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Lovely India

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Ranked #44 of 149 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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Bundaberg
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere for a good dining experience in Rotorua. The food was fine here but the service was so terribly bad that I can't recommend it to anyone. The wait staff were more interested in set menu than pleasing their customers. Our order was forgotten and we had to wait forever for dessert with no... More

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Food was ok but the service was soooooooo slow - such a shame - they need more waiters with a better understanding of the menu. We had small children with us and although we asked for their food to be brought first they actually came last. When the food eventually came the kids no longer wanted it.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

on our visit to rotorua we been to lovely india for dinner on 28 july and our all over experience was very good according to us this is best indian restaurant in town. First we ordered mixed starter which comes quickly on nice sizzling plate and after that we had lamb curry hot and butter chicken as well with cheese... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We popped in for dinner on a quiet weekend. Weather wasn't they best so place was almost empty. We got seated promptly at a table of our choosing. A few minutes after the waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order - we hadn't touched the menus yet so we ordered drinks instead. Drinks arrived with some... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to try Indian food and you are in Rotorua then go straight to Lovely India. Great food, Great people and lovely ambiance. They even make customized dishes for you if you have particular choice. We had lovely time in Lovely India. Thanks to the staff of Lovely India

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely loved eating here on my last night in Rotorua! The butter chicken was the best that I have tasted in a very long time, and the suggested meal by the staff was equally as delicious. My partner and I ordered two serves of rice and this was definitely not enough and when we asked for two more serves the... More

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New Delhi, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just same back from Newzealand after wonderfull holidays and this is Best Restaurant we have ever found till now. Best service and good quality food. The service was top class, food was 'Amazing'. The food is cooked to perfection and the pricing is worth every cent Thank you Lovely India for a warm welcome and service offered to us.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Central location, delicious Indian food, prompt service and great recommendation for us while looking for meal on a cold winter night. Will come again!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Came to this restaurant tonight and was happy to find a warm, welcoming restaurant with a wide selection of authentic and delicious India food. Although the price did seem a little on the higher side, it was well worth it! My group and I were visiting from the US and definitely felt that this was one of the best restaurants... More

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Kindly convinced us to come in off the street when we were cold and hungry! Awesome feed and great service! Thanks guys!

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