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17 - 18 McMillian Court | Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing food, amazing service

Granted we were the only people dining in, but the service was some of the best we've ever had. The staff were attentive and welcoming, but not smothering or intense. The food was excellent, and amazing value for money, not to mention really fast in coming out of the kitchen, when we were ready of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
Caitlin A
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Granted we were the only people dining in, but the service was some of the best we've ever had. The staff were attentive and welcoming, but not smothering or intense. The food was excellent, and amazing value for money, not to mention really fast in coming out of the kitchen, when we were ready of course. All in all, a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I recently had dinner at Chilis with a couple of Indians and a Sri Lankan and they enjoyed the food so that speaks volumes more than my little knowledge of Indian cuisine. We started with the Tandoori platter which had a particularly delicious chicken dish, as well as a fish dish and some kebabs. For my main I had the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband says that his Chicken Tikka Masala was the best he has ever had. So one point to them. But that's where the compliments stop. My Chefs special prawn curry was "Shrimp" curry and the sauce tasted like cheap tomato sauce mixed with chilli sauce. Not cool. My young son had Chicken tandoor pieces - he did not eat... More 

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Hawera, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 - 18 McMillian Court | Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?