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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with a group on a Sunday night. Was initially apprehensive as we were the only customers while other nearby restaurants were busy. Need not have worried as the food was good. Started with the vegetarian and non-vegetarian entree platters for the whole group. Was almost like a main meal, plenty of food and tasted good. Had the Lamb Do... More 

Thank Rob S
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is an apology of a restaurant. I had gone after reading good reviews on the web but the moment I entered, I could see most of the tables with left out dishes which no one bothered to clear till the next 1 hour duration when I was in the restaurant. The food is highly priced which can attribute... More 

Thank acute_traveller_39
Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food enjoyed by all four in my group. Good selection and staff great fun and attentive and beer good!

Thank Phila987
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for a meal in the middle of Rotorua. Originally we were headed for Eat Street but this place is just outside of that and seemed cheaper. We weren't disappointed our meals were fast, delicious and very reasonably priced. They have an extensive vegetarian menu as well and happily catered for my vegetarian and very fussy daughter. It is... More 

Thank Leona J
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We got in to Rotorua very late and the folks at Lovely India were happy to serve us - many of the other rest on Eat Streat / in the area. The food was quick and some of the best Indian our American crew had ever had. A wonderful place with smiling staff. If we ever return to New Zealand,... More 

Thank esherer
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

It's clear from this evening's terrible outing to this restaurant that the kitchen cannot cope with an exceptionally busy night. If you go past this restaurant and it looks busy I would recommend not even stepping foot inside (a previous visit on a quiet night a year ago was nonetheless a reasonably positive experience). Tonight was the worst service I've... More 

2 Thank Sagitarrio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Meal and service was fine only that for some reason our meals and drinks cam out before our 9 year olds. Luckily she is use to restaurants and was able to wait. Not so great for parents with tire and hungry children. I did also think that the meals were on the lower spice ratings as I asked for Medium... More 

Thank sonyat747
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We visited this restaurant during "off tourist season" it was quiet and peaceful with nice Indian music in the background. The food was just amazing (really amazing) cooked perfectly, we ordered Butter chicken and Madras chicken served along with rice, also ordered cheese garlic naan and plain naan, so far it has been the best Indian food I've had outside... More 

Thank Ausbek
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Ordered Take Aways for the family because middle son was home and craving their Butter Chicken. Ordered Garlic Nan, Butter Chicken and Lamb Korma. As always the food is plentiful and good.

Thank Mekerei
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We visited this restaurant with friends over the Queens birthday weekend. They certainly don't know much about customer service. We waited for drinks & then received the wrong starters - we told the staff but they told us that's what we'd ordered. The second round of drinks took 20mins to arrive & our mains over an hour. No sign of... More 

Thank jreadee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: 07-3484088

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