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$20 - $30
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Diner, Indian
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Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews butter chicken jeera rice nice ambience the wait staff spicy cbd serving
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great but they use loads of colouring agents. Not an authentic experience for sure but still worth a try, specially with First Table voucher

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

Very good, cheap price got the happy hour which was a butter chicken and rice with a beer for $18 absolutely delicious. Recommend giving this ago

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

Stumble into a really authentic Indian food in CBD Auckland! Ordered korma lamb and jogan rosh lamb , it came with a generous serving of rice. the meat was so tender! Furthermore, went there on their Wednesday dinner specials , the price was even betterl!!...The restaurant have a nice ambience, and the server was very friendly. Also it was one of few restaurants that opens later than 6pm in Queen St. area.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

I was in Auckland for Business and looked these guys up. Placed my order via menu log and specifically instructed the driver to leave the order at hotel reception. I was told the order would take an hour to deliver and I waited near the...hotel reception for the final 20mins of the hour. An hour and 15mins later no sign of the order and I called the restaurant, the lady answering the initial call had no idea of my order and was not able to provide a status. I followed up with a secondary call and was told that the driver tried to call me and when I pointed out I had evidence that no calls were received on my phone the story quickly changed to drivers being unable to call international numbers which is fair enough however why didn't the driver do what was instructed and that was to deliver at reception. I was promptly told to take the issue up with Menulog. Menulog confirmed that the restaurant uses its own drivers and they would not be in a position to assist. Another call back to the restaurant and when i pointed out it was their driver who failed to turn up i was told the only option would be for me to come and collect the order in person. I was not in a position to travel to the restaurant and when i informed them of that their attitude was 'tough luck' and refused a refund. In summary these people seem high on excuses and low on integrity.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

Ordered a chicken jalfrezi and paneer tikka masala. Both were absolutely lovely. The jalfrezi was not dry but had a sauce and was quite hot just how I like it. Added a Jeera rice that was huge. The service was extremely competent. Topped of with...kingfisher beer (regular strength - though they do a 8% super strong). Thoroughly enjoyed the meal (less than NZD68 all in).More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the very casual Chawlas Indian Restaurant on Wellesly W. The menu had every Indian dish you would expect and the wait staff was prompt, kind, and attentive. The food came quickly and was perfect temperature and the correct camount...of heat and spice. The location was walking distance from our centrally located hotel. We were fortunate to choose this Indian restaurant. We were told by another customer that Chawlas was under new ownership. I would return there the next time we want Indian food.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2022

We had dinner here a couple of days ago and it was very good. I was the only one who found it a bit too spicy but the other loved it. It is a typical Indian restaurant, nothing fancy. They forgot to serve us the...garlic naan which we ordered. The waitress looked as if she was very new.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and the service was good. We ordered dal tarka, Matar paneer and jeera aloo, all medium spiced, well portioned for two .

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022

Not sure why currently at 4.5 stars... Head over to google review for a more accurate reflection of this place. Poor service, despite restaurant being half empty. We ate off a set menu which was totally misleading. It was unhygienic, with dirty water bottles on...the table. Some of the dishes bland, with some items missing. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Chawlas Indian Restaurant, Owner at Chawlas Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2022

Hi, we are really sorry for the experience you had. If, you can please get in touch with us. We would like to discuss further and get your feedback specifically.

Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Food was amazing, nice spicy just how I like it. Rice was cooked really nice and the bread was cooked great. Main was amazing. Starter a little salty but wouldn't stop me from going back ASAP

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Not a ‘fancy’ place but such a yummy meal! Entire family enjoyed it. Great service. Amazing Naans! Would definitely go back or order takeaway.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2021

I stumbled across this Indian restaurant whilst in Auckland. very good vegetarian options. The paneer tikka masala is the best I have ever eaten and I eat a lot of curry all over the world! wonderful blend of spices in a rich delicious tomato sauce,...accompanied by a generous helping of garlic bread and a perfectly chilled beer! So good I am going to ask for the recipe!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021 via mobile

Had dinner here on Saturday night, had allowed 2 hours for dinner before a show. Service was poor, we have to chase them to order & then follow up the main course. Food was okay, but service makes it hard to consider for a repeat...visit.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Just have a look at the samosas. They are frizzled up mashed potato balls. The rice was just a few peanuts mixed through yellow colored rice.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2020

Fantastic food, good service, and a great price. Very happy with this place and I'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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CHAWLAS INDIAN RESTAURANT, Auckland - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Chawlas Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Chawlas Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4