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Indian, Asian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Food…. Unique drinks…. Great service….. Very nice Atmosphere…. But if you are big eater then consider somewhere else as their portions too small…. Great place anyway 👍👍👍

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my kiwi clients for an Indian lunch. Had the privilege to order food on their behalf, a combination of chats, entrées, and curries. And I should say that I’m very pleased with the decision and a very happy customer

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here after emaiing this restaurant beforehand to make the kitchen aware of my daughter’s allergies who was joining us, and if they could accommodate her. We were told this was possible . However, this evening when we attended, we were most disappointed with...the service, lack of effort to accommodate us and the poor quality of the food we were served. The waiter who was looking after us basically said to us that the only food my daughter could eat was okra chips and some chutneys and salad. I asked him to please check with the chefs if it was possible to please make a dish for her without her allergens – this was addressed before we went to the restaurant so should have been possible to be done. Multiple times, the waiter went back and fro to the kitchen to check with the kitchen staff, yet the same answer was received i.e. “it can’t be done, these are the only things she can eat”. After a whole hour of negotiation, another waiter was finally able to help us, who spoke to the kitchen about making an eggplant dish without her allergens. Remainder of dishes, rice was not served with. You have to order and pay for rice separately . Who serves butter chicken without rice? And 5 pieces of chicken floating in gravy for $30?! Shocking service, poor choice of menu, for a top restaurant I would save my money and go elsewhere, and support a local struggling Indian restaurant where I would get better service and who would be more accommodating. How can a top restaurant that has so many excellent reviews not be able to accommodate a guest with multiple allergies in an allergy- prone world we live in today? A top restaurant which have “chefs” should be able to provide a meal from scratch-no excuses-that’s what chefs do. After a massive meal that cost us nearly $500, we all walked away still hungry, feeling angry, ripped off, and sure never to return to 1947 restaurant again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a Thursday night in July. My partner had been before last year and said it was good, so we booked a table. When I took a look at the reviews I was a bit worried because they are a real mixed bag...recently, however the experience was one of the best we've had at a restaurant. The service was fantastic, there were plenty of staff available and they were very attentive and polite. We had the butter chicken, tandoori chicken, rice and a garlic and cheese naan. The butter chicken was the best I've ever tasted...usually they are quite bland I find but this was SO GOOD!! I tried one of their cocktails too, which are very expensive but it was worth it as the presentation and taste and amount served was amazing! Next time we visit Auckland we will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience with this restuarant was that it was totally over priced. All the food 'from the pot' is made in big batches and therefore they aren't able to change how spicy some dishes are. This would definitely affect a lot of families! Rice doesn't...come with any dish and is $4 extra. Free peanuts were a nice touch but I don't think I would come again :) service was nice, atmosphere was nice, I just personally don't need to spend $$$ for this curry, nothing about it made it worth spending extra money for. P.s. the rawa crab was dissapointing, super super small dish for $24.More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Insisted we have a cocktail 5times. And kept staring at us while walking into chairs and tables. Didn’t eat our food and got takeaway

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

It was our first time at 1947 Eatery & we loved it. We ate Chilli Chicken & Chicken drumsticks in starters, in mains “Dry Goat” & “Spinach Kofta” & “Jalebi & Rabri” in dessert everything was really good 10/10. We will be definitely visiting again....Had to say staff was really good at their job.More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

Fabulous Food & great service Thoroughly enjoyed everything from starters to mains to desserts A few more Vegetarian Options wouldn't hurt though ( from my point of view as I am a Vegetarian)

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

When it first opened it was great. Now menu has changed and on a crappy peice of paper instead of the beautiful folder's they used to be in. Takes about 30min for drinks to come out (restaurant wasn't full) and forever trying to get the...attention of staff to make orders... sadly won't be returning again. It uedy to be one of my favourite restaurants.More

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

Fantastic restaurant, probably best Indian we have had in New Zealand. Although short staffed with some on their first night waiters performed admirably. Only negative is that Windows facing street look at horrible car park and "interesting" local street life, shutters would make it more...intimate. Cocktails are eye watering expensive!More

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Yes, 1947 eatery offers takeaway services.

1947 eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5