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Chilis Bistro and Tandoor

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17 - 18 McMillian Court | Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Decided to treat myself to some Indian. Had tried chillies once and thoroughly enjoyed it. Decided to get chilli special which was a sweet and sour chicken and for a starter tandoori mushrooms. The sweet and sour sauce was awful and I ended up throwing it anyway after 2 bites. As for the mushrooms they must have been off because... More 

Thank Daniel F
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We have ordered food online for delivery a few times now and each time have not been disappointed. One of the best indian take aways in the area.

1 Thank PSugrue1185
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we always order their food online as they are the best. we decided to go into their restaurant and found the service was excellent and food still as good. loved their chicken dosa, even though it wasn't on their menu, you can ask for it. great customer service from the lady that served us :)

1 Thank Simoe N T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Chili's many times but finally getting around to reviewing the place. We truly love the food there. I have had the tikka masala, the shahi paneer, chicken korma and my husband had had rogan josh pretty much every time. Before I was gluten free we shared the non-vegetarian atarter and I love the onion bhaji. The... More 

Thank Amy W
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Granted we were the only people dining in, but the service was some of the best we've ever had. The staff were attentive and welcoming, but not smothering or intense. The food was excellent, and amazing value for money, not to mention really fast in coming out of the kitchen, when we were ready of course. All in all, a... More 

Thank Caitlin A
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I recently had dinner at Chilis with a couple of Indians and a Sri Lankan and they enjoyed the food so that speaks volumes more than my little knowledge of Indian cuisine. We started with the Tandoori platter which had a particularly delicious chicken dish, as well as a fish dish and some kebabs. For my main I had the... More 

Thank CantonaForever
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband says that his Chicken Tikka Masala was the best he has ever had. So one point to them. But that's where the compliments stop. My Chefs special prawn curry was "Shrimp" curry and the sauce tasted like cheap tomato sauce mixed with chilli sauce. Not cool. My young son had Chicken tandoor pieces - he did not eat... More 

Thank Jacquip1
Hawera, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had a very pleasant evening eating here with some friends. the food was really good although they were a bit stingy with the rice being served. Possibly to encourage you to buy extra at $4 a portion. We tried the banquet meals which meant we were forced to try new thing. Would really recommend the Malai Kofta which was delicious.... More 

Thank Dec S
Wgtn, NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Newlands this little gem is a wonderful surprise. The food is delicious & as is normal in NZ offered in a range of 3 levels of heat. The servings are generous & the sauces delicious. Goat is on the menu which is unusual in my experience & it is well worth trying. The seating is comfortable, table napkins are linen,... More 

Thank Annfrew
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I don't normally like Indian food but we have had takeaways from here twice now and it is really delicious. I had the fish masala and my husband had the beef rogan josh. Last time he had the tandoori chicken. All dishes were excellent and tasted really fresh. Service was friendly - I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Lucy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 - 18 McMillian Court | Newlands, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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