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Satya South Indian Restaurant & Cafe

#398 of 1,773 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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271 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 0007
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Always wonderful food and service I used to go there when it was Moti Mahal 20 years ago - Lovely ambiance and the pani puri to die for - One in Sandringham lovely too - won top 100 in Metro awards - well deserved

Thank Brian389
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

I ordered takeaway Kadai chicken and it was absolutely beautifully spiced. Really recommend this as an Indian restaurants that knows how to balance the flavours in their dishes. Came with poppadoms which were great for dipping in that beautiful sauce. Thanks!

Thank Sarah P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Flavours that dance on your tongue.. The Dahi Puri is a MUST!! this is our favourite spot to go for a Tasty & economical night out. Sandringham rd Satya is our regular!

Thank Natasha G
New Zealand
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Have eaten here a few times and really enjoy the variety of dishes they serve. Delicious south Indian, in a nice and cosy atmosphere. Friendly service. A great place to for a nice meal.

Thank bacnzl
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

It's not upper class but it's seriously good food! It tastes like they put a lot of effort into their dishes. Were only in Auckland for one week and managed two visits to the restaurant.

Thank contactmagic
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Best Indian I've ever had, especially dahi puri, good sevice exellent food definitely recommended. I visited alone the restaurant was full on a Wednesday night

Thank muzzobr
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Continuing my review of places near... I confess to going to satya most weeks. The Mt Eden site is a three minute drive away. Their lunch menu is extraordinary value at $11. Curry rice naam pompadom and a drink. But it not the price that brings me back it is the wonderful food that is alway delicious.

Thank NZeraway
Auckland, New Zealand
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

My family used to be regulars at this branch and loved it. In the past year or so the service has gone steadily downhill and our most recent visit it was utterly indifferent. It took over 15 minutes to serve a glass of ordered wine and as for the food, despite getting there early it seemed they were rushed off... More 

Thank Kate1972
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We've just had a takeaway meal from Satya on Great North Road. It was absolutely terrible. The roti was like cardboard. Seriously I could bang it on my plate and it didn't change shape! The curry was very bad and incredibly salty. Its a shame because we have had excellent meals from Satya in the past and had always considered... More 

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South Africa
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288 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The decor is rather over the top, the floor seemed unfinished, and there was no-one in the restaurant except one person who ended up being waiter, chef and everything else. We were here for the masala dosa and were presently surprised - the dosa was thin and crisp and the chutneys were freshly made. This was definitely one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 Karangahape Road, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 0007

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