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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific Food, weak English

If you do not like Indian food, don't go. If you are not sure of Indian food... go.. it is wonderful. They can provide 3 levels of heat with the spice.. low, medium and bring water... lol. There were 4 of us so we shared the banquet. We had appetizers, mains and desert. Excellent.. all of it. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Tom R
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Elgin, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Elgin, Illinois
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you do not like Indian food, don't go. If you are not sure of Indian food... go.. it is wonderful. They can provide 3 levels of heat with the spice.. low, medium and bring water... lol. There were 4 of us so we shared the banquet. We had appetizers, mains and desert. Excellent.. all of it. Our waiter they... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had to wait for a very long time - approx 1 hour and then our entrees were given to another table. Had to ask for items we had ordered and came out eventually but not together. Noticed other people left after waiting. Shame. Food was just okay.

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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Had the daal, lamb saag and rice and bread for two. Couldn't finish it all and the food was lovely. Good service too.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An excellent range available for both vegetarian and meat eaters. Tasty and hot. Reasonably priced for eat Streat.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sadly this was a disappointing Indian meal. Service was okay, some dishes were okay, only the goat Saag was very tasty - the butter chicken was the worst I have tasted - it was no better than chicken in tomato soup. I gave this feedback to the waiter and he just shrugged his shoulders. Also a distinct lack of heat... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Ended up here because this rest. had lot of diners and others were empty, so thought this must be a popular one. Food was nice but I found this rest. a bit expensive. Customer service was also average. Overall nothing bad but on the same time didn't find anything special to praise. Tip: "Chiken tikka masala" was really good. Must... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

very delicious food and friendly staff very clean and hygiene restaurant. sitting arrangement was very comfertable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Succulent Tikka Chicken, nicely spicy Vegetarian Jahlfrezi (we ordered medium) with vegetables that retained their crunch - yum. Still busy at 10pm (unlike many of the surrounding establishments) with a vibrant, friendly atmosphere. Seems popular with locals which just about says it all !

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service wasnt great but for health readons we adked for mild food and got it - fantastic lamb nawabi (i think) and butter chicken. onion bajis to die for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ordered butter chicken r organ Josh basmati rice and the raita. It was lovely. :) Thank you staff at Lovely India

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07-3484088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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