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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4088
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious meal consisting of lamb karma, chicken tikka massala, garlic naan bread, rice, and kingfisher beer. The service was friendly and efficient, and the price was reasonable. It was a good choice for a casual meal.

1 Thank Joel Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, attentive staff, good menu, good food, reasonable price, good service. Plenty of food, well presented.

1 Thank Hellfire28
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up in Lovely India as we thought that Eat Street restaurants were over priced. Could that be to do with excessive business rates by Rotarua? Who knows? Anyway, we both had lamb dishes that were great and reasonable value.

1 Thank Nigel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food here was almost to die for! Hubby said it was one of the best Rogan Josh meals he had ever had (and he has done plenty of travelling around the world) and I was very happy with my choice of butter chicken. Great flaky naan bread too.

1 Thank tesstravels10
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No idea how anyone could give a good review. Food was horrible. Chicken tikka masala and butter chicken both tasted the same. The taste of burned tomato sauce. Atmosphere inside was nice.

1 Thank Dan S
Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The talkative and attentive young boy just couldn't stop talking about soccer when he found out we were Spaniards haha but HE WAS REALLY GOOD, a true asset for the restaurant. Cheap and very tasty food, loved the butter chicken. Just 50m away from eat street, cheaper and lest touristy.

1 Thank Dimas21
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious meal- fantastic garlic naan bread and yummy curries. Excellent value meal and attentive friendly staff.

1 Thank Tracey G
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another excellent visit to lovely India. Had the same Sweet and sour vegetarian dish as before, my colleague had the butter chicken. Fast and exceptional. Delicious. Ordered a coffee and one of the server's went to the coffee shop next door to order tbe coffee for us. That is impressive service. Thank you for a great meal.

1 Thank RFA2249
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late at 9.45pm, and although the kitchen was supposed to close at 10pm they welcomed us warmly. The young waiter was a boss and nailed our large order. The food was brought out quickly, and looked amazing. I personally smashed some Garlic Naan, Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Marsala. The rest of the table had a variety of... More 

1 Thank VanEngelbrecht
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious!!! We loved everything about our dining experience at lovely india during our stay in Rotorua. We arrived very late just before the kitchen was closing, and were welcomed warmly by staff. Fantastic service, all curries were cooked to perfection and the naan was amazing. The navrattan korma and butter chicken were particularly good. Highly recommended for delicious authentic... More 

1 Thank Carli E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 4088

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