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Master of India Restaurant

47 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0041
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Ranked #2 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Four of us has dinner last weekend and all very much enjoyed our meals. On ordering we were asked how spicy we wanted our curries and when my girlfriend requested "Hot" she was asked if this was "Kiwi hot or Indian hot". She sensibly chose "Kiwi hot", but in hearing there was an extra level of hotness my friend and... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I go to the master of India sister restaurant in napier so had to try this one while in taupo. Didn't disappoint. It was good food at a reasonable price. I ordered tandoori chicken and salad as a main and there was so much meat I could hardly eat it all ( but I managed somehow because it was delicious).... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We rolled into Taupo with no Internet access and no way to get a late lunch recommendation, and wandered into Master of India because it was the first place we encountered that happened to be open. Lucky us! Excellent meal. The service was warm and friendly. We all enjoyed our curries, and the naan was the best we've had anywhere.... More

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to eat the best authentic India food, then the Master of India is the place to go! I had a Vindaloo and my wife had the Balti Chicken garlic with extra garlic, both hot! We've been eating curries in London for 15 years, and I can say that the food was as good as any we've had!... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant many times in the last four years. I have never had a bad meal there. Ever!! The staff are friendly and mostly family. The food is out of this world. The meat used is of high quality and the spices that accompany it are very authentic and distinctive! I have tried pretty much every... More

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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've eaten here on several occasions. This time i was alone on business so decided to try something different. I asked for a hot prawn balti which came with a huge dose of what seemed like supermarket crushed chilli (when the menu said fresh green chilli). After sending it back, a milder version came, but this time with a huge... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have had a lot of indian food all over Aotearoa (New Zealand) but Taupo Master Of India has been our all time favorite right from the start, we have never had a bad meal there ever!!!!! The service is second to none with staff constantly checking to see if we are enjoying our meals, as soon as our rice... More

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Taupo
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

After a lunch in this restaurant we can say that it was a really good place. The price was ok, food very good and tasty and friendly people.

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Indian is my favourite type of food and I consider myself quite the connoisseur. This restaurant blew every other Indian restaurant away. I had the samosas as an entree and the lamb vindaloo for the main with a naan bread. My partner had the vegetable curry. We will be returning at the next opportunity for sure.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Really disappointed with this place. Chewy chicken in all our curries.. Ok seriously not a great experience. There are better Indian restaurants in Taupo. I'm also now very wary of any review on Tripadvisor that claims "best Indian food in nz". Never going here again. If you're in a hurry skip this place and go for the Thai two doors... More

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SanjayDesai, Owner at Master of India Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello there. We normally do not post responses for the review which are genuine and true of the experience the person had. In this case we are writing a response because this is not the correct rating for what you experienced. If a person/family found us to be terrible one day obviously would not return the next day. On the... More

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