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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%
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“butter chicken” (73 reviews)
“naan” (36 reviews)
“curry” (34 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1123 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant on February 18 for dinner. The food was excellent and all the servers were very friendly and professional. There is a relaxed and welcoming ambiance within the restaurant. We sat at a table outside - perfect.

1  Thank Adroit_44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely India is clean with a good selection of dishes and attentive staff We opted for the Vegetable Pakora, Beef Madras and Lamb Korma with accompanying Naan bread and Basmati rice. One of the better indian meals we had in New Zealand. The cost was...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner during our trip to Rotorua. We ordered butter paneer, chicken tikka and fish malabari accopanied by rice and naan. The service is quick approx 20 min we have the dinner served. The dishes are ok although a bit salty for the chicken...More

Thank Eka L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

**First, a word of warning. The menu outside is priced lower than the menu you actually order from if you're eating in. When I asked about it, the waiter said it was the "take out menu". I've never seen this before and to me it...More

Thank 0theories
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good meal served by very polite courteous staff. It appeared to be very busy when we visited, no problem with a table. The food was good. No different to many good eating places we have tried. I did feel the meal was...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a sign outside claiming ‘best butter chicken in Rotorua’ we had to give it a try, and it really was a lovely meal! Service was great even though they were very busy. Only negative was that it was a little pricy compared to similar...More

1  Thank vicccc92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my wife, my two teenage children and I recently visited the Rotorua region, our hostess at the B&B at which we stayed highly recommended a visit to Eat Street in the centre of the town. When we got there, comparatively early (at about 6...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I fancied a good Indian meal tonight so checked out Lovely India and we were well pleased we did. Very nice young guys looked after us, all very polite. And our dinner was delicious, asked for medium strength curry, probably mild might...More

Thank Sparkie154
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the ‘Lovely India’ Restaurant in Rotorua NZ in January 2018. The reception from staff was excellent and the food was likewise - the daily ‘special’ menu was particularly great value for money. Definitely worth a visit if you are in this part of...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well placed in Rotorua centre. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good portions for dinner. We had the special offer of meal and nan/rice which was well cooked and tasty.

Thank 45AnJOCO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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