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Lovely India

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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good value dinner deal

We found the $17.90 dinner deal to be great value. We were able to chose a curry (off the main part of the menu) each and got a nan and rice as well. The aloo gobi and the chef's special chicken curry were delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced. Given the price of other restaurants in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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English first
Monterrey, Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband there to have dinner the day we arrived to the city, i had some food on the plane but we still feel like getting something hot as it was raining... The guy that attend us had very bad attention and not only that ... as we wanted to buy just one chicken and rice ,... More 

Thank imegmosha
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was bad and the naan terrible. We ordered garlic naan, and we were served plain naan and that too cold and stale probably picked up from the left over buffet. On bringing it to their notice, they plainly denied the fact and argued about it instead of doing something about it. I would not recommend it to anyone.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a really good Indian restaurant. I took my clients here whenever I was in Rotorua and it was always one of the best Indian dining experiences in NZ. Sadly this time it did not live up to that high standard. I suspect perhaps Eat Street has stolen custom from it a bit and it just seemed... More 

Thank AA_Gull
Level Contributor
90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We found the $17.90 dinner deal to be great value. We were able to chose a curry (off the main part of the menu) each and got a nan and rice as well. The aloo gobi and the chef's special chicken curry were delicious and the drinks were reasonably priced. Given the price of other restaurants in the Eat Street... More 

Thank Pacificwoman59
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We used LovelyIndia a few times to get take aways, which were always really good. There are cheaper options around but my partner really loves their butter chicken so I don't mind paying if it tastes great. So we went in the restaurant a couple of weeks ago with some friends and were disappointed. Service was slow and no one... More 

Thank Sabrina K
Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We did this with a bookme voucher and the service and meal were great. The only suggestion would have is that instead of giving the full menu and then telling us which ones we could choose from would be to give us a limited menu to select from as other restaurants do. Apart from this the food was very good.

Thank Fab50_12
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were in Rotorua for the weekend and decided to have indian food that's how we ended up at this place which was a bad move. Got there around 8.30 and placed our order with in 10 mins. After almost an hour I got up and checked how long we have to wait for our food that's when they realise... More 

Thank gn2712
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Unfortunately we had to make our meal at Lovely India a quick one as we were off somewhere afterwards. I would've liked to have been able to linger over our meal as the restaurant was very inviting. It was very clean with attractive decor and very attentive staff. We had the butter chicken which all declared was one of the... More 

Thank foodlover27264
Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We had the banquet for two what an awesome thing to try for first time visiting an India Restaurant. The staff were very nice, one thing that failed them was the service of there drinks. I asked for a Cabernet Sauvignon hmmmm was delivered a Sauvignon Blanc. No drama I still drank it altho it did not compliment my dinner... More 

Thank GiddiupGorilla
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We came in off the street to buy a meal to take away but quickly decided to stay for a meal. The atmosphere was quiet and friendly. The general feel was of a place that was keen to please and confident that they could. Nice and tidy and clean. Priced at a realistic level. Our food was lovely, appropriately seasoned.

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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 23
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?