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75 The Strand | Cnr George St and the Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-307 2135
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

It is a must if visiting Whakatane, superb service, stunning food, fantastic atmosphere with beautiful interior design and sparkling clean.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

While the restaurant was reasonably busy, it may have been understaffed in terms of wait staff. WHile a little pricey, the food was very nice but its the longest we've ever had to wait for courses at an Indian restaurant. Though having said that, sometimes service can be too quick!

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Thank Tony S
Whakatane, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Fantastic food, everyone at our table enjoyed it very much. We all had different meals, nice atmosphere, and very accommodating with take home leftovers

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Thank Neil R
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

We had a takeaway but it was really nice. Pleasant guy served me and the restaurant looked really well appointed. Good value.

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Thank Leigh R
Whakatane-nz
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Dined here with friends before a show; all gave it thumbs up for food, atmosphere and service. This positive experience induced me to recommend this place to B&B guests looking for a nice place to eat, and every time the feedback has been excellent. Recently my friend & I had lunch here, and were very very impressed! The food is... More 

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Thank bev-fothergill
Montrose, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

A delightful restaurant well laid out and pleasant decor. The service and food were excellent, authentic cuisine and we were asked our preference as to how spicy we wished our choices to be. The food was a delight tasty and well cooked. Service was charming and good value for money.

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2 Thank ihammie
Ohope, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

The food was very good, one of the two best Indian restaurants we have been to. The best in Whakatane. The service was a bit slow and disjointed; however that had only been opened for a week so we forgave quickly. Good value for money.

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Thank Garry L
Whakatane, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Friendly pleasant service and excellent food. So lucky to have an Indian Restaurant of this calibre in the Sunshine Capital. Everyone we have introduced it to have been impressed. Managed to fit in dessert last night and it was a perfect portion to finish the meal with. Chocolate revenge wasn't overly sweet and sickly as often is the case- just... More 

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Thank Scott J
Auckland
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

When travel you need to eat every day, on Xmas this was the only open place - Thanks. The food was good and service great. Palak paneer was full of flavour (medium) bread, rice korma chicken all cooked well. Very resonable prices and nice setting.

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Thank smallfish42
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

The food had a good presentation, however in my opinion I can only give the overall standard as average. The Bombay Aloo ( spiced potatoes) were delicious, as was the nan bread. The rice was cooked well. Most party members enjoyed the sauces. Unfortunately my chicken dish was disappointing. The pieces of chicken ( thigh and not breast) had pieces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 The Strand | Cnr George St and the Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-307 2135
Description
Seems to be a branch of Spice Guru from Wanganui.

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