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Shiraz Indian Restaurant

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58 Walton Street | Whangarei, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
438 3112
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Shiraz Indian Restaurant was the first truly successful Indian restaurant...
Shiraz Indian Restaurant was the first truly successful Indian restaurant established in Whangarei. We have pleasure in bringing you the finest ethnic cuisine which evokes nostalgia of a glorious bygone era! Jaswant Singh and his team bring you the spicy, tantilising taste of India with a menu large and diverse enough for you to return again and again without ever tasting the same dish twice! You choose the degree of spiciness whenh you order either at the restaurant or for your home delivery. Traditional dishes from the best of authentic Mughlai and North Indian cuisine are there to tempt you, whether they be chicken, lamb, beef, seafood or one of many vegetarian dishes. Don't be concerned if you don't think you can cope with a hot, spicey curry as mild curries are available for those with a more sensitive palate. If you're feeling brave, try a hot Beef Vindalloo! As well as a huge range of curries, Shiraz offers a large selection of Indian breads and entrees to round out your meal. And after your meal perhaps a bowl of mango ice-cream would be nice to finish? Bookings are not essential but it is a good idea to call in advance as some nights are busier than others. SHIRAZ is a lisenced restaurant and has an excellent range of wines, NZ & Indian beers. SHIRAZ can be found in; Whangarei, Kamo and Dargaville. 5 Reasons why you'll have a great time at Shiraz 1. You'll have delicious freshly prepared chicken, lamb, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes. 2. Your meal is prepared with the finest fresh locally sourced vegetables and dairy products. 3. Awarded A+ Merit food licence for food safety, cleanliness & training programmes. 4. Have a family friendly restaurant and children's menu. 5. Guaranteed you'll leave satisfied... Simple.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious curries

The food here is delicious! While I love many different curries I have to say they do the best butter chicken!! Good selection of food, really well priced too (they often have grab one deals and $10 curry specials). The food is served quickly and the service is great. If you like Indian cuisine I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My partner and I dined here recently when we spent a night at Whangarei on our way to the Bay of Islands. We love Indian food and we were not disappointed with the quality at Shiraz. The food was excellent and as good as our local Indian restaurant we dine at in Sumner, Christchurch which we always rate above everyone... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food here is delicious! While I love many different curries I have to say they do the best butter chicken!! Good selection of food, really well priced too (they often have grab one deals and $10 curry specials). The food is served quickly and the service is great. If you like Indian cuisine I highly recommend.

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new zeland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had the take away as I didn't want to sit in a massive hall like environment for my meal. So if you are wanting to impress a date...don't take her here. However the food was great. Some of the best indian I have had recently. What wasn't great was being told it would be 20 minutes and it actually... More 

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Jaswant M, Owner at Shiraz Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you liked our food. Also sorry to hear about your waiting time for meal. Our customer is very important to us and we take our customers feedback seriously. Can you please let us know which day you had the takeout meal. So we can consult with our staff on... More 

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

By far the best Indian food I've ever had!! I love, love, love Shiraz and plan on eating here as often as I can!!

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Jaswant M, Owner at Shiraz Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank for your feedback. We always appreciate our customers feedback. Hope to see u soon. More 

auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I've been to both Whangarei restaurants recently (Kamo and Central) their service was great and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend trying this Indian restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was just pathetic. We did a take away at 2230 on our way to Paihia from Auckland. It happens to be the only restaurant open this late. Both Chicken and Veg curries tasted nothing but tomato puree from supermarkets. If it was a dine in, I would have walked out without paying.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Friendly and helpful staff members. Food was served quickly and hot -- right out of the pan. It was standard Indian food -- tasted good! I was the only one who dined in while I was there, but many people came to pick up takeout.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had dinner there last night with Friends. Used a special so was excellent value for money. Food was delicious. Just a couple small things that would make it better. When there is 3 people who each order a curry, it would be WAY better if you would bring THREE plates of rice, rather than two. Also the menu could do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Awesome service, we arrived without a booking, shown to our seats promptly, me and my partner thought we would treat our 6 year old and 2 year old to a dine in meal while in Whaangaarei. Waiter was awesome and attentive to our needs, when asked if their menu had non alcoholic Traffic Light drinks he kindly said no, but... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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196 reviews 196 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This town has never had a truly great Indian restaurant but Shiraz has probably been the most consistent. They've also got another restaurant in the Kamo suburb. Both the food, the atmosphere and the service can at times be underwhelming but I'd still say they're at the higher end of average.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 Walton Street | Whangarei, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: 438 3112

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Shiraz Indian Restaurant was the first truly successful Indian restaurant established in Whangarei. We have pleasure in bringing you the finest ethnic cuisine which evokes nostalgia of a glorious bygone era! Jaswant Singh and his team bring you the spicy, tantilising taste of India with a menu large and diverse enough for you to return again and again without ever tasting the same dish twice! You choose the degree of spiciness whenh you order either at the restaurant or for your home delivery. Traditional dishes from the best of authentic Mughlai and North Indian cuisine are there to tempt you, whether they be chicken, lamb, beef, seafood or one of many vegetarian dishes. Don't be concerned if you don't think you can cope with a hot, spicey curry as mild curries are available for those with a more sensitive palate. If you're feeling brave, try a hot Beef Vindalloo! As well as a huge range of curries, Shiraz offers a large selection of Indian breads and entrees to round out your meal. And after your meal perhaps a bowl of mango ice-cream would be nice to finish? Bookings are not essential but it is a good idea to call in advance as some nights are busier than others. SHIRAZ is a lisenced restaurant and has an excellent range of wines, NZ & Indian beers. SHIRAZ can be found in; Whangarei, Kamo and Dargaville. 5 Reasons why you'll have a great time at Shiraz 1. You'll have delicious freshly prepared chicken, lamb, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes. 2. Your meal is prepared with the finest fresh locally sourced vegetables and dairy products. 3. Awarded A+ Merit food licence for food safety, cleanliness & training programmes. 4. Have a family friendly restaurant and children's menu. 5. Guaranteed you'll leave satisfied... Simple.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?