Indian Affair

Indian Affair

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+64 7-378 2295+ Add website
Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Indian, International, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Menu

DINE IN MENU | INDIAN AFFAIRS
BREAKFAST
Aloo Poori (2pcs)
$14.90
Chole Bathure (2pcs)
$16.90
Aloo Paratha
Mix Serve with Raita
$10.90
Paneer Paratha
Mix Serve with Raita
$12.90
Gobi (Cauliflower) Paratha
Mix Serve with Raita
$12.90
Aloo Kulcha
Mix Serve with Raita
$10.90
Paneer Kulcha
Mix Serve with Raita
$12.90
Gobi (Cauliflower) Kulcha
Mix Serve with Raita
$12.90
Scrambled Egg with Bread
$12.90
Masala Omelette with Bread
Chopped onion, green chilli, fresh coriander and cumin seeds
$14.90

Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
Indian Affair is Taupo’s finest Indian dining experience. They’re easily located on the corner of Ruapehu and Tuwharetoa Street’s right in the heart of Taupo’s bar and restaurant scene. Indian Affair’s menu combines a diverse mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with personable and efficient service. Indian Affair is not just any restaurant, their minimalist environment coupled with the vibrancy generated from our busy nature makes Indian Affair a great place to visit with friends and enjoy a wine or traditional Indian beer. Indian Affair’s modern, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere will suit anyone's needs.
PRICE RANGE
$2.00 – $28.00
CUISINES
Indian, International, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles735 reviews
Excellent
516
Very good
124
Average
45
Poor
19
Terrible
31
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Mama E
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
From the service to the plate EVERYTHING was EXCEPTIONAL! We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. Our server was warm and helpful with our menu choices, to which our food arrived in a timely manner despite it been a full house! The food was exceptional! Best Indian food we have had in quite some time! My experience well exceeded my expectations and i would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone passing by or looking for value for money. I'll be back that's for sure!
Written 9 July 2020
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SLKmaniac
Hampshire632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
The staff were all super friendly here and took our order and gave us our drinks. I ordered onion bhaji for a starter and my wife ordered vegetable samosas. When they came they were huge, almost a meal in themselves. We took half of each home with us. For our mains I ordered goat madras and my wife had chicken and mango curry. The curry’s were both very good but again the portions were huge so we took half of it home with us, so we had curry again the next evening for free! Great food, great service, and enough for a second delicious meal!
Written 15 March 2020
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b1ndu
London28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
I would recommend this place for an authentic meal The vegetable dishes were all very tasty and the naan was light and crisp. The daal makhni was very tasty. All the mains come with a free portion of boiled rice. The staff member was very friendly and helpful
Written 4 March 2020
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Kirstie_Gleeson
Te Aroha19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 couples
Food was good however service was lacking. There appeared to be only 2 waitresses to serve the fully booked restaurant, plus takeaways. In the end I had to go up to the bar to get a second drink. The food took a very long time to come, don’t mind waiting (especially if the drinks service was up to scratch) however it would have been good if this was communicated to us that it would be the case. They still have a credit card surcharge sign that hasn’t been removed since the new ownership.
Written 3 June 2020
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Tshelll2016
Auckland42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 friends
Booked table for 7, drinks took ages for them to come. 20 mins later we asked if they could take our order, we went straight to mains as we thought there may be a delay. Was told 30 mins wait for food. Ordered another lot of drinks which they forgot about and we had to go up to bar and get them ourselves after 30 mins Just about to walkout after being there 1.5 hours when our food finally came out. Food very average ordered 2 butter chicken and both tasted very different, ( not nice) garlic cheese naan had no garlic, rice cold. When asked why the delay was told had too many takeaway orders which we found strange as we saw no food come out of the kitchen for at least 45 mins. Should of walked out like 2 over couples did. Tables sitting uncleared 1 hour +. Will never go back.
Written 31 May 2020
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Almondé
Taupo3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
The staff here went out of their way to make sure we had a lovely time. Spilled drink was replaced and cleaned up very quickly, waitresses were super friendly. Food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the Saag, hard to get right. I've spent 15 years in London and have a degree in Food Studies. I've sampled many Saag, and happy to report that it's absolutely delicious. The cuts of meat were very good too. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and just as we were getting ready to leave, we were presented with some absolutely delicious Mango ice cream, made in house. The fact that the staff went out of their way to help us celebrate (combined Birthday & 21st Wedding Anniversary meal), really made us all so happy. We'd already had a delicious meal, and that was the icing on the cake. Absolutely will be back for more delicious food and excellent front-of-house service soon. Thank you once again.
Written 6 November 2020
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Aman2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review for us. We glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. Looking forward to serving you again soon. Regards Indian Affair restaurant Team.
Written 8 November 2020
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Leyla W
Taupo District7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
Celebrating my husband’s birthday we decided to ditch the kids and head out for an adventure with our taste buds. We received an advertisement in the mail regarding new ownership this captured our attention as sometimes change can be great and sometimes not so much we were at least willing to give it a go. Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm friendly hello to then our eyes gazed across the menu already spotting a few exciting options. The atmosphere inside was very elegant and chill we felt at ease and had great space, we ordered a vege pakora and chicken tikka to start Not only did it look amazing but it tasted as good as it looked great way to start. Main meal was Punjabi chicken and Nawabi lamb both served with rice and naan bread wow wow wow our taste buds were sent to another world the flavours were so vibrant and fresh and they really stayed true to what was described throughly enjoyed the experience we sat for a bit and enjoyed the busy town around us while for a moment it was if we were in holiday. Can’t wait for try more from the exciting menu you are offering I think a breakfast visit will be my next one.
Written 23 November 2020
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Amandeep
