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1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4088
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch at this Restaurant--Olive and garlic naan,Vegetarian jalfrezi,raita and mango kulfi.The dishes were very delicious and Mr.Kulwinder,Manager,made very kind enquiries about us ,our visit,the places we would be visiting in Newzealand and offered to deliver food at Ibis Hotel,where we were staying ,for the night.A very good restaurant for fresh and tasty food and a very hospitable Manager.

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Thank Sampath N
London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a $10 lunch which was great. Any meat/veg dish plus rice and naan. Service was good, food was very good. Great to drop in for a quick, cheap lunch.

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Thank Hayley P
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant go wrong with butter chicken and naan bread for kids meal. Great Value. We had dinner shared among 3 adults. The food was very nice and spicy. We ordered Lamb Nawabi and Goat Madras, Both being very well cooked and spicy just like we wanted. The service from the young energetic boys was very prompt and good.

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Thank Sndp_r
Waikanae, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We booked here through an agency and therefore the menu was very limited. We asked if any of the food had MSG and no one knew anything about that and had to go to the computer to look it up. You would have thought that the chef should be aware of this. The pakora was dry. The butter chicken was... More 

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Thank skylarkGlos
Paris, France
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We picked this place randomly. We were hungry and did not want to loose time searching. We took one of their platters to share for two. Came quick - but we were very disappointed with the quality, consistency and taste of the meat compared to many other Indians we had eaten at. Then I ordered a vegetarian meal that was... More 

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Thank Gisela R
Rajkot, India
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had the group lunch here and was like a normal avg Indian food. Did not find it so very exciting. There are some more options in the near by areas. The service was not very friendly and had to be requested regularly for few things like refills etc.

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Thank prashdolls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Enjoyed lunch and came back for dinne on the same day. We tried their variety and were impressed with the quantity and quality. Totally worth the dollars we paid for them.

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Thank ciemas22
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Last week we went to this restaurant as we saw their special board outside for lunch. Ask them are you open And welcome by the manager,i belive.Were given dinner menu when we ask why,They Told lunch time is finish,however they let us in when we ask. Charged for dinner price while on lunch time. When i ask why u let... More 

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Thank packy574
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Butter chicken was good. Plain Naan and malai kofta was below avg and needs improvement . it's a bit overpriced place.

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Thank Gary0085
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Had a nice dinner here. We caught it on a quiet night so service was great and the food came quickly. The Malai Kofta is delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23
Cuisine
Indian, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?