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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went here over the Queens Birthday weekend...after ordering our curry (which was more complicated than it needed to be) a random sizzling platter for 3 appeared from nowhere and landed on our table (eventhough we hadn't ordered it) but because we had been waiting for 50 minutes for any kind of food to arrive, we shared this out between... More 

Thank jowilliams551
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386 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you choose the banquet option you get a great dinner on a budget. First an entrée of samosas, onion bhajee etc, then four curries of your choice with naans and popadoms, and finally a sweet ice cream dessert. We were served by a very friendly young man who chatted happily to us. Very enjoyable dinner.

Thank J L
Miami, Florida
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193 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Great service. Huge portions. Good recommendations from waiter. Lovely India is by far the best Indian restaurant in Rotorua. Curries are spectacular. The daily specials are fab. Great for lunch or dinner.

2 Thank Retired_Miami
Helsinki, Finland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was okay but nothing special. Same goes with the glass of Shiraz. I suggest you dont come to work when you got the flu - it is not very nice to be served by a sniffing waiter 😉

Thank nana-elina

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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 3201, 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?