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad your experience at Indian affair restaurant was excellent while dining and you liked the food and service. Your feedback keeps the team motivated and encourages them to continue to deliver exceptional guest experiences. We will convey your compliments to our culinary team for making your experiences wonderful. We once again thank you and sincerely look forward to welcoming you again at Indian affair restaurant in your next visit. Kind Regards Indian Affair Team.
Written 6 December 2020
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helianthus1
Auckland463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
While shopping in Taupo, hubby and I happened to be passing this restaurant, when we paused to check out the menu outside, and were invited by one of the ultra friendly and helpful staff to come inside for lunch. As we are fans of Indian cuisine, we decided to give this place a go, and were so delighted we did, as the food surpassed our expectations with its delightful flavours and textures. We had never tried dosa before, but will certainly be sampling it again, as it is not only gluten free, but full of flavour, and the pancake had a light, crispy texture. The dips were amazing, and the dosa fillings so yummy. And, to top off our enjoyable experience, the staff were attentive, friendly and very helpful, and the prices were quite affordable. Cannot recommend this place highly enough. We will be back!
Written 8 November 2020
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Aman2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad your experience at Indian affair restaurant was excellent while dining and you liked the food and service. Your feedback keeps the team motivated and encourages them to continue to deliver exceptional guest experiences. We will convey your compliments to our culinary team for making your experiences wonderful. We once again thank you and sincerely look forward to welcoming you again at Indian affair restaurant in your next visit. Kind Regards Indian Affair Team.
Written 9 November 2020
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Queenie M
Auckland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
We went there because it looked busy decided on takeaway and took the food back to the hotel. It was so delicious we went back the next day for lunch before returning back to Auckland. The paneer curry was so delicious, naan was hot and fresh, and service was very friendly and helpful. Will definately be back anytime we go to Taupo. Thank you for making our trip memorable.
Written 9 August 2020
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66omp
Dear Queenie, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback for us. Looking forward to serving you again soon. Regards Indian Affair restaurant Team.
Written 9 October 2020
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Anj
Auckland103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
The Korma and Butter chicken is to die for. The mixed platter entree was served on a sizzling hot plate and plenty of it. Will be back for sure. Highly recommend this restaurant and the staff who were super friendly.
Written 28 July 2020
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Peter
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
We went to the Mt. Rupehu and after driving back to home we stayed in Taupo for 1 night and We were walking on the street to find nice place for dinner🥘 then we saw this restaurant, 8 of us popped in and ask for the table as they were looking busy on that night. The waiter who came to welcome us was nice and friendly, Service and food was good as it was expected (lack of flavour in Tandoori Chicken) apart from this everything was good. Highly recommend this restaurant in heart of Taupo😍
Written 29 February 2020
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bulwell13
London65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
We were having an overnight hotel stop in Taupo on a busy schedule. We ordered four takeaway dishes for the two of us, rather than dine in. Our intention was to have enough food for a second meal for the following day. However! The sauce in each dish was over salted, one dish being inedible! Being positive: The rice was tasty and well cooked and the Naan bread delicious When we got home, we washed the sauce away and retrieved the chicken pieces which were tender but hadn’t been in a tandoor The proportions were large
Written 3 December 2020
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Amandeep
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review for us. We really apologise from our team if you had a bad experience of our food. Could you please explain more when and what time did you visited our restaurant and which curries you had. So I can check in our system and find out more about your order and I can discuss with the chef’s regarding your complaint. Please email us regarding this review at taupo.indianaffair@gmail.com Looking forward to hearing back from you. Thanks Indian Affair restaurant Team
Written 6 December 2020
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Keith F
Hamilton133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We had the banquet and told if we emptied any of the curries rice or naan to ask for more. After huge entree there was no way we could finish any of the dishes. Food was very high standard with lovely flavours. The two waitresses were friendly helpful and efficient
Written 25 January 2020
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Monica N
Taupo16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
Not much wrong with the food but maybe not up to its normal excellent standard. The starters and rice were good but only warm, rather than hot, and the cheese Naan bread was a bit bland. We had eaten there recently one lunchtime and enjoyed the meal more. We had a vegetarian platter and a mixed platter and all had mains with yellow rice, we were expecting white rice. All had an assortment of breads/Naan. The restaurant was probably over full with too many covers for the staff to cope with. I think they should have actually said no to some of the casual diners who had not booked. I felt cramped and too close to the table next to us, and it was very hard to attract the staff’s attention to order more drinks or water. We had to go to the counter to ask for take out of our leftovers and were actually given our own foil and dishes to wrap the food up ourselves, that seemed very unusual. We also were surprised to have our mains arriving before our table had been cleared, so think that was definitely due to a shortage of serving staff. Having said that, my Butter chicken was very nice so well worth taking the leftovers home. Will give it a break before we visit again as we want to try out other Indian restaurants in the area, to compare price, service and food quality.
Written 8 January 2023
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Dan The Man
Napier2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Sensational service and food ! Popped in to grab takeaways during our little Taupo getaway. Service was amazing - bought a G&T to drink outside while I waited and the team brought some poppadoms out to snack on. Food was unreal - my wife said the butter chicken was different in a super tasty way (more range of spices instead of the usual over-creamed tomato stuff) and my saag was the best I’ve had. The only downside is the ‘usual’ back home won’t come close now!
Written 18 February 2021
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