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Zaika Indian Bistro & Bar

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160 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8883
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We almost missed the entrance because you hardly could look through the windows. They needed a firm cleaning. And that goes for the inside, somewhat dainty. The food is OK. When we at the end asked the young man with a cap on if we could look at the menu for some dessert he responded that they do not do... More 

Thank Hikdaniel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Three of us enjoyed first course but all items on dessert menu turned out to be unavailable. Couldn't therefore use up the $80 worth allowed on the voucher we had bought. Staff eventually found some desserts which were fine, but not what we would have ordered....

Thank Sandy S
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Dined here with a large group of work colleagues..Staff were very accommodating to our group. It is a large venue. Also has a very large menu with many different curries and items to choose from. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank Racheenz
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice night to dine in with the family on a cold night. Staff were abit rude but the food covered up for the unwelcome feel.

Thank Rob K
Featherston, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

A quick delivery of good food to your hotel is just what you're after when your baby is over-tired and taking their sweet time to get to sleep. Extensive menu, delicious curry although I felt I would have liked more meat, less sauce. My husband disagreed. The meat was great quality though. I judge Indian takeaways on their verge samosas... More 

Thank emmamccleary
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We have used Zaika several times over time, although we wonder if the standard has dropped a bit. The food is fine and the service is OK, but not great. You wouldn't go for the venue. Good for a value family meal.

Thank Michael_Kiwi
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had a lovely family meal here where we enjoyed a range of Indian foods. The pakoras were brilliant, as were all the five different curries we tried. They make good use of the Tandoor oven to give the authentic flavours we enjoyed. Not the fastest service on a quiet night, but we were not complaining.

Thank BlueDisk
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

great service, food was awesome as well. a wide range of choices at a decent price. would definitely go back.

Thank Sean W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We have been here twice with grab one vouchers and always had tasty authentic Indian food with great service

Thank Nicolefromnz
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've lived in India and Zaika makes excellent Indian food. The wait staff were helpful with my partners dairy-free allergy. The decor of the restaurant is really nice. Zaika is a great value dining experience!

Thank chemikills

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $20
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8883
Zaika”, when literally translated, means “sophisticated flavours “and “a sense of taste”. True to its name, Zaika brings forth the menu which emphasises on refined yet creative fine Indian cuisine.India is a land of colour and culture. It’s a land of age old traditions, faiths, dialects and exquisite spices. Zaika presents the same age old traditional classics with a modern outlook,Located on Willis Street, the heart of the coolest little Capital in the World, Wellington, Zaika is a feast for your taste buds…a mesmerizing discovery of Indian taste …a celebration to be shared with family and friends in a warm sophisticated setting. Welcome to Zaika…where old school meets city chic to give you a mouth-watering taste of Indian Cuisine.With seating capacity of over 100 people, Zaika is an ideal place for birthday parties, family dinner and for your next conference dinner or lunch venue.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?