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Great India

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141 Manners St., Wellington 8001, New Zealand
04 384-5755
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top-notch Indian in Wellington

When we think of Indian, we often think of take-away butter chicken - bland food, bland restaurant. Great India in Wellington is about as far way from that experience as NZ is from India! For starters, this is a true restaurant experience - cloth table covers, good cutlery, excellent service, great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
AussieAndrew10
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When we think of Indian, we often think of take-away butter chicken - bland food, bland restaurant. Great India in Wellington is about as far way from that experience as NZ is from India! For starters, this is a true restaurant experience - cloth table covers, good cutlery, excellent service, great decor. Then the food - authentic Punjabi and Goan... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Uncomplicated, simple and awesome Indian food. Good wine list. The starter platter has all of the usual suspects and they are done very well. The Phaal makes a Vindaloo feel like a Rogan Josh - intensely hot and flavorsome. The staff are pretty laid-back but attentive with the food coming out quickly. Definitely coming back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

They cater to your heat preference, from mild to hot, and they also bring out a pepper tray. The varieties of rice are in the center of the table for everyone to share. Cons: we had a little wait, but, that was because a huge party of about 16 people were before us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Absolutely superb experience. Great staff, great service and the best curry I've ever had. Can't ask for much more than that.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Always a fantastic experience coming to Wellington for Great India. We have tried Indian food all around NZ and no restaurant has topped here! Definitely recommend to anyone wanting great curry, and the $12 lunch menu is SO worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had been to Great India once before with my wife and was overwhelmed with the ambiance and their fine dining. I decided I was going to have my Wedding Anniversary with family and friends 20 people all in all. The maitre d’ and staff were amazing. We were greeted with warm smiles, our coats were removed and hang up.... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you like Indian food you should love Great India. The food was really tasty and their was a varied menu. Service was quick and the staff helpful. The only thing to note was that rice portions were quite small so you might need to order extra. We eat Indian food quite often and this was one of, if not... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Superb food. Superb service. Nice quirky restaurant. Easily my favourite Indian restaurant in NZ. Been going there for 12 years on and off. If you are brave they will do a Tinderloo for you. If you are insane they will do a faal. (not sure about spelling of that) All the food I have tried has been great and the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very Satisfied, nice service and people. Food tasted great. Would have been nice to have Mango Chicken on the lunch menu but it's not really an indian dish so all good :) Glad to see all major credit cards accepted (amex, diners club etc) The waitress with short hair was nice ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We're from Montreal, Canada and were visiting Wellington. We decided to go to Great India based on the many amazing reviews of the butter chicken, which we love. The restaurant itself was okay, service was below average (didn't get our food for over 45 mins and nobody came back once we received it until we paid and left). The butter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141 Manners St., Wellington 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04 384-5755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?