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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Good Food

Nice food and good customer service. very well calm manager (ABHI), who suggest us the different dishes and helped to choose one. i love the taste. thanks for being very hospitalized. will be definitely back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
mckintoshdan
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Taupo, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went there with my family and have had a table for four at 7:21 pm. They came to us after around 7:30 PM with menu and then at 7:41pm he came to take order. After that we were sitting there for about 20 minutes for nothing so upto now it is 8:01pm and we were still sitting here on... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Nice food and good customer service. very well calm manager (ABHI), who suggest us the different dishes and helped to choose one. i love the taste. thanks for being very hospitalized. will be definitely back.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We decided on this place as the other Indian place in Eat street looked very busy and we were starving and just wanted to eat. After ordering our drinks as soon as we were seated it took 10minutes to come back with a bourbon and coke and one fanta- he had just realised there was no more fanta in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

So.... It took a lot of will power to not walk out without paying as that is what they deserved. 30 min we waited to be served while we watched later arrivals served and eating before us. At this point we were a little offended but hey it happens. Then they brought out 1 of the children's meals (we have... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great service, we were met with a big smile as soon as we walked through the door, great meals, made extra spicy as requested, just perfect. Fantastic, very very happy, will dine there again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were in Rotorua on a short visit and came across this restaurant and am I pleased that we did. We had a lovely meal and the hosts were extremely hospitable.

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Silicon Valley
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We ordered takeaway food and got the chicken tikka masala, butter chicken, navrattan korma, and the malai kofta. the food was pretty decent, with decent portion sizes, however was a bit pricey for Indian food. We enjoyed the food and had enough for leftovers. It seems to be open a little bit later than most of the other restaurants here... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Nice looking restaurant. Modern, large opening windows/walls (good ventilation in summer). Very nice food. service was a bit chaotic with various people waiting 1 table. Some confusion through this but overal good. CLEAN Clean amenities. Clean overal impression If the natives eat there it must be good. It's a standard I've learn to obeserve. And 99 out of a 100... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

At 10pm many of the restaurants were preparing to close so although Lovely India seemed basic and somewhat rundown my son and I decided to give it a try. He had the Chef's Special and I the Goat Madras. We were not disappointed as they tasted very good and portion sizes were more than adequate. Unfortunately it was not the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Decided to give them a try on recent trip to Rotorua, Just like every restaurant on famous Rotorua's Tutanekai Street this place has menu outlook to look at. The prices displayed outside are different to menu inside, and staff informed the displayed menu is for takeaway hence cheaper due to takeaway discount (not happy). Went ahead ordered Chicken tikka and... 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 0 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?