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All 150 Rotorua Restaurants

Lovely India

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Ranked #51 of 150 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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Rotorua NZ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Reviewer
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I and a friend of mine went for dinner around 10, they told us that they are only doing take aways now on, so we ordered for a take away. But later when a family walked in they made them dine in which was not acceptable at all. Very bad service and experience.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good honest Indian fare; we ordered a banquet and got a great variety. We've eaten here before for cheap and cheerful and it doesn't disappoint. The staff were a little young and awkward (14) but hey, it was Diwali and they still turned up...

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Banff, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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