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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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 163
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Aloo Gobi Was So Good, We Had To Get Another

All the veg dishes we had went down a treat, but the aloo gobi was outstanding. It was so good that we ordered a 2nd one. And that's not something we'd typically do. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mark R
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

All the veg dishes we had went down a treat, but the aloo gobi was outstanding. It was so good that we ordered a 2nd one. And that's not something we'd typically do. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have not seen a more miserable set of staff in a restaurant for a long time. Having said that, two waiters seemed to be doing most of the work whilst one guy sat in a corner by the till on his mobile phone for almost the entire time we were there and never lifted a finger to help. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a gem ! The restaurant has ambiance, the service is very good and the food is excellent authentic Indian cuisine, with generous serves. We had recently returned from India, and found the curries etc, we chose were equal to anything we had whilst we were there. If you appreciate really good Indian food this is a must.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal and the ambiance in this place and the service was excellent. We didn't have a starter but noticed others who'd ordered got HUGE portions so just bear this in mind when you order as many people seated near us couldn't eat all of their main meal as they were full up!

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Marton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The staff here are very friendly and attentive. Although we ordered take out, staff were just as courteous and friendly as if we had dined in. The food was one of the best curries I have had in a long time. Price was what you would expect.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As one who have been to India I can definitely say that this food is very similar to the source. Super delicious!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I dinner tonight and the food was amazing. The naan bread was warm and flavorsome, the curries to die for.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am sceptical about reviews which say that the meal was the best the reviewer had ever had. How old are these people? We are seniors from UK and we have eaten curries in very many countries and the food at Indian Affair is outstanding,in fact,among the best we have ever eaten! We stayed in Taupo for two nights and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited Indian Affair in January 2014 & loved it, so I was keen to pay them a return visit. We were not disappointed! The food here is amazing - the best curry I've had in NZ (and I've had a few!). The service was good. The eclectic chandeliers & trance music made for a slightly unusual atmosphere. I quite... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food in this place is very nice, less expensive than other competitors and great taste with the indian spices.

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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
  • Phone Number: 07-378 2295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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