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Rasa Malaysian & South Indian Restaurant

200 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 384 7088
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Ranked #81 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Friendly bustling tiny restaurant. Bright yellow walls and memorabilia all around. Food piping hot and tasty, traditional cooking. So great to find a personable spot in Wellington.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Rasa fed 8 of us very well and quickly last week in a busy and crowded restaurant beautifully, I recommend it to friends and family, what a recipe for success well done guys!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After hearing great reviews from my friends, I decided to go check it out myself. Went there and had the Goa Fish Curry and on another separate occasion, Mee Goreng. Anyway, coming from Singapore, when I ate the Goa Fish Curry, there wasn't any tamarind in the dish, which is expected from a fish curry served in Singapore and Malaysia.... More

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Christchurch
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having lived in Wellington for the last 3 years I can't believe it's taken me so long to get to Rasa (probably because it's always SO BUSY when I walk past). It was definitely well worth the wait. The curry puffs are great - crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside with tasty fillings. I've been here 4... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant has an amazing interior - the walls were packed with artifacts from Malaysia and India. Menu was extensive. I chose the chicken curry with peanut sauce, but it was lukewarm when it arrived, so had to send it back to the kitchen to heat up. Staff were very friendly and concerned about my disappointing meal.Otherwise thse food was... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been a regular at Rasa on Cuba Street for several years now and find it to be of a consistently good standard. The service is fast and efficient and the Masala Dosa similar to what we had in India. Staff are friendly and the prices reasonable. The only gripe is that diners are squeezed in to a very... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I eat here for lunch occasionally and have enjoyed everything I've tried. Love the masala dosai though its more than I can eat! Tried the beef rendang most recently and that was also delicious. Service is always friendly and the food is delivered speedily.

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Sydney
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147 reviews 147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We walked passed Rasa earlier in the day to see if it were open on Monday and the hours - it declared on the door 5:00pm to Late for each day including Monday. Cool we decided to give it a go and planned to call in at 8:30 pm. Our goal was to try the Malaysian Food and we scoped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went into this little place for some dinner last night, and I was not disappointed! I had a lamb thali - i..e a platter with a few different dishes, including a lamb curry, pappadum,biryani rice and some other stuff. The curry was some of the best indian I've had outside India, all the garnish was spot on as well. I... More

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Bournemouth
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Situated right opposite our Comfort Hotel on Cuba Street we noticed the restaurant was always busy in the evening so got in just after they had opened, booking definitely advisable as people wre constantly being turned away The restaurant is small, dark walls, old plank floors, quite crowded but with a happy bustling ambience encouraged by trhe staff who really... More

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