deal on the "Grab one" website and travelled up from Taupo just for this meal...and we are certainly glad we did.. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food was brilliant. Very tasty. Sometimes when you buy a meal deal you can get a limited menu and get smaller portions but not here, and the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This restaurant had the best butter chicken and naan bread! Not only was the food delicious but the service was amazing. They were efficient and soooooooo friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves Indian food.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a great curry from them, with a generous sized naan. It was very yummy. Do not order the onion salad unless you just want a container filled with onions.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We discovered Ambience 2 years ago when I was in Rotorua for a conference. The curries were amazing and still are today. Highly recommend. We x will try not to leave it 2 years next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1161 Amohau St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 3501206

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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