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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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  • 18
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome!

We came here for dinner about 8.30pm last Saturday night as a group of 6 (with no reservation.) We were greeted promptly and seated at a nice table. The restaurant was warm and the heater right by my chair. The waiter offered to move it so I didn't get too hot. We had brought in 5 bottles of wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
mckje885
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Well it was my first visit at lovely India, and know it's always bad for a business to receive bad review from their customers but I have to be honest with other people too. So I just would like to share what I felt there. First of all customer service is too bad, no one is with friendly nature and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Meals were timely and delicious, service was friendly. Lovely warm restaurant and I highly recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We came here for dinner about 8.30pm last Saturday night as a group of 6 (with no reservation.) We were greeted promptly and seated at a nice table. The restaurant was warm and the heater right by my chair. The waiter offered to move it so I didn't get too hot. We had brought in 5 bottles of wine and... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Staff were very friendly, food was superb, great wine. Must say the best butter chicken and poppadoms I have ever had. Will definitely be back, Highly recommend thank you

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We got takeout, thinking this was a great service for a restaurant, but were very disappointed in what we got. The didn't look or taste anything like we've had form different places, (and we order the same dishes wherever we go). We wound up throwing away most of the food, and are now both feeling unwell. I couldn't honestly recommend... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visted them last week and ordered a plate of tandoori chicken and what I got was not even close (I am an Indian and know what it tastes and looks like). I got 4 orange colored chicken pieces (food color of course), which were cold and dry from inside and had been briefly sauteed in a bit of oil... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had rebooked this restaurant with bookme for a three course meal. On our arrival got shown to a table the service to say the least very slow. Starters below average.The main was good but dessert was non exciting.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The best yet. We dislike Kiwi curry as we find them too sweet and creamy. We asked for authentic Indian style and in a busy restaurant they did their best. The curry was great tasting and texture [not the thick gooey sauce ] . Service took a bit longer , but that was not a problem as we all enjoyed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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 $23
Cuisine: Indian

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Families with children, 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?