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All 148 Rotorua Restaurants

Lovely India

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Ranked #37 of 148 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Banff, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The butter chicken was amazing...some of the best i've had. Service was quick and friendly... *******

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went on a Sunday with Miss 5 and Mstr 3 and as it was the end of school holidays, they were not particularly busy. We were greated and seated quickly, with drinks being offered straight away. We ordered the mixed platter to share as our starters, some cheese and keema nanna, a butter chicken, and the lamb Korma. All... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The curry was by itself good, but the rice wasn't... Hard and not tasty at all (is it too much to expect basmati rice in an indian restaurant?). The nan were also disappointing. Very thin and hard.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited and was pleasantly surprised, the staff were friendly and inquired about the level of heat. We ordered the mixed entree; and was pleased to find something different than the usual spring rolls and samosas. All very tasty. We shared mains of chicken and beef, both interesting and delicious.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

the restaurant is located just a block away from the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.. there are lots of other eateries around here as well as shops and the atmosphere is like a street market. I had my meal from a ready buffet hot and spicy..the taste was traditionally Indian, and very tasty...they also have a small bar and the ambience... More

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Regina, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This restaurant was excellent! Fantastic food and I do believe they really have the best butter chicken in town! It's just a few steps (literally 10 meters) beyond the red glow of Eat Street and worth every step. The customer service was outstanding, the pricing very reasonable, and the portions were substantive. As Canadians who eat Indian food regularly we... More

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Bundaberg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere for a good dining experience in Rotorua. The food was fine here but the service was so terribly bad that I can't recommend it to anyone. The wait staff were more interested in set menu than pleasing their customers. Our order was forgotten and we had to wait forever for dessert with no... More

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food was ok but the service was soooooooo slow - such a shame - they need more waiters with a better understanding of the menu. We had small children with us and although we asked for their food to be brought first they actually came last. When the food eventually came the kids no longer wanted it.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

on our visit to rotorua we been to lovely india for dinner on 28 july and our all over experience was very good according to us this is best indian restaurant in town. First we ordered mixed starter which comes quickly on nice sizzling plate and after that we had lamb curry hot and butter chicken as well with cheese... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We popped in for dinner on a quiet weekend. Weather wasn't they best so place was almost empty. We got seated promptly at a table of our choosing. A few minutes after the waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order - we hadn't touched the menus yet so we ordered drinks instead. Drinks arrived with some... More

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Additional Information about Lovely India

Address: 1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07-3484088
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
Cuisine: Indian

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