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Lovely India

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07-3484088
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Ranked #56 of 143 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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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Service was friendly and fast, Food was so good we visited twice during our stay in Rotorua. Price was very reasonable compared to the rest of Rotorua that we thought were charging exceptionally high main prices. Will be going again and highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We couldn't decide what to eat one night but when we passed Lovely India we were persuaded by a sign that said "Best butter chicken". We weren't disappointed. Two days later on a monday night it was 9pm, most of the restaurants around had closed but their kitchen was still open - food was still delicious and the chef came... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Was enticed to eat here by he sign out front saying "best butter chicken" and it was definitely the best me and my partner have tasted. i imagine that al if there food must be great because the sheek kebab and lamb korma main were amazing. To top it off the staff were very friendly and the meal was very... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a good time at this brightly lit restaurant with a couple of boys managing the show at the front. The ambiance was quite decent and the food was very delicious. We had a vegetarian banquet and thoroughly enjoyed. As a regular diner to indian cuisines, I considered this a value for money option for a Monday.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This might have been the worst dining experience of my life--and that's saying something. Actually, it's not entirely accurate to call it a dining experience, since we never got to the food. It was as if they seated us and then forgot us. After waiting for ages, we had to ask someone to bring us water--just water!--so that we didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Beautiful city with superb food. Maintaining what the name speaks of and serving the best butter chicken indeed. Hitesh, the perfect hotelier is present throughout to ensure you have a perfect meal. Hats off to the team for their good work ! I highly recommend this place :)

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Bangalore, India
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154 reviews 154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

we had two dinner here and the food was excellent. We tried quiet a few items in both vegetarian and non vegetarian. special mention about butter chicken, kadi pakoda, samosa, sambhar. The staff was friendly and service was brisk. Good authentic Indian food.

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singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Awesome Indian Food. From starters to main dish everything is fantastic Sizzling Mixed Platter is a must try - awsome pakoda, bhaji. Friendly staff. The chef was kind enough to make us indian style ginger tea. Food was so good we went thrice.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The service here is like no other as is the food. The owner has an amazing memory and knows you from last time. The food is always good - we have been here as a family several times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We been to lovely india restaurant and faced up very kind and greatfull experience with such a friendly staff and yummy dishes. The most thing we like when.crew offered us complimentary mango icecream..

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