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Planet Spice

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128 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
+64 4-389 8345
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Grabbed takeaways on recommendation by my partner, and haven't had Indian in a while so was looking forward to giving it a try. The onion bhaji was only ok but thought I'd give the main mean a shot - mango chicken. This was too sweet to be edible, and tasted like someone had heated a mango lassi and poured it... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Quality, flavour and attentive staff. Highly recommend the mango lassi as a compliment to your meal. The spices they add to the lassi and your meals make for an enjoyable experience. We were there on a Friday night, with table of six serving times were very quick. You have not really had Indian till you've had this.

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1 Thank nztraveler88
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Go here regularly because good service, they do takeaways and produce nice food plus nice restaurant if you want to dine in. Tried a number of dishes but always end up ordering butter chicken.

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1 Thank Jewelz72
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Have been here 4 times now and I have not had a better butter chicken in Wellington. Bought 10 butter chickens for a family celebration dinner and everyone from Great Granddad to the 3 year old loved it.

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1 Thank paul14143
Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Planet spice is the restaurant that taught me to love Indian food. It is the first and still the best restaurant in which I can taste every infredient of their awesome sauces! No blended muck here where every mouthful is a taste sensation. Ate from there twice last weekend, and was tempted to stay in Newtown longer just for another... More 

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1 Thank Handy M
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We went there after a few recommendations of our friends. The restaurant is cozy and small, Highly recommended, service was super good, and the food was marvellous.

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1 Thank Ignacio G
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times but only for the samosas. I've tried their dinner menu items (lamb saagwala, chicken tikka, lamb cutlets) and by far the samosas are the best. The samosas are probably the best in Wellington (even confirmed by several Indian friends). All other food is average as your typical NZ Indian restaurant, hence the 2 stars. Service... More 

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We love going here, they have an upstairs and downstairs area so if you peek in the window and it looks full they have an upstairs area as well. Food is divine, favourite for the kids is prawn saagwala and the butter chicken, we find that one butter chicken and Prawn dish goes between all 3 of them with a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I really like the food and fast service. Delhi Dahiwala is really awesome. Will recommend for lunch and dinner as well as you get more choices on dinner. Not expensive either.

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1 Thank Prince B
New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Planet Spice is a favourite - for that perfect 'Sunday night can't be bothered cooking' treat. Although we are regulars there is always something new on the menu to tempt us - the specials are a great feature of the menu. It's great to combine the usual staples with something tasty and out of the ordinary. The staff at Planet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-389 8345
Description
Just a stone's throw from both the Wellington Hospital and only a 10 minute drive from the Wellington city centre, our fully licensed restaurant can seat up to 75 people and is a great place for both large groups, smaller parties and those looking for a takeaway. With a combination of friendly and informed service, and a reputation for delivering fresh and authentic flavours it is hard to go past this Out of This World Indian Experience.

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