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“Good Indian Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shiraz Indian Restaurant Bar and Cafe

Shiraz Indian Restaurant Bar and Cafe
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Dargaville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Shiraz Indian Restaurant was the first truly successful Indian restaurant established in Whangarei and Dargaville.
Dargaville, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Indian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

We live in Dargaville and have always been happy and enjoyed our Indian meals here.Service is always great with very friendly and helpful staff.It is byo which is a nice option.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LindaAnn2013
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Australia
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197 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

We came here because it promised Indian and European food , and pizza. As we were travelly in a party with a toddler, we needed some choice.
The decor was a bit Spartan - perhaps this feeling was enhance because we were the only customers for quite a while ( apart from a couple waiting for take away pizzas)
The staff seemed quite friendly but appeared bored due to inactivity.
We ordered one of the banquets and it seemed well priced at 27 NZD per person. When the food arrived we were in for a shock. It was very good indeed. The entrees were served on sizzling platters and were as good as most Indian places I've been to. Likewise, the curries were plentiful, well cooked and tasty.
We ordered a pizza for our junior - it was large , with plenty of ingredients. However junior decide he would rather have what we were having - so rice , butter chicken and Naan filled him up.
The Lamb curry was excellent - very tender, melt in the mouth meat.

Needless to say we couldn't finish all the food and we left full and satisfied.
We would highly recommend this place if you like Indian food.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tassiegolly
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Choice in Dargaville for Curry & Pizzas !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We found ourselves caught out between Whangarei and Opononi on a wet, cold and windy Monday night. With 3 cranky kids in the car at 6pm we arrived in what seemed to be a deserted and closed-down "ghost-town" of Dargaville.

Driving around the somewhat depressing empty streets, we saw only greasy takeaways and almost resigned ourselves to Subway for dinner!

And then we turned the corner and found Shiraz! And my, what a perfect place it turned out to be!! OK, not absolutely amazing decor, but it was certainly spacious, family friendly and with a choice of Pizza (kids happy) AND authentically cooked curry (adults happy) - the chefs were Indian as were the wait staff - we really felt this place was an answered prayer for a decent eatery.

The food was excellent, tasty and very good value for money (waiting time was around 20 minutes). The staff were friendly, welcoming and courteous. The prices were very reasonable. Beer on tap. Toilets clean. Nice Indian music in the background. What more could you want.

Highly recommeded. The only reason we didn't give 5 stars was the decor could be slightly better. We left happy satisfied and resolved to write this.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex J
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Lincolnshire, England
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90 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Best Indian Food in NZ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Truly authentic Indian cuisine well presented, good value & superb staff. Don't be put off my the somewhat sparse accommodation - the food makes up for everything.

Visited April 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Nice food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

With not alot of choice for eating out in Dargaville we decided that an Indian would be a good bet. The large airy restaurant was very quiet on a November Monday evening but the food was good, reasonably priced & service friendly.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DianaBKent
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