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

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Food, Reasonable Prices

I am not sure I have ever had bad Indian food?! Maybe the flavor a are just hard to mess up! Haha!! This place was a solid meal with all the basics I love--naan, rice, & Chicken Tika Masala (with just the right amount of spice to make it interesting but not blow my head off!)!! This special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
lstein114
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Las Vegas
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Las Vegas
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I am not sure I have ever had bad Indian food?! Maybe the flavor a are just hard to mess up! Haha!! This place was a solid meal with all the basics I love--naan, rice, & Chicken Tika Masala (with just the right amount of spice to make it interesting but not blow my head off!)!! This special was NZ$17...cheaper... More 

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Huntly, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were in a bit of a hurry. The waiter saw us outside and came out to invite us in - unusual for NZ but we didn't mind. We were early, the place was quiet. Very clean, peaceful, pleasant surroundings with courteous and helpful service. The menu had a good variety, the food we ordered came surprisingly quickly, and was... More 

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Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We really enjoyed our curry and the services was fast and efficient. When we asked to pay they told us how much our bill was (I had already totted it up in my head)they told us and we paid cash. However when I asked for a receipt they gave me a receipt and explained that it was less as they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I cook a lot of indian food at home, but am up in rotorua for work. Craving an Indian I came to lovely, and should have been concerned at the speed at which the waiter hustled me in from the street. I have not experienced this since I visited Bangkok 5 years ago. Chilli chicken that tasted like sweet and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I visited lovely india for lunch. no limited options for lunch deal and portion was same. you can dine in or takeaway. curry served with plain nan and rice at just 11 dollar. taste was good and so far my fav in the town!

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Cayo, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is by far my favorite restaurant in all of Rotorua. The service is exceptional, the location is perfect and the food is amazing. The staff was always friendly to my family and I and we really appreciated that they offered takeaway. The restaurant was well updated with a romantic feel. if you're looking for a nice place with a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My wife and I are strict vegetarians. We visited the restaurant three weeks ago when we stayed over in Rotorua. The owner, Naru, sounded very friendly on the phone when I called to inquire whether he could cater for our strict dietary needs. He was not only very accommodating but also provided us with dishes that were not on the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

takeaway. Container full of sauce and no meat. promoting the the best butter chicken in town. Tasted weird. Onion baji's where great. $6 for 8. I think we got 28 and .50c for rice the same size as the no meat dish. Hard to rate

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited Lovely India for lunch as well as Dinner. The food was good as well cooked, fresh meal. staff friendly, helpful, and prompt service. Mid sized, warm and well placed restaurant. He claims that has best butter chicken in town, it was good but not great!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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