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Chimney Indian Restaurant

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1280 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the motel manager as somewhere she likes to go for South Indian food. I ignored the negative reviews on here and trusted the local advice. I should also have ignored the suggestion that this is a BYO place as they are licensed and I was able to get a beer. The slight disappointment was that... More 

Thank Andrew G
Hastings, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I went here for a 'quick' meal before a movie. Luckily we allowed plenty of time as our overall dinner took 1 1/2hrs!! There was only one waiter in who was also handling the takeaways desk. He was lovely and really did try his hardest, however both our starters and mains arived and weren't what we ordered. The... More 

Thank Liv K
Rotorua, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff with a homely vibe. Delicious curries, and the butter naan is fabulous! A huge bonus is the BYO - we took some cider and had a great evening. Very good prices! I highly recommend the onion bhaji :).

Thank Alex C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I live In Rotorua, this is the only restaurant me and My wife eat at. We take a bottle of wine with us and enjoy talking without the kids. Meals often take an hour or more to come but we have never been disappointed with the quality of the food which is also very reasonably priced. You must try the... More 

1 Thank Mike L
Rotorua NZ
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Nice friendly service, lovely curries, and handy to the town centre. It is the only Indian restaurant we will use in Rotorua, the others are just awful.

Thank chiliwilinz
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The initial experience was not that great due to the service side being very average. The food tasted great & was served promptly however 2 orders were incorrect meat dishes that weren't replaced due us having young children & we were on a time limit. Please go to this restaurant for a good value meal that has a great taste.

Thank Mike S
Rotorua, New Zealand
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

A group of us often come here on a Friday after a drink at the pub. It is always consistently good, very tasty and plenty of it - usually have to take some home. Prices are great and they have a buy 10 get one free loyalty card or a special deal for takeaway butter chicken. I recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Bigheartjay
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2 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner, ordered daal makhani and chilli chicken for takeaway and the guy said they are busy so it will take 30 min...i waited more then 45 min but no.... he asked me 5 more min and other said 2 to 3 min but still no....and when chef came out and i asked her how long she told... More 

Thank Sailesh S
De Bilt, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Dining room messy. Tables not clean. Food was good and relatively cheap. Personell very kind but not very professional

Thank ivo h
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I have been here about 10 times now and it never seems to let us down. The prices are very reasonable for what you get and it tastes so damn good! Chimney keep up the good work!

Thank wados31

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
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  • Address: 1280 Eruera Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Welcome to Chimney Indian Restaurant, one of Rotorua's most popular spots for the Entrees, tandooris and curries of India. We're open 7 days a week

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