We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lovely India

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4088
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 294: English reviews
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place by chance and then went back for a second time. Food was absolutely divine, best Indian we have ever had. Staff were very friendly and helpful and VERY polite. Restaurant was very clean and the wait for our food was not too long. Would definitely go back there again for another meal

Helpful?
Thank ew_wright
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant (group of 8 people including 2 children) for dinner. It was a night where the restaurant was fully booked and there were quite a few people waiting to be seated as well-so heavily busy and noisy! We were made to sit on a makeshift table (we were ok with that as we understood how busy the... More 

Helpful?
Thank amy s
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a party of 8, 4 adults 4 kids. Arrived around 6pm and were 1 of 3 tables occupied at that stage. We ordered drinks and entrees. The food came out in dribs and drabs as did the drinks. When we ordered our mains the restaurant was filling up but we ordered before most. Again the food came out... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank blairharts
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Orginally we wanted to try different india restaurant but it was crowded so we ended up here and were fully satisfied. Great service, our dinner was prepared quickly, we received our beer almost immediately... there is definitely some space for interior improvements - cables on the floor, poor toilets...

Helpful?
Thank Jeannieee
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great indian food served with a smile!!! Amazing choice of dishes from different parts of India, including Kashmiri naan….a first for me! we sampled a bit of everything and loved it all. I will definitely recommand it.

Helpful?
Thank Isabelle J
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner at about 6 pm, apart from a couple of families the place was not busy, far from it. We were seated without fuss and our order was promptly taken and from there it went downhill. We ordered a bottle of white, a NZ Sav Blanc, and it was eventually delivered. At room temperature or close too,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Litoria2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good ..specially the yellow Daal tadka. Avoid Green peas dishes .. try choosing only Fresh Veg dishes. The service is mixed. They cant cater well to a bigger group of people. They can mess up the flow of dishes & the order. If you want good food & good service please try to be there b4 9pm.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mk2709
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Indian food with good customerIn service. The food tasted Excellent I loved the restaurant food.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ramaprasad V
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 hungry people ate here for dinner and had a very satisfying meal of samosas, vegetable curry, dal, lamb and chicken curries with rice and naan bread. All up, including 2 glasses of wine, it cost us $25 dollars a head - one of the better value meals we've enjoyed in NZ. The dishes were all really delicious. The junior... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BlueWren77
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I selected this restaurant rendomly. And the lunch deal was very attractive. 10$ deal to choose any veg or non-veg curry with free rice and free naan bread!! The food was awesome and delicious. And service was very professional. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
1 Thank nitish_199177

Travelers who viewed Lovely India also viewed

 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 

Been to Lovely India? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23
Cuisine
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 4088

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lovely India staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?