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Ambience Fine Indian Cuisine

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1161 Amohau Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
07 3501206
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Went last night with the family. Service was great. Had no beef of lamb which was a little strange but what we ordered was just yum. Butter chicken, chicken jalfrezi and malai kofta and just lovely nan breads.

Thank Leanne M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We used to go there for butter chicken takeaway but since the manager changed it has not been as nice as it was before.

1 Thank kivrin1953
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal and several takeaways from Ambience. Onion Bhajis to die for. Very polite staff and great service.

Thank Albert C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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482 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Yummy sweet Mango Chicken and hot Lamb Rogan Josh at really affordable prices for the special lunch boxes take away. Next time will try different menu. Easy to find at the main street on opposite side of Rotorua Mall.

Thank santo t
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

After first finding this Curry house in 2011,when ever we are in Rotorua we go for dinner. Although now under new management it is still a really good curry. Both my husband and I had the goat curry which was superb. Our friends really enjoyed their curry too. Highly recommend

Thank sassysalnz
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We eat here every single time we travel to Rotorua, staff are accommodating and kind and the food is delicious and affordable which is important to us being a large family. I also always take my sports groups here. Friendly atmosphere

Thank nga t
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food. Excellent service. Best Indian guaranteed. A small authentic restaurant hidden away from eat street. It won't disappoint.

Thank Nicola A
Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My wife being a very strict vegetarian, her needs were more than adequately met. Average dishes, nothing out of ordinary.

Thank Praful S
Rotorua, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Expensive and horrible customer service. Ordered online, received a phone call that they don't have what we ordered, I requested a refund, now 24hrs later and still waiting for the refund, have phoned and every time I receive a new excuse. The food arrived 1.5hrs earlier than requested which meant we had cold food by the time we had dinner... More 

Thank Lotz1983
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of atmosphere, but still fairly typical for an Indian restaurant in small town New Zealand. We really enjoyed the butter chicken, the meat was not too dry, and the sauce was fantastic.

1 Thank MikeZandvliet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $18
Indian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Amohau Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: 07 3501206

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