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Lovely India Tandoori Restaurant

1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4088
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“butter chicken” (71 reviews)
“naan” (31 reviews)
“curry” (33 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The boards outside offering early bird menus etc may put you off but this place is great. Really good choice of tasty indian food and they know how to spice to different levels, just tell them what you'd like. Beautiful basmati rice. We would return....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was really good ! We had some really Nice currys and the staff was very friendly as well ! Defenitely go there when you want Indian food in Rotorua!

Thank frijabeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value $10 lunch. Great food and the best Nan bread I've had in such a long time! Delicious food, wonderful friendly staff, great service and a good location.

Thank t0ucancan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby likes to skimp on dollars wherever we can so when he saw the sign outside with any chicken or vegetarian meal $10, including rice and naan - he couldn't resist. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala medium heat, usually a solid choice, and hubby...More

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tempted by sign saying ‘best butter chicken in town’. Probably true although we have only tried here. A different taste which was delightful. We also had lamb rogan josh. Also very good. Ordered mild and it was. Interesting raita - mixed cucumber & carrot with...More

Thank JayDeeBee1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trust me guys, the Chef / Owner he is the STAR of Lovely India. Stayed in Rotorua for 3 nights and 4 days and on 4th day I went to Lovely India, and I got the real taste of Indian food. Only on my last...More

Thank Digant123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really awesome.. the only good indian resturant in the town. Naan bread is must try.. ambience is quit good.

Thank Nirali S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to go to another Indian near by, however it was full. We are so glad it was. We stumbled across this excellent restaurant. Both the staff and food were excellent. Would happily recommend to friends / family, and go back again.

Thank wake35
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff was friendly and helpful. They gave great suggestions. We were not disappointed! We went at lunch during the week and had no problem getting a table.

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The owner (?) greeted us when we were looking at the menu outside and informed us of a special, we decided to go in and have dinner there. In our group of 5 we had a vegan, a vegetarian, and a person allergic to gluten...More

Thank MexiLuna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 4088
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