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Great India

141 Manners St., Wellington 8001, New Zealand
04 384-5755
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Ranked #26 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Jonkoping, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to, and probably the best in New Zealand. The service is exceptional and the food is amazing and not too expensive. They have a great lunch-menu with dishes for 12 dollars including rice and naan-bread. Been here before for dinner and they have over 60 dishes to choose from.... More

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped in for a takeaway meal at Great India on a Sunday evening while visiting the city. We were amazed at the courteous and respectful service we received, certainly above and beyond that received when ordering take out! The food was prepared quickly and after settling the bill we requested some cutlery to take back with us to our... More

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Being Brits and used to eating Indian food we were not quite sure how good the food would be. No need to worry we had a lovely meal. Our choices of chicken karai with naan bread ($27) and rogan josh with rice ($22) did not disappoint. Food was delicious, portions good and the service excellent. This is a great place... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Let's start this review with some context - I am British and travel the world continually which includes visiting both Northern and Southern India over twenty times so I am more than a little particular when it comes to our adopted national cuisine (which let's face it for with a few exceptions isn't much to write home about!) The chef... More

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Wanganui
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Well -- one of the best meals in an Indian restaurant. We discovered Great India maybe three years ago, and have returned several times, always enjoying a different dish on the menu. Even when very busy the friendly manager makes sure we are comfortably seated and looked after by staff. Well located near theatres, excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The expectations are always high. GI had the best service in Wellington combined with excellent food. This evening we tried the Goan Pork and Venison Masala. Both were superb. What surprised us was the Vegetable Curry Gujarat style. Amazing. Peasant food to die for. The staff were impeccable as always

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having, with one exception, found the Indian restaurants in Wellington to be somewhat lacking in quality it was a pleasure to finally experience Great India. The only question remains, why did we wait so long? The food was wonderful with good flavour that was never blown away by the over-zealous use of spice found elsewhere. Even the hottest of the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

8 of us turned up for lunch without a booking so we were lucky that they could seat us although there was a little panic in the eyes of the waiter to begin with - will book next time :) Once seated we were kind of left to it, we finally caught the waiters eye after 20 minutes and he... More

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United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

As expat curry lovers we have always felt underwhelmed with most Indian restaurants since moving to Aus 6 years ago. Not so at Great India in Wellington! We were there for 5 days and ate there twice; the first time we had the Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Dunsark, (old favorites!), and the second visit branched out into the menu... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very good indian food; Good Value for money and quick service. We went there with friends for lunch and the menu was good.

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