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All 154 Rotorua Restaurants

Lovely India

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Ranked #51 of 154 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm not a fan of indian or spicy food but my husband is, so we chose to give the lovely india a go. Thankfully, I got a very pleasant surprise. The service was great and the food was excellent. We ordered some plain nan bread, medium spiced butter chicken and I got mild butter prawns. I can say they got... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We walked into the centre to find somewhere for an evening meal and there were plenty to choose from. It was a Saturday night but many restaurants were almost empty. This restaurant had a few people inside and a young lad outside offered us a voucher for a second main at half price. We use a lot of offers like... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Been here a couple of years ago and it's maintained its standards. Good quality indian food at reasonable prices.

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Rotorua NZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had a take away tonight from Lovely India. My wife and I ordered 2 Lamb Korma and ! Biriani and 3 pilau rice. when we arrived home and opened up the meal we found 2 whatevers - NOT Korma, and something else that was NOT biriani (Biriani is cooked rice and veg and meat) and 3 plain boiled rice.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. That's what makes Tripadvisor so useful. However I do feel that some reviews are biased and carry an agenda. Who knows who writes them and their motives for doing so ? I write to inform so that others may consider/ or not the places that I have reviewed. I frequent some of the best... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Have not eaten Indian food often, so are still experimenting with different flavours. My partner and I ordered mixed platter for entree, presented on sizzling hot plate, and found it very tasty. Ordered butter chicken, vege biryani, lamb rogan josh, poppadums, garlic naan, all very tasty, beautiful flavours, and I would go there again. Value for money was OK, as... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As others have stated, staff unfriendly , not a smile to be seen. Food your usual Indian but nothing inspirational. But the toilets! These were a shambles and I can only hope this is not an indication of the cleanliness of the kitchen.

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Notts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The worst meal since we have been in NZ. The food was terrible. I had chilli chicken and my partner had chicken jalfrezi and I'm not sure what part of the chicken they used but it wasn't one we'd tasted before. The saag side dish looked and tasted awful. The jalfrezi developed a thick skin on top of it after... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Recently had a meal in this place. wasnt very impressed really, un friendly staff, not made to feel welcome at all really, I have eaten in Indian resturants all over the world, this has to be one of the strangest. Can i have beef vindaloo please, no we dont serve beef ( yet its on the menu ) can ihave... 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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