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“So good I will be back” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rasa Malaysian & South Indian Restaurant

Rasa Malaysian & South Indian Restaurant
200 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
(04) 384 7088
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Ranked #41 of 630 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“So good I will be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

It is rare to find Dosai (thin crispy pancakes made of rice flour, with a choice of fillings) and Murtabak (layers of roti with filling) on offer in Asian restaurants in Wellington. Having lived in Malaysia for many years I know how difficult they are to make well. Rasa Malaysia serves them how they should be: light and tasty. The curries were delicious too. The place is tiny but not too noisy and the service efficient and cheerful. Reasonably priced and BYO, I plan to be back as often as I can.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Cuba Street Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

Try the Murtabak and Dosi the best I have eaten outside of India.
Rasa is producing Supreme Eats worth two visits during our three days in Wellington. It's been a gem in our culinary journey of NZ and has inspired us to seek murtabak recipes.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Very nice flavors and cheap too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2010

We had a nice cheap and cheerful meal on Saturday night. It was very busy but the food turned up smartly. Everything was very tasty. BYO alcohol is a real advantage for the budget conscious.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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jjohn2500
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“nice, intimate, and reasonably priced restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

despite Wellington having many ethnic food options Rasa really stands out amongst the crowd due to its pleasant atmosphere and value for money. After a great day walking around Wellington's inner city, my wife and I stumbled upon the restaurant wandering up one of Wellington's more 'hip' streets, Cuba Street. While this particular street has countless other eating options, Rasa's simple inviting décor and extremely good prices made our decision easy. The food was very nice, definitely a step above the other choices in the area. Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“terrible service, bad atmosphere, unclean, bad food, small servings”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

terrible service, bad atmosphere, unclean, bad food, small servings

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