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

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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
Good tasty food !

Our dinner experience was really great, we were a party of 6 and ordered vegeterian dishes on the menu. The Dal Tadka, Aloo Gobi, Shahi Paneer were tasty, portions were decently sized and the garlic/plain naans, tandoori rotis were freshly made and hot ! great food overall !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vishaal E
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San Bruno, California
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely India restaurant located near Eatstreat at Rotorua is a mediocre restaurant serving so so Indian food. Decor of restaurant is good but food is just and nothing special.

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Thank RPAGGARWAL
Henley-on-thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shabby decor. Not very clean. Food passable but far from good. Service unfriendly and disinterested in their customers.

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Thank jlhenley
Greater Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked into Eat Street and was not impressed....... typical tourist set up, heaps of guys hanging around drinking beer........ very commercial. We look for places that are different from the rest. Found this restaurant opposite eat street and was very impressed. Nice comfortable setting, great food (loved the butter chicken). The whole family enjoyed a great evening including our 12yr... More 

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Thank Anthonyalt
San Bruno, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner experience was really great, we were a party of 6 and ordered vegeterian dishes on the menu. The Dal Tadka, Aloo Gobi, Shahi Paneer were tasty, portions were decently sized and the garlic/plain naans, tandoori rotis were freshly made and hot ! great food overall !

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Thank Vishaal E
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good taste if you love Indian food and searching for good hotel at Rotorua perfect place for Indian food. Thanks for service

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Thank Akash G
Mackay, Australia
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lovely India for dinner while holidaying in Rotorua and I loved it the food was so tasty and the service was great would definitely recommend this place

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Thank worldtraveller0994
Rotorua
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Advertised as the best butter chicken in town, but I am not so sure, but it is great. The atmosphere is peaceful. Service is helpful, friendly & non-intrusive.

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Thank amandaf69f
Chorley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

So my partner decided he would try the $17.99 offer you get a main curry (small portion), rice (huge portion) and a nan (good portion but really oily). He opted for a korma now back in the uk a korma is just mild but at lovely India they asked how hot he wanted it? Maybe normal for NZ? It came... More 

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Thank Lauren J
Ahmedabad, India
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Food is worst.. Service people rude.. Nd it takes them 45 mins to complete one order Completely waste of time n money

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Thank Harshid M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely hopeless service( Generally case with most of the Indian restaurants in Rotorua). When told about the service to the manager, He said that why did you come here, you should have gone to other restaurant.

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Thank HarshWakle

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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, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

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