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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Outstanding Indian food at a very reasonable price. Friendly service in a quiet local restaurant. I particularly recommend the Lamb Madras and Bombay Aloo. Very allergen friendly as freshly cooked

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

The tomato/Garlic &onion gravy was nothing like it should be.It was more like Chief's special gravy.It was brown in colour and slightly bitter.IWhatever I order ALL the dishes seem to have the same sauce (except for butter chicken).and therefor taste the same Also the amount...of meat is minimal .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

We were on a small break in Waikanae. Had a great meal yesterday. Food and customer service wonderful.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023

Visiting NZ from Holland, my friends took me to Samrat restaurant. I really enjoyed the great food and the nice ambience. We went there several times and each time it was wonderfull.. Next time i come to NZ I hope to visit Samrat again.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

We really enjoy visiting Samrat. It is always easy to park close-by and often we can just pop in without booking. The food is always really tasty and the service is really quick and efficient. Prices are reasonable too.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2022

Nice food - but freezing. Please ensure winter heating on! Service good but slow; ambience pleasant, ' loos exceptionally clean.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

Please support theses people - food is great, service lovely but we were the only patrons for lunch on a Thursday. Large range of food, even for lunch., including vegan for my son. We felt we were undercharged as the mains were all $12 and...we were offered a complimentary ice-cream too on promotion. Go - you will enjoy it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

These guys put out a good product and need your support. Their food is authentic, tasty and generous and they need the locals to get behind them. Takeaway is convenient but come down and eat in. Awesome Naan and mains. Didn't taste their entrées but...I bet they are similar. Get in behind them Waikanae. They need you.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

My 15 year old and I went to this restaurant before we went to a movie. It had been recommended by a friend who is a chef. Straight away we loved the decor. Ordered two entree, two mains, two drinks, bread and salad. Lovely attentive...service. The drinks and entree came out quickly, and were delicious. We had left it too late (been walking around a bit), didn't want to miss the movie, and asked it we could take away the rest of our meal. They were very apologetic even though it was my fault! Without missing a beat they boxed and bagged the rest of our meal. Well worth it when we got home! Butter chicken and the Goat. Both succulent and fragrant!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

My partner and I went here for a valentines evening meal and were stunned at the disgusting behaviour of the owner.  A customer obviously had some negative feedback for his meal and was paying at the counter when an argument between him and the owner...began. The owner was shouting at the customer, and ended up going back to the customers table, picked up a plate and began publicly belittling the customer by shouting about his complaint whilst holding up the plate in front of the whole restaurant, it was absolutely unbelievable!!  It was the most terrible and embarrassing thing I have ever witnessed from a business owner anywhere in hospitality. This person doesn't deserve to have a business, nor does he deserve the custom of decent people.  I eventually stood up and told him he was embarrassing everyone in the room and to take his issue outside away from everyone. I was actually thanked by two separate people for standing up to him and one called him a bully.  Apart from that the meal was average at best and the starters for both myself and partner were cold.  I will never return to that business again and will never recommend it to anyone. More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

Vegetable Korma - was overpoweringly sweet, looked like frozen mixed veg in an orange sauce. Actually made me feel sick! I realise chefs cater to the local population. Perhapes why it made me feel like a white middle class retiree in a care home.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021 via mobile

Always great food and a friendly welcome. I’ve been eating at or from Samrat for many years, and I haven’t ever been disappointed. When I get a takeaway, it’s always ready in 15-20 minutes and the portions are both generous and delicious. This restaurant deserves...to thrive. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Great food. Some of the best I have had in a long time. Accomodating to special requests and also have some complementary ice cream.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Fantastic smells and tastes. Medium spicy but flavourful . Always a treat. Lovely service and very quiet

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2020

Great food, great price and the restaurant was nice and relaxing too. Will defiantly be going back. The food was Really tasty and great customer service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
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SAMRAT INDIAN RESTAURANT, Waikanae - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Samrat Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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