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Little India Bistro & Tandoor

113 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
(07) 579 0909
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Ranked #64 of 209 restaurants in Tauranga
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Apr 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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89% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I love going to the Little India restaurant on the Strand in downtown Tauranga near the Red Square. This time we had pakuras, the mixed meat tandoori grill, and spinach paneer for starters. All were excellent....I especially liked the lamb and succulent chicken. The spinach paneer is delicious.....which is saying a lot since it is the only way I will... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was disappointed they didn't have Bhindi Masala but my husband like the chopped vegetable dish even better. It was nice to have an outdoor seating option. They humored me by placing Happy Birthday candles on the naan bread for my husband's birthday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have been there several times in the past and love their Currys. You wouldn't taste the same stuff else where. The taste is very authentic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A great variety of spicy and sumptuous Indian cuisine makes dining at this restaurant an experience not to be missed. The staff are friendly and helpful providing the perfect precursor to a banquet of amazing Indian meals. A certain 9/10 rating well deserved.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I often eat here and it is my number one choice for Indian food in Tauranga. The curries are consistently tasty and the service is always of a high standard. The restaurant is located centrally, right on the Strand and families are welcome.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Staff very friendly, food great as always with any Little India Restaurant . Took 2 others who have not had a lot of Indian Food they were still raving 3 days later, I am sure that Little India in Merivale will be getting a visit from these gentlemen in the near future. Best Indian in Tauranga.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

The host was very polite and had great service, our table was a bit wobbly and he could clearly see me and my partner struggling with out table. The nice host cam over to our table with a bit of cardboard to pit under the leg to stop the wobble which was amazing! The curry was very hot and fresh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Wohoo what a place! Was there during the jazz festival. Awesome location, finger licking food and friendly staff. Infact went back the next day as well. Felt one could not get enough of this place. I am a regular at Little India kingsland and truly u guys live up to your name. Keep up the good work guys. No wonder... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Went here after hearing great reviews about it. I had tried other Indian restaurants in the past and have been disappointed so yes was really aprehensive. Awesome interiors, friendly staff and food to die for. Would definitely be coming back again. And yes would highly recommend you all. Its guys like you who take Indian food to the next level.... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

the place is getting a bit tired and needs new bench seating the food is average

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