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“What a find!”

Master of India Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Taupo
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Balti, Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

As we are from Wellington, we weren't sure where to eat in Taupo. We chose Master of India as they had a grabone voucher advertised. What a stroke of luck! We were absolutely delighted with the whole evening- the food, atmosphere and especially the service was perfect. We felt so welcome and well looked after. The food was superb, really tasty. Do try the garlic chicken balti- one of the chef's specialties- it's delish! We felt encouraged to linger; not rushed in any way. This is an excellent choice in Taupo.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Believe the hype!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I read lots of reviews for Master of India last night as I was responsible for booking dinner for a party of 13, with varying ages and mixed experiences with Indian food. I was skeptical as they all seemed so positive, but thought I would give them a go. We all instantly loved the place, the decor was really warm and inviting in the middle of winter, the staff (possibly a family?) are lovely and very accommodating. One of the kids has a nut allergy and the waitress was really helpful in making sure we chose meals that wouldn't affect him, as we wanted to be able to share. We made the mistake of ordering a main each, we should have got maybe 9-10 for 13 as they were very substantial, we also ordered far too many naans (1 each) and shared them with friends at a nearby table. The restaurant was packed, which at first seemed unusual for a Monday night but completely understandable given the quality of the food - delicious. The place seemed to be full of locals, clearly they are aware of how good it is. Almost puts us off our own 'local'! Total cost about $200 for 13 of us including corkage. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2012
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“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

You know when a restaurant is packed on a Monday night that the food is good. The menu was exceptional go range of tastes and the taste was fantastic.

Only negative was most dishes have nuts, but that was a minor issue overall!

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1 Thank Jason B
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Taupo
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning experience once again!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

we went out on a cold winters at random to spoil ourselves with a meal at M.O.I Taupo and as with all other times we received the same great warm welcome from Sanjay and his family upon arriving
and were seated quickly and the usual great, prompt, and friendly service was bestowed on us and all others present that night.
The meal was so fresh and tasty and exactly as ordered.
The comfort zone and atmosphere Sanjay and his family create is very infectious and you just have to keep going back to " GET YOUR FIX" of the "Master" as we Taupo locals refer to it.
AAAAAAA+++ rating from us
Cheers
Mike and Debbie
Taupo.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Best Indian food ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

The whole family had a great meal and the service was fantastic . Highly recommend

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