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Daawat Indian Restaurant

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132 Johnsonville Road, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointing to say the least. We got takeaways on the way home from a long days physical work. Starrrrving, which usually makes any food taste great. Arrive home 5 mins later and dish out the food. It's never a good start when the rice is wet, gluggy and has to be encouraged and then forced to leave the container. Opened... More 

Thank Scott G
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I recently reviewed Istana Malaysian Indian restaurant, which I think is one of the best Indian restaurants in Wellington. Daawat may well be one of the worst. The tandoori chicken had a slightly strange and unpleasant flavour. The chicken vindaloo sauce wasn't unpleasant as such, but both dishes the chicken was of obviously poor quality and tough. The garlic roti... More 

Thank flushingdog
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just seemed to take forever to get first drinks order. Pointed to pages within menu rather than speak to answer our questions. Food was not great but just about edible.

Thank Mike B
Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We picked up takeaways from Daawat last night (8th July) and they were terrible. We had 5 dishes between us and the chicken was rubbery and obviously added after the sauce was cooked, the lamb was chewy, the curry sauce was really runny and quite tasteless and the bread was a lot like naan that you pick up at the... More 

Thank wellybint
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We have just moved into the area and thought we would order some Indian takeaways on our way home from work. My advise is dont order from here. The meals were padded out with big chunks of carrot, there were 5 small fatty pieces of meat and the sauce was more like a watery soup only it had less flavour.... More 

Thank Orangetablet
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

It's a small Indian Restaurant. All the food we had was delicious. Butter chicken was yum. Quite a few people were coming in for takeout. A bit distracting when you are seated down to eat and people are coming and going past you to collect their orders, but it's nothing major. Restaurant too small to do much about it.

Thank TriciaVW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Friend of mine was recommended us this Indian restaurant. That's why we went here for dinner. We picked up the banquet for 2 people. We were quite satisfied. The service was good. It was 3 tables at the night. We wait for a while after the entree. The butter chicken was a bit sweetness, and the lamb curry was alright,... More 

Thank MauraHsu
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Made a reservation via email and received confirmation from the owner very well. Arrived on time and walked into see an entire family for 20 in the center of the restaurant talking loudly, eating, kids everywhere and a super reviewer tasting every dish and giving the entire restaurant his review - rude. We were greeted by a waiter, waiting hand... More 

Thank Lsas26
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

We've been eating at Daawat for over 10 years and still love it just as much today as we did way back then. We always get a Chicken Tikka (tandoori chicken with no sauce) and it is amazing. Tikka Masala is also a favourite. Kids love the mild korma or butter chicken. Breads are fabulous. Our favs are peshwari and... More 

Thank NZ-AJ
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

We always go to Daawat. Great location, warm and cozy atmosphere. Delicious butter chicken and naans. Would definitely return again

Thank Tania W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Johnsonville Road, Wellington 6037, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 478-3134

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