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Indian Affair

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34 Cnr Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 33300, New Zealand
07-378 2295
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This indian restaurant has to be one of the best Ive eaten in and Ive eaten in quite a few around the world. Lovely decor, extensive wine and beer list and the food is stunning and extremely well priced. Tip if eating with friends, choose dishes to share as the portions are quite substantial, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Apra R
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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Worst experience ever..... Spoiled our day .... All the staff was very ill-mannered... Did not stickto their commitment.... I would strongly recommend everyone to not to go to Indian Affair ever.....they dnt even know how to deal with customers...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Was very disappointing!! Went there after all the reviews from trip advisor. But it was overrated. The waiter wasn't very friendly. The curry was too sweet, in spite of asking for hot. The Briyani was okay! Was spicy but average on taste.

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Hoover, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I really enjoy Indian, so we have tried places all over. We visited Indian Affair a few weeks ago in early March. One thing I like is that Indian Affair has outside seating options. The food was good, but somewhat average in terms of the Indian restaurants we visit. We ordered the Veg Banquet since my wife... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The tandoori chicken I order was a good amount, but a bit dry. Also was done very quickly, so probably had a batch from the day before. The service was great though, very helpful and I got a complimentary bowl of rice I did not order, but they heard me mention that I was considering having some.

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This indian restaurant has to be one of the best Ive eaten in and Ive eaten in quite a few around the world. Lovely decor, extensive wine and beer list and the food is stunning and extremely well priced. Tip if eating with friends, choose dishes to share as the portions are quite substantial, the whole meal with drinks came... More 

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So i cannot fault the food which was all served hot and tasty but errors were made in service First we were put on the smallest table possible for four people whilst larger tables remained empty all evening. Also at no point did any of the waiting staff try to clear stuff we had finished with to make it a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

After traveling over 12.000 miles to see our friends in Taupo from the UK, and looking forward for a memorable meal out was disappointed at the Indian Affair. The food was acceptable and plentiful but the service & table size was well below our expectations. The waiters brought food before taking our empty starter plates, so really put us doing... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ate there in Feb. while traveling with a couple of friends.. the food was good but nothing special, even though we all ordered different types of dishes the flavor was not that different. I will say the lamb I got was very good quality meat on a rack.... messy to deal with though. The meal was a reasonable value. I... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food was amazing, staff friendly & efficient, perfect portions & value for money. It was our 9yr olds first experience of Indian food, & he tried everything us adults had, & loved it all.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lovely food, your own choice of strength of curry, hot not too hot by UK standards. Ample quantity don't order too many sides.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Cnr Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 33300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 07-378 2295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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