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“Fabulous Indian cuisine”

Master of India Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 139 Restaurants in Taupo
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We'd set up camp for the night, had a wonderful swim and were in the mood for some really good tucker. We found the Master of India Restaurant on Trip Advisor rated well so along we went and we were NOT dissappointed.

A warm welcome. We asked for a window seat and got one. The help with the menu was freely given and our choices did not dissappoint in any way.

The color, the taste, the texture - all wonderful. the Chai Tea was divine.

If you feel like or love Indian Cuisine then don't pass this one by.

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Thank bobbiec
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Lovely food, reasonably priced. We arrived quite late, but the friendly staff did not mind. Authentic Indian tastes.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Excellent meal, good service and reasonable price. Very similar to UK Indian restaurant food style.
I had a chicken vindaloo which was great and the chicken was breast and off the bone - unusual in NZ.

Thank Maxim3m
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Without a doubt one of the best Indian restaurants in NZ.

For those who seek a really good quality Indian (especially anyone from the UK who is looking for that style and quality of food) then this is it.

Perhaps the first Indian I have eaten in in NZ that actually uses chicken breast fillet in the curry rather than cheaper and less palatable cuts. I had a Madras which was made with chicken tikka breast and was truly wonderful.

Onion Bhaji was a brilliant starter, the naan excellent, the beer cold and rice perfect. I tried all the other dishes my friends had and they were all great too.

And the hot (spicy) dishes actually are hot, which is great to see.

Highly recommended.

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Thank AA_Gull
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had lovely food at this Indian, one of a number in Taupo. We chose this as it was listed at the top, which while it is unusual for an Indian to rate so highly, it's a worthy winner as far as we are concerned.

We like our Indian food and regularly search out these restaurants wherever we go. This has to be the best we have had in NZ so far.

Great service (friendly, attentive but not smothering) and helpful and honest advice with menu selections as to the heat and meat cuts.

We were visiting with friends who do not like heat at all and don't normally eat Indian food - but we encouraged them to come along to try some nice foods and they wanted some nice flavours to try. They chose the Chicken Vilanti (think that's the spelling) and this was a lovely yellowy sauce with good flavor without the heat. Big chunks of chicken breast - they only use breast meat - I checked - and plenty of it. Big thumbs up from our friends and from us as we tried some. Creamy and yummy sauce and tender well cooked meat.

We had the Chicken Madras which was well spicy and Indian Hot which was warm for us but not unbearable. Great flavor and no lumpy vegetable pieces just as my husband likes it.

I had the Chicken Tikka Masala Medium which was a good heat and very nice sauce. The only thing I did not like was that my onion was still a bit undercooked and they had put in green pepper which was the same (this is also highly unusual for a Masala sauce), but I will not hold this against them as everything else was really excellent and high quality.

We had a selection of breads for our friends to try including butter naan, plan naan, roti (which was wheatmeal) and a keema naan. All were very good.

They allow BYO and charge a modest $5 for this per bottle.

The ambiance is also really nice, buzzing and busy and great Indian wall and ceiling coverings, so it looks really authentic.

This was good VFM for the quality too compared with other Taupo/NZ offerings. This will ensure its popularity and repeat custom, which it seems to have.

Thanks for a lovely meal Master of India chefs (they have 3!) and for great service on Saturday night - we most definetly will be back and will recommend to our friends when they visit! We may move to Taupo so we can become regular visitors to your restaurant!! Well done, keep up the good work all

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Thank Minkamonka
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