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Master of India

$$ - $$$, , Indian
47 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0041
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“balti” (36 reviews)
“butter chicken” (63 reviews)
“naan” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Balti, Nepalese, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great food, friendly staff
"Very good authentic North Indian food"
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2. Vegan curry heaven
"the vegan 'chefs special' Eggplant curry which was a stand out"
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3. Traditional Decoration
"The interior is absolutely authentic!!! The staff is attentive"
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41 - 50 of 899 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2018

I was only in Taupo for one night. I realized that I had not tried any Indian cuisine in New Zealand, yet. As I walked by Master of India, the smells coming from inside led me to a table. Saag is my favorite dish and...More

Thank millerskiller
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Came here based on TripAdvisor recommendation. The place was hoppin’! Unfortunately, as a result service was very slow. I just didn’t think the food was tasty enough to warrant the slow service or the fact that folks were packed in like cattle. I’d really wanted...More

1  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly, helpful staff. Nice and clean. Very nicely decorated. We ordered the vegan 'chefs special' Eggplant curry which was a stand out. Also had a vegan Jalfrezi (sp?) & a vegan Saag Aloo. Roti were fantastic as were the samosas (minus the yoghurt sauce) with...More

Thank VolcanoCondo
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Mouth wateringly tasty food. We ordered food to our hotel which was delivered piping hot which was pleasant. Generous portions. Good value for money

Thank afzale
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Short break at Taupo city centre, found this restaurant and tried Mango Chicken, yumm .........delicious. Very friendly service wait 15 minutes then got yummy lunch for us. It came with rice, but extra $3 if you want extra naan, all at reasonable prices.

1  Thank santo t
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Through trip advisor and also recommended by the motel we were staying in we went to Master of India on Saturday Night. Ordered Onion Bhaji, a vegetarian dish, and two lamb dishes, one being a vindaloo. Staff were nice but very busy. Onion Bhaji came...More

2  Thank mangofeijoa
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Travelling through Taupo, made a quick decision on a place to eat. This turned out to be a great decision, greeted and seated quickly and made our food decisions, the food was amazing, both of our meals were faultless and the service was quick and...More

Thank Bryn Trish S
Reviewed 24 March 2018

On a 3 night break,from Papamoa walking through the town centre midday spotted this Indian Restaurant and thought why not!! It was not very busy naturally,the service we received was top notch,by part owner? TANKA originally from Nepal,My wife and I ordered a mixed starter,this...More

Thank min2es
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Who would have thought that tucked away in Taupo would be an exceptional Indian restaurant. Went there with my partner on a whim and ordered the Lamb Saagwala, Chicken Tikka Masala, and a vegetable dish recommended by the very helpful waiter. 2 of the 3...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing services. Very friendly! Amazing yummy vegan food. Lots of vegan choices. Our favourite Indian restaurant. Would recommend to everyone!

1  Thank Tracey P
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Questions & Answers
Hardik S
13 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Om P | Property representative |
thank you very much for your question. We are more then happy to book your table at noon. i can't suggestion to drive a way from Taupo in same day. Better to stop over night and go to Hahei next day.
Dean W
30 January 2018|
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Response from Om P | Property representative |
Thank you very much for your quarry. Yes we do have OUTDOOR sitting.Thank you.
7 July 2017|
Response from Om P | Property representative |
Yes we do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 0041
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