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Master of India takes you on a tasty exploration right to the very heart of Indian Cuisine. Which has the ability to provide a cosmopolitan melting pot of cuisine. We are based in Napier with a reputation for its diversity. We are renowned as the Master of India for the excellence in Indian Cuisine set in the popular seaside area of Ahuriri. We strive to bring you the most authentic Indian Cuisine. Come enjoy our authentic Indian atmosphere and friendly service.Come and try our most favourite dish “Butter Chicken” and also our new Balti dishes which are already becoming favourites among our regulars. Master of India is a great Indian restaurant.
US$4 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Indian, Asian, Balti
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

Me and my friend wee staying at the crown, walked along the street and found masters of India. We had no expectations going in being on a quiet street. After the starter it was apparent through taste that we were in for some great food...and we weren't let down. Rustic in presentation but the taste left me questioning all the Indian I had from precious venues. The customer care was what delighted me the most it had a great family charm and they attentive care was apparent and did not feel like the generic "how was your meal" in other venues. Thankfully the meals were amazing but I felt like I would have been taken care of if there was one, that was how genuine the staff felt. It was only when we went to pay that I saw their previous accolades on the wall which came at no surprise. We would visit again if passing Napier.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 16 January 2022

We stayed 3 nights in Napier and spent 2 of them at this restaurant, we loved the food and it was very convenient to the Crown Hotel just across the road.. The food was delicious, and the staff very nice.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 December 2021

Brilliant service and food ! Had lamb saag with garlic naan . Very tasty ! Onion bhaji nice also . Tasty

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

Was looking forward to our meal out but was disappointed with the flavours of the curry. Both were far too salty. We ordered the lamb Kadai and chicken dhansak. The garlic naan was delicious though. The service a little lacking as well as the vibe...of the restaurant. The toilets really need an upgrade. Probably wouldn’t go back unfortunately which is a shame as the curry here used to be amazing from what I remember.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

I've been to visit this Indian restaurant many times - it's my go to. They always have delicious food with generous portions. There's superb service, and all the workers are extremely friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Had a delicious takeout meal over the long weekend. Generous portions, HUGE naan breads, speedy delivery and reasonably priced. Teenagers loved it. Will definately eat here again

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021 via mobile

Superb food and superb service, even through Level 2 masks! Indian food at its best, with all the accouterments. Thank you.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 23 May 2021

Vinay goes above and beyond for his customers at Master of India. He happily seated 30 of us on Marathon Weekend which is a very busy weekend in the Hawkes Bay. He worked with me to design a set menu which suited the various dietary...requirements of our group and was happy to include the dishes I wanted. On the night, he regularly checked in to ensure we had enough food (we had plenty!!) and the food was all delicious. We will be back there next time we are in Napier. We all rolled out of the restaurant absolutely stuffed. Great value for money too. Thank you Vinay!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021

This is my local favourite family restaurant, I really enjoy going, once a week for a takeaway and they make my dietary requirement. This is one of the oldest restaurants in Napier and Taupo. Really warm and inviting inside. I like coming once a week...for a takeaway or eating with family. Nice in winter time.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 19 April 2021

Trip Advisor rates Master of India as the top Indian restaurant in Napier and we fully agree . Our group of 14 dined here and was amazed at the quality , flavour and extensive menu - frankly the best Indian cuisine that we have experienced..., and the most awesome menu choices ... service was relaxed but attentive , great atmosphere and authentic surroundings . A great experience - well done . Just a tip , do not over order , order a little at a time , enjoy the selections that I’ve never seen before , the flavours were superb .More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, Master of India offers takeaway services.

Yes, Master of India offers delivery services.

Master of India is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4