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620A Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Hi Guys we Did party in this restaurant all was good like service food Becouse this restaurant all most changed Like owner management all things chneged I just reconmended all guys visit this retaurant I hope you will enjoye 100%

Thank 540deepakc
New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We have eaten at the Taj on a number of times over the last couple of years. At times the meals have been as good as they get, served in style and we have had an excellent experience. Too often however the dishes are no better than we could make at home, spice levels vary randomly rather than as ordered,... More 

Thank Matatoki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here often over the previous two years and it's always been of a high standard. Great flavours and reasonable prices. Recommend trying the tawa varieties, haven't encountered these anywhere else. Good friendly service.

Thank Kev C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Amazing food, had a great time, first time visit here. the guy was great, good customer service skills, explained what the foods were etc opened especially for our staff celebration.

2 Thank AaronNZW
New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed a very enjoyable meal. Helpful friendly attentive waiter. Generous sized meals. Multiple types of naan on offer. Finished with a generous mango lassi.

Thank hauraki47
Bend, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

They get a point for being open on a Monday evening, and for our meals being spiced correctly (we asked for medium), but after that the food was below average. We've eaten A LOT of Indian food during our 2 months in NZ and unfortunately this place falls to the bottom of the list. Also my kettle of hot regular... More 

Thank kmeehancoop
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I got a spicy Lamb vindaloo and they didn't hold back. It was spicy and good. My friend got a milder korma which was tasty as well. The service was good and inside decor nice. 1 criticism is prices posted outside are old prices and real prices are a few dollars higher. To be fair the host pointed this out... More 

Thank cooker3000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wow, a first class Indian restaurant in "time warp" Thames. A good choice of meals cooked exactly to your taste. BYO wine, friendly service and great value for money

Thank Doug&Sharon
Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I read thru the previous views yesterday and on the recommendation of the previous 4 we took the plunge. It was worth it. My wife ordered Lamb Kulma with medium chili power. It was simply delicious. Lots of flavours and chili was just right. I ordered Goat Curry with hot Chili. Again delicious, although something was missing in the curry... More 

Thank TastiCamel
Picton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Looking at previous reviews it looks like this place has had a recent change in fortunes. We went on a Saturday night and arrived ten minutes before a large group which was lucky and we got our food promptly. Mains were the usual range at sensible prices. Drinks menu was good and cheaper than most restaurants. We ordered four dishes... More 

3 Thank Ed R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620A Pollen Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames

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