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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service

We had a lovely meal and enjoyed a quiet and friendly atmosphere, The wait staff were polite and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Adidawn63
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal and enjoyed a quiet and friendly atmosphere, The wait staff were polite and helpful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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240 reviews 240 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We did not have the a la carte because a special Indian food buffet was laid out for us. The food was very tasty. They had made khichdi and kadhi which was fantastic. The curd was so thick and delicious. We also met the owner Narulal Taili and had a nice talk with him. We even packed dinner for our... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not worth the price. Taste is below average. We ordered for soup which was not there in menu. But they agreed to serve tomato soup which was too sour to take. Prawn masala below average in taste and quantity. Served all food at one go which is not expected.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

With nice hospitality and amazing food. We shared a great experience in this restaurant. Also, with the owner and his son Aman who's hospitality really served us with yummy food in Rotorua. Also has a very pure environment. Lovely people from lovely india.. Great Indian food .

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Food was outstanding. Service was very good. Service was quick and polite. Bathroom was not that outstanding or clean.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My partner enjoyed the Fish Tikka very much, so we had to go back and try again. We were not disappointed. Both the fish tikka and chicken tikka masala were fantastic, probably our favourite Indian dishes, thanks very much.

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Rotorua
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We used to go to this restaurant by choice, there are a lot of Indian Restaurants in Rotorua and this used to be our favourite! On our last visit the service was terrible and inattentive. We were ignored after being seated so had to attract a waiter. We ordered a bottle of wine and were served a glass (there were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

great kids meal, good fresh naan breads and very tasty Biriani. Onion bhaji a bit too salty. Would come back again

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Haldwani, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Food was tasty. We were a little late, due to which they couldn't accommodate us. So we had to take a take-away. Since people were still eating in a restaurant, we expected them to allow us to sit. However, they were adamant in not allowing us, which didn't seem nice to us!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited this Restaurant on 25th April for lunch before we left back for Auckland. We ordered Chicken Vindaloo, Chilli Chicken and Tadka daal for mains & sheekh kababs for starters and rotis. The food was served without and delay with a very good portion enough for 2 people. Very good choice of beers served chilled. Most important was Abhi... More 

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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