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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday

Best Indian food I’ve ever had. I typically order the same dishes but asked the server to help me try new things. I was treated like family and the dishes kept coming! Even a few on the house. I’ll absolutely go back. What a great...time.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past this restaurant four times on our way to a conference and it was always really busy. We decided this was a great indication of it being good and checked the reviews and made a booking. Great food and service, highly recommend. Good quality...food, great friendly staff.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

Went with a group of friends and ordered a vegetarian dinner. Had an enjoyable evening. Good food and friendly staff. The chilli masala special was delicious as well as the aloo paratha. A big thank you to staff Manjunath and Moksha for their excellent service....I went to this restaurant a couple of years ago as well and great to see that they have continued to provide the same quality of food and service .More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Great meal and great service at a reasonable price. We followed waiter's advice on choices of "fairly spicy" food, and the result was memorable. Notably the (very) long-grained rice was fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

We booked for our anniversary dinner. The service was beyond excellent, nothing was to much for our server. They made our night an extra special one, I only wish we could give more than five stars.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Rude owner! No wonder why chefs don’t last at this restaurant! Don’t bother ordering kulchas as no paneer will be found! Offered to make another one but same issue no paneer! I wouldn’t pay for it! Got refund and never going back to this restaurant....Such a shame with the attitude of the owner.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

We had a few dishes today my favourate was the lamb chop tandoor .. it was a pure delicacy, Me and my friend enjoyed it and that was just the beginning after the curries and Naan were excellent.. we had the chicken bhuna and paneer...lababdaar. I must say both were delicious and generous portions .. hands down the best and my favourate Indian restaurant in NZ.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2022

Unfortunately Chili Masala seem to be very much focused on profit maximation when it comes to Vegetatian dishes. 22$ for a Vegetable Korma which I had last week for lunch was quite watery and disappointing. Other places does Korma for 17$ and much better quality....Best is a place in Petone specialising in Vegetarian food. Even a fish or chicken dish in other places would cost around the same price. I would definitely not get Vegetarian dishes from Chili MasalaMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022

We were a large group that went for a meal on Wednesday night. The food was all bought out at the same time and was amazing. The service was wonderful. Go here and you willnot be dissapointed the food tasted so good and everyone went...away happyMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

Fantastic meal. The chicken Dopiaza is outstanding. I ate a lot of curry in Glasgow and this is up to that standard. I’ll be back

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Another awesome night at Chilli Marsala Lower Hutt. Consistently great food and always amazing service from the staff especially Amit. He is always extremely welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend Chilli Marsala.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Super yummy and reasonably priced meal with friendly service. Good selection of vegan and vegetarian food. We dropped in for a late dinner and were in a bit of a hurry and they were really accommodating, exceeding our expectations. We’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 25 January 2021 via mobile

Me and my husband went to this place because one of my friend recommended. I have to say the food was very tasty. Loved Indian tea. It was like home made, not too sweet and not too strong. My husband loved the chicken reshmi kebab....We also had garlic naan, lachha paratha and dhaniya Murg. Amit was very friendly and recommended us for spice level too. Thanks Amit for your service. Will be back when we come to Petone.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021

Been here for a sit down meal and very impressed with the quality. The staff have a tendency to be surly and I suspect they may be on some sort of commission basis. Never mind the food was excellent. SO i visit Lower Hutt again...and this time order a prawn dish Take away unlike when eating in earlier when the prawn count was appropriate I had FIVE prawns in my takeaway curry These guys just don't understand GOODWILL Wont be going back! Man you don't need arrogance and agro when you want to eat.Not good for digestion!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 January 2021

I'm from India and I love Indian food. I have tried so many Indian restaurants here in NZ and can say for sure that Chilli Masala has the best Indian food to offer! Absolutely in love with their vegan dosa!! I and my partner visit...this place every week! ❤️More

Date of visit: December 2020
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CHILLI MASALA, Lower Hutt - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Chilli Masala offers takeaway services.

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Chilli Masala is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4