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135 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 4144
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were quite lovely, always smiling. The food on the other hand, came out extremely fast which was an obvious indicator that their food is simply being reheated. I ordered mild but even then it had no real flavor. The naans were okay, probably the only thing I enjoyed. Will not return to this place....

Thank Charlotte H
Bratislava, Slovakia
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

If you wanna know what does it mean to eat contemporary Indian food - try Tulsi restaurant. Order: Mango lassi or Irani/Masala chai for drinking, onion pakora as a starter. Then (as a vegerarian) contunue to taste: plain rice with with tikka masala, spinach paneer or dal, plus Garlic naan. Everything is so delicious. Not salty, spicy or heavy, just... More 

Thank boba b
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went here for dinner whilst visiting relatives. Service was very slow and we had to wait to get attention of waiter just to take a drinks order, then it took along time to get the drinks. They looked short of staff. When we ordered eventually, it took quite a while for the food to arrive. They forgot the naan breads... More 

Thank Cliff T
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Impromptu visit for dinner. Food was good, not amazing. Decor was nice. Good service too. May just have been what I ordered, but I found it a little blah. Shame That said I would try it again, just in case.

Thank shakey999uk
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Waiter was attentive but hard to understand. Starter was good though the vegetable samosa was rather soft and doughy. We like spicy food but not the burn your mouth off hot so we asked for the curries to be a medium. ..should have gone for hot as they lacked a kick but were still tasty. We were given complimentary popadom... More 

Thank Jill S
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tulsi has been around forever and it used to be great but I went there the other night for a friends birthday and was pretty disappointed. The food was very bland. The butter chicken just tasted like tomato; there was no creamy mouth feel, the saagwala was just bland; I couldn't even be bothered finishing it. The breads were nice.... More 

Thank SilverBetty
Christchurch, New Zealand
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly. Had butter chicken and mango lassi. Both were really nice. Was nice restaurant. Enjoyed. Free nann came with it.

Thank funchick37
Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

All fine. But not spectacular. The best Indian is at The Balti House in Miramar. I think he spread his wings too far, and needs to concentrate on each restaurant instead of building the empire.

Thank Jakkimaree
New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Pretty good food, but I think Basil Fawlty works there. My curry was pretty good, but I'm afraid I don't know what it's called, it was vegetarian and I had ordered chicken. The Lassi had lots of ice and sugar. They also were a bit stingy with the size of their serving of rice. Except for their inability to get... More 

Thank Martin_nitraM_Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've eaten at Tulsi on Cuba for years, and this time was no exception: the food was beautifully portioned and at the heat I requested, the waiting staff were helpful and prompt and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. Tulsi does a great range of really fantastic food, and its always difficult to choose which dish to order. (This time... More 

Thank Shelley G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Cuba Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 4144

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