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Chilis Bistro and Tandoor

17 - 18 McMillian Court | Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand
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Ranked #122 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Hawera, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had a very pleasant evening eating here with some friends. the food was really good although they were a bit stingy with the rice being served. Possibly to encourage you to buy extra at $4 a portion. We tried the banquet meals which meant we were forced to try new thing. Would really recommend the Malai Kofta which was delicious.... More

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Wgtn, NZ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Newlands this little gem is a wonderful surprise. The food is delicious & as is normal in NZ offered in a range of 3 levels of heat. The servings are generous & the sauces delicious. Goat is on the menu which is unusual in my experience & it is well worth trying. The seating is comfortable, table napkins are linen,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I don't normally like Indian food but we have had takeaways from here twice now and it is really delicious. I had the fish masala and my husband had the beef rogan josh. Last time he had the tandoori chicken. All dishes were excellent and tasted really fresh. Service was friendly - I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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auckland
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Every time we visit Wellington we have a meal at Chilis. We have had several family gatherings here with between 4 and 10 people. The clincher is that even family members who do not usually like Indian food love this place. The service is exceptional. We took our elderly parents last week and the staff pulled a portable gas heater... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

You can be sure you will get a good solid meal. It's better than your traditional Indian restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I'd heard good things about this place. Tonight we went for takeaways and boy, they were right. The food was great with fresh herbs and spices. Although we took ours home , we could see that the restaurant was really nice too. The staff were lovely and we will be back.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Nothing better than a tasty, authentic Indian food on a cold, wet, winter evening - well got 3 out of 6 right, as weather in Wellington is still summer-like, but the food in Chili's is Indian, and it is very, very tasty and most definitively authentic! Also it seems to us that every time we dine in Chili's, the food... More

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NZ
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have eaten here several times and had take-away. I cannot rate the food at Chili's highly enough. Having emigrated from the UK and used to having excellent quality Indian food readily accessible, we were quite disappointed with many of the Indian restaurants we have visited here in Wellington. Chili's, though, really know how to make a tasty, spicy (not... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We've eaten in twice, we've taken away a few times and had it delivered... I can't remember how many times now. (Try the biryani! Excelent value, enough for 2 meals!) But it always makes me smile the way they'll happily do something extra to make your life easier, like free delivery and taking credit card orders over the phone. So.... More

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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

A new restaurant in Newlands, often empty (which can sometimes be a bad sign) but it shouldn't be! We had a really nice Indian meal, good selection of dishes and breads. Saagwala could have had a little more spinach, but otherwise the dishes were great. Good selection of it free curries and the chefs special was yummy. There are a... More

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