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Chefs International Cafe & Restaurant

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357 Victoria Street | Shop 2, Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-839 6599
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was unbelievably delicious. We ordered the lamb rogan josh and a butter chicken and the difference in spice we requested was spot on and authentic. Would definitely recommend visiting this place if you're nearby as it's not expensive and the service was great. Quick meal arrival and they staff were very welcoming and nice. Be prepared for the... More 

Thank Caitlin L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Indian food. So flavourful and filling. A great price run by friendly people. I highly recommend

Thank Cameron W
Hamilton, New Zealand
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really a curry institution for me and my friends, it's stood the test of time, and not once in my countless visits have I been disappointed with the quality of th food or the service. The prices are still incredibly good. If you have a curry craving this the place to go!

Thank Matt D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Most preferred hotel, for Indian food in hamilton. Mrs. Madhu's tailor made recipe is amazing. At garden place in city centre

Thank Satishpushpa
New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The meal was simple, well-prepared, extremely tasty and excellent value for money. The guidance from our esteemed waitress was somewhat useful. Had a nice chat with the owner couple afterwards, very lovely people

Thank Nick P
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Butter chicken is a dream!!Full view of the kitchen, freshly prepared in front of you.Also recommend to try Mattar paneer

1 Thank kiwibert
New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is excellent, very reasonably priced and the service is as if we were old friends. I highly recommend this café for the food and the genuine warm welcome.

Thank DordieW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent customers service. Amazing place. They got a new customer. For me is the best Indian food in Hamilton.

Thank Katielle F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Been eating to this restaurant everytime I'm in Hamilton. I always get their beef rendang =) Good place to eat if you're looking for indian/malay food.

Thank Llewell d
Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Best chicken tikka masala I have ever tasted. I lived in Hamilton for 5 years from mid 2000s and ate here often. Now, this is the ONLY place I eat when I come to Hamilton!! Best food, best service, love it!!

1 Thank craiggreen250

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Indian, Asian, International, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Victoria Street | Shop 2, Garden Place, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 6599

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