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“NZ Ruby”

Wishing Well Of India
Ranked #20 of 38 Restaurants in Orewa
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“NZ Ruby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Had a great meal, staff very helpful and attentive. Well used as a take away with many people collecting pre ordered meals. Always a good sign.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank madasaman
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Pricing was very reasonable especially as NZ is so expensive in some places. However I ordered a Madras hot and when it came out it was more like a hot korma, and to be honest wasn't that spicey. The server was brilliant and friendly however she did not do check backs of any kind and i required another drink so had to spend 10 minutes trying to get her attention to get another.
Maybe more staff needed???

I understand that different regions of India cook the dishes differently (the chef was Indian and I have recently visited India) but the concept of a Madras - ingredients wise - is pretty much the same in all the regions, just different spices used.
Go here if you want a quick, rushed, cheap meal!!

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Kayleigh M
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North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Ignore the review by "luwack" - the service was good (they checked everything was Ok while we were eating, rather than waiting until the end of the meal), poppadoms delivered to the table before we ordered, smiling wait staff, tasty food at a good price. Will definitely eat there again. eat in or takeaway.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Amanda G
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New Zealand
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Yum, yum, yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had a large group of friends in Orewa for a Club event and needed somewhere to eat. The event was huge and there was limited space at all of the Orewa restaurants but a local advised us that Wishing Well had excellent food. We weren't disappointed. There was about eight of us, we all ordered different meals so that we could share each, along with Naan Bread and drinks. The waitress was friendly and efficient and the food came out quickly and was delicious. It was also a very reasonable price. The restaurant is on the Main Street overlooking the park and sea. I would highly recommend if you are in Orewa and love Indian Food.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank NewZealandChevgurl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“wishing hell of india”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

this is the most disgusting Indian i have ever had , they just do not care about what they are putting out , i do not dine in to have reheated microwave slop , the meat quality was a joke prob because of being over microwaved but also the cheapest meat they could find for the week
this place ripped us off DO NOT EAT OR GET TAKEAWAYS FROM HERE your life could be in danger !!!!!!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank luwack
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