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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Super delicious food, and really friendly staff! I've lived in India and I can say - that was a truly indian dinner!

Thank Maira F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was pleasantly surprised with the portion sizes. Starters (pakora and chicken tikka) was scrumptious. We both had the butter chicken. My wife asked for it to be medium and it was indeed not too spicy for her. I asked for it to be Indian hot and boy oh boy, was it hot? It was very very hot and just as... More 

Thank Danepak
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Judging by the all indian customers, it looked like a reliable place to eat indian. My GF and I shared one portion lamb korma. Quantity and quality were just alright - there wasn't a lot of lamb and it was a bit chunky - for a relatively high price. We've had bigger, cheaper and much tastier indian food in Rotorua.... More 

Thank xchbiz
San Clemente, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were traveling and visited this place, food was really good and service was awesome. Would highly recommend this place.

1 Thank scmc583
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place by chance and then went back for a second time. Food was absolutely divine, best Indian we have ever had. Staff were very friendly and helpful and VERY polite. Restaurant was very clean and the wait for our food was not too long. Would definitely go back there again for another meal

1 Thank ew_wright
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant (group of 8 people including 2 children) for dinner. It was a night where the restaurant was fully booked and there were quite a few people waiting to be seated as well-so heavily busy and noisy! We were made to sit on a makeshift table (we were ok with that as we understood how busy the... More 

Thank amy s
Rotorua, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a party of 8, 4 adults 4 kids. Arrived around 6pm and were 1 of 3 tables occupied at that stage. We ordered drinks and entrees. The food came out in dribs and drabs as did the drinks. When we ordered our mains the restaurant was filling up but we ordered before most. Again the food came out... More 

1 Thank blairharts
Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Orginally we wanted to try different india restaurant but it was crowded so we ended up here and were fully satisfied. Great service, our dinner was prepared quickly, we received our beer almost immediately... there is definitely some space for interior improvements - cables on the floor, poor toilets...

Thank Jeannieee
Beijing, China
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great indian food served with a smile!!! Amazing choice of dishes from different parts of India, including Kashmiri naan….a first for me! we sampled a bit of everything and loved it all. I will definitely recommand it.

Thank Isabelle J
Brisbane, Australia
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner at about 6 pm, apart from a couple of families the place was not busy, far from it. We were seated without fuss and our order was promptly taken and from there it went downhill. We ordered a bottle of white, a NZ Sav Blanc, and it was eventually delivered. At room temperature or close too,... More 

Thank Litoria2015

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?